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Pointing imaginary guns and roughing up "Iraqi civilians", antiwar veterans brought the realities of the Iraq debacle to Manhattan, in a Memorial Day protest that turned Times Square into a combat zone.

Her unscripted activism was characterized by an element so often missing from politics: genuineness. But we haven't seen the last of Cindy Sheehan.

Don't just get angry about the continuing Iraq debacle. Insist that your senators do something about it.

To qualify for charity, a homeless Austrian chimp has petitioned the courts to be granted human status. If he wins, expect a surge of humans going over to the other side.

Did the recent College Democrats of New York State Convention augur a new day for the Democratic Party?

What happens when a student magazine committed to fostering dialogue opens its pages to critical views on Israel?

Artists try to wake up a sleepwalking public to the dangers of climate change.

Can the new Students for a Democratic Society avoid the internal conflicts that plagued the original group?

Reports that New York police conducted sweeping nationwide surveillance of people suspected of anti-Bush sentiment in 2004 just might scare us into silence.

Blogs

The journey one of the first domestic workers’ groups in New York attests to the power of grassroots labor activism and the hurdles that come with it. 

July 3, 2014

Early warnings of an American policy in thrall to the Israeli right.

July 1, 2014

Moral Mondays may seem exceptional, but it is actually part of a long history of interracial political coalitions in the South. 

June 27, 2014

A growing global movement is ensuring that if the Japanese government won’t hold itself accountable for its crimes against women, then history will.

June 25, 2014

While Israel uses soccer to bolster its international image, it has violently oppressed the Palestinian national soccer team.

June 20, 2014

The hateful commentary about the soldier’s return is motivated by fear of what his so-called desertion reveals.

June 5, 2014

The Nation published one of the few accounts of what actually happened in Tiananmen Square twenty-five years ago.

June 3, 2014

Watch John Nichols at the Kansas City Library as he talks about his book Dollarocracy.

May 22, 2014

Local votes with national implications see farmers and allies prove the power of local democracy.

May 21, 2014

On Monday, May 5, Occupy Wall Street protester Cecily McMillan was found guilty of assaulting NYPD Officer Grantley Bovell at the OWS anniversary protest on March 17, 2012. She now faces two to seven years in prison, with the possibility of probation.

May 13, 2014