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Ken Ward and Jay O'Hara are reminiscent of the human-centered, Quaker-inspired anti-nuke founders of Greenpeace.

After the defeat of DOMA, the LGBTQ movement needs to push beyond marriage equality.

Supreme Court

Activists are already moving ‘from outrage to action’ in fighting the Supreme Court’s awful VRA decision.

Gay rights activist arrested

In Russia, activists struggle against rising homophobia and a government crack down on LGBT rights.

Anti-death penalty posters

As Kimberly McCarthy was put to death—the 500th Texas prisoner executed since 1982—protesters and crime victims alike came to bear witness.

OUR Walmart

Taking inspiration from small strikes and actions over the past few years, OUR Walmart activists struck a note of dissent at the corporation’s annual party.

Hundreds of activists are braving arrest weekly to protest the state’s assault on democracy and the social safety net.

David Graeber’s account of Occupy Wall Street is essential—and somewhat maddening in its insistence on heightening the differences between anarchists and liberals.

Make the Road New York

From stopping wage theft to organizing carwasheros, victories have come from meeting workers where they live.

Blogs

The left can only afford to be contemptuous of liberal values when the right isn't in charge. 

April 2, 2014

Student climate activists in Massachusetts win a meeting with Governor Deval Patrick about banning new fossil-fuel infrastructure. But they need more than a meeting.

April 1, 2014

Northeastern University's decision to suspend Northeastern's SJP provoked a response that spread outside the university's borders.

April 1, 2014

On Tuesday, April 1, call Apple to demand the company protect its workers from dangerous chemicals. 

April 1, 2014

In an extensive interview, Alaa tells Nation contributor Kouddous that Egypt’s military government is "on a sentencing frenzy."

March 31, 2014

A tax on speculative financial transactions could bring in as much as $350 billion per year.

March 31, 2014

As he once wrote of history itself, Jonathan was “no respecter of conventional wisdom.”

March 29, 2014

Katrina vanden Heuvel pays tribute to the late Jonathan Schell, whose intrepid journalism and passionate conviction inspired a generation.

March 28, 2014

Wisconsin and Ohio are the latest GOP-controlled states to limit access to the ballot.

March 28, 2014

The indefatigable Coalition of Immokalee Workers recently wrapped up its ten-day, ten-city tour aimed at the remaining holdouts to the Fair Food Program.

March 26, 2014