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To recover lost ground, progressives should focus more on civil society than electoral politics.

Gays and lesbians in some states may legally wed, but until DOMA is repealed, they still can't enjoy federal rights.

It took opportunistic politicians and ridiculous, shameful language on religious exemptions, but gay and lesbian New Yorkers can finally tie the knot.

Lieutenant Dan Choi joins The Nation to discuss his recent arrest and how restricting protest is just another way to suppress freedom of speech.

In a fiery keynote address at the Netroots Nation 2011 convention in Minneapolis, Van Jones called for a renewed progressive movement that is unafraid to assert its values. 

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.

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And interview with Journalist Sheila Bapat on how domestic workers—mostly immigrant women and women of color—are winning labor protections nationwide.

June 12, 2014

China has changed a lot in twenty-five years, but there are still valuable lessons to be learned from the Tiananmen protesters. 

June 9, 2014

When a federal judge tossed Wisconsin’s marriage ban, kids showed up with flowers and cops brought the cake.

June 7, 2014

A brilliant author who organized with Dr. King and served on the staff of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.

May 28, 2014

Violence against civilians is endemic in Indian Kashmir, where activists are fighting back against a culture of official impunity.

May 15, 2014

Anniversaries of the decision are opportunities to reflect on how much has been promised, how much delivered, how much still owed.

May 14, 2014

The Tea Party darling has now criticized the GOP on voter ID and cutting early voting, and is pushing to restore voting rights to nonviolent felons.

May 12, 2014

A year ago, many might have laughed at the idea of paying the plebe behind the counter $15 an hour. But now that workers have raised their voices, a living wage seems like a deeply modest proposal.

May 9, 2014

Counties and cities are posing a challenge to the Obama administration, whose immigration enforcement mechanisms lean heavily on the partnership between federal and local agents.

May 2, 2014

The journalist and activist talks about his new film, Documented: A Film by an Undocumented Immigrant.

May 1, 2014