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Parkland Student Activists Win the 2018 Puffin/Nation Prize

on Nov 8, 2018

The activists will accept the prize for their work engaging millions of young people in the fight to end gun violence.

How Democrats Could Beat Back Voter Suppression at the Ballot Box

Ari BermanMother Jones on Oct 18, 2018

A new crop of Democratic candidates for secretary of state could bolster voting rights.



Inside the Unlikely Movement That Could Restore Voting Rights to 1.4 Million Floridians

Ari BermanMother Jones on Oct 10, 2018

Amendment 4 needs 60 percent of the vote to pass in November.


Juan Cole on Oct 9, 2018

Prophet of Peace Amid the Clash of Empires

Safe House

Lizzie PresserThe California Sunday Magazine on Oct 4, 2018

A group of Latina women across the country have been working in secret, turning their homes into shelters for abused immigrant women.

Honoring Truth-Tellers

on Sep 24, 2018

Nominations are open for the 2019 Ridenhour Prizes for Truth-Telling. Apply now.

Tomgram: Rajan Menon, The American War in Yemen

Rajan Menon on Sep 18, 2018

It’s the war from hell, the savage one that Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, along with seven other Middle Eastern and North African states, have been waging in Yemen since March 2015, with fulsome support from the Pentagon and American weapons galore...

Tomgram: Nomi Prins, Cooking the Books in the Trump Universe

Nomi Prins on Sep 16, 2018

Once upon a time, there was a little-known energy company called Enron...

How Oregon Locals Defeated Chemical Companies

Sharon LernerThe Intercept on Sep 15, 2018

Although some of the biggest companies poured money into a campaign to stop an ordinance, the locals still won.

Private Intelligence Firm Keeps Tabs on Environmentalists

Adam FedermanMother Jones on Sep 14, 2018

When big oil companies want to monitor activists, they turn to Welund.

Tomgram: Sandy Tolan, Was Oslo Doomed From the Start?

Sandy Tolan on Sep 13, 2018

When I first traveled to Israel-Palestine in 1994, during the heady early days of the Oslo peace process, I was expecting to see more of the joyful celebrations I’d watched on television at home...

How Far Will The Interior Go to Loosen Offshore Drilling Rules?

Adam FedermanThe Nation on Sep 11, 2018

Proposals jeopardize safety precautions put in place after the Deepwater Horizon blowout.


Everything for Everyone

Nathan Schneider on Sep 11, 2018

The Radical Tradition That Is Shaping the Next Economy

Tomgram: Andrew Bacevich, The President as Pimple

Andrew Bacevich on Sep 11, 2018

Donald Trump’s tenure as the 45th U.S. president may last another few weeks, another year, or another 16 months...

Political Instability Facilitates ISIS Resurgence in Iraq

Simona FoltynPBS NewsHour on Sep 10, 2018

Last October, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared that ISIS had been defeated, but the group’s leader announced that they were back, using new tactics.


Tomgram: Rebecca Gordon, Psychologists Say No to Torture

Rebecca Gordon on Sep 9, 2018

Sometimes the good guys do win...

Tomgram: Engelhardt, History, Memory, and Donald Trump

Tom Engelhardt on Sep 6, 2018

I know you won’t believe me. Not now, not when everything Donald Trump does -- any tweet, any insult at any rally -- is the news of the day, any day...

The ‘Anti-Catholic’ Playbook

Sarah PosnerThe Nation on Sep 5, 2018

A secret network of right-wing activists has spent millions attacking questions on abortion or LGBT rights as anti-religious bigotry.

Tomgram: Nick Turse, Victory in Our Time

Nick Turse on Sep 4, 2018

4,000,000,029,057. Remember that number. It’s going to come up again later...

The Forest Service Is Silencing Women

Kathryn JoyceOutside on Aug 29, 2018

Women in the Forest Service have tried to bring justice to those who have discriminated against them. But the system is set up to make their complaints go away.

Tomgram: Judith Coburn, Can We Be Forgotten Anymore?

Judith Coburn on Aug 26, 2018

Now that we know we are surveilled 24/7 by the National Security Agency, the FBI, local police, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google, hackers, the Russians, the Chinese, the North Koreans, data brokers, private spyware groups like Black Cube, and companies from which we've ordered swag on the Internet, is there still any "right to be forgotten," as the Europeans call it?

Tomgram: Dilip Hiro, Trumping Trump?

Dilip Hiro on Aug 23, 2018

One thing already seems clear in the Trump era: the world will not turn out to be the American president’s playground...

Will Shareholders Lose the Right to Sue?

Susan AntillaThe Intercept on Aug 21, 2018

A top SEC official says companies should be allowed to force shareholders into arbitration; advocates call it a blow to corporate accountability.

Tomgram: Alfred McCoy, Will China Be the Next Global Hegemon?

Alfred McCoy on Aug 21, 2018

As the second year of Donald Trump’s presidency and sixth of Xi Jinping’s draws to a close, the world seems to be witnessing one of those epochal clashes that can change the contours of global power...

Tomgram: William Astore, Make Sports, Not War

William Astore on Aug 19, 2018

As long as I can remember, I’ve been a sports fan...