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Nature versus nurture was always too simple a formulation. Now, we ask: Is it chance, choice, family, culture, hormones or genes that determine who we are and whom we love?

The night after the Bush Administration announced its refusal to grant the United Nations Population Fund $34 million dollars, Jane Roberts was so outraged she couldn't sleep.


Abby Aguirre's October 10, 2002, web-only piece on e-mail harassment of Palestinian activists inspired many letters to the edito

The military needs more lawyers. More accurately, the Defense Department
wants military recruiters to recruit law students on campus and through
official channels.

With its future at stake, the ILWU will not go down without a fight.

Out in the countryside is where you'll find America's true leaders--the
gutsy, scrappy, sometimes scruffy and always ingenious grassroots
agitators and organizers who go right into the face of

"You look beautiful," shouted more than one speaker to the crowd that
gathered in New York's Central Park on Sunday, October 6, to protest
George W.

On October 4 Ralph Nader's "Take it to The Street" campaign staged a rally on Wall Street against corporate corruption.

Although he does not record CDs, Robin Kelley may well be the hippest
intellectual in the land. There is plenty of substance to ground the
style.

October surprises are built into our system, since elections come in
November. Cliffhanger movies in Hollywood's old days could not have
staged it better.

Blogs

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