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The Cops Hate Being Filmed. So Why Are They OK With Body Cameras? | The Nation

thenation.com — For the past two weeks, New Yorkers have been swarming on and off of highways and bridges, blocking major roads and intersections, and holding die-ins for Eric Garner-a 42-year-old man who was killed by NYPD officer Daniel Pantaleo on July 17, 2014. Pantaleo will not face a trial.

Mass Incarceration’s Collateral Damage: The Children Left Behind | The Nation

thenation.com — This story was produced by the Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, independent news website focused on education. Steven Alexander was in sixth grade when his mother, Carmen Demourelle, was sentenced to twelve years in prison for pickpocketing in New Orleans's French Quarter.

What Bernie Sanders and Dwight Eisenhower Have in Common | The Nation

thenation.com — Dwight Eisenhower was right when he warned at the close of his presidency about the development of an American military-industrial complex, as most everyone in the United States and around the world is now well aware. Eisenhower was also right when he warned at the opening of his presidency about the danger posed by the bloating of military budgets.
Dec 19, 2014

RT @NicholsUprising: Eisenhower called bloated Pentagon budgets "a theft from those who hunger and are not fed..." Who is saying that now? m.thenation.com/blog/193329-be…

Dec 19, 2014

RT @NicholsUprising: Eisenhower called bloated Pentagon budgets "a theft from those who hunger and are not fed..." Who is saying that now? m.thenation.com/blog/193329-be…

Walmart’s Pregnancy Policy May Make You Sick | The Nation

thenation.com — For the holidays, Walmart is offering moms-to-be special deals on its selection of "work-to-wear" maternity fashions. For its pregnant workers, however, Walmart is offering a raw deal. When working as a Walmart maintenance associate in Laurel, Maryland during her pregnancy, Candice Riggins paid a heavy price when her cleaning duties started making her sick.

Interview With Ariyana Smith: The First Athlete Activist of #BlackLivesMatter | The Nation

thenation.com — The St. Louis Rams, Derrick Rose, LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, the women's hoops teams at Notre Dame and Berkeley... none of these folks can say that they were the first athlete to bring the #BlackLivesMatter movement into the world of sports. That was Knox College's Ariyana Smith.

Watch The Colbert Report’s Triumphant Final Song | The Nation

Dec 19, 2014

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What ‘The Colbert Report’ Taught Us About the Psychology of Conservatives | The Nation

thenation.com — No one thought that Stephen Colbert, the character, would last this long. His right-wing, self-regarding, bloviating pundit was a shtick, a bit, good for a year or two, tops. As Colbert said Monday of the soon-to-retire Michele Bachmann, "Godspeed, Michele, Godspeed. I cannot believe you kept up that crazy conservative character for eight years."
Dec 18, 2014

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The CIA Didn’t Just Torture, It Experimented on Human Beings | The Nation

thenation.com — Reframing the CIA's interrogation techniques as a violation of scientific and medical ethics may be the best way to achieve accountability. Human experimentation was a core feature of the CIA's torture program.
Dec 18, 2014

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Dec 18, 2014

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Why the US-Cuba Deal Really Is a Victory for the Cuban Revolution | The Nation

thenation.com — The left should recall and applaud the long resistance of tiny Cuba to the northern Goliath. No one in the mainstream media will acknowledge it, but the normalization of American relations with Havana, symbolized by release of prisoners today, is a huge success for the Cuban Revolution.

Why Is Ecuador Selling Its Economic and Environmental Future to China? | The Nation

thenation.com — At the point where the lazy, blackwater Cuyabeno runs into the faster currents of the Aguarico, carrying a chill from their Andean source, sandbars stretch out from the verdant banks. These are the Playas de Cuyabeno, and the name has attached itself to the indigenous Cofan community in this region, deep inside Ecuador's portion of the Amazon Basin.
Dec 18, 2014

Why Is Ecuador Selling Its Economic and Environmental Future to China? | The Nation thenation.com/article/193249…

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Did Barack Obama Just Win Florida for the 2016 Democratic Nominee? | The Nation

Dec 17, 2014

Did Barack Obama Just Win Florida for the 2016 Democratic Nominee? by Greg Grandin thenation.com/blog/193241/di…

How Bad Can Marco Rubio and Congress Muck Up the Cuba Shift? | The Nation

thenation.com — President Barack Obama announced a new era in U.S. relations with Cuba Wednesday morning in which diplomatic ties will be reopened, along with a U.S. embassy in Havana, while business and travel restrictions are eased. These changes can be accomplished by executive order-but the next president could reverse them, and only Congress can lift the embargo.

Whirlwind Deportations Are Depriving Thousands of Migrants of Their Rights-and Some, of Their Lives | The Nation

thenation.com — Nothing should ever come between a mother and her child-certainly not hundreds of miles of fences and barren terrain. But somehow, Isidora Lopez-Venegas found herself stuck on the wrong side of the US-Mexico border. Immigration authorities approached the middle-aged mother in 2011 on a San Diego street and asked if she had papers.

From Havana With Hypocrisy | The Nation

thenation.com — Most leaders of totalitarian states do not display much humor in public. But Ricardo Alarcon, the president of Cuba's National Assembly, has a flair for satire. How else to interpret his recent piece on The Nation's website, in which he nostalgically ruminates about C.

The State Where Giving Birth Can Be Criminal | The Nation

thenation.com — This article was reported in partnership with the Investigative Fund of the Nation Institute. At around midnight on November 13, Tonya Martin slipped out into the yard that separated her trailer from the one in which her grandparents live on a lot in the eastern hills of Tennessee.
Dec 17, 2014

In Tennessee, a pregnant woman can't get help for her drug abuse, but she can go to jail for having a baby. thenation.com/article/192593…

Howard Zinn and the Joy of a Political Life | The Nation

thenation.com — The following is reprinted from Frances Fox Piven's introduction to Some Truths Are Not Self-Evident: Howard Zinn's Essays in The Nation on Civil Rights, Vietnam and the "War on Terror." Download yours today! The essays of Howard Zinn collected here remind me sharply of the living man, who was my friend for many decades.