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July 7-14, 2014 | The Nation

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July 7-14, 2014

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Editorials

American military involvement would inflame, not ease, Iraq’s sectarian divisions.

A conversation with the two-time Green Party vice presidential candidate.

On Bowe Bergdahl and conscientious objection.

Articles

The irony of American politics is that the right is far weaker than it appears and the left far stronger than it asserts.

If we can do it in North Carolina, don’t tell me we can’t do it across America.

We have to stop looking to institutions and politicians and invest organizing resources in neighbors, family and community.

By starting with workers at the local level, we can bargain with employers despite weak labor laws.

We should move money toward innovation in the labor movement.

The debate over endorsing Governor Cuomo showed the party’s power.

The environmental movement needs to be nimble, not centralized.

Former occupiers are building a movement with lessons learned from OWS.

We can do it by calling for reforms that shift control of the economy away from corporate giants.

The California governor wants to be known as a climate leader. But he has said yes to fracking—for now.

The federal judge is waging a one-man war on bank-friendly SEC settlements.

Books & the Arts

Book

Why does the belief that women are safest when secluded still hold sway in India?

Book

Artists have become the shock troops of gentrification, even at the Chelsea Hotel.

Music

The story of country music is not love and happiness but love and work.

Film

A new batch of teen films deliver their blows and soften them in a single gesture.

Crossword

And don’t miss Kosman and Picciotto’s crossword blog, Word Salad.