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On Dzhokhar Tsarnaev and the federal death penalty. 

The activists join a rich tradition of women working to end conflict.

Peace activists

As the nation marks the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War, the efforts of the anti-war movement are being erased from history.

Baltimore Police

The emotional distance between Freddie Gray’s moving funeral and the chaos that followed isn’t as wide as it may seem.

Monique Canto-Sperber

Leading intellectuals are outraged that Monique Canto-Sperber, who famously quashed two events sponsored by Israel critics, is being given the stage to discuss “freedom of speech.”

Interviews with Harvard professors Naomi Oreskes and James Anderson about universities’ moral imperative to join the fight against fossil fuel.

Caravana43 will visit more than 40 US cities this spring to spread the call for justice—and against US funding of the drug war.

Weather Underground

Bryan Burrough’s new book should lead us to ask why extremists are so frequently able to hijack movements fighting for social justice.

War on women protest

The feminist movement surges into public consciousness, but backlash to basic freedoms never goes away.

Occupy Wall Street put inequality at the center of our politics. Only an independent movement will keep it there.

Blogs

It continues in the courts of law and public opinion—but justice is expensive.

May 27, 2015

Three million Vietnamese names, etched on copper plates 13 feet high.

May 11, 2015

The man who exposed the agency’s torture program bids farewell to prison and moves on with his life.

May 6, 2015

Forty years later, we still haven’t confronted the true lesson of Vietnam.

May 5, 2015

Today, the environment is a controversial issue divided along partisan lines—but it wasn't always that way.

April 20, 2015

The League’s co-founder, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate and a Nation staff editor, was known in the magazine’s offices for her habit of “absently nibbling raisins as she read clippings.”

April 8, 2015

To kill somebody for a cause you don’t believe in is potentially worse than being killed yourself, because those scars last forever.

March 26, 2015

Fifteen former students of the for-profit Corinthian college chain are launching a debt strike to allow other debtors to do just that. 

February 23, 2015

Activists in Fort Lauderdale have just filed a lawsuit alleging that the city’s ban on providing food to the homeless violates the First Amendment.

February 2, 2015

The film shies away from the big names and big institutions and offers a history of women’s rights organizing from the ground up.

January 16, 2015