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Civil disobedience news and analysis from The Nation
April 18, 2016
The Most Important Protest of the 2016 Election
1,400 activists have been arrested at Democracy Awakening and Democracy Spring, but few in the media have
April 12, 2016
Hundreds of People Were Just Arrested Outside Congress
One of the largest acts of civil disobedience in Washington barely got any attention from the mainstream press.
December 2, 2015
Open Letter: Let’s Sit-In to Save Democracy From the Billionaire Class
More than 1,000 people have pledged to join progressive leaders in a congressional sit-in, to take our elections back from moneyed special interests.
December 1, 2015
Rosa Parks Wasn’t Meek, Passive, or Naive—and 7 Other Things You Probably Didn’t Learn in School
Much of what students are taught, and much of what most Americans think they know, about Parks’s activism is wrong.
June 16, 2015
25 Years Later: Lessons From the Organizers of Justice for Janitors
The campaign succeeded because it went after the people who truly had power over the workers’ livelihood—not the powerless subcontractors.
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April 16, 2015
Yesterday’s #FightFor15 Protests Were Big—and the Movement Is Only Growing
Yesterday’s strikers ranged from retail and fast food workers to adjuncts and caregivers—all those ousted from the 1 percent economy.
March 30, 2015
The Campaign to Refuse Student Debt Is About to Kick Into Overdrive
Anti-debtors are descending on DC to challenge the Department of Education’s regulation of student debt.
February 25, 2015
What Happens if You Refuse to Pay Off Your Student Debt?
Fifteen former students of the for-profit Corinthian college chain are launching a debt strike to allow other debtors to do just that.
January 16, 2013
Call it municipal disobedience: communities like Sugar Hill, New Hampshire, are defying laws they deem illegitimate.