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At the first International Drone Summit, advocates call for transparency and an end to the US policies that rain terror from the sky.

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

Sabotage and threats have damaged and delayed this year’s mission, but so far the activists are winning the media war.

Barack Obama

The president's announcement that 33,000 troops will leave Afghanistan within a year is a major win for the peace movement. So why are some snatching defeat from the jaws of victory?

Remembering the progressive aide to Gabrielle Giffords who died in the attack in Tucson, Arizona.

Thirty years after the singer's death, The Nation's Jon Wiener asks: how did John Lennon make the transition from pop icon to political figure?

Fatima Bhutto, standing where her father was killed by police in Pakistan, on how her memoir was the only way to seek justice for the violence done to her family.

The most striking American tragedy of these last nine years—far worse than the tragedy of 9/11 itself—is just how weak we have been in the wake of war.

WikiLeaks is not the one-off creation of a solitary genius, and with or without Julian Assange, it is not going away.

Dozens of Israeli theater artists are refusing to perform in the West Bank settlement of Ariel. Now they’ve been joined by hundreds of artists and scholars from both Israel and America.

Blogs

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

May 11, 2015

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

May 5, 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

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 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

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

December 23, 2014

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

September 16, 2014

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

September 8, 2014

Passionate American opposition to Israeli policy has rarely been more important.

July 29, 2014