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Protest news and analysis from The Nation
July 16, 2021
Anti-Asian Racism and the 2020 Olympic Games
How can IOC President Thomas Bach force through these games against the will of 80 percent of the population? It helps if you don’t even know who they are.
July 13, 2021
Cuba’s Protests Are Different This Time
A shrinking economy, frightening new rates of Covid infections, and growing discontent with the government are fueling once-in-a-generation protests.
William M. LeoGrande
July 8, 2021
Olympic Athletes Deserve Freedom of Speech
The IOC’s efforts to stifle dissent have no place in a free society.
June 21, 2021
Gaslighting on a Global Scale
A conversation with Bonnie Honig on “disaster patriarchy” and how feminism offers the best way to make sense of the post-Trump moment.
June 9, 2021
The Kids Are Reimagining International Solidarity
Millennial and Gen Z activists are connecting their struggles at home to the workings of US empire in Palestine, Haiti, Colombia, and other countries.
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May 13, 2021
The IOC Is Now Daring Olympic Athletes to Protest
By trying to stamp out protest at the Tokyo Games, the IOC has set the stage for a more meaningful dissent.
April 20, 2021
After ‘the Death of Hong Kong’s Democracy,’ an Ex-Legislator Fights Beijing From Exile
Ted Hui fled Hong Kong, but he hasn’t given up the struggle.
April 14, 2021
Undanced Dances During a Pandemic
From inside a California prison come choreographies of the mind.
April 12, 2021
For Black Lives Matter Protesters, There Are No Days Off
In the midst of Derek Chauvin’s murder trial, police in suburban Minneapolis killed Daunte Wright, a 20-year-old Black man.
March 1, 2021
After a Decade of Misrule, the People of Haiti Have Had Enough
But apprentice dictator Jovenel Moïse won’t go as long as the Biden administration backs his violent, corrupt regime.