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Poet Sharon Olds writes an open letter to Laura Bush, explaining why she won't break bread at the White House.

When one of New York's biggest and most liberal institutions gets into the business of union-busting, it's hardly an internal matter.

Knowing what America owes its dead--be they soldiers lost in
Iraq or civilians lost in the Gulf Coast storm--could prod the nation toward a decisive rejection of the Bush Administration's war policies.

The controversy over the World Trade Center cultural
institutions is one more episode in a long, often bitter dispute over
how 9/11 should be remembered and understood.

Let the evacuees of New Orleans take the lead in determining how the
billions of dollars in reconstruction funds are used to rebuild their
lives and their city.

Mounting American casualties alone cannot turn us away from this ill-advised war. Democrats and anti-war advocates should let words and peaceful actions speak, instead of guns and corpses.

It's déjà-vu all over again: National Guard units and federal, state and local law enforcement are spying on antiwar activists.

Counter-recruitment projects are mobilizing to push back on the growing militarization of America's schools. Here's a list of resources.

That brief explosion in Gdansk of civic participation and political innovation contains secrets and gems of political ideals that can be achieved.

There is no possible strategy to win in Iraq. Now is the time for activists to reach out to the families of soldiers in Iraq who may feel betrayed.

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It continues in the courts of law and public opinion—but justice is expensive.

May 27, 2015

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