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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.

CIW protest outside Wendy's

The Coalition of Immokalee Workers protests the fast-food company’s refusal to sign on to its fair labor initiative.

OPEN members

A new wave of online organizations are replicating the MoveOn model across the world.

Atomic test

A new book explores the alarming threat of accidental nuclear detonations.

Tar Sands Protest

Activists in Texas are connecting the fight against the Keystone pipeline with the struggle for environmental justice.

Baker

A long-term plan to renovate the American dream begins at the local level and scales up.

The Hitsville USA building in Detroit

When it comes to protest, are pop songs smarter than us, knowing what they can and cannot do?

A wave of anti-gay laws have brought Russia’s LGBT movement into the international spotlight, but activists are divided over strategies, including proposed boycotts.

Obama at G20

Meanwhile, activists organized a counter-summit to discuss the problems world leaders were unwilling to address. 

Blogs

Two coasts and two riots: a frat riot and a cop riot. Each riot, an indelible mark of shame on their respective institutions.

November 10, 2011

On November 9, hundreds of Harvard students put down tents to begin an occupation of Harvard Yard.

November 10, 2011

When our nation arrives at a level of corruption we cannot bear, we shouldn’t.

November 10, 2011

Ohio voted down Issue 2 yesterday in a major victory for progressives.

November 9, 2011

In a rebuff to GOP extremism, voters reject Mississippi’s personhood amendment and Ohio’s attack on labor rights. 

November 9, 2011

Why there’s still plenty of money to build a better future.

November 8, 2011

A new report exposes how the big bank backing helps payday loan companies prey on the poor and veterans.

November 7, 2011

Pro-democracy activists from Tahrir and beyond are appealing to Occupy movements for solidarity.

November 7, 2011

A conservative conference shows the right is obsessed with Occupy Wall Street, and it’s making them nervous.

November 6, 2011

 This week, congress fails to act on jobs while President Obama takes his message to the American people. Plus, my new book, Change I Can Believe In, hits books stores. Nation editor Richard Kim on Occupy Wall Street, and a special event with Michael Moore, Naomi Klein and others.

November 4, 2011