Education

LAPD officers leave the University of Southern California after clearing an encampment on May 5, 2024.

The Liberal Police State: How Democrats Are Playing Into GOP Hands The Liberal Police State: How Democrats Are Playing Into GOP Hands

Applying the tactics of counterinsurgency warfare to peaceful domestic protest risks blurring the line between Trump and his opponents.

Jun 14, 2024 / Sandy Tolan

University of California Worker strike

Why University of California Workers Stopped Their Historic Strike Why University of California Workers Stopped Their Historic Strike

Nearly 80 percent of participating union members voted in support of the strike on May 1, citing the repression of pro-Palestine protesters at UCLA, UCSD, and UCI.

Jun 14, 2024 / StudentNation / Amber X. Chen and Ella Carter-Klauschie

Lawson with microphone

The Rev. James M. Lawson Jr., 1928–2024 The Rev. James M. Lawson Jr., 1928–2024

The “greatest teacher of nonviolence in America” was a mentor to generations of activists, from Martin Luther King Jr. to today’s union organizers and immigrant rights campaigners...

Jun 13, 2024 / Obituary / Peter Dreier

Activists from Jewish Voice for Peace occupy the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty on November 6, 2023.

Why the Establishment Loves Smearing Young People as Antisemites Why the Establishment Loves Smearing Young People as Antisemites

Pundits and politicians are elevating blatantly dishonest polls to shore up an indefensible war.

Jun 7, 2024 / Jeet Heer

Grieving Tiananmen as US Cops Crush Campus Protests

Grieving Tiananmen as US Cops Crush Campus Protests Grieving Tiananmen as US Cops Crush Campus Protests

To reclaim the legacy of Tiananmen for emancipatory ends, we must release it from Cold War politics and place it in a longer, larger history of struggle.

Jun 3, 2024 / Yangyang Cheng

Columbia University Palestine protest

As Columbia Alumni Returned to Campus, So Did the Encampment As Columbia Alumni Returned to Campus, So Did the Encampment

Columbia students continue to mobilize through the summer in support of Palestine—organizing in tandem with alumni and applying financial pressure on the university

Jun 3, 2024 / StudentNation / Lara-Nour Walton

Students set up an encampment in solidarity with Palestine at George Washington University with other area universities in Washington, DC, on April 27, 2024.

How to Build a Homeland Security Campus How to Build a Homeland Security Campus

An all-American pastime.

May 31, 2024 / Michael Gould-Wartofsky

A crowd of students stands in front of a library at Columbia University protesting the university's decision to suspend two student groups

The Gaza Protests Were a Mask-Off Moment for American Universities The Gaza Protests Were a Mask-Off Moment for American Universities

The brutal crackdown on the divestment encampments exposed a stark truth: The modern university cannot function without the support of the military-industrial complex.

May 29, 2024 / Harry Zehner

President Joe Biden at a podium in front of a banner reading

Biden Touts His Student Debt Relief, but the Crisis Demands Much More Biden Touts His Student Debt Relief, but the Crisis Demands Much More

The president is canceling student loan debt in batches of thousands, but the need is in the millions. It’s costing him the voters he needs most.

May 28, 2024 / Eleni Schirmer

House Campus Antisemitism Hearing

Inside the Latest Congressional Hearing on Campus Antisemitism Inside the Latest Congressional Hearing on Campus Antisemitism

Students for Justice in Palestine called the hearing “a manufactured attack on higher education” as Republicans criticized universities for negotiating with protesters.

May 24, 2024 / StudentNation / Owen Dahlkamp

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