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Protest

Social movements must bring the creative energy of protest culture to electoral campaigns.

Whoever wins on November 6, progressive campaigns will continue to target the tiny elite that rules the country.

On October 22, people across the country gathered for the seventeenth National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation.

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.

Blogs

Amid rising anti-government sentiment and a series of natural disasters, Bosnia-Herzegovina's fractured ethnic communities are drawing strength from an unlikely source: each other.

September 17, 2014

The Nation and the Center for Community Change partnered together for an essay contest in which young people were asked to submit a photo they found meaningful and an essay explaining the significance of the photo in 500 words.

September 17, 2014

Either neither of them have a place on college campuses, or both do. 

September 15, 2014

There’s debate over whether federal government involvement will make a difference in Ferguson. Cincinnati, site of a police shooting in 2002, offers clues on how to address racially biased policing.

September 12, 2014

The release of a wrongfully imprisoned death row inmate has opened up a bipartisan conversation around punitive justice in North Carolina.

September 11, 2014

More than 450 voters did not have their ballots counted in the state’s May primary as a result of the country’s harshest voting law.

September 10, 2014

An ad that embraces same-sex marriage signals the change in our politics.

September 9, 2014

A big victory for voting rights in a key battleground state

September 4, 2014

Mychal Denzel Smith appears on Melissa Harry-Perry to explain why we need a national movement to dismantle white supremacy. 

September 2, 2014

Michael Sam, the first openly gay player with a chance of making an NFL team, now finds himself on the outside looking in.

September 2, 2014