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Roosevelt Island

Community members are concerned about Cornell’s partnership with Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, whose research and development help sustain Israel’s occupation of Palestinian land.

Stephane Hessel

Remembering the French resistance spy, diplomat, Buchenwald survivor and human rights defender.

The LGBT Center and a host of high-profile New York City politicians have endorsed open debate of Israel-Palestine—only with ritual support for Israel's policies.

Judith Butler

Despite a campaign to silence them, philosophers Judith Butler and Omar Barghouti spoke at Brooklyn College on Thursday night. In an exclusive, The Nation presents the text of Butler’s remarks.

immigration raid

Rejecting proposals to tighten borders, a network of grassroots groups calls for reform based on “human, labor and civil rights for all.”

Dov Hikind

State Assemblyman Dov Hikind was deeply involved in the Jewish Defense League, which the FBI listed as a “violent extremist Jewish organization.” Other officials should be questioning him, not the college.

We Are Undocumented America: Fighting for Immigration Reform in 2013

Against the backdrop of record deportations, undocumented activists outline what it would take to make immigration reform both comprehensive and meaningful.

Shawn Francis Peters’s The Catonsville Nine.

MoneyOut/Voters In Day

We all know the damage done by corporate money in politics. On January 19, we have the opportunity to do something about it.

Blogs

And a DC lawyer reflects on his essay from 1984, when Hong Kong was “full of life.”

October 7, 2014

Voting and movements help create representative democracy.

October 3, 2014

A roster of events and happenings leading up to the People’s Climate March mobilization in New York City.

September 19, 2014

As climate activists converge on New York, world leaders will meet behind closed doors with corporate honchos who bank on fossil fuels.

September 18, 2014

More than two-dozen groups are calling on lawmakers to address serious gaps and inconsistencies in the president’s strategy.

September 16, 2014

In a remarkable turn of events, a Massachusetts DA drops charges against climate activists—and then defends them.

September 8, 2014

The whole spat between Russia and the West could easily have been avoided.

September 8, 2014

A grassroots citizen-driven campaign has forced the Senate to debate a constitutional response to Citizens United.

September 7, 2014

If you’re asking the question “Where is the movement?” you simply haven’t been paying attention.

August 28, 2014

The First Amendment is under assault. Americans must preserve “the freedom that allows us to verify the existence of all other freedoms.”

August 18, 2014