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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

Sarah Silverman breaks down the absurdity of the new wave of voter ID laws, makes clear their true intent and suggests resources to counter...
Before Davis was killed at age 42, he told his sister Kimberly and other family members “that he wanted us to continue the fight to...
This Sunday's Brooklyn Book Festival is one of the country's most celebrated celebrations of books, reading and independent publishing.
The condition of being dead broke is a perennially popular theme in music, so, regardless of your taste in genre, there's a song for...
Anti-GMO activists will stage a week of protests in St. Louis, home of the Monsanto Corporation, starting on the anniversary of OWS...
Consider this a playlist for the DNC as the Democratic Party convenes in Charlotte, NC, this week to nominate President Obama for a second...
The competition is tough, as the London Olympics, the Aurora shootings and the tragic Kristen Stewart/Robert Pattinson break-up have...
On September 15, the movement will re-assemble where it was born for three days of education, celebration and renewed resistance to...