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Google Fired Us for Protesting Its Complicity in the War on Gaza. But We Won’t Be Silenced.

Google employee’s “No Tech for Apartheid” campaign (Flickr) By Mohammad Khatami, Zelda Montes, and Kate Sim / The Nation Earlier this month, the three of us, along with dozens of our co-workers, took part in a coordinated set of civil resistance actions at Google offices around the United States. Some workers occupied Google’s New York offices. Others […]

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Pregnancy in Jails: A New Report Finds Flagrant Violations of Illinois Laws

(Shutterstock) By Victoria Law / The Nation Paige learned she was pregnant two weeks after entering Illinois’s Winnebago County Jail in 2021. Through the jail’s electronic messaging system, she asked how to obtain an abortion. Illinois law states that every person has a right to reproductive care, including abortion. It also states that the “government […]

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Bidenomics and Its Discontents

Joshua Qualls/Governor’s Press Office, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons. By James K. Galbraith / The Nation Unemployment is low. Inflation has fallen. Real earnings are rising. GDP growth has held up—so far. The economists are happy, but for some reason the voters are not! It must be their own ignorance and obtuseness—so says Paul Krugman, house economist of The New York Times. The other possibility—however horrible to contemplate—is that […]

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What Was Palestine Before the Nakba?

Three generations from the village of Dhahiriyya (located between Hebron and Beersheba), February 9, 1940. By Mohammed El-Kurd / The Nation I am writing this introduction in English and Arabic, and it is in these moments that the profound chasm between these two languages reveals itself. In English, there is a need to riddle the […]

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Only Revolutionary Love Can Save Us Now

Gaza protest via Flickr By Michelle Alexander / The Nation This moment feels different. Something new is in the air.    Of course, everything is always changing. Impermanence is the way of life. Philosophers, theologians, and poets have reminded us for centuries that the only constant is change. As the late, great Nina Simone, once […]