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A multimedia timeline presenting the history of the struggle for racial justice, from 1865 to 1919.

James Baldwin

Baldwin yielded to nobody in his quest to weed racism out of the American garden—root and branch.

Vietnam War protest

Sometimes, serving your country means standing up against it.

We can no longer hope to address the climate crisis, or our deep social ills, by working strictly within the system. We must change the system itself.

Hawaii

As the campaign for full independence gains momentum, a new view of Hawaiian history is taking hold.

Tambor mining project eviction

As nonviolent protests have spread throughout the country, the right-wing government and the mines’ security operations have responded with force.

He was a fighter for social justice for sixty-five years.

Dr. Steven Salaita

The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement has a long way to go, but recent endorsements show it’s getting somewhere.

In a country that has always used race to justify inequality, ending police brutality is just the start.

Blogs

This week, students hit the streets for racial and economic justice.

April 24, 2015

The resource wars in Latin America are heating up, and the poor are paying the price.

April 22, 2015

Today, the environment is a controversial issue divided along partisan lines—but it wasn't always that way.

April 20, 2015

After 150 years, it is time for the last Reconstruction Amendment.

April 16, 2015

The House of Representatives is set to vote to repeal the estate tax, a move that could cost the federal government nearly $270 billion over ten years. 

April 15, 2015

From the statehouse to the streets, a youth groundswell.

April 10, 2015

When people ask me, “Who will protect us,” I want to say: Who protects you now?

April 9, 2015

The League’s co-founder, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate and a Nation staff editor, was known in the magazine’s offices for her habit of “absently nibbling raisins as she read clippings.”

April 8, 2015

Through a shared desire to balance a critique of racism with a call for personal responsibility, liberals and conservatives have been united in looking with exasperation at the black family, which dares to persist even where male breadwinners and wedding vows are in short supply.

April 7, 2015

Katrina vanden Heuvel talks to Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez about The Nation’s 150-year legacy of independent journalism.

April 2, 2015