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While we wait for labor law reform, here are a few things unions can do.

Ashwin Desai's "We Are the Poors" is one of the best books yet on globalization and resistance.

Support was provided by the Fund for Investigative Journalism and the
Dick Goldensohn Fund, and is gratefully acknowledged. Liza Featherstone
is writing a book about Wal-Mart and women workers, to be published by
Basic Books in late 2004.

One big problem with liberal and leftist debate about Al Qaeda or Iraq
is that it rarely seems to have much to do with Al Qaeda or Iraq.

Unions are edging into the peace movement, but they are still minor
players.

When immigrant janitors in Boston went on strike this fall, they
attracted some unlikely allies.

At a V-Day summit, feminist antiviolence activists shared strategy and gnocchi.

Nature versus nurture was always too simple a formulation. Now, we ask: Is it chance, choice, family, culture, hormones or genes that determine who we are and whom we love?

The night after the Bush Administration announced its refusal to grant the United Nations Population Fund $34 million dollars, Jane Roberts was so outraged she couldn't sleep.

Blogs

A wave of campus action sparks mass mobilization, police repression—and administrative concessions.

April 8, 2014

Students and workers stand up in the face of Renaissance Hotel’s horrific labor practices.

April 7, 2014

The UK seems keen on abandoning its most vulnerable workers to the rule of the master of the house.

April 4, 2014

States are cutting back voting days, repealing same-day registration and creating strict voter identification requirements.

April 3, 2014

Join the growing movement in support of a constitutional amendment overturning Citizens United and ending the ever-growing influx of big money into our politics.

April 2, 2014

The left can only afford to be contemptuous of liberal values when the right isn't in charge. 

April 2, 2014

Student climate activists in Massachusetts win a meeting with Governor Deval Patrick about banning new fossil-fuel infrastructure. But they need more than a meeting.

April 1, 2014

Northeastern University's decision to suspend Northeastern's SJP provoked a response that spread outside the university's borders.

April 1, 2014

On Tuesday, April 1, call Apple to demand the company protect its workers from dangerous chemicals. 

April 1, 2014

In an extensive interview, Alaa tells Nation contributor Kouddous that Egypt’s military government is "on a sentencing frenzy."

March 31, 2014