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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.

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A federal trial rules against the forces of decency in Chicago—despite evidence that the closing of 50 schools is racist and illegal.

August 26, 2013

Home care workers are still excluded from federal labor laws fifty years after protesters demanded inclusion.

August 26, 2013

Dr. Martin Luther King was talking about economic justice as well as racial justice, according to Senator Bernie Sanders.

August 23, 2013

We remember it as the apogee of democratic idealism. At the time, it was feared as a harbinger of violent chaos.

August 23, 2013

A tour through the magazine's archives confirms Gary Younge’s argument in this week’s cover story.

August 23, 2013

Is the American understanding of Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech “wrapped in the flag?”

August 21, 2013

Across the country, students sit-in, mobilize and unionize for justice.

August 21, 2013

Republicans in North Carolina are shutting down polling places at college campuses and preventing students from running for office. 

August 20, 2013

Morbid thoughts from the sex-advice columnist and founder of It Gets Better.

August 8, 2013

From the Dream 9, to the Dream Defenders, to San Francisco, to Chicago, young people mass for social justice.

August 2, 2013