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A new graphic novel documents the intense legal wranglings inside one of the most important trials of the Internet age.

Astra Taylor

Her new book reconsiders how democratic the digital world really is.

Somaly Mam

Why exactly did the telegenic Cambodian campaigner use fake trafficking victims to raise philanthropic cash from Westerners? And when will Nicholas Kristof ever learn?

The Obama administration’s new targets to reduce carbon emissions are a step in the right direction, but we need to demand much more.

West Port Arthur

If you live in a toxic environment like this, surrounded by refineries, you’re probably not thinking about some future apocalypse. You’re living in one.

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.

Blogs

When our nation arrives at a level of corruption we cannot bear, we shouldn’t.

November 10, 2011

Ohio voted down Issue 2 yesterday in a major victory for progressives.

November 9, 2011

In a rebuff to GOP extremism, voters reject Mississippi’s personhood amendment and Ohio’s attack on labor rights. 

November 9, 2011

Why there’s still plenty of money to build a better future.

November 8, 2011

A new report exposes how the big bank backing helps payday loan companies prey on the poor and veterans.

November 7, 2011

Pro-democracy activists from Tahrir and beyond are appealing to Occupy movements for solidarity.

November 7, 2011

A conservative conference shows the right is obsessed with Occupy Wall Street, and it’s making them nervous.

November 6, 2011

 This week, congress fails to act on jobs while President Obama takes his message to the American people. Plus, my new book, Change I Can Believe In, hits books stores. Nation editor Richard Kim on Occupy Wall Street, and a special event with Michael Moore, Naomi Klein and others.

November 4, 2011

 Boulder voters reject corporate personhood, and move to replace private power with a public utility.

November 4, 2011

Alterman reviews the Beach Boys and Reed pokes holes in media ethics.

November 4, 2011