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Occupy Wall Street put inequality at the center of our politics. Only an independent movement will keep it there.

Angela Davis at the Jewish Voice for Peace 2015 conference

When a Palestinian woman went to this Jewish group’s annual conference, she found a growing movement of Jews and other allies.

Why was former president and climate-justice hero Mohamed Nasheed sentenced to prison on terrorism charges?

Vietnam War protest

Sometimes, serving your country means standing up against it.

We can no longer hope to address the climate crisis, or our deep social ills, by working strictly within the system. We must change the system itself.

Hawaii

As the campaign for full independence gains momentum, a new view of Hawaiian history is taking hold.

Tambor mining project eviction

As nonviolent protests have spread throughout the country, the right-wing government and the mines’ security operations have responded with force.

Dr. Steven Salaita

The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement has a long way to go, but recent endorsements show it’s getting somewhere.

Riot police and protester

Apparently, to criticize the police is to be anti-police. But if I call and point out that the swings in the playground are broken, am I anti-parks?

Blogs

Forty years later, we still haven’t confronted the true lesson of Vietnam.

May 5, 2015

Today, the environment is a controversial issue divided along partisan lines—but it wasn't always that way.

April 20, 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

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

Fifteen former students of the for-profit Corinthian college chain are launching a debt strike to allow other debtors to do just that. 

February 23, 2015

Activists in Fort Lauderdale have just filed a lawsuit alleging that the city’s ban on providing food to the homeless violates the First Amendment.

February 2, 2015

The film shies away from the big names and big institutions and offers a history of women’s rights organizing from the ground up.

January 16, 2015

The Nation has had many Nobel Prize winners contribute to our pages over the years. But we have had only one staff member who went on to win the Prize.

January 8, 2015

The late New York governor made it his mission to speak up for a moral politics and governance.

January 2, 2015