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We believe it is because not nearly enough capable people with resources in this region have heeded our pleas that we have reached this crisis point of complete breakdown. We need peace. But first, we need justice.

Ferguson protest

The official response to Michael Brown’s murder has laid bare the cheapness of black life.

There’s at least one line every Marine knows: “Never point a weapon at anything you do not intend to shoot.” The St. Louis County Police Department apparently never received that memo.

Century of Disaster

A tale of the twentieth century, from Stalin to Barbie

Military Police

How the excessive militarization of the police has turned cops into counterinsurgents.

Not if activists succeed in making the genetic modification of food politically unsustainable.

Memorial for Eric Garner

Eric Garner’s death marks a darkening mood fifty years after Freedom Summer.

Blogs

Black History Month and Women's History Month are not enough—and the consequences of our collective historical ignorance are profound.

February 28, 2011

Unless the Senate reverses Pence's amendment, this ideological attack on a specific health care provider will eliminate the primary and preventive health care on which millions of American women rely.

February 28, 2011

Cables on Saudi Arabia and royal spending, Anonymous takes down Koch Bros website, Kenya cables on mercenaries and politics, and op-eds on WikiLeaks, journalism and upcoming protests in support of Bradley Manning and WikiLeaks.

February 28, 2011

Unions across the country are standing with the workers of Wisconsin against the unprecedented attacks by Gov. Scott Walker. Count the National Basketball Association's Player's Association among their ranks.

February 25, 2011

Media Fix's Greg Mitchell says that though the media may attack WikiLeaks on their editorial pages, many outlets depend on the cables for juicy details about Libya and beyond.

February 25, 2011

When dealing with periods of profound protest, it always makes sense to get the point of view of those who’ve been there before. I spoke to Dr. John Carlos, the 1968 Olympian who along with Tommie Smith, raised a black gloved fist at the Mexico City Olympics. As you’ll read, he thinks that the actions of the resistance fighters of the Midwest are more than appropriate: they're righteous. Here is what Dr. Carlos said to me:

February 25, 2011

Reed takes on the right-wing myths behind the Wisconsin union crackdown and readers react to the NFL labor dispute.

February 25, 2011

The Nation’s Chris Hayes says that taking away Planned Parenthood's funding will only deny millions of women vital reproductive care. The Daily Show’s Kristen Schaal says that may not be enough for right-wingers.

February 24, 2011

GOP extremism could soon force another government shutdown. Here's how Democrats should react.

February 24, 2011

The next leader to be toppled will fall because of the desire of students and youth to win a better future.

February 23, 2011