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Juliano Mer-Khamis, a leading figure in Palestinian for creative nonviolent resistance, was killed last week. In this clip, Mer-Khamis describes the work of the theater he founded as an outlet for Palestinian youth to deal with their experiences living under Israeli occupation.

A vivid and personal portrait of a husband and his enduring work.

Juliano Mer-Khamis

This brilliant activist and film and theater director, recently murdered in Jenin, represented the best of what it means to be Palestinian and to be Jewish.

Manning meant for his students to bridge the gap between the seminar room and the street, between theory and practice, between big ideas and the brutal realities of our present world.

Manning Marable

A collection of tributes from friends, students and admirers of a man whose outsized impact on American letters will be felt for years to come.

A tribute to the recently departed scholar Manning Marable, by a close friend.

A tribute to the life of Jonathan Rowe, political activist and writer, by journalist and a friend of his, Russ Baker.

Weinglass devoted his legal career to making human rights more sacred than corporate profit.

Robert Fitch

Fitch was a brilliant and prolific radical journalist and troublemaker.

Blogs

It is painful to imagine how much could have been avoided and achieved had The Nation’s warnings been heeded.

May 8, 2015

Each generation seems condemned to have to prove the obvious anew: slavery created the modern world, and the modern world’s divisions are the product of slavery.

May 1, 2015

Eduardo Galeano taught us not to be embarrassed for refusing to acclimate to the horrors of the present.

April 13, 2015

Few stars campaigned harder for the anti-war candidate’s 1972 presidential bid.

March 2, 2015

The last week has seen the deaths of three sports trailblazers who in different ways brought us all closer together.

March 2, 2015

The ’60s crooner was a pioneer for women’s and LGBT rights in the entertainment industry and for social justice everywhere.

February 19, 2015

The New York Times columnist championed journalism and humanity.

February 13, 2015

Dean Smith will be remembered for his legendary coaching career. He should also be remembered for taking unpopular stands for social justice. 

February 9, 2015

My sportswriting mentor and hero Mike Marqusee has died. If you don’t know his work, here is a time to learn it.

January 13, 2015

He fought for social justice and peace--with a twinkle in his eye.

December 29, 2014