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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.

Why was former president and climate-justice hero Mohamed Nasheed sentenced to prison on terrorism charges?

Bronson Koenig

Bronson Koenig is using his newfound national platform to speak out against mistreatment of Native Americans.

Saola

How the $20 billion illegal animal trade has pushed the saola—and countless other species—to the brink of extinction.

We can, and should, support trans men and other gender-non-conforming people without erasing women from the fight for reproductive rights.

Supporters of Silicon Valley Rising

In the neighborhood where Cesar Chavez got his start, janitors, cooks and shuttle drivers are organizing to end the area’s inequality epidemic.

Blogs

A closer examination reveals the anatomy of a legislative movement and demonstrates how grassroots pressure can turn what some considered a fringe issue into a political juggernaut.

June 30, 2015

A Democratic presidential contender raises a provocative issue. It’s time to have this debate.

June 29, 2015

Kennedy’s gay marriage ruling may have been schmaltzy, but such sentimentality about marriage enabled today’s triumph.

June 26, 2015

Taxi drivers in the sharing economy are fighting to make inroads against labor exploitation.

June 26, 2015

A former Israeli diplomat lashes out against American liberals, the latest demonstration that the Israeli right—not BDS—is liberal Zionism’s real enemy.

June 25, 2015

Fast track is headed back to the Senate. 

June 22, 2015

The Council of Conservative Citizens, which helped inspire Roof’s rampage, condemns the killings, but says he had “legitimate grievances.”

June 22, 2015

Major wins for economic and racial justice, from campus to the workplace.

June 21, 2015

The oldest AME church in the South has been linked for centuries to struggles against slavery and segregation and for economic and social justice.

June 18, 2015

Activists manage to convince the House of Representatives to reject fast-track of the Trans-Pacific Partnership on Friday but the fight isn't over.

June 17, 2015