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One month before voters head to the polls for midterm elections, tens of thousands of progressive activists from across the country converged on the Lincoln Memorial Saturday to take part in the One Nation Working Together March on Washington.

The radical ideas of one generation become the common sense of the next. Here, Peter Dreier honors the people who moved progressive ideas in America from the marginal to the mainstream.

Ari Melber discusses immigration reform and Crist’s switch to Independent on The Dylan Ratigan Show.

Over a thousand gathered to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and to pass the torch to a new generation.

Under Obama, accountability for rights violations during the "war of terror" has been thin.

How the war on drugs gave birth to a permanent American undercaste.

Friends of The Nation and of Howard Zinn offer recollections of the man, his work, and his impact on thinkers and activists.

Protesters decry acquittal of three New York City police officers on trial for firing 50 bullets at an unarmed man.

As safety scandals dampen the public's appetite for cheap imports, the European Union is raising doubts about standards and oversight in the US toy industry.

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Democrats are embracing the cause of voting rights. Why aren't Republicans?

April 14, 2014

States are cutting back voting days, repealing same-day registration and creating strict voter identification requirements.

April 3, 2014

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

March 28, 2014

The right-wing attack machine defeats Debo Adegbile’s nomination to head DOJ Civil Rights Division.

March 5, 2014

Nation contributing writer Ari Berman discusses the neccesity of coalition building for the contemporary civil rights movement on MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry show.

February 25, 2014

Activists hold the largest civil rights rally in the South since the Selma to Montgomery march in 1965.

February 8, 2014

Here is a little known fact about the famous "Letter From Birmingham Jail." 

January 20, 2014

We published some of his earliest poems as well as his great 1964 essay on Sonny Liston vs. Cassius Clay.

January 11, 2014

The ACLU accuses Walker of “bogus appropriation” of free speech arguments to defend offensive acts by government.

December 23, 2013

The Nation immediately recognized Scottsboro as a vital front in the battle for civil rights.

November 30, 2013