In a remarkable, media-savvy protest, First Lieut. Ehren Watada has
refused orders to go to Iraq, claiming the war and the occupation
violate the Constitution, international law and Army regulations.
The War Tapes, a documentary shot by US soldiers and sanctioned by the military, may turn out to be the most powerful statement against the war to date.
What does it take to motivate young people to meaningful political action? This VideoNation report looks at how three protests drew three very different constituencies.
So long as austerity-mongers have their way, "democracy" is just a buzzword.
The growing threats of nuclear war and environmental catastrophe make it hard to bet on the survival of our species.
How did debt reduction become Washington's number one priority?
"We're not going to outspend the fossil fuel industry," the 350.org founder explains. "We have to find other currencies to work in, and those are the currencies of movements."
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.
If the earth's temperature rises by another 2 degrees celsius, our planet faces mass extinctions.