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This multiracial, multi-issue progressive coalition is not only remobilizing in North Carolina—its model of activism is now spreading all over the South.

Fix the Debt leadership

A funny thing happened on the way to the fiscal cliff: real people fought back. 

The author of The Flamethrowers weighs in on literary inspiration, motorcycle crashes and why radicals prefer hardcover.

Israeli tank

Progress can’t be made toward a just settlement between Israel and Palestine until Washington quits arming one side to the teeth. 

There’s a growing effort to merge economic-justice and climate activism. Call it climate democracy.

LGBT rights march

Many gay activists insist that they were born this way, hey. But what about those who choose otherwise?

Fracking

The millions of miles of distribution and service pipelines crisscrossing the nation mean that countless Americans—even those living far from gas fields—find themselves on the frontlines of fracking. 

Pete Seeger

Bruce Springsteen said it best, on Pete’s ninetieth birthday: “You outlasted the bastards, man.”

Pete Seeger

Pete’s fingers can strum no longer, but, thanks to him, people around the world can have many “singing tomorrows.”

Blogs

Moral Mondays may seem exceptional, but it is actually part of a long history of interracial political coalitions in the South. 

June 27, 2014

From WikiLeaks to Occupy, Beethoven to Bruce Springsteen—today, we look back at some of the highlights of my four years as a blogger for The Nation

June 27, 2014

A growing global movement is ensuring that if the Japanese government won’t hold itself accountable for its crimes against women, then history will.

June 25, 2014

While Israel uses soccer to bolster its international image, it has violently oppressed the Palestinian national soccer team.

June 20, 2014

Another day of World Cup games means another day of protests from the Brazilian people. 

June 19, 2014

Military intervention in Iraq would inflame sectarian divisions and almost certainly kill civilians.

June 19, 2014

A new letter signed by 1,000 women of color calls on the president’s initiative on boys and men to include girls and women.

June 18, 2014

As the school year ends—and fall elections heat up—students walk out, tape up and unionize for justice.

June 15, 2014

Pride month begins in Washington Square Park with the continued legacy of the LGBT Rally for the Homeless.

June 13, 2014

Apparently seeing images of successful black people makes whites, Asians and Hispanics think racism doesn't exist.

June 12, 2014