Youth violence

Drug war protest

A Growing Grassroots Movement in Mexico Is Resisting the US-Backed Drug War A Growing Grassroots Movement in Mexico Is Resisting the US-Backed Drug War

Citizens are protesting disappearances, searching mass graves, and demanding an end to impunity.

Sep 29, 2016 / Dawn Paley

Why Toy Guns Matter

Why Toy Guns Matter Why Toy Guns Matter

The NRA wants to start kids young, but parents can resist gun culture.

Aug 1, 2016 / Frida Berrigan

Tom Tomorrow cartoon

Forget the Guns—Ban Swimming Pools! Forget the Guns—Ban Swimming Pools!

Guns are not to blame in accidental shooting deaths of toddlers.

Jun 7, 2016 / Tom Tomorrow

The Global Epidemic of Child Warriors

The Global Epidemic of Child Warriors The Global Epidemic of Child Warriors

From the Taliban to suicide bombers in the Middle East and Africa, young people are enacting the savageries of their elders.

Apr 18, 2016 / John Feffer

Ashley Williams interrupts Hillary

We Spoke to Ashley Williams, the Black Queer Organizer Who Interrupted Hillary Clinton We Spoke to Ashley Williams, the Black Queer Organizer Who Interrupted Hillary Clinton

Their thoughts on presidential politics, the Black Lives Matter movement, and what can be gleaned from movements of the past.

Feb 26, 2016 / Alex Lubben

Candles at a memorial near Sandy Hook Elementary School

Gunmaker in the Sandy Hook Case: Sorry, We’re Immune Gunmaker in the Sandy Hook Case: Sorry, We’re Immune

Congress granted gunmakers unprecendented protections in 2005, so Remington may be right.

Feb 23, 2016 / George Zornick

Rikers Island

Goldman Sachs and Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Investment in Prison Reform Failed. Why Do They Consider It a Success? Goldman Sachs and Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Investment in Prison Reform Failed. Why Do They Consider It a Success?

This is why we shouldn’t expect a financial return on social programs.

Aug 19, 2015 / Michelle Chen

Shocking Rahm’s Shock Doctrine

Shocking Rahm’s Shock Doctrine Shocking Rahm’s Shock Doctrine

Mayor Emanuel’s flash school-closing announcement is meeting civil disobeidence from Chicago teachers—who are having no trouble poking gaping holes in every one of the city’s argum...

Mar 29, 2013 / Blog / Rick Perlstein

Facing Up to Violence Against LGBT Youth Behind Bars Facing Up to Violence Against LGBT Youth Behind Bars

Daniel Redman appears on The Nation on Grit TV to describe how the juvenile justice system sends queer youth to prison in disproportionate numbers, fails to protect them from viole...

Jul 8, 2010 / Nation in the News / The Nation on Grit TV

How One California City Began Bringing Its Murder Rate Down—Without Cops

How One California City Began Bringing Its Murder Rate Down—Without Cops How One California City Began Bringing Its Murder Rate Down—Without Cops

While other cities have embraced heavy-handed policing tactics, Richmond, California, has offered mentoring and money to its most at-risk young men.

Nov 12, 2014 / Cities Rising / Heather Tirado Gilligan

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