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Governor Scott Walker attempted to pit Wisconsin workers against each other. But the effect was the opposite of what he had intended.

Could litigation over the Occupy movement strengthen First Amendment rights for protesters?

It doesn't actually matter if the Coop boycotts Israel or not. Just having the debate is a symbolic victory for the pro-boycott camp. 

On its fiftieth anniversary, the founding declaration of SDS echoes today in democracy movements around the world.

Highway traffic

How progressives can make energy a pocketbook issue, with greener rides—and greener wallets—for the middle class.

Protest in New York City's Union Square against the killing of Trayvon Martin

A thousand demonstrators gathered in Union Square to call for the prosecution of George Zimmerman, Martin’s killer. More protests are planned across the country.

Drought

The last days of winter and the first days of spring have seen hundreds of record-breaking high temperatures. Worry.

Occupy has already accomplished so much. What promise does it hold and what dangers does it face this spring?

What happens to American politics in the absence of protest movements?

Blogs

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

The Nation has had many Nobel Prize winners contribute to our pages over the years. But we have had only one staff member who went on to win the Prize.

January 8, 2015

The late New York governor made it his mission to speak up for a moral politics and governance.

January 2, 2015

It’s the 100th anniversary of the Christmas Truce of WWI.

December 23, 2014

Warnings about the human and environmental costs went unheeded. Now the most vulnerable Central Americans are paying the price.

November 24, 2014

This has been, and will continue to be, about the protection of black life and the end of the police state.

November 19, 2014

Authors Kevin Cooke and Dan Lehrer accurately foresaw in 1993 the debate over net neutrality we’re having today.

November 19, 2014