Activism

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.

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?

How Walkability Shapes Political Activism

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

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

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

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. 

Paris's Power Squatters

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