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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.

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.

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Prison phone companies like Global Tel* Link get away with charging prisoners exorbitant rates just to keep in touch with their families. Tell the Federal Communications Commission to end this predatory practice. 

October 1, 2013

As the semester rolls on, fast-tracked teachers, vouchers and corporate-friendly Democrats get roasted.

September 27, 2013

Early Thursday afternoon on the West Coast, Governor Jerry Brown tweeted a message: “Today, I signed a bill to help California’s domestic workers.”

September 26, 2013

The Grinnell College Young Innovator Prize offers a $100,000 prize annually to activists under the age of 40 who have demonstrated leadership in the field of social justice.

September 23, 2013

Concerted pressure from labor, “alt-labor” community, women’s, immigrants, seniors and disability rights groups made change happen after eighty years. A pledge by candidate Obama and the personal commitment of Labor Secretary Hilda Solis helped too.

September 22, 2013

By pressuring universities to cut their contracts, students can put meaningful pressure on international corporations to respond to the demands of workers.

September 17, 2013

The smartest thing about the new film The Butler is its depiction of Ronald Reagan’s inadequacies on civil rights—which is something conservatives can’t stand.

September 17, 2013

As students build new fronts against austerity, some older opponents meet campus uproar.

September 16, 2013

Finally, Native American voices are being heard by the media in protest of the name “Redskins.”

September 13, 2013

Jacob Kornbluth's new film, Inequality for All, reminds us that democracy is not a spectator sport and that divide between rich and poor is growing in the US.

September 10, 2013