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With developments in the Mumia Abu-Jamal case and Pacifica's re-emergence, the left has a couple of victories under its belt; the Enron scandal develops further.

Organic farming critic Dennis Avery is supported by generous contributions from several chemical companies, all of whom profit from the sale of products prohibited in organic production.

John Stossel has high Q-ratings, so he doesn't have to worry about the rules.

Media consolidation is creeping in slowly while the public’s attention is elsewhere—is it too late to fight back?

Synergy—it's all well and good. But media consolidation's dark side often raises its head.

For three months now, I've been closely following the coverage of September 11 and its aftermath; how well have the media done?

Getting serious about media reform: at a standstill now, the media reform movement's time has come.

The rise of the media cartel has been a long time coming. The cultural effects are not new in kind, but the problem has become considerably larger.

To keep the press free, Ben Franklin made sure that periodicals once got preferential treatment from the USPS. It's time to revisit that idea again.

Blogs

In reaction to escalation of the "wars" on drugs and terror, police forces throughout the country have rapidly militarized.

November 18, 2011

Eric reviews new CD collections, Reed takes on the anti-Occupy narrative.

November 18, 2011

Every week, Nation interns try to cut through the echo chamber and choose one good article in their area of interest that they feel should receive more attention.

November 18, 2011

A few thoughts on how younger people view racism these days. 

November 18, 2011

New campaign imploring Mayor Bloomberg and the US Conference of Mayors to publicly commit to protecting press freedoms in their cities.

November 17, 2011

Drawing on his own struggle to ethically police Seattle's WTO protests in the 1990s, former Seattle Police Chief Stamper urges police forces to strike an appropriate balance between safe-guarding civil liberties and enforcing local law.

November 16, 2011

Despite their bank accounts, the NBA’s players may have more in common with the Occupy Wall Street protesters than with the league’s over-greedy owners.

November 16, 2011

Joanne Tosti-Vasey, the Pennsylvania NOW President is campaigning to make sure that the rape culture at Penn State is forcefully challenged.

November 16, 2011

Reporters covering the eviction of Occupy Wall Street were arrested and restrained from doing their jobs.

November 15, 2011

In Louisiana, wetlands erosion and an overall lack of infrastructure have created a situation in which the state is incredibly vulnerable to disasters such as Hurricane Katrina six years ago and the BP oil spill.

November 15, 2011