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Gay rights in Russia

Doesn’t a truly effective fight for LGBT rights in Russia need to be led by Russians?

California prisons

With Governor Jerry Brown taking a hardline position, strikers must turn to the courts, public opinion or the legislature.

MLK in Memphis

Dr. King’s words in a world awash with surveillance. 


Fifty years after the March on Washington, Dr. King’s most famous speech, like his own political legacy, is widely misunderstood.

MLK Mural

On city walls across the country, muralists and street artists depict him as a statesman, visionary, hero and martyr.

March on Washington

Fifty years after King’s historic march, the struggle for racial justice faces unprecedented challenges.

Trayvon Martin rally

How long are we supposed to remain calm when the laws we are called on to respect are an open assault on our humanity?

Moral Mondays

An inspiring grassroots movement is fighting back against the GOP’s outrageous budget cuts and attacks on democracy.


Two Guatemalan immigrants apparently commited suicide just two days apart at an Arizona detention center. Some are wondering if their deaths were hate crimes.

May 9, 2013

Gender segmentation still prevails in the workplace, the greenery of West Virginia hides the scars of strip mining and Canada's border service holds off on capturing terror suspects until new terrorism legislation came up for debate.

April 28, 2013

There’s nothing healthy about shaming people for their bodies.

April 25, 2013

While Congress debates, President Obama could make a real difference in the lives of the 11 million undocumented immigrants who have made their home in the United States.

April 23, 2013

The way communities of color respond to the logic of antiterrorism can make us part of the problem—or the solution.

April 22, 2013

The Supreme Court will now decide: can the government force aid recipients to oppose prostitution?

April 19, 2013

As Glenn Greenwald and others have written, this week is a time for checking racial stereotypes. Elsewhere from Boston, as this week's Nation intern roundup indicates, world-turning questions abound.

April 18, 2013

Legal permanent residency and eventual citizenship will be conditional on expanded border security—including the use of drones.

April 17, 2013

Housing programs are getting the budgetary knife—a crisis for seniors, people with disabilities and poor families.

April 17, 2013

Twenty-seven-year-old Claudia Muñoz checked into a Michigan facility—to fight for the release of those being unfairly held.

April 15, 2013