Issue 667

  • Wall Street or homeowners:

    Guess who's getting a bailout?

    The crackup of Bear Stearns ended with a bailout for Wall Street. But millions of homeowners will pay for the crisis Wall Street made.

  • José Luis Buenrostro-Gonzalez, 1992-2008

    Shot down by Oakland police

    Police claim that 15-year-old José Luis Buenrostro-Gonzalez pointed a weapon at them. But eyewitnesses and his family tell a different story.

  • The new debate about racism

    Barack Obama's speech has put the issue of racism back in the center of mainstream U.S. politics for the first time in decades.

  • Getting by with a little help from their Fed?

    Can the Federal Reserve Bank save the U.S. economy? That's the hope and prayer of growing numbers of Wall Street executives.

  • The making of a scapegoat

    If Rev. Jeremiah Wright used angry rhetoric, perhaps it's because there's still a lot in American society to be angry about.

  • Tibet's new resistance to Chinese repression

    Tibetan protests against Chinese repression have escalated into a series of confrontations in Tibet and three neighboring provinces.

  • Justice denied again for Troy Davis

    The Georgia Supreme Court isn't going to let the truth stop the state from executing an innocent man.

  • What really happened in 10,000 B.C.?

    The way films like 10,000 B.C. depict early societies sheds a lot of light on how human history is mangled.

  • Sing a song of hypocrisy

    It's an election year, and that means we're being treated to the lame misappropriation of popular music as campaign "theme songs."

  • Sutter nurses back on picket line

    Some 4,000 members of the California Nurses Association began a 10-day strike against the Sutter Health network at eight Bay Area facilities.

  • Five long years for the people of Iraq

    In my 13 years as a human rights activist, the moment that has impacted me the most was five years ago while protesting the Iraq war.

  • Long Beach teachers face debate over union

    Long Beach school officials are trying to capitalize on Arnold Schwarzenegger's manufactured budget crisis by declaring a fiscal freeze.

  • The George Jackson story

    Black August, a film about prison activist George Jackson released on DVD, presents a prodigious indictment of the U.S. judicial system.

  • Views in brief

    Candidates discover workers | Socialists should vote Obama | Exploiting King for business | Sexism isn't "yesterday's news"

  • News and reports

    Protesting five years of war | Rhode Island budget cuts