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Political dissent news and analysis from The Nation
August 22, 2019
I’m a Journalist. Why Did I End Up on an FBI Terrorist Watch List?
The use of “watch lists” to harass dissidents and journalists—as well as Muslims—appears to be growing, as the author discovered when he recently got caught in the net.
July 29, 2019
Trump’s Racism Is Feudal
The president wants African Americans to kiss his ring.
June 11, 2019
The World’s Dismal Convergence on Press Freedom
Western reporters used to be markedly freer than their colleagues in the Arab world. Can they still claim that privilege?
May 1, 2019
A Louisiana Court Is Trying to Silence Black Lives Matter’s DeRay Mckesson
The message to black people: They can come for us at any time.
April 1, 2019
An American Soldier’s Dissent
A veteran criticizes the US Army for racism, sexual violence, and a toxic culture that places “duty’” above ethics.
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April 1, 2019
In Defense of Pieing
When they go low, we go pie.
Atossa Araxia Abrahamian
February 5, 2019
France’s Yellow Vest Movement Comes of Age
At its first “Assembly of Assemblies” in late January, this grassroots democratic revolt brought together many people who had never participated in politics.
January 16, 2019
These Hungarian Students Are Fighting for Their Country’s Democracy
Though Orbán sought to stamp out dissent and free thought in Hungary, he only made us call out to one another in solidarity.
December 7, 2018
Noam Chomsky at 90: On Orwell, Taxi Drivers, and Rejecting Indoctrination
As agile as ever, he pulls no punches, decrying the flaws of capitalism and abuses of governing power, sparing few politicians and no parties.
September 20, 2018
America’s Aversion to Facts Didn’t Begin With Donald Trump
Retracing the roots of political falsehood.