Issue 674

  • Generation Debt

    By virtually every measure--wages, conditions, debt, unemployment and more--young working people are less well off today than preceding generations.

  • Scoring points at the expense of Black men

    Barack Obama's motive in criticizing Black men as irresponsible was to appeal to conservative white voters by validating racist stereotypes.

  • Is the antiwar movement scaring people away?

    The biggest problem for the movement isn't that millions of people are frightened of it, but that the antiwar majority has no active outlet to express opposition.

  • Tightening a belt with no notches left

    With food prices climbing higher with every passing week, more and more poor and working-class families are finding it difficult to put food on the table.

  • When the "solution" is the problem

    At the UN food summit in Rome, the priorities of world leaders were on display--and they didn't include alleviating the suffering of the hungry.

  • From My Lai to Haditha

    When war crimes like Haditha see the light of day, the myth of U.S. "success" in Iraq is exposed, as is the real face of occupation.

  • Winter Soldier's next chapter

    Dozens of antiwar veterans converged on Seattle to share stories of atrocities being committed in Iraq at the Northwest Regional Winter Soldier hearings.

  • Obama’s circle of hawks

    There is nothing in Obama's record to suggest that he plans any radical departures from the mainstream of the American foreign policy establishment.

  • Setback for Bush's Guantánamo policy

    In a blow to the Bush administration, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that prisoners of the "war on terror" can appeal to federal courts.

  • The Democrats' favorite general

    Gen. William Odom had become a darling of the Bush administration's opponents, but his "antiwar" stance came from a disagreement over tactics, not aims.

  • Telling truths that can't be said

    The film War, Inc. tells us more about Iraq and U.S. politics than anything on offer from the media, with its 24/7 barrage of abuse of our intelligence.

  • Open to capital but not labor

    U.S. politicians and employers have always used anti-immigrant laws not so much to prevent the entry of all immigrant labor, as to control it.

  • U.S. turns the screws on Iran

    George Bush ratcheted up the pressure on Iran with his announcement while in Britain that the European Union had agreed to a new round of sanctions.

  • The Mass Strike

    Rosa Luxemburg's book, written after the 1905 revolution in Russia, shows how "economic" issues can be the catalyst for "political" demands.

  • A look inside Northwest Winter Soldier

    An IVAW member explains what went into the 800-strong Northwest Regional Winter Soldier hearing in Seattle, and what vets and activists are planning next.

  • Taking on the purple machine

    SEIU President Andy Stern and his staff prevailed at the convention, but pro-reform members succeeded in advancing a debate inside the country's largest union.

  • Unbrellas, Binjas and killer giraffes

    The celebrated socialist science fiction writer China Miéville has written his first book for younger readers, Un Lun Dun.

  • Why did police attack Julio Hernandez?

    A Seattle Community College student was attacked by police in front of a crowd of 100 people--but fellow students are organizing against this injustice.

  • Speaking up for single-payer in Chicago

    Activists for health care reform turned out for the first public hearing on proposed legislation to create a statewide single-payer system.

  • New England Transgender Pride march

    Hundreds of people joined the first-ever New England Transgender Pride march on June 7 in Northampton, Mass.

  • An innocent man facing execution

    Anyone who has read about the case of Greg Wright has to admit that he was wrongly convicted, yet he has been given an execution date of September 9.

  • Answering "no" to high-stakes testing

    Students and teachers in a couple cities have begun to take a stand against time-consuming and wasteful high-stakes testing.

  • Seattle forums against the war

    Two leading voices of opposition to U.S. war in the Middle East, Cindy Sheehan and Dahr Jamail spoke out in Seattle in early June.