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US Special Forces May Have Gone On a Murder Spree in Afghanistan—Did the Army Cover It Up?

Exclusive video: “I saw with my own eyes that they killed people.”

Matthieu Aikins

Accidents and Disasters

This Is What Greece’s Refugee Crisis Really Looks Like

“Thanks to God I have made it here. I am free, I am alive!”

Jesse Rosenfeld
Books and Ideas

A Retelling: The Clubwomen

A writer reflects on her grandmothers’ struggles with progress and peril in a changing America.

Margo Jefferson
History

Historians of Color Are Revolutionizing the Narrative of ‘American Exceptionalism’

For too long, we have looked in the wrong place and race for the genesis of our national story.

David Levering Lewis
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Interview

What a Band of 20th-Century Alabama Communists Can Teach Black Lives Matter and the Offspring of Occupy

On the 25th anniversary of the groundbreaking history, Hammer and Hoe, author Robin D.G. Kelley discusses the lessons Alabama’s forgotten black communists can offer today’s activists.
Sarah Jaffe

When historian Robin D. G. Kelley began work in the 1980s on what would become his classic work of radical history, Hammer and Hoe: Alabama Communists During the Great Depression, he was surrounded by activism. There was an uprising against police violence in Liberty City, Florida; multiracial coalitions propelled Harold… Continue Reading >

Focus on Europe

This Is What Greece’s Refugee Crisis Really Looks Like

“Thanks to God I have made it here. I am free, I am alive!”

Jesse Rosenfeld

Berlin and Paris Versus Kiev

And Henry Kissinger versus US orthodoxy on Ukraine; and Putin versus Stalin on Russia’s past.

Stephen F. Cohen

Acropolis for Sale

Art, anxiety, and the Greek crisis.

Barry Schwabsky
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Books & the Arts

How ‘Hamilton’ Is Revolutionizing the Broadway Musical

The bracing fusion of hip hop and the musical form shows that America’s history—and its future—belong to men and women of color as profoundly as to anyone else.

Alisa Solomon

White Hands and Black Skulls: From the Panthers to ‘Straight Outta Compton’

Two new films prove the urgency, and inadequacy, of outrage.

Stuart Klawans

Welcome to Earth: Cuba’s ‘Special Period’ Gets the Sci-Fi Treatment

The funny, scathing, and heart-wrenching universe of A Planet for Rent.

André Naffis-Sahely

The Nation’s 150th Anniversary

Watch and Listen

Watch: Hurricane Katrina Didn’t Kill New Orleans—But It Almost Did

A new documentary shows how the city has changed in the decade since the storm—and also how it hasn’t.

August 14, 2015

Watch: California’s Drought Is So Bad That Some Communities Are Trucking In Their Water

If the drought continues, farmers and residents may have to abandon some of the richest agricultural land in the country.

December 8, 2014

Watch: The Fight for Trauma Care on Chicago’s South Side

The South Side hasn’t had a trauma center for 25 years. Could activists bring one to the University of Chicago?

April 29, 2015

Take Action

Stop Urban Shield: Join a Grassroots Campaign to Fight Police Militarization

Last year, activists were able to kick Urban Shield out of Oakland. Now they’re fighting to get rid of this potent symbol of police militarization for good.

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