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The radical ideas of one generation become the common sense of the next. Here, Peter Dreier honors the people who moved progressive ideas in America from the marginal to the mainstream.

The radical ideas of one generation become the common sense of the next. Here, Peter Dreier honors the people who moved progressive ideas in America from the marginal to the mainstream.

The Obama administration recently submitted a report on its own human rights record to the United Nations, becoming the first time US administration to do so. Barbara Crossette and Anja Rudiger explain what this means for the state of human rights in this country.

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.

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Fighting for breath when police and media are declaring war against a peaceful movement could not be more pressing.

December 22, 2014

Policy experts and activists explain what’s keeping people in the streets and what the movement should consider next.

December 16, 2014

Alexander Cockburn, Jonathan Schell and others on “the habit of torture,” baked into society itself.

December 15, 2014

Ferguson has put America’s racial apartheid on the global stage.

December 9, 2014

Demonstrations have occurred in more than 150 cities across the US in the week since a grand jury declined to indict Darren Wilson, the police officer who killed Michael Brown.

December 3, 2014

Warnings about the human and environmental costs went unheeded. Now the most vulnerable Central Americans are paying the price.

November 24, 2014

Mass uprisings like the one that brought down the Soviet bloc are neither as rare—nor as spontaneous—as they first appear.

November 11, 2014

A new report documents the most major concerns.

October 31, 2014

The murder of a transgender woman in the Philippines reveals the homophobia in the Marine Corps and the dangers of US military presence in the region.

October 29, 2014

A lesson in how to provide banking centered on people's needs and not on profit for its investors, the Columbia credit union might well ripple well beyond the Morningside campus. 

October 22, 2014