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Peter Rothberg

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Peter Rothberg

Peter Rothberg

Associate Publisher, Special Projects

Peter Rothberg, the Nation's Associate Publisher, has been writing a blog covering the world of activism since 2003. His previous positions with The Nation include editor of thenation.com, publicity director, special projects director and intern. A periodic radio commentator, Rothberg is a former speech-writer for civil rights leader Julian Bond and the editor of Lived History: Lives We've Lost, 2012-13. A charter member of the Brooklyn Literary Council, a board member of Living Liberally, an editorial advisor for Youngist and a Contributing Editor to the Brooklyn Quarterly, Rothberg lives in Brooklyn, New York, where he was born and raised. Follow him on Twitter @peterrothberg.


News and Features

An activist ahead of his time, Richard L. Grossman, a community organizer, galvanized work on a variety of progressive causes during his remarkable four-decade career.

The Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, a giant of the civil rights movement known for his decades of work in support of desegregation, died Wednesday in Birmingham, Alabama.

Luper’s courage at a young age helped change the course of race relations in Oklahoma City.

Best known for a photograph of her and Bob Dylan that became the cover of The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan, Rotolo devoted her life to the progressive causes which had engaged her since well before she met the folk singer.


Why high-school honor students are being thrown in jail.
Young activists and civilian delegates at Rio+20 came together to publicly oppose and critique the official agenda, and to offer...
New York City’s ban on cellphones in schools is taking an amazing $4.2 million a year out of frequently impoverished childrens'...
A grand coalition of religious and human rights groups is sponsoring a month of actions aimed at ending torture sponsored or enabled by the...
This Father’s Day, join Trayvon Martin’s father, Tracy Martin, and add your name to this national petition demanding that all...
Thirty years ago today, more than one million people rallied in New York City's Central Park against nuclear arms and for an end to the...
Unpacking the next round of global talks aimed at curbing climate change.
The Domestic Workers Bill of Rights would be a huge gain for California workers and a terrific example for the rest of the country.