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The Federal Communications Commission’s new chairman Tom Wheeler announces efforts to “do things differently.”

Tunisia protest

You can’t always trace it, but everything and everyone has a genealogy.

Pope Francis

In attacking “the structural causes of inequality,” he is reviving that great movement’s “preferential option for the poor.”

Kremlevskaya Naberezhnaya street and Moscow skyline.

Questions from Novaya Gazeta on the Soviet Union, segregation and Russia today.

Airport workers

Passenger service workers earn significantly lower wages than the largely unionized airline employees with whom they work. Now they’re organizing to change that.

A wave of anti-gay laws have brought Russia’s LGBT movement into the international spotlight, but activists are divided over strategies, including proposed boycotts.

Obama at G20

Meanwhile, activists organized a counter-summit to discuss the problems world leaders were unwilling to address. 

Migrahack

How programmers, journalists and immigrant rights advocates are redefining hacking—for immigrant justice.

Drone strike in Yemen

For years I have written about mass incarceration, while staying mute about drones and other injustices. It is time to connect the dots.

Blogs

Sister Simone Campbell talks about the Nuns on the Bus and their work to address poverty in America.

July 6, 2012

The workers at Republic Windows and Doors have formed a co-op, New Era Windows, and made a bid to buy the plant. The factory’s current owners seem intent on selling off its parts instead.

July 4, 2012

From marriage to the military, LGBTQ people have won acceptance. Now can we tackle the unacceptable levels of fear, poverty and shame that pervade our society?

June 25, 2012

Protesters for equality are met with violent represssion.

June 25, 2012

Our media coverage is often dominated by one big story that crowds out nearly everything else. As an antidote, every week, Nation interns try to cut through the echo chamber and choose one good article in their area of interest that they feel should receive more attention.

June 21, 2012

Thousands of activists in Mexico continue to protest the G20 while certain US media pundits blather away about trivialities. 

June 19, 2012

What does reporting on voting rights mean at a time when a person's race, gender and class still determines if they'll be targeted for voter suppression?

June 15, 2012

On Monday, 90% of Chicago Teachers Union members voted to support a strike if one is called.

June 12, 2012

One hundred and three million people are poor or near poor in the United States today. Is it time to make the fight against poverty personal?

June 1, 2012

Don’t take your eyes of Chicago yet. The NATO protests may be over, but city politics are heating up.

May 23, 2012