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Climate Strike

23 Reasons to Climate Strike Today

Take to the streets.
Bill McKibben
This story was published as part of Covering Climate Now, a global collaboration of more than 250 news outlets that's strengthening climate coverage, co-founded by The Nation and Columbia Journalism Review. Continue Reading >

What Would Real Commitment to the Paris Climate Agreement Look Like?

The United States will be a nonentity at this fall’s UN climate summit. But the 2020 election is a chance to change the game.

Zoë Carpenter

Only a Global Green New Deal Can Save the Planet

And Bernie Sanders has a plan for that.
Tom Athanasiou
This story was published as part of Covering Climate Now, a global collaboration of more than 250 news outlets that's strengthening climate coverage, co-founded by The Nation and Columbia Journalism Review. Continue Reading >

Covering Climate Now

‘The Silenced’: Meet the Climate Whistle-Blowers Muzzled by Trump

Six former government scientists describe how the Trump administration made them bury the truth about climate change—and why they won’t stay quiet.

Oliver Milman

‘Like a Sunburn on Your Lungs’: How Does the Climate Crisis Impact Health?

Children, pregnant people, and the elderly are the most at risk from extreme weather and heat—but the impact is already being felt across every specialty of medicine.

Emily Holden

TV Weathercasters Who Are Shifting Public Opinion on the Climate Crisis

Meteorologists’ reports help viewers understand what is happening and why it’s important—and they’re having an impact.

Pam Radtke Russell

Covering Climate Now

A New Beginning for Climate Reporting

Could it be that the press, especially the US press, is finally waking up to the climate story?

Mark Hertsgaard and Kyle Pope

What if Reporters Covered the Climate Crisis Like Edward R. Murrow Covered the Start of World War II?

The new Covering Climate Now project will help media “tell the story so people get it.”

Bill Moyers

Naomi Klein: ‘We Are Seeing the Beginnings of the Era of Climate Barbarism’

The No Logo author talks about solutions to the climate crisis, Greta Thunberg, birth strikes, and how she finds hope.

Natalie Hanman

Climate Summit

Why Next Monday’s UN Climate Action Summit Matters

The media and climate activists must “name and shame” laggards, says the UN special envoy.
Mark Hertsgaard
This story was published as part of Covering Climate Now, a global collaboration of more than 250 news outlets that's strengthening climate coverage, co-founded by The Nation and Columbia Journalism Review. Continue Reading >
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politics

Trump’s Plan to Solve Homelessness Is Horrifying

Democrats are right to be outraged—but their ideas aren’t much better.

Jake Bittle

Exclusive: Edward Snowden’s First Adventures in Cyberspace

An excerpt from the whistleblower’s new memoir.

Edward Snowden

How to Send a Message of Solidarity to People in Migrant Detention

A new project called Flowers on the Inside allows people to send postcards featuring art from undocumented immigrants to detained migrants.

Tina Vasquez

Migrant Voices

‘“Are You Illegal?” I Will Never Forget Those Words.’

A young woman, brought to the US as a baby and abandoned and abused by her parents, struggles to gain status and stay in her beloved Bronx.

John Washington

‘I Used to Wonder What My Karma Was That I Had to End Up in a Place Like This’

A Nepali TPS holder and domestic worker describes what it’s like to live in the US without papers and to fight for workers’ rights.

John Washington

‘It’s Not Shameful to Work in the Fields. But It’s Hard.’

Americans don’t want these jobs, or can’t do them—so nearly a quarter of a million guest workers do them instead.

John Washington
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world

Hands Off Exarcheia: Athens’s Anarchist Community Fights Back

The police and Airbnb threaten to transform Athens’s radical enclave into a “tourist-friendly caricature.”

Ella Fassler

The Israeli Elections Are a Referendum on Who Can Treat Palestinians Most Harshly

While Netanyahu’s talk of annexing parts of the West Bank caused a flurry, the reality is that few parties would oppose it.

Diana Buttu

The Deadly Debris the US Is Leaving Behind in Afghanistan

Landmines have killed at least 5,000 people, many of them children, during the war in Afghanistan. They’ll be there long after we leave.

Stephanie Savell

culture

How Should We Remember the Art of Emil Nolde?

A recent show in Berlin grapples with the legacy of a prominent German modernist who was a supporter of Nazism but whose art was derided by Nazis.

Barry Schwabsky

Does This Nearly 1,000-Page-Long Sentence Encapsulate the Anxiety of American Life?

Lucy Ellmann’s novel Ducks, Newburyport provides a comprehensive diagnosis of one citizen’s very modern alienation.

Dustin Illingworth

Sally Rooney and the Millennial Novel of Manners

Her second book, Normal People, mines the travails of Irish youth to tell a decidedly contemporary love story. 

Hannah Gold

What We're Listening To

The Business of Being Taylor Swift

Her latest album, Lover, has been heralded as a return to form. It also presents an opportunity to understand the pop star’s many contradictions. 

Olivia Horn

Clairo’s Bedroom Pop Takes Over the World

Distilling heartbreak into hits, her debut album shows the YouTube sensation is a true star.

Ann-Derrick Gaillot

Vampire Weekend Grows Up

Over a decade since its debut, the band that soundtracked the Great Recession returns with one of its most ambitious albums. 

Bijan Stephen

columnists

Watch and Listen

Listen: How a Native American Woman Defeated a 4-Term Republican Incumbent

Ruth Anna Buffalo is changing politics in North Dakota.

September 17, 2019

View: More Than a Wall: Photos of 30 Years of Life Along the US-Mexico Border

Successive US administrations have sought to turn the borderlands into a land of death—but these photos prove it is very much a land of the living.

September 12, 2019

Listen: From Steubenville to Antonio Brown

Documentary filmmaker Nancy Schwarzman and writer Charles Modiano join the show to talk Steubenville and Antonio Brown.

September 17, 2019

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