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In the final days of Rudy Giuliani's term as mayor of New York, three
months after the heroism of 9/11, he quietly approved a politically
wired project to build twenty-five multimillion-dollar

Benjamin Elijah Mays--devout Christian minister, uncompromising advocate
for justice, career educator and longtime president of Morehouse College
in Atlanta--was called the "Schoolmaster of the

"I've been described as a tough noisy woman--a prizefighter--a
man-hater...a Jewish mother with more complaints than Portnoy.

Since 1968 the Democrats have been shut out, more or less, as majority
party. But with a small bump in left-of-center turnout, they'd be
running the country.

The Supreme Court's sweeping June 26 ruling in Lawrence v. Texas
came almost seventeen years to the day after one of the darkest moments
in the history of the gay movement.

The Iranian student demonstrations that began on June 10 initially
protested plans to privatize Teheran University and to raise tuition.
They quickly became a forum for criticizing the repressi

It's no secret that Washington has a limited interest in the public
interest these days.

This fall will see a fact-finding mission to Iraq to evaluate the condition of workers and the status of the labor movement.

While fighting givebacks, unions can't lose sight of the big healthcare
picture.

Congress has once again passed a bill banning "partial-birth abortion."
It's not the first time. President Clinton vetoed similar bans in 1996
and 1997.

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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