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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.

Though promoted as an antiracist event, the rally lamented the state of the corporate music industry generally.

Wal-Mart hopes to defeat its opponents by exploiting their racial divisions.

This year's World Social Forum gave culture its due--and reaped the rewards.

The immediate outcome of the Supreme Court's 5-to-4 decision in Roper v.

Massive resources are at stake in the debate roiling the AFL-CIO's Las Vegas summit.

Blogs

Longtime voters are being turned away from the polls by Texas’ voter-ID law

April 27, 2015

This week, students hit the streets for racial and economic justice.

April 24, 2015

The resource wars in Latin America are heating up, and the poor are paying the price.

April 22, 2015

Today, the environment is a controversial issue divided along partisan lines—but it wasn't always that way.

April 20, 2015

After 150 years, it is time for the last Reconstruction Amendment.

April 16, 2015

The House of Representatives is set to vote to repeal the estate tax, a move that could cost the federal government nearly $270 billion over ten years. 

April 15, 2015

From the statehouse to the streets, a youth groundswell.

April 10, 2015

When people ask me, “Who will protect us,” I want to say: Who protects you now?

April 9, 2015

The League’s co-founder, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate and a Nation staff editor, was known in the magazine’s offices for her habit of “absently nibbling raisins as she read clippings.”

April 8, 2015

Through a shared desire to balance a critique of racism with a call for personal responsibility, liberals and conservatives have been united in looking with exasperation at the black family, which dares to persist even where male breadwinners and wedding vows are in short supply.

April 7, 2015