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Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus has helped a lot of poor women, but
the basic problem in developing countries is landlessness. A $130
microloan won't solve that problem.

The Swedish Academy bestowed this year's Nobel Peace Prize to Muhammad Yunus, the father of microcredit. It's easy to believe Yunus's low-interest loans to the poor are a silver bullet against global economic injustice. But it's not that simple.

Fighting words from a 98-year-old activist about the power of the
people to demand peace and achieve peace justice in these troubled
times.

The Yearly Kos Convention revealed a blogosphere whose media critique
is hampered by its political ambitions. Why can't progressives repair
the press, not dismantle it?

In the Bush era, the green movement has become a paper tiger. It must
regroup, reframe and reach out across the lines of race and class that
have kept environmental issues at the political fringe.

Bolstered by a Supreme Court ruling that rebuked the Bush
Administration's excessive exercise of power, Lieut. Ehren Watada's
pending court-martial could help restore the rule of law and
energize a popular movement to end an illegal war.

A Quaker activist explains why the war in Iraq is not only illegal, but morally indefensible.

Peace sentiments are rising among the American public and even in
the much-divided Democrats. What does this mean for electoral politics
and for the course of a war that seems to have no end in sight?

"I dream of the day that our children will turn the pages of history
books and look to my generation, who said no to the horrors of war
and chose nonviolence over nonexistence."

A new generation of student activists is flexing its muscles, rolling
back employment rules in France, demanding education reform in Chile
and fighting for immigrant rights in the US.

Blogs

It continues in the courts of law and public opinion—but justice is expensive.

May 27, 2015

Three million Vietnamese names, etched on copper plates 13 feet high.

May 11, 2015

The man who exposed the agency’s torture program bids farewell to prison and moves on with his life.

May 6, 2015

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