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Occupy Wall Street

A letter of thanks to Mohammed Bouazizi, the young man whose death set off a year of revolutions.

Fred Shuttlesworth

The Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth, a giant of the civil rights movement known for his decades of work in support of desegregation, died Wednesday in Birmingham, Alabama.

Occupy Wall Street

As Occupy Wall Street spreads, more than 115 parallel occupations have cropped up in cities around the world. Is this the beginning of something new?

The OWS phenomenon has inspired millions. If it links up with the slow, difficult work of movement-building, it can bring about systemic change.

American flag

Van Jones of Green For All has joined MoveOn.org, the Campaign for America’s Future and dozens of other progressive organizations to challenge the reign of private interests.

A conversation with some of the top figures in American philanthropy reveals a shared belief in the power of institutional giving to benefit the most vulnerable among us.

The forces fighting against Gov. Scott Walker’s anti-union agenda are halting the Tea Party’s momentum. Will President Obama stand with them?

What do breaded chicken patties, office chairs and cruise missiles used in Libya have in common? They are all made by America's 100,000-strong secret workforce: prisoners.

To recover lost ground, progressives should focus more on civil society than electoral politics.

Gays and lesbians in some states may legally wed, but until DOMA is repealed, they still can't enjoy federal rights.

Blogs

Wisconsin and Ohio are the latest GOP-controlled states to limit access to the ballot.

March 28, 2014

Students at the University of North Carolina want to ensure workers who make UNC apparel operate under safe conditions.

March 11, 2014

The right-wing attack machine defeats Debo Adegbile’s nomination to head DOJ Civil Rights Division.

March 5, 2014

National outcry put Arizona’s discrimantory bill in the spotlight, but at least four other states are still considering similar bills.

February 27, 2014

Local Principal Reduction provides a local solution for underwater homeowners facing foreclosure.

February 26, 2014

Nation contributing writer Ari Berman discusses the neccesity of coalition building for the contemporary civil rights movement on MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry show.

February 25, 2014

A properly implented FTT can benefit the economy from top to bottom.

February 19, 2014

In a panel at the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, Nation sports editor Dave Zirin discusses the myriad controversies swirling around the Sochi Olympics.

February 10, 2014

Activists hold the largest civil rights rally in the South since the Selma to Montgomery march in 1965.

February 8, 2014

Perkins’s ignorant comments reflect a spreading disquiet among the super-rich that populist attitudes may be getting out of control. 

February 4, 2014