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Senator Thune
April 15, 2015 - 6:00 PM ET

The House of Representatives is set to vote to repeal the estate tax, a move that could cost the federal government nearly $270 billion over ten years. 

A woman protests the TPP
April 2, 2015 - 10:20 AM ET

If the Trans-Pacific Partnership passes, multinational corporations could sue governments that try to protect the health and safety of their citizens. 

Student loan protest
March 20, 2015 - 5:00 PM ET

To draw attention to the magnitude of the student debt crisis, we’re doing something dramatic.

A net neutrality rally
February 26, 2015 - 4:36 PM ET

Today, a coalition of activists beat the well-funded cable lobby as the FCC voted to use Title II reclassification to preserve net neutrality. 

net neutrality cat
February 20, 2015 - 4:38 PM ET

As the crucial vote on net neutrality approaches, our friends at OpenMedia are beaming your messages directly to the FCC. 

Copy of a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court Order
February 18, 2015 - 4:28 PM ET

Key parts of the USA Patriot Act are set to expire this summer. 

Reporting Back

Reporting Back

Reporting Back

In early July, The Nation partnered with Know Your IX, a national survivor-run campaign to fight campus sexual violence. Together we called on Congress to give the Department of Education the tools to hold colleges accountable for their treatment of sexual assault. At the end of the month, a group of senators introduced the Campus Accountability and Safety Act, a bill that would do just that. Although advocates still need to ensure that the bill is passed, members of Know Your IX see its introduction as an important step forward in the quest to hold colleges accountable for campus sexual assault. “We’re glad to see this bipartisan effort, rooted in students’ experiences on the ground and their recommendations, moving forward,” they said. “It’s a promising step toward building campuses that are safe for students of all genders.”

Activism Articles and Video

Articles & Video

May 20, 2015 - 2:22 PM ET
Hilary Weaver

The activists join a rich tradition of women working to end conflict.

May 18, 2015 - 12:04 PM ET

As the semester ends, the action ramps up.

Guy Carawan
May 7, 2015 - 1:21 PM ET
Peter Dreier

Guy Carawan's music had a message and his songs became the unofficial anthems of the Civil Rights movement. 

Marilyn Mosby, Baltimore state's attorney (AP/Alex Brandon)
May 5, 2015 - 5:53 PM ET
Alex S. Vitale

The criminal-justice system is set up never to jail police. Could restorative justice serve communities better?

NYPD detain a protester
May 5, 2015 - 11:21 AM ET
Michael Gould-Wartofsky

From Ferguson to Baltimore, the message is clear: protest at your peril.

Activisim Petitions

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Walmart shoppers
July 9, 2013 - 11:57 AM ET

The average hourly wage of a Walmart employee is just $8.81. 

Wajeha al-Huwaider and Fawzia al-Oyouni
July 9, 2013 - 11:51 AM ET

Wajeha al-Huwaider and Fawzia al-Oyouni were charged with the crime of "inciting a wife against her husband."