Stories by Anna Lekas Miller

Anna Lekas Miller is an independent journalist covering a variety of topics ranging from the politics of the Middle East to social movements in the United States. Read her work or follow her on Twitter @agoodcuppa subscribe to Anna Lekas Miller's feed

Posted on: Sep 6, 2014, Source: Waging Nonviolence

The city's mayor announces that Urban Shield will not return to Oakland.

Posted on: Aug 5, 2014, Source: Waging Nonviolence

Over the past four months, Detroit's water department has been shutting off the water for residents in the financially-strapped city.

Posted on: Apr 27, 2014, Source: AlterNet

"We are America and we should shape the future of this economy," says Aijen Poo, National Domestic Workers’ Alliance.

Posted on: Oct 2, 2013, Source: AlterNet

We have mapped DNA and we can go to Mars, yet most people still can't find the clitoris.

Posted on: Apr 11, 2013, Source: Kinkly

When a friendly tea with a Bedouin shopkeeper turned into a more-than-friendly proposition, I was shocked.

Posted on: Nov 16, 2012, Source: Truthout

Haphazard and inadequate assistance continues for those who need it most.

Posted on: Nov 14, 2012, Source: Kinkly

As a society, we’re beginning to explore our definition of relationships beyond the traditional be-all-and-end-all of marriage and monogamy and opening the doors for new kinds of coupling.

Posted on: Oct 5, 2012, Source: Triple Crisis

Israel now controls 85 percent of the water resources in the West Bank. Palestinians can barely afford their own drinking water—much less the necessary water to irrigate their orchards and crops.

Posted on: Sep 14, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Syrians are running away from apocalyptic scenes of homes being destroyed and memories of their loved ones being kidnapped and killed.

Posted on: Jul 15, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Mainstream institutions are finally beginning to embrace the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement targeting Israeli violations of human rights.

Posted on: Jun 16, 2012, Source: AlterNet

New regulations requiring Israeli settlement-produced goods to be labeled as settlement-made will deal a blow to companies like Ahava.

Posted on: May 12, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Israeli policy toward Palestinian prisoners is now facing unprecedented scrutiny due to a mass hunger strike aimed at ending administrative detention and other harsh policies.

Posted on: May 1, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Yesterday, Occupy recaptured the public's attention with rallies, marches, parties, and yes, arrests all over the country.

Posted on: Apr 17, 2012, Source: AlterNet

A global, for-profit system binds together US weapons companies, repressive governments in the Middle East and taxpayer money.

Posted on: Mar 2, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Occupy Vacant Lots is being welcomed by many neighborhoods in Philly, but could legal challenges upend its work?

Posted on: Feb 6, 2012, Source: AlterNet

Occupy comes out to support a lawsuit that hopes to turn the tables on corporate farming behemoth Monsanto.

Posted on: Dec 6, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Farmers strode through the city as the food justice and Occupy Wall Street movements teamed up for healthy, ethical food for the people.

Posted on: Nov 7, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Can we organize to actively move our money from the corporations that control our political systems, and invest in more just and sustainable economies?

Posted on: Oct 23, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Civil rights leaders brought energy and activists from Liberty Plaza to Harlem in an attempt to fight NYPD's racial profiling and brutality.

Posted on: Oct 11, 2011, Source: AlterNet

A new working group is fighting to make the movement more diverse, and to reach out to those hit hardest by the Great Recession.