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Unions are edging into the peace movement, but they are still minor
players.

When immigrant janitors in Boston went on strike this fall, they
attracted some unlikely allies.

At a V-Day summit, feminist antiviolence activists shared strategy and gnocchi.

Nature versus nurture was always too simple a formulation. Now, we ask: Is it chance, choice, family, culture, hormones or genes that determine who we are and whom we love?

The night after the Bush Administration announced its refusal to grant the United Nations Population Fund $34 million dollars, Jane Roberts was so outraged she couldn't sleep.


Abby Aguirre's October 10, 2002, web-only piece on e-mail harassment of Palestinian activists inspired many letters to the edito

The military needs more lawyers. More accurately, the Defense Department
wants military recruiters to recruit law students on campus and through
official channels.

"You look beautiful," shouted more than one speaker to the crowd that
gathered in New York's Central Park on Sunday, October 6, to protest
George W.

Out in the countryside is where you'll find America's true leaders--the
gutsy, scrappy, sometimes scruffy and always ingenious grassroots
agitators and organizers who go right into the face of

With its future at stake, the ILWU will not go down without a fight.

Blogs

US Uncut, the movement against corporate tax-dodging, served as a precursor to Occupy Wall Street. Now, the documentary We're Not Broke details the rise of the group.

January 13, 2012

What the latest brain research says about kids and poverty, and what the brainless GOP says.

January 12, 2012

Romney wins New Hampshire as 60 percent of primary voters reject him. Now he'll play the victim, arguing that the party must unite against Gingrich charge that Romney’s a “looter.”

January 11, 2012

In its first direct engagement with the federal government, the Occupy movement will take its collective national might to Washington, DC, on January 17.

January 10, 2012

What will it take to overturn Citizens United—perhaps a viral video? With The Nation’s own Katrina vanden Heuvel, Jim Hightower and more...

January 10, 2012

This is Occupy 2.0 and Occupy Colleges is a part of that mission.

January 10, 2012

The Occupy movement is following Republican candidates in New Hampshire, raising awareness of their records and asking important questions. 

January 9, 2012

Paid sick leave fights could benefit from Occupy Wall Street's support, and help shape its direction.

January 5, 2012

“Move to Amend” proposals, uncommitted votes, anti-war votes for Ron Paul and occupying: Iowa progressives will use the caucuses to send messages.

January 3, 2012

Occupy is planning to “occupy the dream” by occupying offices of the Federal Reserve across the US.  

January 2, 2012