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Harvard Professor Edward Glaeser argues that the country needs policies that create a "level playing field" between our deprived cities and the outlying suburban and rural areas. 

Melissa Harris-Perry argues that civil rights and fairness depend on access to stable housing.

Musician Carlos Santana spoke out at Major League Baseball’s Civil Rights Game in Atlanta against a new law that shreds the civil rights of Georgia's latino population. The crowd booed him.

Protesters in La Puerta del Sol, Madrid

Faced with dismal job prospects and enraged at a new internet piracy law, Spanish youth have occupied Madrid's La Puerta del Sol. But with the political right ascendant, where will their protests lead?

Arizona's notorious anti-immigrant crusader is about to become the first State Senate president in US history to be recalled.

On May 19, The Nation's Naomi Klein joined Noura Erakat, Lizzy Ratner, Trudie Styler and Col. Desmond Travers on a panel moderated by Laura Flanders for a conversation about the impact of the report on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict.

The legendary activist says that a revolutionary transformation of our society is not only possible, but necessary.

Dr. Margaret Flowers says that we need to protest corporations like Bank of America that refuse to pay their fair share of taxes if we want to build a real culture of resistance in this country.

The mass mobilization in Wisconsin was powerful. But Governor Scott Walker remained determined to disempower unions.

The spirit of democratic protest, so vibrant across the Middle East, has been kindled here in Middle America.

Blogs

What does a positive test mean when your economic fate hinges on the result? What kind of “discipline” is maintained by subjugating bodily privacy in the name of “public safety”?

April 18, 2014

For families torn apart, Obama’s failure to reform deportation procedures is a matter of life and death. 

April 17, 2014

Winning on abortion rights means talking—and listening—to voters in a new way.

April 16, 2014

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

April 14, 2014

The UK seems keen on abandoning its most vulnerable workers to the rule of the master of the house.

April 4, 2014

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

April 3, 2014

Northeastern University's decision to suspend Northeastern's SJP provoked a response that spread outside the university's borders.

April 1, 2014

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

March 28, 2014

Students at the University of North Carolina want to ensure workers who make UNC apparel operate under safe conditions.

March 11, 2014

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

March 5, 2014