Issue 662

  • Wounded in war, neglected at home

    At Fort Drum in New York, the U.S. Army tried to save a buck by preventing returning soldiers from getting the benefits they deserve.

  • Civil War and Reconstruction

    How slavery was ended

    Abolishing the crime of slavery took an immense Civil War and a postwar period of Reconstruction that involved dramatic political struggles.

  • Reform struggles and the road to revolution

    In the collective fight for reforms, ordinary people are radicalized and gain a sense of their own power.

  • The Obama phenomenon in perspective

    Barack Obama has tapped into mass discontent with the status quo and the desire for a genuine and fundamental alternative.

  • Too little for those who need it most

    The economic stimulus plan passed by Congress shafts the unemployed, the hungry and tax-paying undocumented immigrants.

  • Israel's revenge on Gaza for border breakout

    Israel escalated its air assault and blockade against Gaza in the weeks after Palestinians tore down part of the border wall with Egypt.

  • White House claims the right to torture

    The debate about the torture of "war on terror" detainees was reopened when a White House spokesman asserted that waterboarding is legal.

  • Behind deadly factory blast in Georgia

    The unidentified remains of at least six workers were recovered after an explosion at the Dixie Crystal sugar refinery in Port Wentworth, Ga.

  • Reform struggles and the road to revolution

    In the collective fight for reforms, ordinary people are radicalized and gain a sense of their own power.

  • Oil, blood and greed

    The film There Will Be Blood and the book it's based on, Upton Sinclair's Oil! share a revulsion at how capitalism crushes what's most human out of people.

  • Boycott for immigrant rights in Connecticut

    Main Street in Danbury, Conn., was eerily quiet on February 6, with dark storefronts boasting pink fliers announcing they were closed for the day.

  • On the picket line

    Chicago Public Schools | Solidarity with the Freightliner Five

  • Part-time faculty and full-time tuition

    At the University of Vermont, the student body has grown by 30 percent in five years, but the number of professors has grown half as fast.

  • Not for U.S. consumption

    In a new book of essays, Noam Chomsky explains what the Bush administration viewed as "opportunities" after September 11.

  • Writers win gains from studios

    Hollywood writers won important gains after standing strong in a 14-week strike against TV and film producers.

  • Views in brief

    Can broad left parties succeed? | Immigrants driven by desperation

  • News and reports

    Univ. of Cincinnati antiwar forum | Oregon protest for same-sex civil rights