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Peter Rothberg

Author Bios

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

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...
Toni Childs wrote 'Because You're Beautiful' after Eve Ensler asked her to create a song that could inspire people to end violence against...
By the end of this year, the US Supreme Court is expected to decide whether or not colleges and universities can prioritize diversity...
Alex Cockburn always took interns seriously.
Why conscious consumerism is a great place to start, but a terrible place to stop.
Call for an end to blatant discrimination in an organization that has an enormous influence on the lives of many children.
A centennial tribute to the man whose influence has been as profoundly felt as that of any musician in US, and perhaps world, history.