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The essays in Some Truths Are Not Self-Evident remind us that Zinn was not just a historian: he was also deeply involved in the major twentieth-century struggles for social justice in the United States.

Mario Savio

The man who helped spark Berkeley’s Free Speech Movement fifty years ago would have championed today’s activism, from the Dreamers to Occupy to Ferguson.

Mayor Bill de Blasio

At a Local Progress gathering in New York City, “pothole progressives” shared strategies for a grassroots, social justice revival.

Bill McKibben, 350.org’s longtime leader, has taken a step back—but that doesn’t mean the group is slowing down.

Die in.

Last night, hundreds of protesters converged on the Cavaliers-Nets game to continue to demand justice in the wake of the Eric Garner case.

How residents are doing Mike Brown’s legacy justice.

After a grand jury fails to indict the officer who killed the father of six, the movement for police accountability continues to grow.

CIA

In the 1960s, the agency sought to fight Communism through the students’ rights movement. There’s little reason to think its tactics have changed.

Minimum-Wage-Raise Supporters

Twenty years after the first living-wage law was passed in Baltimore, the campaign’s lead organizer warns that the model has been watered down.

Black Pete protest

Hundreds of white Dutch dress up in blackface to celebrate the nation’s treasured “Sinterklaas” holiday. A growing movement says it’s time for that to change—but many Dutch don’t want to hear it.

Blogs

After 150 years, it is time for the last Reconstruction Amendment.

April 16, 2015

The House of Representatives is set to vote to repeal the estate tax, a move that could cost the federal government nearly $270 billion over ten years. 

April 15, 2015

From the statehouse to the streets, a youth groundswell.

April 10, 2015

When people ask me, “Who will protect us,” I want to say: Who protects you now?

April 9, 2015

The League’s co-founder, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate and a Nation staff editor, was known in the magazine’s offices for her habit of “absently nibbling raisins as she read clippings.”

April 8, 2015

Through a shared desire to balance a critique of racism with a call for personal responsibility, liberals and conservatives have been united in looking with exasperation at the black family, which dares to persist even where male breadwinners and wedding vows are in short supply.

April 7, 2015

Katrina vanden Heuvel talks to Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez about The Nation’s 150-year legacy of independent journalism.

April 2, 2015

If the Trans-Pacific Partnership passes, multinational corporations could sue governments that try to protect the health and safety of their citizens. 

April 2, 2015

Pressed by GOP mayor and state’s largest paper, governor moves to rework law condemned by LGBT groups.

March 31, 2015

To kill somebody for a cause you don’t believe in is potentially worse than being killed yourself, because those scars last forever.

March 26, 2015