Help

Nation Topics - Social Justice

Topic Page

Articles

News and Features

Stop and Frisk

The cases that passed through Manhattan’s US Southern District court tell the history of post-World War II America.

Housing protest

International law can be a powerful advocacy tool for improving economic and social policy. 

Arizona gay rights protest

After the defeat of Arizona's SB 1062, the religious right nurses its persecution complex.

Chokwe Lumumba

The mayor of Jackson, Mississippi was a true revolutionary.

Yaoundé Prison

Anti-gay laws in Nigeria and Uganda provoke outrage in the US—but Cameroon has quietly been locking up LGBT people for years with little international notice.

This multiracial, multi-issue progressive coalition is not only remobilizing in North Carolina—its model of activism is now spreading all over the South.

There’s a growing effort to merge economic-justice and climate activism. Call it climate democracy.

LGBT rights march

Many gay activists insist that they were born this way, hey. But what about those who choose otherwise?

Pete Seeger

Bruce Springsteen said it best, on Pete’s ninetieth birthday: “You outlasted the bastards, man.”

Blogs

The Nation spoke with a group of organizers about the challenges and horizons of the American student movement.

July 31, 2013

What does a concept like “climate justice” mean in communities already suffering the toxic impact of fossil fuels? An interview with Houston native and environmental-justice activist Bryan Parras of TEJAS.

July 25, 2013

Across the country, students are occupying capitols and hitting the streets for racial justice—and generational ideals whose time has come.

July 23, 2013

Trayvon Martin rallies were held across the country following the George Zimmerman not-guilty verdict.

July 16, 2013

Some stories and lessons on fighting for the long haul from Martin Luther King Jr.’s bashful but bold former press secretary.

July 12, 2013

As John Roberts and John Boehner drop the axe, students build new fronts against racism and austerity.

July 9, 2013

The recent wave of attacks against women in Tahrir Square reveal that in our global rape culture, women's bodies can be used as both tools of war and casualties of “freedom.”

July 8, 2013

Texas has already implemented a voter id law—the most restrictive in the nation—that was previously judged to be discriminatory by a federal court and at least five other Southern states are pushing harsh new voting restrictions.

July 3, 2013

Two federal statutes may keep benefits from some elderly couples and and the spouses of gay veterans.

July 1, 2013

A new report from the Economic Policy Institute examines the unfinished—and widely forgotten—agenda of the March on Washington fifty years ago.

June 28, 2013