Human rights

Workers pack mangoes into boxes at a factory in Tapachula

How US Policy Has Trapped Migrant Workers in an “Open-Air Prison” in Mexico How US Policy Has Trapped Migrant Workers in an “Open-Air Prison” in Mexico

Thanks to US border restrictions, thousands of migrants are stuck indefinitely in Chiapas, harvesting the fruits that Americans can’t get enough of.

Mar 20, 2023 / Feature / Esther Honig

Illustration by Victor Juhasz.

When Force-Feeding Is Torture When Force-Feeding Is Torture

After years of litigation, The Nation and Type Investigations have acquired footage of a force-feeding at a federal prison. It shows treatment that may amount to torture.

Mar 8, 2023 / Feature / Aviva Stahl

Carlos Berger's memorial

Chile’s Battle for Memory: A Report From the Latest Front Chile’s Battle for Memory: A Report From the Latest Front

The fight over a memorial to my friend Carlos Berger and other victims of the Caravan of Death reveals that there are still many in Chile who resist the lessons of our country’s tr...

Feb 22, 2023 / Ariel Dorfman

Pope Francis and President Felix Tshiekedi address a crowd

The Pope Delivers a Clear Message in the Democratic Republic of Congo The Pope Delivers a Clear Message in the Democratic Republic of Congo

Francis’s visit sought to address violence and corruption in the Central African state. The violent and the corrupt lined up for an audience.

Feb 6, 2023 / Hugh Kinsella Cunningham and Nicolas Niarchos

Ilhan Omar Will Not Be Silenced

Ilhan Omar Will Not Be Silenced Ilhan Omar Will Not Be Silenced

The GOP’s decision to remove Omar from her most cherished committee was petty and cruel—but she’s not going anywhere.

Feb 3, 2023 / John Nichols

Jasmine, 23, waits to receive an abortion at a Planned Parenthood Abortion Clinic in West Palm Beach, Fla.

“Restore Roe” Is Not the Answer to the Abortion Access Crisis “Restore Roe” Is Not the Answer to the Abortion Access Crisis

We deserve better than the return of a law that never worked for everyone.

Jan 27, 2023 / Highlights / Mary Drummer

Banners on Harvard's campus

Harvard Changed Its Mind on Ken Roth—Not on Allowing Free Speech About Palestine Harvard Changed Its Mind on Ken Roth—Not on Allowing Free Speech About Palestine

If even a highly respected establishment figure like Ken Roth can be targeted for speaking out against Israel’s abuse of Palestinian human rights, where does that leave student org...

Jan 24, 2023 / Nadine Bahour and Shraddha Joshi

Kenneth Roth portrait on black background

Harvard Reverses Course After a “Nation” Exposé Harvard Reverses Course After a “Nation” Exposé

The Kennedy School has decided to extend an invitation to Ken Roth, the former head of Human Rights Watch, after a Nation cover story revealed that his fellowship was initially vet...

Jan 19, 2023 / Editorial / The Editors

Graham Rayman & Reuven Blau

Rikers Just Had Its Deadliest Year. Two Authors Explain Why It’s Still Open. Rikers Just Had Its Deadliest Year. Two Authors Explain Why It’s Still Open.

A conversation with Graham Rayman and Reuven Blau about their new book on Rikers Island, a jail system plagued by decades of institutional inertia.

Jan 20, 2023 / Back Page / Victoria Law

Meet Dennis Oya, Patient Zero of the TB Outbreak Sweeping Washington’s Prisons

Meet Dennis Oya, Patient Zero of the TB Outbreak Sweeping Washington’s Prisons Meet Dennis Oya, Patient Zero of the TB Outbreak Sweeping Washington’s Prisons

A Nation investigation into the latest deadly side effect of mass incarceration.

Jan 30, 2023 / Feature / Katharine S. Walter

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