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In Ferguson, a Militarized Police Force Isn’t Necessary for Suppression | The Nation

thenation.com — The will to protest has not died.
Nov 21, 2014

My latest at @thenation: In Ferguson, a Militarized Police Force Isn't Necessary for Suppression thenation.com/blog/191145/fe…

What Will Happen to the Immigrants Left Out of Obama’s Executive Actions? | The Nation

thenation.com — In his speech last night announcing his latest executive action on immigration policy, President Obama took great pains to tell the country what his new immigration policy is not: it is not "amnesty," just a way for people to avoid deportation; it is not citizenship, just work authorization; it won't provide social welfare benefit

What Does it Take For One Small City to Vanquish an Oil Giant? | The Nation

thenation.com — As the gears of federal government have ground to a halt, a new energy has been rocking the foundations of our urban centers. From Atlanta to Seattle and points in between, cities have begun seizing the initiative, transforming themselves into laboratories for progressive innovation. Cities Rising is The Nation 's chronicle of those urban experiments.
Nov 21, 2014

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Students Walk Out for Native Justice, ‘Un-Koch’ 28 Campuses and ‘Carry That Weight’ Everywhere | The Nation

thenation.com — Last spring, The Nation launched its biweekly student movement dispatch. As part of the StudentNation blog, each dispatch hosts first-person updates on youth organizing. For recent dispatches, check out October 14 and October 24. For an archive of earlier editions, see the New Year's dispatch. Contact studentmovement@thenation.com with tips.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @StrikeDebt: So beautiful to see so much action by students in the last week, in so many places, on so many important issues: thenation.com/blog/188921/st…

When It Comes to Race, the Famous Dutch ‘Tolerance’ Runs Out | The Nation

thenation.com — Each November, as Americans fill up on cranberries and stuffing, the Dutch fight back the dark winter with a holiday of their own. "Sinterklaas" has roots in Christianity-Sinterklaas himself looks like a slimmer, mitre-weilding version of Santa Claus.
Nov 21, 2014

Did you know that the Netherlands has a treasured national holiday that involves lots of blackface?thenation.com/article/191001…

Jim Webb's Time to Fight | The Nation

thenation.com — Jim Webb can make the Four Seasons seem like a diner in Owensboro, Kentucky. It's that kind of blue-collar street cred that may be just what it takes to propel the first term Senator from Virginia onto the Democratic ticket as Vice-President.

When Networks Snub a Presidential Address, Democracy Is ‘The Biggest Loser’ | The Nation

thenation.com — Only 36 percent of Americans participated in the November 4 elections that determined the political makeup of the legislative branch of the federal government. That's a dismal measure of political engagement in the United States, a nation where voter turnout rates have in recent years fallen far below the levels seen in Germany and other European countries.
Nov 21, 2014

When Networks Snub a Presidential Address, Democracy Is ‘The Biggest Loser’ zite.to/1x6Mzf0

Nov 20, 2014

When Networks Snub a Presidential Address, Democracy Is ‘The Biggest Loser’ zite.to/1x6Mzf0

Remembering Mike Nichols | The Nation

thenation.com — The sad news of Mike Nichols' death recalls a time in 1975 when I was trying to find a way to restart the production of the Memory of Justice, the epic film on Nuremberg and Vietnam by Marcel Ophuls (The Sorrow and the Pity, Hotel Terminus).

GOP Senator Says Obama’s Immigration Speech Could Trigger Some Kind of White Ferguson | The Nation

thenation.com — Retiring Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn says Obama taking action on immigration could end in "violence" and "anarchy."
Nov 20, 2014

RT @thenation: GOP Senator Says Obama's Immigration Speech Could Trigger Some Kind of White Ferguson thenat.in/1yvsZeK

Before Senator Mark Udall Leaves Office, He Can Make History | The Nation

thenation.com — Transparency and civil liberties advocates are calling on outgoing Senator Mark Udall to use his privileges as a senator to release the contents of the CIA "torture report" into the Congressional Record.
Nov 21, 2014

RT @ggindc: “@peterrothberg: Before Senator Mark Udall Leaves Office, He Can Make History @nationaction thenation.com/blog/191057/se…”. I hope he goes 4 it

Nov 20, 2014

Before Senator Mark Udall Leaves Office, He Can Make History @nationaction thenation.com/blog/191057/se…

Hope and Fear Precede Obama’s Immigration Announcement | The Nation

thenation.com — Greisa Martineza is too nervous to call her mother. She's waiting until she knows whether the executive action President Obama will announce Thursday in a primetime address will give her mother a reprieve from the fear that at any time she could be arrested, separated from her family and deported.
Nov 20, 2014

RT @ZoeSCarpenter: "I want very much to be together with my children, and now that I am, I don’t know if I’m going to be deported” thenation.com/blog/191009/ho…

Failing to Indict Darren Wilson Won’t End the Movement Against Police Violence

thenation.com — Not for a second have I believed that Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson would be indicted for killing 18 year-old Michael Brown. Not in the moments after hearing about the shooting, not during the four hours Brown's body lay in the streets, not when the police attacked protestors in the first few weeks of demonstration, and not during the subsequent three months of organizing and rebellion.

Tunisia’s Unfinished Revolution | The Nation

thenation.com — This article is a joint publication of TheNation.com and Foreign Policy In Focus. Last August, Ons and Ahlam Delhoumi were in a car on their way back from a party to the provincial Tunisian town of Kasserine. Suddenly, men in dark clothes and masks stepped out onto the road from reeds that lined both sides of the street.
Nov 20, 2014

RT @TamerELG: Excellent primer on Tunisia's upcoming presidential election by @jahdkhalil. A halting march to democracy m.thenation.com/blog/190793-tu…

Nov 20, 2014

Excellent primer on Tunisia's upcoming presidential election by @jahdkhalil. A halting march to democracy m.thenation.com/blog/190793-tu…

How a Strange, Secretive, Cult-like Company Is Waging Legal War Against Journalists

thenation.com — By now, most Americans are familiar with the sad story of Aaron Swartz, the self-styled "hacktivist" and political organizer, and the Justice Department's terribly ill-conceived prosecution of him, in which it claimed that Swartz repeatedly violated the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act in 2011 when he downloaded without authorization millions of academic articles from JSTOR, the digital library.
Nov 20, 2014

In Solidarity with Jim Odato. RT. How Secretive, Cult-like Company Waging War Against Journalists thenation.com/article/190881… via @thenation

Nov 20, 2014

RT @JCEvangelist_TU: How a Strange, Secretive, Cult-like Company Is Waging Legal War Against Journalists | The Nation thenation.com/article/190881…

Nov 20, 2014

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Nov 19, 2014

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Why Is Jay Leno Flacking for the Gun Lobby? | The Nation

thenation.com — America's epidemic of gun violence is no laughing matter, but comedian Jay Leno-former host of the "Tonight Show"-has nevertheless agreed to perform at the 2015 Shooting, Hunting, Outdoor Trade (SHOT) Show on behalf of the National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), the trade association for the gun industry.

What Whoopi Goldberg ('Not a Rape-Rape'), Harvey Weinstein ('So-Called Crime') et al. Are Saying in Their Outrage Over the Arrest of Roman Polanski | The Nation

thenation.com — A youthful error? Yes, perhaps. But he's been punished for this lapse-- For decades exiled from LA He knows, as he wakes up each day, He'll miss the movers and the shakers. He'll never get to see the Lakers. For just one old and small mischance, He has to live in Paris, France.
Nov 19, 2014

Brilliant MT @emilynussbaum: Calvin Trillin poem that comes to mind whenever one of these horrible scandals arises: thenation.com/article/what-w…

Nov 19, 2014

RT @emilynussbaum: The Calvin Trillin poem that comes to mind whenever one of these horrible scandals arises: thenation.com/article/what-w…

Nov 19, 2014

RT @emilynussbaum: The Calvin Trillin poem that comes to mind whenever one of these horrible scandals arises: thenation.com/article/what-w…

Nov 19, 2014

RT @emilynussbaum: The Calvin Trillin poem that comes to mind whenever one of these horrible scandals arises: thenation.com/article/what-w…

How to Rock Like Elizabeth Warren | The Nation

thenation.com — From the rubble of the 2014 election, a conversation has started about the future of the Democratic Party. Senator Elizabeth Warren is central to that conversation. This week, we learned that Warren will be joining the Senate Democratic leadership as strategic policy adviser to the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee.

Why Gruber’s ‘Stupid’ Comment Has Become a Dog Whistle for the GOP | The Nation

thenation.com — Finally, the rightwing has found what Susan Rice was to Benghazi and Lois Lerner was to the IRS, but better-a human face to represent all that they believe is deceitful, illegitimate, and downright evil about Obamacare, and indeed, about the entire last six years.
Nov 20, 2014

Why Jonathan Gruber’s ‘Stupid’ Comment Has Become a Dog Whistle for the GOP | The Nation thenation.com/blog/190969/wh…