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After his release from death row for a crime he did not commit, Tibbs found a sense of purpose and community as an anti-death-penalty activist.

An effective isolation of Israeli academic institutions will undoubtedly curtail some privileges that Israeli scholars take for granted, like generous travel subsidies, but that has no bearing on their academic freedom.

From California to Israel, hunger strikes are erupting around the world—because they work.

Computers

Prosecutors are warping the law to throw activist hackers like Aaron Swartz behind bars for years.

1:12 Initiative

An initiative to do just that failed at the ballot box, but gave us all some welcome inspiration.

Kremlevskaya Naberezhnaya street and Moscow skyline.

Questions from Novaya Gazeta on the Soviet Union, segregation and Russia today.

Airport workers

Passenger service workers earn significantly lower wages than the largely unionized airline employees with whom they work. Now they’re organizing to change that.

Climate rally

Take a look and you will see that the assorted environmental protests that have long bedeviled politicians are gaining in strength and support.

Dayton Hyde

In a new documentary, Running Wild, an 88-year-old rancher leads the charge against a proposed uranium mine, while the fate of wild horses hangs in the balance.

Blogs

As the GOP continues to spread the lie that corporations pay too much, Americans are beginning to fight back against two-tier America.

April 17, 2011

Protesters gathered in New York City today to demand corporate accountability, an end to foreclosures and that corporations pay their fair share in taxes.

April 15, 2011

This week at The Nation, as the budget compromise heads to the President Obama's desk, we ask 'Whose Shared Sacrifice?' Also this week, a slideshow of seven corporate tax evaders, The Nation is nominated for Best Political Coverage in Utne's Indy Press Awards and the latest on US Uncut's clever hoax.

April 15, 2011

Or, what the rich don't want you to know about taxes.

April 14, 2011

The Yes Men and US Uncut issued a hoax press release stating that the ocmpany intended to donate its entire $3.2 billion tax refund to the US Treasury. GE was not amused.

April 14, 2011

The Yes Men and US Uncut were the groups behind a prank that falsely stated GE announced plans to return $3.2 billion that it received as a tax refund to the federal government as a gift.

April 13, 2011

Grammy-nominated recording artist Moby has joined forces with MoveOn.org to put together a video supporting budget hunger strikes.

April 13, 2011

Several DC leaders, including Mayor Vincent Gray, were arrested during a budget cut protest outside the Capitol on Monday.

 

April 12, 2011

More than 200 Bahraini athletes—all Shi’a Muslims—have been suspended or detained for taking part in anti-government protests.

April 11, 2011

 As lawmakers cut budgets, some state Capitols are preparing to deal with the unruly masses by force.

April 11, 2011