Days before the Chicago school board was to vote on closing 54 schools, thousands took to the streets for three days of marching to demand education justice.
Some elite voices are challenging the ruling class consensus in favor of austerity--but that doesn't mean the cuts will end.
Commentators are using the W-word--Watergate--in connection with Barack Obama's latest scandals. Is that too harsh?
A young woman explains why she feels it's important to talk about having an abortion--and why she won't be silenced.
The national strike movement by low-wage workers came to Washington, D.C., with an action by federal contract workers.
A 90-second video of a student frustrated by what he sees as an uninspired learning environment has gotten national attention.
A Rhode Island teacher's open letter to Rhode Island politicians asks who will stand up in defense of public education.
David Silva's death after a savage beating by Bakersfield sheriff's deputies is sparking outrage, despite alleged efforts by officials to cover it up.
A parent leader of the struggle to save one of 54 schools on the chopping block in Chicago talks about what's at stake.
Angelina Jolie's announcement should open up a public discussion about lack of access to life-saving health care.
A leading member of Portugal's Left Bloc discusses the opposition to austerity in Europe and the opportunities for the left.
With the death toll from the Bangladesh factory collapse at over 1,100, it's time to protect the living from future "accidents."
Concession workers at AT&T Park, home of the San Francisco Giants, have voted to strike after three years without a raise.
Students at Middlebury College set up a checkpoint outside a dining hall to draw attention to the issue of Israeli apartheid.
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More than 400 employees at fast-food restaurants across Detroit went on strike in the latest in a series of one-day actions by low-wage workers.
A New York City judge has tossed out manslaughter charges against the NYPD officer who killed Ramarley Graham.
Seattle Public Schools waved the white flag with an announcement that high schools can opt out of the MAP standardized test.
Like his grandfather, Malcolm Shabazz died far too young and with far too much unfinished work in front of him.
Oregon postal workers are putting pressure on state politicians to defend threatened postal jobs.
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