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OUR Walmart

Taking inspiration from small strikes and actions over the past few years, OUR Walmart activists struck a note of dissent at the corporation’s annual party.

Hundreds of activists are braving arrest weekly to protest the state’s assault on democracy and the social safety net.

David Graeber’s account of Occupy Wall Street is essential—and somewhat maddening in its insistence on heightening the differences between anarchists and liberals.

Make the Road New York

From stopping wage theft to organizing carwasheros, victories have come from meeting workers where they live.

Shujaa Graham

“I killed the thing that almost killed me,” said Kirk Bloodsworth, who faced execution in Maryland, the latest state to outlaw capital punishment.

Kent State shooting

The newly unveiled May 4 Visitors Center attempts to reconcile the search for truth with the need for reconciliation and healing.

Progressive activists can learn important lessons from a successful grassroots campaign against transit racism.

Repression after 9/11 is nothing compared to what's come before, and our tools to fight it are greater.

Smokestack

Some mainstream environmental organizations are trying to wean themselves from fossil fuel investments—but some aren’t.

Digital surveillance

Search engine executives warn about invasive government surveillance, but the digital arms trade begins with their own technologies.

Blogs

Wisconsin and Ohio are the latest GOP-controlled states to limit access to the ballot.

March 28, 2014

The indefatigable Coalition of Immokalee Workers recently wrapped up its ten-day, ten-city tour aimed at the remaining holdouts to the Fair Food Program.

March 26, 2014

Actors and actresses were long known for contract disputes and sex scandals, not social activism. So when, and why, did the shift to the left occur?

March 25, 2014

The real cost of Republican cruelty cannot be measured in dollars and cents, but in people’s lives.

March 25, 2014

From Newark to Minnesota, this month has seen a breadth of direct action from students and youth.

March 21, 2014

Can the women of color on Twitter who are feeding the media’s aggregation mania see remuneration for their efforts?

March 21, 2014

Harvard graduate student Benjamin Franta implores President Drew Gilpin Faust to be honest about her opposition to divestment.

March 19, 2014

On-call work schedules force part-time laborers to work erratic shifts for little pay, raising the question, “Is it even worth it?”

March 19, 2014

Join The Nation and RootsAction in calling on Congress to keep military spending at sequester levels or lower and invest instead in vital programs at home.

March 18, 2014

Join The Nation and Daily Kos in calling on Congress to launch an independent investigation into government spying.

March 17, 2014