Longform

In-depth storytelling that captures the universal human drama of people building power from the ground up.

How women in Zimbabwe overcame a culture of fear to build a culture of resistance

By transforming the stereotypical role of motherhood into one of political activism, Women of Zimbabwe Arise both redefined and took advantage of repression.

August 4, 2018

How the Alt Right is trying to create a ‘safe space’ for racism on college campuses

By using the strategies and language of the left, the Alt Right is repackaging white supremacy for a new, more middle-class culture of millennials.

and Alexander Reid Ross
October 6, 2016

How a queer liberation collective has stayed radical for almost 40 years

LAGAI’s commitment to intersectionality keeps them from being engulfed by the mainstream politics of compromise.

July 23, 2016

Veterans lead fight against sexual assault in the military

Veterans are working with activists, politicians and lawyers to pressure the Pentagon to address the epidemic of sexual assaults in the military.

July 1, 2016

How we launched Egypt’s 2011 revolution

In this book excerpt, Ahmed Salah offers a first-hand account of the first day of the 2011 Egyptian revolution and the events that led to it.

How India saved the Internet

Meet the Indian Internet activists who organized to block Facebook’s Free Basics program, opening up a new front in the global struggle for net neutrality.

March 8, 2016

What slavery, ordeals, duels and lynching can teach us about abolishing war

The way that the abolition of slavery, duels and lynching unfolded offers hope that a similar fate may await war, perhaps even sooner than we think.

A mother who just wanted to know when her son would eat

As her son fasted behind bars, Dolores Canales became the de facto spokeswoman of a growing movement of family members joining together to abolish solitary confinement.

October 29, 2014

Foodies, feds and factory farms — Why we need vegans now more than ever

Vegans are fighting not only the industries that abuse animals and jeopardize the planet, but also an Orwellian world that labels activists as terrorists and slaughter as humane.

September 9, 2014

When Cowboys and Indians unite — Inside the unlikely alliance that is remaking the climate movement

One native prophecy speaks of a black snake that — much like the Keystone XL — will bring great destruction. Another speaks of different peoples uniting to defend the land. Now, it too is becoming a reality, thanks to indigenous-led organizing.

May 2, 2014