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on Sep 9, 2014 - 10:46 AM ET
An Apple store in China

Earlier this year, The Nation joined a campaign with Green America and China Labor Watch to call on Apple to protect workers in its supplier factories from dangerous chemicals. Just five months after we launched, we had good news to report, when the technology giant announced that it would ban the use of benzene and n-hexane in its final assembly factories.

While a step in the right direction, Apple’s announcement failed to address all of our...

Activism, Working Conditions
on Sep 4, 2014 - 13:58 PM ET
A woman protests police brutality in the wake of Mike Brown's death

Late this summer, the world’s eyes were on Ferguson, Missouri, as the killing of Michael Brown and the occupation of his community by a militarized police force shed light on our country’s long history of police brutality against people of color. For many, the events in Ferguson were eye-opening. But as Mychal Denzel Smith ...

Activism, Race and Religion
on Aug 19, 2014 - 08:45 AM ET
Police wearing riot gear walk toward a man with his hands raised in Ferguson, MO

When residents of Ferguson, Missouri, took to the streets to protest the killing of teenager Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson, they were met with assault weapons, armored vehicles, tear gas and police decked out in full riot-gear. A community already suffering the loss of one of its own found their town occupied by what appeared to be a paramilitary force.

If the police looked ready to fight a war, it’s because that’s what their equipment...

Activism, Police Brutality
on Aug 14, 2014 - 11:00 AM ET
President Obama demands "economic patriotism" from corporations

We all pay our taxes. Why shouldn’t multibillion-dollar corporations? Thanks to corporate inversions, many highly profitable companies are stiffing the United States government of billions of dollars that could be used to fund vital social programs. By buying a foreign company and reincorporating overseas, these corporations are able to avoid US taxes even while they enjoy the benefits of keeping much of their operations located here. The practice is getting more...

Activism, Corporations
on Jul 30, 2014 - 16:40 PM ET
Students protest their school's handling of sexual assault

Earlier this month, The Nation partnered with Know Your IX, a national survivor-run campaign to fight campus sexual violence. Together we called on Congress to give the Department of Education the tools to hold colleges accountable for their treatment of sexual assault. This morning, a group of senators...

Activism, Higher Education
on Jul 14, 2014 - 14:34 PM ET
A demonstration for net neutrality

It’s been nearly two months since the Federal Communications Commission announced new rules that could destroy net neutrality, and the fight to preserve the open Internet is heating up. Earlier this month, Color of Change (COC), an organization devoted to strengthening the political voice of black Americans, took aim at ten members of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) for being on the wrong side of the...

Internet and New Media, Activism