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MoveOn.org is leading a coalition of advocacy groups to overturn the Supreme Court decision.

At the US Social Forum, activists discuss how to meet basic needs—and take on the system.

Daniel Redman joins The Nation on Grit TV to describe how the brutal and dysfunctional juvenile justice system sends queer youth to prison in disproportionate numbers, fails to protect them from violence and discrimination while they're inside and to this day condones attempts to turn them straight.

Speaking before the Democratic Socialists of America in Chicago, The Nation's William Greider draws parallels between the political realities of today and the challenges labor activists, socialists  and civic reformers mounted against US capitalism at the turn of the 20th century.

Instead of rape, let's just call it, "unilateral, physical intimacy." Instead of torture, let's just call it, "enhanced interrogation techniques," and pretend that it's not morally wrong.

“We never walked into Iran,” the three American hikers who have been detained in Iran since July 2009 say during a televised interview last month.

Proposition 8, "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and Civil Unions? Nation Senior Editor Richard Kim and writer Reihan Salam talk it all out on Bloggingheads.tv.

At the US Social Forum in Detroit, activists from diverse backgrounds are making common cause.

NYU professor and Nation writer Greg Grandin on GRITtv discussing Honduras, Colombia and Glenn Beck's "particular brand of Americanism that can't escape a tourette-like reference to race."

Activist and filmmaker Iara Lee was aboard the Mavi Marmara on May 31 when the vessel was raided by the Israel Defense Forces. Though her camera and equipment were confiscated, she smuggled out an hour of footage.

Blogs

There is much to celebrate in Mississippi, yet America still needs a year of action on voting rights. 

July 2, 2014

What happened to the party that fifty years ago played such a vital role in passing the Civil Rights Act?

July 2, 2014

Across the country, the summer is heating up with youth-led direct action.

July 1, 2014

While Israel uses soccer to bolster its international image, it has violently oppressed the Palestinian national soccer team.

June 20, 2014

A new letter signed by 1,000 women of color calls on the president’s initiative on boys and men to include girls and women.

June 18, 2014

Pride month begins in Washington Square Park with the continued legacy of the LGBT Rally for the Homeless.

June 13, 2014

Apparently seeing images of successful black people makes whites, Asians and Hispanics think racism doesn't exist.

June 12, 2014

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