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The True Meaning of Labor Day

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 2:06pm
Mary Kay Henry

For America’s workers, Labor Day marks more than the end of summer. It’s a reminder of the struggles we have won—and those that lie ahead.

How John Walker Lindh Became ‘Detainee 001’

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:00am
Frank Lindh

The father of a young man captured while fighting for the Taliban in 2001 reminds us of the “dark side” of US policy after 9/11.

Columbia University E-mail Reveals Disdain for Anti-Rape Campus Movement

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:19am
George Joseph

Students fighting to improve campus sexual assault policies face indifference—or worse—from administrators.

Why the ‘Unhiring’ of Steven Salaita Is a Threat to Academic Freedom

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 5:57pm
David Palumbo-Liu

Under the spurious claim of protecting “civility,” the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has caved in to the McCarthyite bullying of the Israel lobby.

How Trayvon Martin’s Death Launched a New Generation of Black Activism

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 5:17pm
Mychal Denzel Smith

A host of new groups are reviving the grassroots fight for racial equality.

It's Time for a 21st-Century Anti-Lynching Movement

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 5:14pm
Paula J. Giddings

Black women have made connections between their struggles and those of black men since the 1800s.

As People of Color, We’re Not All in the Same Boat

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 5:11pm
Rinku Sen

We all have different places in the racial hierarchy. But we can still work together for justice.

Obama’s Racial Justice Initiative—for Boys Only

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 5:04pm
Dani McClain

Black girls face daunting odds, too. Why does My Brother’s Keeper neglect their struggles?

Patriotic Heresy vs. the New Cold War

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:55pm
Stephen F. Cohen

Fallacies of US policy may be leading to war with Russia.

Can Monasteries Be a Model for Reclaiming Tech Culture for Good?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:51pm
Nathan Schneider

Hackers are transforming an ancient city into a prototype for the future.

The New Fight for Racial Justice

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 3:55pm
The Nation

Read all the pieces in The Nation’s special issue on the new wave of racial justice organizing.

The Haus of Maus

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 1:25pm
Alisa Solomon

Art Spiegelman’s twitchy irreverence

Hope Against Hope

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 1:18pm
Barry Schwabsky

Jeff Koons and the art of blissful idiocy; Kara Walker’s art of subtlety.

Science as Salvation?

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 1:14pm
Michael Saler

Marcelo Gleiser wants to heal the rift between humanists and scientists by deflating scientific dreams of establishing final truths.

Renewing the Struggle for Racial Justice, Post-Ferguson

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 1:03pm
The Editors

We must face the true causes of the chasm between white and black America.

Zephyr Teachout for Governor of New York

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 1:03pm
The Editors

A vote for Teachout is a demand for a more progressive, ideas-driven politics.

A Q&A With Angela Davis on Black Power, Feminism and the Prison-Industrial Complex

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:58pm
Frank Barat

“Like Nelson Mandela, we must be willing to embrace the long walk toward freedom.”


Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:56pm
Our Readers

Who wants pot to be illegal?… BDS: every little bit helps… on the beach… son of Deadline Poet…

RIP, Robert Sherrill: A Man Who Never Kissed Ass

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:53pm
Victor Navasky

He was a passionate purist in his prose, his populist politics and his expectations of others and himself.

Deep Pockets

Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:48pm