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Ada Colau

The country’s political landscape has changed beyond recognition, with left-wing parties gaining everywhere.

Marriage equality supporters in Ireland

Defying conventional wisdom, the huge win by the Yes Equality campaign involved young and old, rural and urban, Catholic and non-Catholic voters.

On Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and the federal death penalty. 

The activists join a rich tradition of women working to end conflict.

Valerie Bell

As a mother, I feel that it is my responsibility to support others whose children have fallen victim to police violence, and to be a voice for my son Sean Bell.

Guy Carawan

Guy Carawan's music had a message and his songs became the unofficial anthems of the Civil Rights movement. 

In Baltimore, “effort and excellent is trumped by inheritance and access,” Jackson says. 

Police in Baltimore (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Now is the time for Mayor Rawlings Blake to put an end to Baltimore police militarization.

Marilyn Mosby, Baltimore state's attorney (AP/Alex Brandon)

The criminal-justice system is set up never to jail police. Could restorative justice serve communities better?

 
NYPD detain a protester

From Ferguson to Baltimore, the message is clear: protest at your peril.

Blogs

Today's national day of action hopes to draw attention to the lives of black women and girls lost to police violence.

May 21, 2015

Three million Vietnamese names, etched on copper plates 13 feet high.

May 11, 2015

The man who exposed the agency’s torture program bids farewell to prison and moves on with his life.

May 6, 2015

Forty years later, we still haven’t confronted the true lesson of Vietnam.

May 5, 2015

The unrest in Baltimore is about more than a single death—it’s about the structural racism, inequality, and poverty that have plagued our society for too long.

May 5, 2015

A coalition including Coalition for America's Future, Daily Kos, Student Debt, and The Nation delivered a petition to Elizabeth Warren calling for the cancelation of all student debt. 

May 4, 2015

The May Day occupation is part of an escalating campaign to get the Guggenheim to end the exploitation of migrant workers at the museum's Abu Dhabi site.

May 4, 2015

In Baltimore and beyond, a generational uprising.

May 1, 2015

What looks like a night of “chaos” in Baltimore was just one freeze-frame in a long arc of urban crisis.

May 1, 2015