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Barack Obama and supporters

In a second Obama term, we must organize to win a new social contract for a new economy.

Occupy Wall Street

In this election and after, we need to write a new story for our changing nation that places care and connection at the center.

Jesse Jackson and Gambian president Yahyah Jammeh

The reverend sat down with The Nation to talk about his humanitarian trip to Africa and poverty in America.

Those claiming Occupy has failed already forget what other social justice sucesses have taught us: change is slow. 

An Israeli court absolved the state of responsibility for her death. But the memory of this courageous activist for Palestinian rights will help advance her cause.

A Mapuche youth

The indigenous Mapuche people have been trying to reclaim their ancestral lands for the past ten years, but Chilean authorities have only reacted with force.

How to Launch a Mass Movement for Economic Justice

Progressive leaders are rolling out a bold plan to push Washington off the austerity path. But can they deliver?

How do you put a human face on an injustice that so often goes under the radar?

How the Magna Carta Became a Minor Carta.

Blogs

The right to vote is under the most sustained attack since 1965, but civil rights activists are fighting back.

August 28, 2013

Protesters are calling for a global response to Russia's odious anti-LGBT laws, but a strategic response is needed. 

August 27, 2013

A federal trial rules against the forces of decency in Chicago—despite evidence that the closing of 50 schools is racist and illegal.

August 26, 2013

Home care workers are still excluded from federal labor laws fifty years after protesters demanded inclusion.

August 26, 2013

Dr. Martin Luther King was talking about economic justice as well as racial justice, according to Senator Bernie Sanders.

August 23, 2013

We remember it as the apogee of democratic idealism. At the time, it was feared as a harbinger of violent chaos.

August 23, 2013

A tour through the magazine's archives confirms Gary Younge’s argument in this week’s cover story.

August 23, 2013

Is the American understanding of Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech “wrapped in the flag?”

August 21, 2013

Across the country, students sit-in, mobilize and unionize for justice.

August 21, 2013

Republicans in North Carolina are shutting down polling places at college campuses and preventing students from running for office. 

August 20, 2013