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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. 

Dirty water
February 10, 2015 - 10:35 AM ET

Tell your election officials to support a new rule that would help protect the drinking water of more than 117 million Americans.

Storm-water pipe
February 5, 2015 - 6:45 PM ET

“We all live upstream”—and we can all fight storm-water runoff.  

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

California prisoners
March 26, 2015 - 10:37 AM ET
Sasha Abramsky

Reform advocates are making a compelling case for policies that take aim at mass incarceration.

Noam Chomsky
March 25, 2015 - 10:23 AM ET
The Nation

The radical intellectual joined The Nation’s John Nichols to discuss the political debates that have motivated his life’s work.

March 23, 2015 - 7:01 AM ET
Eric Foner

Over The Nation’s 150-year history, each new generation of radicals and reformers has contested the promise—and the meaning—of freedom.

Lara Croft in Tomb Raider
March 23, 2015 - 7:01 AM ET
Helen Lewis

Despite the Gamergate backlash, a new generation of activists is working to end the racial, sexual and gender stereotypes promoted by the video-game industry.

March 23, 2015 - 7:01 AM ET
Toni Morrison

In times of dread, artists must never choose to remain silent.

Activisim Petitions

Community Petitions

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."