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on Oct 24, 2014 - 16:29 PM ET
I-75 blockade

Last spring, The Nation launched its biweekly student movement dispatch. As part of the StudentNation blog, each dispatch hosts first-person updates on youth organizing. For recent dispatches, check out September 29 and October 14. For an archive of earlier editions...

Education, Activism, Politics
on Oct 24, 2014 - 15:52 PM ET
Iran Flag

The November 24 deadline for the P5+1 and Iran to reach an agreement on Iran’s nuclear program is quickly approaching. If negotiators can reach a deal next month, it will almost certainly provide unprecedented access for inspectors to Iran’s nuclear sites and will reduce to a near-zero possibility that Iran could acquire a nuclear weapon. But perhaps most importantly, it will show that US strategic interests in the Middle East can be pursued and secured...

on Oct 24, 2014 - 14:42 PM ET

Washington State news outlets are reporting that shots were fired inside a high school outside Seattle late Friday morning. KIRO in Seattle reported that around 10:45 am Pacific time, 911 calls and tweets started rolling in about a shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Washington:

Crime, Guns and Gun Control, Media
on Oct 24, 2014 - 13:50 PM ET
Andrew Kopkind

This week marked the twentieth anniversary of the death of Andrew Kopkind, beloved friend of and contributor to The Nation and one of the gutsiest, most talented, most radical journalists the United States has ever seen. Kopkind started at Time, The New Republic and The New Statesman in the 1960s, wrote for Ramparts, the Village Voice and The New York Review of Books in the 1970s—though, rather...

on Oct 24, 2014 - 12:30 PM ET
NYC taxis

It’s not easy to make a living driving a New York City taxi—especially when you’re trying to navigate an intersection with a dagger in your back. That might sound like a nightmare scenario, but physical violence is an occupational risk every cabbie accepts at the start of the shift. And it still haunts Mamnun Ul Haq, who was stabbed on the job in 2005 by a knife-wielding passenger in Brooklyn Heights....

on Oct 24, 2014 - 12:07 PM ET
Divest Harvard

The following letter to Harvard University President Drew Gilpin Faust was sent by e-mail on Friday, October 24, 2014.

President Drew Gilpin Faust
Harvard University
Massachusetts Hall
Cambridge, MA  02138

Dear President Faust:

Earlier this week, the leadership of Hong Kong’s undemocratic government participated in a...