Activism

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The Urban Legacy of Amiri Baraka

The controversial poet and playwright's work in Newark still offers inspiration to those who would speak truth to local power.

How a Few Dutch Children Fought for a Street Where They Could Play, and Won

A 1972 documentary with lessons for today.

Right of Way

What We Can Do About Kids Killed by Cars

In the 1970s, the Dutch launched an effort to "stop the child murder" by drivers. Could the U.S. do the same?

Reuters

How Walkability Shapes Political Activism

Social movement organizations are strongly correlated to key elements of cities.

Vishaka Jindal

Can a Couple of Tables Make Bangalore's 'Rapist Lane' Safe Again?

Inside one of the country's most fascinating social experiments.

Reuters

Is Helping Strangers to a Free Subway Ride a Good Way to Protest Rising Transit Fares?

A New York City subway ride now costs a full dollar more than it did 10 years ago. A small group of activists are taking their frustration to the fare gate. 

The Stumblr

Public Shaming of the Day: The Worst Sidewalks in San Diego

Behold the Stumblr.

Flickr/RemiJDN

Paris's Power Squatters

How a band of dedicated housing activists got the French government's attention (and participation).