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With up to 200,000 American and British combat troops already stationed
in or on their way to the Persian Gulf area, war with Iraq looks
increasingly imminent.

Although the Bush Administration acts as if the war train has already
left the station, the antiwar forces continue to grow, and they are
mobilizing in large numbers for a worldwide protest on

Early tomorrow morning, organizers of this, the third annual World Social Forum, will formally close out the weeklong event to report their conclusions to the hundreds of international reporte

The highpoint of this year's World Social Forum was reached earlier this evening when newly elected Brazilian president Luiz Ignacio "Lula" Da Silva showed up to address an outdoor crowd of a

Just hours after the third annual World Social Forum was officially inaugurated this afternoon, ten of thousands of delegates, visitors and local residents are gathering for a peace march thr

My friend Ruth Rosen, who writes a terrific column for the San
Francisco Chronicle
, advised her readers to go to the antiwar
marches organized by International ANSWER but to take their o

A lonely Cracker Barrel restaurant stands alongside the highway that
runs near my house.

Thirty years later, abortion's political terrain is more complicated than ever.

Bush's handpicked delegates disrupt global conferences on women's
rights.

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Amid rising anti-government sentiment and a series of natural disasters, Bosnia-Herzegovina's fractured ethnic communities are drawing strength from an unlikely source: each other.

September 17, 2014

The Nation and the Center for Community Change partnered together for an essay contest in which young people were asked to submit a photo they found meaningful and an essay explaining the significance of the photo in 500 words.

September 17, 2014

Either neither of them have a place on college campuses, or both do. 

September 15, 2014

There’s debate over whether federal government involvement will make a difference in Ferguson. Cincinnati, site of a police shooting in 2002, offers clues on how to address racially biased policing.

September 12, 2014

The release of a wrongfully imprisoned death row inmate has opened up a bipartisan conversation around punitive justice in North Carolina.

September 11, 2014

More than 450 voters did not have their ballots counted in the state’s May primary as a result of the country’s harshest voting law.

September 10, 2014

An ad that embraces same-sex marriage signals the change in our politics.

September 9, 2014

A big victory for voting rights in a key battleground state

September 4, 2014

Mychal Denzel Smith appears on Melissa Harry-Perry to explain why we need a national movement to dismantle white supremacy. 

September 2, 2014

Michael Sam, the first openly gay player with a chance of making an NFL team, now finds himself on the outside looking in.

September 2, 2014