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Take Action to End the Use of Tear Gas in Prisons

People in prisons across the country have described harrowing experiences that sound like nothing less than torture.

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Why We Need to Listen to the Mothers of the Movement

Both parties use grief to sell their messages. But not all uses of emotion in politics are the same.

D.D. Guttenplan

Hillary Clinton Can Become the Real Candidate of Change

Clinton needs to go bold: using her experience and competence as the basis for laying out a big agenda for change that can help build enthusiasm and turnout. 

Katrina vanden Heuvel

Want to Make America Safe? Here Are 5 Ways to Do That.

Some advice from communities that really are facing violent crime.

Spencer OvertonandKami Chavis

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Guns and Gun Control

We Need a Radical Movement for Gun Control

When the normal political system fails, it’s time to act up!

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Call the Top 20 Recipients of NRA Cash in Congress

They might be able to prevent the next Orlando—if they get out of the way of gun-control legislation.

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End Abuse in Our Privatized Immigrant-Only Prisons

A recent investigation published by The Nation found that dozens of men had died in disturbing circumstances in privatized, immigrant-only prisons. Join The Nation, the ACLU, Detention Watch Network, and Grassroots Leadership in calling on the White House to end this shadow private prison system.

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