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Protest news and analysis from The Nation
May 23, 2018
The Real Reason NFL Owners Want to Punish Players for Protesting During the Anthem
This is about labor rights, and whether NFL players will exercise them in the face of a craven crackdown.
May 16, 2018
At the University of Virginia, Black Students Are Still Recovering From August 11
As the academic year draws to a close, black students at the University of Virginia still experience trauma from the white-supremacist Unite the Right rally.
May 9, 2018
Roger Goodell Tries to Pass Buck on Protests Staged During Anthem
Giving team owners power to determine anthem policy would be a violation of the collective-bargaining agreement, and the union is putting its foot down.
May 1, 2018
Remembering Nate Smith, Pittsburgh’s Prizefighting Labor Activist
For May Day, we look back at the work of Nate Smith, whose organizing broke down racial barriers in Pittsburgh’s trade unions.
April 12, 2018
Eric Reid Is Not for Sale
The free-agent NFL safety was told that he needed to commit to not protesting during the anthem. He said no.
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March 8, 2018
Music for Dark Times
MGMT and Poliça’s new albums offer songs of solace and alarm.
March 6, 2018
Student Protesters: You Have First Amendment Rights
What are your rights as a high-school student activist? The ACLU answered in an online question-and-answer panel.
January 22, 2018
What the Egyptian Revolution Can Offer #MeToo
I helped protect women from assault during the protests—those experiences can benefit feminists all over the world.
January 22, 2018
How the Right’s War on Unions Is Killing the Democratic Party
“Right-to-work” laws have a measurable effect on voting patterns.
January 15, 2018
Florida’s Prison Laborers Are Going On Strike
Demanding fair pay for their work and an end to brutal conditions, the inmates are putting pressure on the Florida prison system’s bottom line.