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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

Two coasts and two riots: a frat riot and a cop riot. Each riot, an indelible mark of shame on their respective institutions.

November 10, 2011

On November 9, hundreds of Harvard students put down tents to begin an occupation of Harvard Yard.

November 10, 2011

When our nation arrives at a level of corruption we cannot bear, we shouldn’t.

November 10, 2011

Ohio voted down Issue 2 yesterday in a major victory for progressives.

November 9, 2011

In a rebuff to GOP extremism, voters reject Mississippi’s personhood amendment and Ohio’s attack on labor rights. 

November 9, 2011

Why there’s still plenty of money to build a better future.

November 8, 2011

A new report exposes how the big bank backing helps payday loan companies prey on the poor and veterans.

November 7, 2011

Pro-democracy activists from Tahrir and beyond are appealing to Occupy movements for solidarity.

November 7, 2011

A conservative conference shows the right is obsessed with Occupy Wall Street, and it’s making them nervous.

November 6, 2011

 This week, congress fails to act on jobs while President Obama takes his message to the American people. Plus, my new book, Change I Can Believe In, hits books stores. Nation editor Richard Kim on Occupy Wall Street, and a special event with Michael Moore, Naomi Klein and others.

November 4, 2011