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Tunisia protest

You can’t always trace it, but everything and everyone has a genealogy.

Pope Francis

In attacking “the structural causes of inequality,” he is reviving that great movement’s “preferential option for the poor.”

After his release from death row for a crime he did not commit, Tibbs found a sense of purpose and community as an anti-death-penalty activist.

An effective isolation of Israeli academic institutions will undoubtedly curtail some privileges that Israeli scholars take for granted, like generous travel subsidies, but that has no bearing on their academic freedom.

The American Studies Association resolution has punctured a longstanding silence.

From California to Israel, hunger strikes are erupting around the world—because they work.

Computers

Prosecutors are warping the law to throw activist hackers like Aaron Swartz behind bars for years.

1:12 Initiative

An initiative to do just that failed at the ballot box, but gave us all some welcome inspiration.

Kremlevskaya Naberezhnaya street and Moscow skyline.

Questions from Novaya Gazeta on the Soviet Union, segregation and Russia today.

Blogs

The pending deal could let the banks off the hook for mortgage fraud and undercut the president’s message of fairness.

January 23, 2012

Students, many who believed the days of violent police actions were behind them, will continue to protest until officials get it right: students have the right to peacefully communicate their grievances without the fear of being brutally beaten, shot at or otherwise injured, harassed or bullied.

January 23, 2012

A week full of progressives victories—SOPA, Keystone and Wisconsin recall efforts—bring great reminders about the long game of organizing.

January 20, 2012

Eighty-eight percent of voters say that a presidential candidate’s position on equal opportunity for children of all races is important in determining their vote. But do our actions to fight poverty reflect that commitment?

January 20, 2012

Although the media do not know how to cover protest movements well, they do know how to cover elections. This will serve the Wisconsin recall effort well. 

January 19, 2012

 A massive petition drive is urging the White House not to let big banks off the hook for their role in the economic crisis. 

January 19, 2012

Every week, Nation interns try to cut through the echo chamber and choose one good article in their area of interest that they feel should receive more attention.

January 19, 2012

Though DC is not the ideal ground for Occupy protesters, yesterday's Occupy Congress action did get plenty of attention.

January 18, 2012

New York University professor Lisa Duggan says that the Occupy Wall Street movement has inspired an entire generation to want to learn about what might otherwise seem like a dry subject: financial history.

January 17, 2012

The movement comes to the nation’s capital to welcome Congress back into town. 

January 17, 2012