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Pete Seeger

For his 90th birthday, a rollicking celebration at Madison Square Garden paid tribute to the extraordinary activist musician.

Zapatista school

Zapatista strongholds endure in the state of Chiapas, managing their own schools, banks, hospitals, arts collectives and system of government.

John Carlos

“You need to follow your conscience, follow your heart and follow your wisdom.”

Kiev protest

Coverage focused on the call for European integration has largely glossed over the rise in nationalist rhetoric that has led to violence. 

Minimum wage protest

Ten groups that are laying the foundation for an economic justice revival.

Mining protester

Activists are challenging rules that grant corporations the right to sue governments.

The Federal Communications Commission’s new chairman Tom Wheeler announces efforts to “do things differently.”

Edward Snowden

Throughout history, activists have proven that true patriotism demands a vigilant confrontation with government infamy.

For the people of South Africa, Mandela was the leader they could identify with—one who had suffered alongside them.

Blogs

President Obama fails to mention poverty in his State of the Union address, even though 46 million Americans are living in it.

January 27, 2012

If there were a run on Bank of America, the financial system would once again be devastated—and the government needs to act now. 

January 26, 2012

The grassroots environmental group Peaceful Uprising recently discovered that it was one of 200 nonprofit projects that have been financially wiped out in an astonishing act of apparent fraud.

January 26, 2012

Every week, interns at The Nation try to cut through the echo chamber and select an important article in their area of interest that they feel deserves more attention.

January 26, 2012

How worried are too-big-to-fail banks over pending investigations into mortgage fraud?

January 26, 2012

The people beaten and shot at by the UCPD are our students; they are our colleagues. And they are our neighbors. We were all in it together. They are the public, and the public is us.

January 26, 2012

It’s too early to tell how Occupy Wall Street will impact the 2012 election, but one thing seems pretty clear: it’s changed the national conversation.

January 26, 2012

Occupiers in the nation’s capital have enjoyed a largely peaceful coexistence with authorities so far, but that may soon change.

January 25, 2012

Last night, the president announced a new mortgage crisis unit. Will it help homeowners and punish the banks who created the mess? 

January 25, 2012

The administration is close to presenting a deal with big banks on mortgage fraud—will it stick?

January 24, 2012