Stories by Peter Rothberg

Peter Rothberg, the Nation's Associate Publisher, has been writing a blog covering the world of activism since 2003. A periodic radio commentator, Rothberg is a former speech-writer for civil rights leader Julian Bond and the editor of "Lived History: Lives We've Lost, 2012-13." subscribe to Peter Rothberg's feed

Posted on: Feb 26, 2014, Source: The Nation

On March 2, hundreds of young people are expected to risk arrest in an act of civil disobedience at the White House to pressure Obama to reject the project.

Posted on: Oct 7, 2009, Source: The Nation

Antiwar activists are reallocating their attention from Iraq towards Afghanistan, organizing protests and demonstrations for the coming weeks.

Posted on: Sep 4, 2009, Source: The Nation

Food is increasingly becoming a political issue. Here's a list of notable campaigns focused on increasing access by all to healthy food.

Posted on: Aug 31, 2009, Source:

If you're one of Verizon's 87 million customers, the answer is yes.

Posted on: Aug 27, 2009, Source:

This summer's ferocious rightwing organizing against public health care needs to be countered with more organizing. Here are some ways to do it.

Posted on: Jul 20, 2009, Source:

Chipotle has resisted efforts by farm-workers demanding a commitment to ending the brutal exploitation in Florida's tomato fields.

Posted on: Jun 29, 2009, Source:

The country's fastest-growing fast food chain has resisted calls for a commitment to ending the brutal exploitation in Florida's tomato fields.

Posted on: Apr 11, 2009, Source: The Nation

Is date rape funny? Seth Rogen and his crew apparently think so.

Posted on: Mar 11, 2008, Source: The Nation

His two most obvious, if not salient, features are that he's blind and he's black, which would make him the first blind governor in the country.

Posted on: Feb 14, 2008, Source: The Nation

"Safe Sex or No Sex" shirts are deemed inappropriate enough to merit suspension, but lying to teens in sex ed class is a billion-dollar industry.