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November 20, 2014

  • The war on giving

    The arrest of a 90-year-old man in Fort Lauderdale for serving hot meals to those in need is the latest example of a wave of "homeless hate laws."

  • Cocaine, contras and the CIA

    Kill the Messenger recounts an ugly chapter in the history of U.S. imperialism--along with the media's shameful complicity.

  • How Denton beat the frackers

    Years of organizing set the stage for Denton, Texas, voters to approve a fracking ban--but the energy industry won't give up.

  • Fighting for justice inside NYC jails

    Pressure is building on New York City officials to address the systematic abuses inside the Rikers Island jail complex.

  • Cuando la esperanza tranza

    La elección de noviembre no fue una cálida recepción a los republicanos, sino un frío rechazo a los demócratas.

  • Breaking the silence about abortion

    Having an abortion is already difficult, but the loneliness, alienation and silence about it add another unbearable weight.

November 19, 2014

  • Israel tightens the noose in East Jerusalem

    Weeks of violence inflicted by Israeli military forces and settler vigilantes is the reason why tensions are at the boiling point in East Jerusalem.

  • The scaremongers go to work

    Missouri authorities are sending a message as the Ferguson grand jury deliberates: Find anti-racist protesters guilty of violence.

  • Victims of DuPont in Texas

    Four workers are dead after the leak of a hazardous chemical at a DuPont plant that has a history of safety violations.

  • The war games off Cyprus

    With a growing conflict over Cyprus involving regional and international powers, the Greek left must oppose their wars.

  • Calling their foul

    The new head of the NBA Players Association is challenging suggestions that pro basketball players are pampered.

November 18, 2014

  • The politics of privilege-checking

    The practice of calling out "privilege" is widespread among young activists--but does it contribute to building stronger movements for change?

  • A Keystone test in the Senate

    Obama and the Democrats are on the spot about the Keystone XL pipeline--and it's one of their own who put them there.

  • Their deal to wreck the planet

    The U.S.-China agreement doesn't come close to cutting CO2 emissions on a scale necessary to stop climate change.

  • The spreading fight for 15

    In Oregon, the demand of low-wage workers for $15 an hour is moving from a distant dream to a growing reality.

  • A woman of steel

    Alice Peurala left an impressive legacy as a fighter for workers' rights and women's rights inside the labor movement.

November 17, 2014

  • Demonizing dissent in Ferguson

    With a grand jury decision looming, the authorities in Missouri have declared a preemptive war on anyone who speaks out against injustice.

  • A comeback for the UTLA?

    New leaders for the Los Angeles teachers' union helped oust a superintendent and are gearing up for contract showdown.

  • Why was NUMSA expelled?

    The expulsion of the metalworkers' union from the main union federation in South Africa is part of a political realignment.

  • Time for unions to get on board with BDS

    Members of the academic student workers union at University of California campuses are voting on a crucial BDS resolution.

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