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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 both the Brooklyn Literary Council and the Oakland 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

Prisoner of Conscious is meant to both celebrate and inspire the Occupy movement.
In tribute to all those planning actions for May Day, here’s my stab at the impossible task of naming the best songs ever written...
You could always tell which voice was his: he was the stern Southern preacher, the broken Confederate soldier and the dirt farmer at the...
The Green Festival is a two-day party with a very serious objective: expanding popular support for policies aimed at ecological...
The Nation is asking readers to implore one of ALEC's corporate benefactors, AT&T, to follow Kraft and Coke in severing ties with the...
An impressive coalition of liberal-left groups are aiming to recruit and train 100,000 Americans in the precepts of non-violent direct...
A new campaign is chronicling the movement that is not just demanding justice for Trayvon Martin but also honoring his legacy through...