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Rosa Parks

The memorial to Parks turned her into a meek and redemptive figure—instead of the radical freedom fighter she was until the end of her life.

Stephane Hessel

Remembering the French resistance spy, diplomat, Buchenwald survivor and human rights defender.

pro-choice

The last century—and the next—of women’s struggle for justice.

It’s time to tie worker rights to “Seneca Falls, Selma and Stonewall.”

What can we expect from comprehensive immigration reform? In this Nation Conversation, Aura Bogado breaks down the range of possibilities for America's undocumented.

Undocumented activist Marco Saavedra talks with The Nation's Francis Reynolds and Aura Bogado about the struggle to crack open an Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention center. 

Soldier

How the United States military has become a global police force for the superrich and superpowerful.

Mario Monti

The sad truth is that disarming and defeating Silvio Berlusconi remains the country’s first priority.

In his second inaugural address, the president stood for collective action, solidarity, social justice. Now let’s make him act on it.

It’s how I came to understand that the world—and all oppression—is connected.

Blogs

Southern organizers have tips on how the LGBT group can make its foray into the region work. HRC responds: “We got this.”

May 1, 2014

For seventy-five years, industry has tried to paint organized workers as "red agitators."

May 1, 2014

Voting rights groups allege that Ohio early voting cuts disproportionately burden black voters 

May 1, 2014

The same day Donald Sterling is banned from the NBA, a judge finds Wisconsin’s voter ID law discriminates against black and Hispanic voters.

April 29, 2014

With the Senate preparing to hold a procedural vote as early as Wednesday on a proposal to increase the federal minimum wage, it’s worth considering what’s at stake in the debate—or rather, who. 

April 29, 2014

The Justice’s dissent in the Michigan college admissions case identified an enduring element of white supremacy clinging to our democracy. 

April 29, 2014

What does a positive test mean when your economic fate hinges on the result? What kind of “discipline” is maintained by subjugating bodily privacy in the name of “public safety”?

April 18, 2014

For families torn apart, Obama’s failure to reform deportation procedures is a matter of life and death. 

April 17, 2014

Winning on abortion rights means talking—and listening—to voters in a new way.

April 16, 2014

Democrats are embracing the cause of voting rights. Why aren't Republicans?

April 14, 2014