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Averting planetary disaster will mean forcing fossil fuel companies to give up at least $10 trillion in wealth.

The climate crisis has such bad timing, confronting it not only requires a new economy but a new way of thinking.

Obama

What happens when the black experience is relegated to background noise?

If it’s all about handing out gold stars or scarlet letters to CEOs and celebrities, then I’ll pass.

Occupy Wall Street

Occupy Wall Street activists like Cecily McMillan are still fighting the state, only this time they’re waging their battles in the courts.

Conservatives are suddenly very unhappy to see moral judgments about sex and families invading the corporate realm.

Israel

Many Israelis, Netanyahu included, were never serious about seeking a two-state solution in the peace negotiations.

Scaffold Brigada

In the London neighborhood of Forest Gate, the spark of a soccer revolution is brewing.

Blogs

Eighty-eight percent of voters say that a presidential candidate’s position on equal opportunity for children of all races is important in determining their vote. But do our actions to fight poverty reflect that commitment?

January 20, 2012

Although the media do not know how to cover protest movements well, they do know how to cover elections. This will serve the Wisconsin recall effort well. 

January 19, 2012

 A massive petition drive is urging the White House not to let big banks off the hook for their role in the economic crisis. 

January 19, 2012

Every week, Nation interns try to cut through the echo chamber and choose one good article in their area of interest that they feel should receive more attention.

January 19, 2012

Though DC is not the ideal ground for Occupy protesters, yesterday's Occupy Congress action did get plenty of attention.

January 18, 2012

New York University professor Lisa Duggan says that the Occupy Wall Street movement has inspired an entire generation to want to learn about what might otherwise seem like a dry subject: financial history.

January 17, 2012

The movement comes to the nation’s capital to welcome Congress back into town. 

January 17, 2012

 A spate of bad press has led Washington's mayor to ask for an eviction. 

January 13, 2012

Every week, Nation interns try to cut through the echo chamber and choose one good article in their area of interest that they feel should receive more attention.

January 13, 2012

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