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Representative Barbara Lee: ‘The Public Is With Us’

In an exclusive interview with The Nation, the representative talks about cutting the defense budget, what Covid-19 has revealed about systemic racism, and her mentor Shirley Chisholm.

John Nichols

World

I Lost My Son in a Hail of Bullets at an Israeli Checkpoint

Israeli soldiers shot to kill after Ahmad's car crashed into a checkpoint. They insist he did it on purpose but have refused to do a real investigation. 

Najah Erekat
Culture

Neil Young’s Journey Through the Past

As he prepares to vote in his first American election, the eccentric singer-songwriter’s Archives project unearths his own lost history.

John Semley
Internet and New Media

How Did the Internet Get So Bad?

Joanne McNeil’s Lurking, an account of the last 30 years of online life, reminds us the Internet didn't have to become what it is today.

Lisa Borst
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Politics

Donald Trump and His Postmaster General Are Sabotaging Democracy in Plain Sight

The president blurted out his determination to undermine voting rights in a Fox Business Network interview.

John Nichols

Why Trump Is Using Birtherism Against Harris

Trump has set himself up as America’s ICE agent, with the right to question his rival’s citizenship.

Jeet Heer

How Men’s Rights Groups Helped Rewrite Regulations on Campus Rape

E-mails shared with The Nation reveal a deep collaboration between the Department of Education and organizations that believe in a crisis of false rape allegations.

Hélène Barthélemy

Culture

For Ottessa Moshfegh, Novel Writing Is a Spiritual Experience

We talked to the writer about how she composes her books and how she gets into the minds of her characters. 

Rosemarie Ho

Julian Bond’s Life in Protest and Politics

A new collection of essays demonstrates how the civil rights icon’s thinking evolved amid the upheavals of the 20th century.

Robert Greene II

Who Gets to Tell the Story of Wuhan’s Lockdown?

On Fang Fang’s quarantine journal and the political limits of the diary.

Jaime Chu

World

Hong Kong’s Protesters Are Writing Their ‘Last Letters’

They fear being arrested or disappeared, and are not prepared to be silenced without a fight.

Billy H.C. Kwok, The Nation and Magnum Foundation

I Lost My Son in a Hail of Bullets at an Israeli Checkpoint

Israeli soldiers shot to kill after Ahmad's car crashed into a checkpoint. They insist he did it on purpose but have refused to do a real investigation. 

Najah Erekat

Can This Crisis Be Used to Build a Better Future in Argentina?

In the slums of Buenos Aires, government aid has been slow to materialize. Instead, community organizations are leading the fight.

Anita Pouchard Serra

Watch and Listen

View: Hong Kong’s Protesters Are Writing Their ‘Last Letters’

They fear being arrested or disappeared, and are not prepared to be silenced without a fight.

August 3, 2020

View: Tear Down the Monuments, Bring Our Cities to Life

In Richmond, the sites of former monuments to the Confederacy have become lively spaces for activism and memorializing those lost to police violence.

July 13, 2020

View: Black Liberation and Indigenous Sovereignty Are Interconnected

I’m a guest in the Black Lives Matter movement, and making images is how I show my support.

June 29, 2020

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