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Columbia University

Where are their voices on the major issues of the day?

It’s time to tie worker rights to “Seneca Falls, Selma and Stonewall.”

"We're not going to outspend the fossil fuel industry," the 350.org founder explains. "We have to find other currencies to work in, and those are the currencies of movements."

Immigration reform protest

Will Obama’s new immigration reform agenda lead to real changes for the millions of immigrants living in legal limbo?

What can we expect from comprehensive immigration reform? In this Nation Conversation, Aura Bogado breaks down the range of possibilities for America's undocumented.

Judith Butler

Despite a campaign to silence them, philosophers Judith Butler and Omar Barghouti spoke at Brooklyn College on Thursday night. In an exclusive, The Nation presents the text of Butler’s remarks.

Undocumented activist Marco Saavedra talks with The Nation's Francis Reynolds and Aura Bogado about the struggle to crack open an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center. 

immigration raid

Rejecting proposals to tighten borders, a network of grassroots groups calls for reform based on “human, labor and civil rights for all.”

SlutWalk protest

Rape culture exists because we don't believe it does. Here's how to empower men and women to change the status quo.

Blogs

Contact Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler and tell him that we need a free and open Internet.

April 24, 2014

President Faust’s statement only amplifies the moral inconsistency of Harvard’s continued investment in the fossil fuel companies that are devastating the planet and blocking climate solutions.

April 24, 2014

Students put the pressure on Governor Jerry Brown to ban fracking in California.

April 23, 2014

If you're like me and think expanding gun rights will actually make society less safe, then this law looks pretty awful.

April 23, 2014

As the semester comes to a close, students are taking direct action against deportations, toxic investments and emergency management.

April 23, 2014

The most important day to advocate for the Earth is not April 22nd, but April 23rd.

April 23, 2014

As a student and politician and activist, Gaylord Nelson kept his eyes open. 

April 22, 2014

These heroes of the climate change movement, at least on my better days, lend me hope that my children will inherit something salvageable.

April 22, 2014

“Environmentalism” has failed. The planet now needs a movement far more radical.

April 22, 2014

The proposed $3.8 billion liquid natural gas (LNG) export facility would do serious damage to the local environment and could put the United States on the path to massively increasing our greenhouse gas emissions.

April 21, 2014