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"We're not going to outspend the fossil fuel industry," the 350.org founder explains. "We have to find other currencies to work in, and those are the currencies of movements."

Immigration reform protest

Will Obama’s new immigration reform agenda lead to real changes for the millions of immigrants living in legal limbo?

What can we expect from comprehensive immigration reform? In this Nation Conversation, Aura Bogado breaks down the range of possibilities for America's undocumented.

Judith Butler

Despite a campaign to silence them, philosophers Judith Butler and Omar Barghouti spoke at Brooklyn College on Thursday night. In an exclusive, The Nation presents the text of Butler’s remarks.

Undocumented activist Marco Saavedra talks with The Nation's Francis Reynolds and Aura Bogado about the struggle to crack open an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center. 

immigration raid

Rejecting proposals to tighten borders, a network of grassroots groups calls for reform based on “human, labor and civil rights for all.”

SlutWalk protest

Rape culture exists because we don't believe it does. Here's how to empower men and women to change the status quo.

Soldier

How the United States military has become a global police force for the superrich and superpowerful.

Voter suppression efforts in Virginia and Florida have galvinated activists to fight harder to protect--and expand--the vote in 2016.

Blogs

Alterman on Motown and Reed on Tom Waits and the 99 percent.

October 27, 2011

The violence in Oakland has provoked a global outcry, as activists ask how a Marine can survive Iraq only to be seriously injured while peacefully protesting on the streets of an American city.

October 27, 2011

There is nothing more important than participating in the largest demonstration of social change in our lives.

October 27, 2011

Harvard Professor Lawrence Lessig just doesn't get where change historically actually comes from.

October 27, 2011

Clashes over the Occupy Oakland clearance leave an Iraq War veteran seriously wounded. As with the Bonus Army of 1932, vets who make economic demands at home find themselves under attack.

October 26, 2011

Our presence at Occupy Wall Street helped in some immeasurably small way to swell the ranks of the self-proclaimed 99 percent.

October 26, 2011

We cannot sustain ourselves if we don't confront the corporate state.

October 26, 2011

Harvard professor Lawrence Lessig is trying to get Occupy USA to build alliances with the Tea Party. He's wrong.

October 26, 2011

A primer with tips on how to support the burgeoning Occupy movement nationwide.

October 25, 2011

After national actions on October 13, Occupy Colleges plans nationwide Teach-ins at colleges and universities on November 2.

October 25, 2011