Activist News

  • Upping the pressure on a Maine "moderate"

    Mainers are keeping the pressure on Sen. Susan Collins to change her vote on the tax bill currently being reconciled in Congress.

  • Don't throttle net neutrality

    Activists rallied against government and corporate plans to kill net neutrality during a day of action held in cities across the U.S.

  • Tax the rich, not the sick

    The Republican tax-cut heist isn't going unopposed, as protests spread from the nation's capital to cities around the country.

  • Keep your fracking sand out of our port

    Climate justice activists have constructed an encampment at the Port of Olympia in an effort to help halt toxic fracking practices.

  • A people's book fair

    For the fourth year, activists are planning to make the Howard Zinn Book Fair an event where the left can educate and organize.

  • Sending a message to a racist at DePaul

    Dozens of people turned out in the rain to protest an event with racist pseudo-scientist Charles Murray at DePaul University.

  • Their "freedom" to attack our unions

    Hundreds of union members and activists protested a meeting of the right-wing, anti-union Evergreen Freedom Foundation.

  • When a jail sentence becomes a death sentence

    Protesters in Binghamton, New York, gathered at the county jail to call for an end to brutal conditions and mass incarceration.

  • Time for ICE to show us its papers

    Immigrant justice organizations turned out at field offices across the country to demand details about planned raids and enforcement.

  • The D.C. rally that overshadowed the far right

    The main event on D.C.'s National Mall last weekend was a rally of music fans who have been falsely classified as a "hybrid gang."

  • Countering anti-Muslim hate around the U.S.

    "Anti-Sharia law" protests in over 20 cities were met with counterprotests that vastly outnumbered the bigots in many places.

  • Pride and justice stand together

    Some 2,000 people gathered in Seattle to support LGBTQ pride and equality as part of a national call to put solidarity on display.

  • ICE isn't welcome at Northwestern

    Northwestern University students who spoke out when an ICE representative came to campus are facing disciplinary action.

  • The season to protest for justice in Texas

    Immigrant rights activists in Texas kicked off their "Summer of Resistance" against the notorious "Show Me Your Papers" law.

  • Tackling Trump on Tax Day

    Thousands turned out in San Diego to call for the rich to pay their fair share and for the government to fund our priorities.

  • Defending a Seattle Dreamer

    Activists are protesting for a Dreamer detained by ICE in the latest example of the Trump regime's anti-immigrant assault.

  • The right lashes out in Seattle

    The threat of the far right was thrown into sharp focus when an anti-racist was shot at a Seattle event featuring an "alt-right" leader.

  • Protesting Trump from day one

    As Democratic leaders urged supporters to "give Trump a chance," thousands of people took to the streets in outrage.

  • UT students aren't buying their "bake sale"

    Several hundred University of Texas students protested an anti-affirmative action "bake sale"--and sent the racists packing.

  • Olympia stands in the way of fracking

    Some 250 protesters turned out at the Port of Olympia to protest fracking and stand in solidarity with Standing Rock protesters.

  • We can't drink oil

    SW rounds up reports of solidarity actions around the country in support of the struggle to stop the Dakota Access Pipeline.

  • In the New York Capitol to stand for BDS

    About 150 supporters of Palestine liberation converged on New York's capital of Albany to protest the governor's attack on BDS.

  • On our march for justice through New York

    Grassroots activists took part in a 150-mile "March 4 Justice" to demand justice and full compensation for the falsely convicted.

  • Protesting the pro-fracker in Ohio

    A small protest against Hillary Clinton's campaign stop in Athens, Ohio, showed the importance of building a left alternative.

  • Hungry for justice in San Francisco

    The Mission District police station is the site of a hunger strike by five people who have a single demand: Fire SFPD Chief Greg Suhr.