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Free Shifa

As young Muslim men disappear into US prisons for “pre-crimes” they haven’t committed, activists demand justice.

Northwest Detention Center

Reform legislation has stalled, and the private-prison industry is making obscene profits from a captive population.

Tune in all day Thursday to watch Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Sherrod Brown and others at the New Populism Conference.

Brecht Forum

The Brecht Forum, a storied radical institution, has lost its lease.

Brown v. Board

Sixty years after the decision, it’s worth remembering it took Congress to finally smash Jim Crow.

The jury that convicted the Occupier on May 5 had only been given one side of the story.

With Monday’s verdict, McMillan became one of the first Occupy activists to face serious jail time.

Right-wing operatives with links to big retailers going after worker centers like the Restaurant Opportunities Center.

Cowboy Indian Alliance

If the Nevada rancher is forced to pay taxes or grazing fees, he should pay them to the Shoshone.

Blogs

Every week, interns at The Nation try to cut through the echo chamber and select an important article in their area of interest that they feel deserves more attention.

January 26, 2012

How worried are too-big-to-fail banks over pending investigations into mortgage fraud?

January 26, 2012

The people beaten and shot at by the UCPD are our students; they are our colleagues. And they are our neighbors. We were all in it together. They are the public, and the public is us.

January 26, 2012

It’s too early to tell how Occupy Wall Street will impact the 2012 election, but one thing seems pretty clear: it’s changed the national conversation.

January 26, 2012

Occupiers in the nation’s capital have enjoyed a largely peaceful coexistence with authorities so far, but that may soon change.

January 25, 2012

Last night, the president announced a new mortgage crisis unit. Will it help homeowners and punish the banks who created the mess? 

January 25, 2012

The administration is close to presenting a deal with big banks on mortgage fraud—will it stick?

January 24, 2012

The pending deal could let the banks off the hook for mortgage fraud and undercut the president’s message of fairness.

January 23, 2012

Students, many who believed the days of violent police actions were behind them, will continue to protest until officials get it right: students have the right to peacefully communicate their grievances without the fear of being brutally beaten, shot at or otherwise injured, harassed or bullied.

January 23, 2012

A week full of progressives victories—SOPA, Keystone and Wisconsin recall efforts—bring great reminders about the long game of organizing.

January 20, 2012