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Activism

Activism news and analysis from The Nation

  • August 24, 2006

    Hard Labor

    The organic label means your food is pesticide-free, but an investigation into California farms reveals that the label means nothing but pain for the workers who produced it.

    Felicia Mello

  • August 20, 2006

    War Eclipses Gay Pride

    Organizers had hoped the second World Pride conference in Jerusalem would challenge religious bias against gays. But the unfolding war in Lebanon got in the way.

    Michael Luongo

  • July 27, 2006

    No Presents, Please

    The only thing more absurd than the wedding gift the British government just gave Katha Pollitt is the fact that our government denies gays such benefits.

    Katha Pollitt

  • July 20, 2006

    Take Back Our Country

    Fighting words from a 98-year-old activist about the power of the people to demand peace and achieve peace justice in these troubled times.

    Elsie Fox

  • July 14, 2006

    Baseball Begins to Listen to Sweatshop Foes

    After pressure from the local newspaper and the City Council questioning the use of sweatshop labor to create Pittsburgh Pirates regalia, Major League Baseball seems willing to listen to activists' complaints.

    Dave Zirin and Derek Tyner

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  • July 14, 2006

    Rage Against the MSMachine

    The Yearly Kos Convention revealed a blogosphere whose media critique is hampered by its political ambitions. Why can't progressives repair the press, not dismantle it?

    Lakshmi Chaudhry

  • July 13, 2006

    Green Grows Grassroots

    In the Bush era, the green movement has become a paper tiger. It must regroup, reframe and reach out across the lines of race and class that have kept environmental issues at the political fringe.

    Mark Hertsgaard

  • July 10, 2006

    Watada, the War and the Law

    Bolstered by a Supreme Court ruling that rebuked the Bush Administration's excessive exercise of power, Lieut. Ehren Watada's pending court-martial could help restore the rule of law and energize a popular movement to end an illegal war.

    Jeremy Brecher and Brendan Smith

  • July 5, 2006

    Standing Against an Unjust War

    A Quaker activist explains why the war in Iraq is not only illegal, but morally indefensible.

    Joe Parko

  • July 2, 2006

    Shifting Winds on Iraq

    Peace sentiments are rising among the American public and even in the much-divided Democrats. What does this mean for electoral politics and for the course of a war that seems to have no end in sight?

    Tom Hayden