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Net neutrality protest
September 10, 2014 - 11:00 AM ET
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We're running out of time to fight for net neutrality.

An Apple store in China
September 9, 2014 - 10:46 AM ET
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A recent investigation of an Apple supplier factory by China Labor Watch and Green America found numerous serious health, safety and human rights violations.

A woman protests police brutality in the wake of Mike Brown's death
September 4, 2014 - 1:58 PM ET
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From making a donation to watching a video to sharing your own story, here are six ways you can support young people at the forefront of the fight for racial justice.

Police wearing riot gear walk toward a man with his hands raised in Ferguson, MO
August 19, 2014 - 8:45 AM ET
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The events in Ferguson, Missouri, shed light on the increasing militarization of the police in the United States.

President Obama demands "economic patriotism" from corporations
August 14, 2014 - 11:00 AM ET
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Thanks to corporate inversions, many highly profitable companies are stiffing the United States government of billions of dollars that could be used to fund vital social programs. Tell President Obama to stop corporate deserters.

Students protest their school's handling of sexual assault
July 30, 2014 - 4:40 PM ET
Sarah Arnold
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Earlier this month, we joined Know Your IX to call on Congress to give the Department of Education the tools to hold colleges responsible for campus sexual assault. A bill introduced this morning would do just that.

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

September 26, 2014 - 4:43 PM ET
Nyle Fort

Students in Newark, New Jersey, walked out of class earlier this month in protest of the “One Newark” plan to privatize the district’s schools. A substitute teacher reflects on the action.

September 19, 2014 - 2:33 PM ET
Peter Rothberg

A roster of events and happenings leading up to the People’s Climate March mobilization in New York City.

September 17, 2014 - 3:48 PM ET
Peter Lippman
Foreign Policy In Focus

Amid rising anti-government sentiment and a series of natural disasters, Bosnia-Herzegovina's fractured ethnic communities are drawing strength from an unlikely source: each other.

September 17, 2014 - 12:57 PM ET
Michelle Chen

Cambodia’s garment workers are fighting for something they’ve never had before: a living wage.

Climate change rally
September 16, 2014 - 2:18 PM ET
Mark Hertsgaard

Organizers want to transform the image of the climate movement from one dominated by white liberals to one populated by the entire spectrum of race and class in America.

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."