Issue 699

  • The birth of gay power

    Forty years ago, a police raid on a New York City gay bar, the Stonewall Inn, sparked nights of rioting--and the start of a new LGBT movement.

  • Keeping real reform off the table

    The health care industry is determined to strangle any proposal in Washington for real reform--and the Democrats are acting as accomplices.

  • Rebranding war and occupation

    Antiwar authors Jeremy Scahill and Anthony Arnove analyze the record of the Obama administration on foreign policy after five months in office.

  • How the Wall Street bankers bought Congress

    Wall Street is reviled throughout the country for wrecking the economy--but it's still getting its way on legislation in Congress.

  • Iran boils over

    Iranian politics is being transformed by mass protests against President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's dubious claim that he won re-election.

  • My summer reading list for Barack Obama

    Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez's plan to present Barack Obama with another book got me thinking about what I'd recommend.

  • The "pro-life" terrorists

    The murder of abortion provider Dr. George Tiller has exposed the ugly truth about the fanatical opponents of a woman's right to choose.

  • Will revolution always end in dictatorship?

    One frequent objection to socialism is the belief that any effort by workers to democratically control society invariably ends in dictatorship.

  • Europe's right on the rise

    As elsewhere in Europe, elections in Britain dealt a crushing blow to the governing Labour Party and gave the far right some crucial breakthroughs.

  • Tired of being told to don't tell

    The Supreme Court's decision to reject a challenge to the "don't ask, don't tell" policy was aided and abetted by the new Obama administration.

  • Met in the middle for equality

    More than 5,000 same-sex marriage supporters from across California gathered in Fresno May 30 for the Meet in the Middle for Equality rally.

  • Bringing help to Gaza

    Earlier this year, we brought an aid convoy across Europe and northern Africa, and into Gaza. And now, we're doing it again, this time from the U.S.

  • Seattle teachers take on layoffs

    Some 300 demonstrating teachers, parents and students gave Seattle Public Schools Superintendent Maria Goodloe-Johnson an "F" at a June 3 protest.

  • Pressure wins murder trial in Oscar Grant case

    A California judge ruled that former BART police officer Johannes Mehserle will stand trial for murder for killing Oscar Grant III.

  • The NYPD's antigay violence

    Jeannette Grey and Tiffany Jimenez were thrown to the ground, beaten with nightsticks and verbally abused by New York City cops.

  • Fighting to unionize Wal-Mart

    If ever there was a workplace that needed a union, it's Wal-Mart, and if ever there was a time for such a union, it's now.

  • Protesting racism at Berkeley High

    Racist images posted on Facebook sparked a march of 300 African American students in Berkeley, Calif.

  • R.I. rallies for equal marriage

    Rhode Island is the last state in New England to prohibit gay marriage--but activists are determined to change that.

  • Protesting Oregon budget cuts

    Some 2,500 union members and community activists marched in Portland, Ore., on June 7 to protest cuts in public services.

  • Day of action for single-payer

    Supporters of single-payer health care joined protests in more than 50 cities on May 30 in a National Day of Action for Single Payer Health Care.

  • UW janitors march on Regents

    Some 200 custodians and supporters protested the University of Washington Board of Regents June 11.