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LGBTQ Mexico Rally

The trans community is coming out—and bringing with it a deeper understanding of what it means to be human.

The “logic” of capitalist development has left a nightmare of environmental destruction in its wake.

In America today, people owe more on their student loans than they do on their credit cards. But there’s a simple and elegant way to end this travesty.

The future will follow an unpredictable route, but we must still follow a compass called hope. 

Occupy Wall Street put inequality at the center of our politics. Only an independent movement will keep it there.

Lara Croft in Tomb Raider

Despite the Gamergate backlash, a new generation of activists is working to end the racial, sexual and gender stereotypes promoted by the video-game industry.

Over The Nation’s 150-year history, each new generation of radicals and reformers has contested the promise—and the meaning—of freedom.

Angela Davis at the Jewish Voice for Peace 2015 conference

When a Palestinian woman went to this Jewish group’s annual conference, she found a growing movement of Jews and other allies.

India Protest

The documentary has been banned in India—which makes watching it only more urgent.

Benjamin Netanyahu’s attack on Arab voters was not just an electioneering tactic. Such fear-mongering is rooted in the foundation of the Zionist project in Palestine.

Blogs

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

Even if the cops seize a phone and destroy it, the video will be saved.

May 1, 2015

The police department has used social media as virtual riot gear, manufacturing the narrative of violence in the digital realm as they were escalating it on the ground.

April 30, 2015

"People who were cheated and people who have been buried in debt just keep on paying and the government keeps on collecting,” the Senator said Monday at a forum on student loans.

April 28, 2015

What change will a “peaceful” protest spark if a “peaceful” protest is so easy to ignore?

April 28, 2015