The Student Encampments Aren’t a Danger to Jews. But the Crackdown Is. The Student Encampments Aren’t a Danger to Jews. But the Crackdown Is.

The narrative of protesters endangering Jewish students has been used to justify police repression. But at the Columbia encampment, I saw a commitment to confronting antisemitism….

Hadas Thier

Biden’s Failure to Rejoin the Iran Nuclear Deal Was an Unforced Error Biden’s Failure to Rejoin the Iran Nuclear Deal Was an Unforced Error

The question remains: Could some version of it be salvaged in 2025?

Bob Dreyfuss

When We Occupied Columbia in 1978, the University Didn’t Call the NYPD When We Occupied Columbia in 1978, the University Didn’t Call the NYPD

Campus administrators met student demands to divest from apartheid-era South Africa. What’s changed?

Editorial / D.D. Guttenplan

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My Parents Fled Gaza. I’m Still Here. We May Never See Each Other Again. My Parents Fled Gaza. I’m Still Here. We May Never See Each Other Again.

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Surfers Are Fighting to Save the Waves—and the Planet Surfers Are Fighting to Save the Waves—and the Planet

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Is 2024 the Year of Trust-Busting? Is 2024 the Year of Trust-Busting?

May 28, 2024 / Q&A / Laura Flanders

At the NIH, a Scandal Grows Around an Official’s Evasion of Public Records Law At the NIH, a Scandal Grows Around an Official’s Evasion of Public Records Law

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Israel-Gaza War

Columbia University Hamilton Hall Occupation

Why Students at Columbia University Are Occupying Hamilton Hall Why Students at Columbia University Are Occupying Hamilton Hall

Pro-Palestine students have taken over the same building that anti-Vietnam War and anti-gentrification protesters occupied in 1968.

StudentNation / Lara-Nour Walton

At the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis, a few hundred people gathered outside Coffman Memorial Union to call for a cease-fire in Gaza before setting up an encampment on the lawn Monday afternoon, April 29, 2024.

The Abolitionist Roots of Anti-War Encampments The Abolitionist Roots of Anti-War Encampments

From Minneapolis to Manhattan, the encampments now spreading across college campuses are built on the same principles as abolitionist spaces like George Floyd Square.

Alyssa Oursler and Anna DalCortivo

Pro-Palestinian students celebrating at Brown University

Students at Brown Just Secured a Vote on Divestment. What Happens Next? Students at Brown Just Secured a Vote on Divestment. What Happens Next?

On April 30, protesters disbanded their encampment when the university pledged to vote on divestment from companies affiliated with Israel. This shows a different way of doing thi…

StudentNation / Owen Dahlkamp

Politics

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange (L) and former Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan (R)

If Joe Biden Really Wants to Celebrate Press Freedom, He Should Free Julian Assange If Joe Biden Really Wants to Celebrate Press Freedom, He Should Free Julian Assange

Joe Biden will celebrate World Press Freedom Day tomorrow. But it is a safe bet that he’ll have nothing to say about Assange or Imran Khan, both behind bars for defying the US.

Charles Glass

Members of the media and guests walk past protesters posing as slain Gaza journalists outside of the Washington Hilton ahead of the White House Correspondents' Dinner on April 27, 2024.

The White House Press Corps Should Be Ashamed of Itself The White House Press Corps Should Be Ashamed of Itself

Partying with the president who has stood by as Israel slaughters journalists in Palestine is repulsive.

Mariam Barghouti

Gov. Kristi Noem speaking on a stage outside, wearing a red

I’m Sad for Kristi Noem’s Daughter, Not Just Her Puppy I’m Sad for Kristi Noem’s Daughter, Not Just Her Puppy

The South Dakota governor traumatized her child by killing her dog.

Joan Walsh

Books & the Arts

Ella Fitzgerald at the Newport Jazz Festival in Newport, Rhode Island, 1970.

The Genius of Ella Fitzgerald The Genius of Ella Fitzgerald

She remade the American songbook in her image, uprooting the very meaning of musical performance.

Books & the Arts / Sam Fentress

Edward Hopper's “October in Cape Cod,” 1946.

A Coming of Age Novel That Puzzles Through Gender A Coming of Age Novel That Puzzles Through Gender

In Griffin Hansbury’s Some Strange Music Draws Me In, a man’s recollections of his transition opens up into a nuanced examination of gender identity’s many contradictions.

Books & the Arts / Grace Byron

Aran Islands woman

The Imperial Gaze Turns on Britain’s Isles The Imperial Gaze Turns on Britain’s Isles

In Elizabeth O’Connor’s Whale Fall, an encounter between English documentarians and a remote Welsh island community provokes questions of sexual and national identity.

Books & the Arts / Emmet Fraizer

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During a sermon in 1967, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. urged the United States to repent and abandon its “tragic, reckless adventure in Vietnam.”

Only Revolutionary Love Can Save Us Now Only Revolutionary Love Can Save Us Now

Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1967 speech condemning the Vietnam War offers a powerful moral compass as we face the challenges of our time.

Feature / Michelle Alexander

The Toxic Culture at Tesla

The Toxic Culture at Tesla The Toxic Culture at Tesla

The factory floors at America’s top seller of electric vehicles are rife with racial harassment, sexual abuse, and injuries on the job.

Feature / Bryce Covert

The Unnatural Disaster Threatening Puerto Rico's Children

The Unnatural Disaster Threatening Puerto Rico’s Children The Unnatural Disaster Threatening Puerto Rico’s Children

The island’s health system is on its knees. Doctors are fleeing in droves. And the crisis is hurting kids most of all.

Feature / Coral Murphy Marcos

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