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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

 This week, The Nation reveals private letters from Charles Koch to Friedrich Hayek privatley praising America's social insurance system. Plus, I join NPR's Talk of the Nation to discuss the 'political left;' and we look at what's behind the 'Occupy Wall Street' movement.

September 30, 2011

A conversation with AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Liz Shuler about organized labor's new youth outreach efforts.
 

September 28, 2011

What happened that has led to the conservatives' dominance in the political debate in the country at a time of crisis? What happened to the political left?

September 28, 2011

The execution is drawing added interest as a kind of “test” of a new execution “cocktail” of chemicals.

September 28, 2011

Will Troy Davis be forgotten with the next news cycle? That’s up to us, not the media.

September 28, 2011

The best way to remember Maathai is to support the Green Belt Movement, which she founded and in which she invested her life hopes.

September 26, 2011

Yes, the Occupy Wall Street activists are leaderless and lost. But Ginia Bellafante fails to tell the bigger story: how the harsh police crackdown keeps the vast majority of Americans hit by the recession from getting involved.

September 26, 2011

This week, we ask: can a movement save the American Dream? Plus, The Nations coverage of the execution of Troy Davis, and Stéphane Hessel brings Time for Outrage to the US.

September 23, 2011

“We acknowledge the pain felt by these families for nearly forty years, and that members of the armed forces acted wrongly,” a spokeswoman for the Defense Ministry said.

September 22, 2011

After mourning, fight back by helping these four groups redouble their efforts to abolish capital punishment in the US.

September 22, 2011