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Political dissent news and analysis from The Nation
April 25, 2022
It’s Woody Guthrie’s World. We Just Live in It.
A new show at the Morgan Library illuminates the legendary folk singer’s jam-packed life.
January 6, 2022
No Other Way to Live: Why Ai Weiwei Left China
Xi Jinping’s tenure has been marked by harsh crackdowns on human rights activism.
October 22, 2021
The New Campaign to Smear Palestinian Human Rights Defenders as Terrorists
In a move that has been condemned as an effort to discredit Palestinian rights organizations, the Israeli government has designated six as “terror organizations.”
August 10, 2021
The Arrest of Dora María Téllez Marks a New Low for Nicaragua
One of the beliefs that animated the Central American solidarity movement then was that we were not powerless. We are not powerless now, either.
August 6, 2021
Violetta Grudina Brings Political Dissidence to Murmansk
An ally of Alexey Navalny running for local office in northern Russia faces naked repression in an increasingly hostile political climate.
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March 1, 2021
Steve Cobble Waged a 50-Year Campaign for Justice and for Peace
The strategist who started with George McGovern, stood at Jesse Jackson’s side, and drafted Bernie Sanders into presidential politics has died.
July 28, 2020
Call Trump’s Tactics What They Are: Fascist
Honest officials have begun to use the “f” word in describing the president's assaults on American cities and the right to dissent.
June 25, 2020
Hong Kong’s Cartoonists Aren’t Giving Up on Dissent
As the city braces for a new law that could stifle free speech, local artists are still spurring on the protest movement.
May 31, 2020
The Only Solution Is to Defund the Police
The murders of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor prove what we already knew—police “reform” has failed.
Alex S. Vitale
April 6, 2020
Confronting the Pandemic in a Time of Revolt: Voices From Chile
Surviving the coronavirus will be meaningless if Chileans do not simultaneously address the underlying causes of injustice and inequality.