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Pete Seeger

For his 90th birthday, a rollicking celebration at Madison Square Garden paid tribute to the extraordinary activist musician.

Zapatista school

Zapatista strongholds endure in the state of Chiapas, managing their own schools, banks, hospitals, arts collectives and system of government.

John Carlos

“You need to follow your conscience, follow your heart and follow your wisdom.”

Kiev protest

Coverage focused on the call for European integration has largely glossed over the rise in nationalist rhetoric that has led to violence. 

Minimum wage protest

Ten groups that are laying the foundation for an economic justice revival.

Mining protester

Activists are challenging rules that grant corporations the right to sue governments.

The Federal Communications Commission’s new chairman Tom Wheeler announces efforts to “do things differently.”

Edward Snowden

Throughout history, activists have proven that true patriotism demands a vigilant confrontation with government infamy.

For the people of South Africa, Mandela was the leader they could identify with—one who had suffered alongside them.

Blogs

Over forty years after his famous black power salute at the 1968 Olympic Games, John Carlos joins the Nation's Dave Zirin (who is also his biographer) to show his support for Occupy Wall Street.

October 11, 2011

Is Occupy Wall Street capable of enacting concrete, social change?

October 11, 2011

Occupy Wall Street is growing, and it’s already changing the center of gravity of our politics.

October 11, 2011

As Occupy chapters open across the country, the trials and tribulations of protesters draw attention to the nation's disappearing rights.

October 11, 2011

This week will see the second national student action in solidarity with Occupy Wall Street.

October 10, 2011

 This week, The Nation's coverage of Occupy Wall Street. Plus, a special tribute to Anita Hill, twenty years later.

October 10, 2011

The youth and those who are not so young participating in Occupy Wall Street deserve support, not scorn.

October 7, 2011

 Alterman pitches big-ticket holiday items and reads the mail, Reed covers the coverage on Occupy Wall Street. 

October 7, 2011

Does the Occupy Wall Street movement, which has now spread from lower Manhattan to places as far flung as Washington, D.C. and San Francisco, signal a new beginning for the left?

October 7, 2011

‘This is a historic day.’

October 6, 2011