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Peter Rothberg

Associate Publisher, Special Projects

Peter Rothberg, the Nation‘s Associate Publisher, has been writing a blog covering the world of activism since 2003. His previous positions with The Nation include editor of TheNation.com, publicity director, special projects director and intern. Rothberg is a former speech-writer for civil rights leader Julian Bond and the editor of Lived History: Lives We’ve Lost, 2012-13. A charter member of both the Brooklyn Literary Council and the Oakland Literary Council, a board member of Living Liberally, and a contributing editor of the Brooklyn Quarterly, Rothberg lives in Brooklyn, New York, where he was born and raised. Follow him on Twitter @peterrothberg.


  • September 21, 2012

    Troy Davis Lives Forever

    Before Davis was killed at age 42, he told his sister Kimberly and other family members “that he wanted us to continue the fight to clear his name and end the death penalty.”

    Peter Rothberg

  • Books and Ideas September 19, 2012

    Brooklyn Book Festival, 2012

    This Sunday's Brooklyn Book Festival is one of the country's most celebrated celebrations of books, reading and independent publishing.

    Peter Rothberg

  • September 11, 2012

    Top Ten Songs About Economic Injustice

    The condition of being dead broke is a perennially popular theme in music, so, regardless of your taste in genre, there's a song for you.

    Peter Rothberg

  • Activism September 5, 2012

    Occupy Monsanto

    Anti-GMO activists will stage a week of protests in St. Louis, home of the Monsanto Corporation, starting on the anniversary of OWS, September 17, 2012.

    Peter Rothberg

  • September 4, 2012

    Top Ten Songs About Presidents

    Consider this a playlist for the DNC as the Democratic Party convenes in Charlotte, NC, this week to nominate President Obama for a second term.

    Peter Rothberg

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  • August 21, 2012

    The Five Most Under-Reported Stories of the Summer

    The competition is tough, as the London Olympics, the Aurora shootings and the tragic Kristen Stewart/Robert Pattinson break-up have sucked up most of the media oxygen in recent months. But these five issues demand far more attention than they’ve received this summer.

    Peter Rothberg

  • Activism August 15, 2012

    Occupy Wall Street: Year One

    On September 15, the movement will re-assemble where it was born for three days of education, celebration and renewed resistance to economic injustice with permitted convergences and assemblies, concerts, and civil disobedience.

    Peter Rothberg

  • August 13, 2012

    ‘Because You’re Beautiful’

    Toni Childs wrote 'Because You're Beautiful' after Eve Ensler asked her to create a song that could inspire people to end violence against women and girls for all time.

    Peter Rothberg

  • July 25, 2012

    Save Campus Diversity

    By the end of this year, the US Supreme Court is expected to decide whether or not colleges and universities can prioritize diversity through their admissions policy guidelines.

    Peter Rothberg

  • July 24, 2012

    Remembering Alexander Cockburn

    Alex Cockburn always took interns seriously.

    Peter Rothberg