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Barack Obama and supporters

In a second Obama term, we must organize to win a new social contract for a new economy.

Occupy Wall Street

In this election and after, we need to write a new story for our changing nation that places care and connection at the center.

Jesse Jackson and Gambian president Yahyah Jammeh

The reverend sat down with The Nation to talk about his humanitarian trip to Africa and poverty in America.

Those claiming Occupy has failed already forget what other social justice sucesses have taught us: change is slow. 

An Israeli court absolved the state of responsibility for her death. But the memory of this courageous activist for Palestinian rights will help advance her cause.

A Mapuche youth

The indigenous Mapuche people have been trying to reclaim their ancestral lands for the past ten years, but Chilean authorities have only reacted with force.

How to Launch a Mass Movement for Economic Justice

Progressive leaders are rolling out a bold plan to push Washington off the austerity path. But can they deliver?

How do you put a human face on an injustice that so often goes under the radar?

How the Magna Carta Became a Minor Carta.

Blogs

Does the national debate over immigration reform augur a more just sytem? Ask immigrants themselves. 

January 30, 2013

Jessica Valenti speaks to Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast in Texas about anger, activism, and reproductive rights.

January 30, 2013

Who ends up being most affected by urban schools closings?

January 28, 2013

Philadelphia students, teachers and allies—including a majority of City Council members—are pushing back against the district's proposed closing of thirty-seven schools. 

January 28, 2013

Seattle’s one-of-a-kind city program holds all public officials accountable for racial equity.

January 28, 2013

Edi Arma’s 11-year-old son describes the trauma of seeing his dad picked up by ICE agents. 

January 25, 2013

Protesters again are demanding bread, freedom and social justice under new president Mohamed Morsi.

January 25, 2013

Attawapiskat Chief Theresa Spence is ending her hunger strike—but the fight for indigenous sovereignty continues. 

January 24, 2013

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow incorrectly stated that no protest permits were requested for President Obama’s second inauguration.

January 22, 2013

A space for students to share news about the wide range of social and political struggles in which they're involved.

January 18, 2013