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Students succeed in making the university pull out of a Chinese oil company funding slaughter in Sudan.

As part of a nationwide festival of tributes to Pete Seeger in 2005, Studs Terkel offered this essay on the life and times of an American balladeer.

An NYU law student asks a Supreme Court Justice, "Do you sodomize your wife?"

Terri Schiavo's life and death raise issues of acceptance, equity and rights.

Some 57 million nonunion workers in the United States say they would
form a union tomorrow if given the chance, according to new poll
conducted in February by Peter D. Hart and Associates.

A growing student movement is taking the company to task for its record on human rights around the globe.

Educators share strategies for opposing the war.

Blogs

The president wants to railroad through Congress a deal that threatens to undermine labor rights, restrict Internet freedom and push jobs overseas. 

January 26, 2015

Finally, after thirty-five years, the Guatemalan military is being held responsible for murdering forty Mayan peasants.

January 21, 2015

Service, without activism, doesn’t capture King’s true radicalism.

January 19, 2015

The film shies away from the big names and big institutions and offers a history of women’s rights organizing from the ground up.

January 16, 2015

The right to vote is under the most sustained attack since King marched from Selma to Montgomery.

January 16, 2015

At the turn of Dr. King’s birthday, the struggle for freedom rolls on.

January 16, 2015

Once again, Congress is threatening to pass a bill that could torpedo historic negotiations with Iran. 

January 13, 2015

It took MLK’s activism and LBJ’s leadership to pass the Voting Rights Act.

January 8, 2015

The Nation has had many Nobel Prize winners contribute to our pages over the years. But we have had only one staff member who went on to win the Prize.

January 8, 2015