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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.

Articles

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.

Blogs

On June 2, the Federal Communications Commission is scheduled to vote on whether to relax the rules for owning American news media. Further...
More than 1 million low-income Americans have lost or will soon lose government-subsidized healthcare, recent reports estimate, as states...
Stanley Kubrick's brilliant 1962 black comedy about politics, power and technology is one of the greatest antiwar films ever made. And, now...
The continued use of the death penalty in the United States remains an act of racial injustice as well as an inherently cruel, unusual and...
There are many things that one can rightly call Los Angeles Times columnist and Nation contributing editor Robert Scheer. But "anti-...
In a letter written on April 7, Baseball Hall of Fame president Dale Petroskey announced that he was canceling a Cooperstown celebration of...
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. famously came out against the Vietnam War shortly before he was assassinated thirty-five years ago today. His...
A new website keeping a running tally of civilian deaths in the US war against Iraq is attracting a lot of traffic and attention, and, in...