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Speaking before the Democratic Socialists of America in Chicago, The Nation's William Greider draws parallels between the political realities of today and the challenges labor activists, socialists  and civic reformers mounted against US capitalism at the turn of the 20th century.

Instead of rape, let's just call it, "unilateral, physical intimacy." Instead of torture, let's just call it, "enhanced interrogation techniques," and pretend that it's not morally wrong.

“We never walked into Iran,” the three American hikers who have been detained in Iran since July 2009 say during a televised interview last month.

Proposition 8, "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and Civil Unions? Nation Senior Editor Richard Kim and writer Reihan Salam talk it all out on Bloggingheads.tv.

At the US Social Forum in Detroit, activists from diverse backgrounds are making common cause.

NYU professor and Nation writer Greg Grandin on GRITtv discussing Honduras, Colombia and Glenn Beck's "particular brand of Americanism that can't escape a tourette-like reference to race."

Activist and filmmaker Iara Lee was aboard the Mavi Marmara on May 31 when the vessel was raided by the Israel Defense Forces. Though her camera and equipment were confiscated, she smuggled out an hour of footage.

Americans sacrifice to pay for a militarized, increasingly unequal society. Is it any wonder that people respond to calls for selflessness with defensiveness and cynicism?

Guest-hosting The Rachel Maddow Show, Nation DC Editor Chris Hayes speaks with Arizona Representative Raúl Grijalva about the ongoing assault on civil liberties in his state and the racial basis for the infamous new immigration law.

Ari Melber debates the legality of SB 1070 with Eliot Spitzer, guest-host of The Dylan Ratigan Show.

Blogs

Occupy is planning to “occupy the dream” by occupying offices of the Federal Reserve across the US.  

January 2, 2012

Wisconsin's Solidary singers were singing—illegally—at noon in the WIsconsin Capitol. 

December 19, 2011

The Occupy movement has always been more about doing than demanding and last week, OWS stepped it up another notch.

December 9, 2011

Eric reviews new CD collections, Reed takes on the anti-Occupy narrative.

November 18, 2011

Slashing the safety net and cutting government spending aren't the only ways to fix the budget. 

November 17, 2011

Harvard Professor Lawrence Lessig just doesn't get where change historically actually comes from.

October 27, 2011

We cannot sustain ourselves if we don't confront the corporate state.

October 26, 2011

"I for one do not excuse Wall Street [reform's] mediocrity," Nation executive editor Richard Kim stated Sunday morning.

October 24, 2011

A revolt against government corruption has the potential to unite elements of the left and right.

October 19, 2011

 Tea Party Congressman Allen West says of Occupy Wall Street: “Martin Luther King Jr. would not have backed these types of protesters." Kings history, and his own words, say otherwise.

October 19, 2011