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September 15, 2014

  • A strike lit the way at Juno

    Workers at the Juno Lighting Group manufacturing facility outside Chicago ended a five-day strike with a victory.

  • Una lucha en todo lugar

    Tras la rebelión en Ferguson, Missouri, millones de personas por todo el país nunca verán el racismo y la violencia policial de la misma manera.

September 11, 2014

  • Intimidation won't stop the fight for Palestine

    The battle for academic freedom and Palestine solidarity is coming to a head with a critical moment for fired UIUC professor Steven Salaita.

  • Another broken promise on immigration

    Obama abandoned executive action on immigration after moderate Democrats kicked up a fuss ahead of midterm elections.

  • The "war on terror" on repeat

    If the threat of al-Qaeda served to animate the "war on terror" in 2001, today, the Islamic State is the justification for war.

  • The re-victimization of Janay Rice

    Among the questions asked after the release of a video showing Ray Rice committing assault, one was glaringly missing.

  • Anti-racist internationalism

    Socialists in early 20th century America linked revolution at home with successful uprisings by workers in colonized nations.

  • Changing shape or shaping change?

    UPS had to respond to the tumult and discontent of the 1960s, but Big Brown did its best to "shape change" in its interests.

September 10, 2014

  • The U.S. won't fix the disaster it caused in Iraq

    Barack Obama is leading the charge for a new war drive--but turning up the U.S. war machine will only add to the suffering and violence.

  • UIUC should right its wrong

    Steven Salaita spoke publicly for the first time since his university fired him for his "uncivil" tweets criticizing Israel's war crimes.

  • Boston school bus drivers won't back down

    Dozens of drivers have lost their jobs and a union activist has been arrested in the drive to break Boston's bus drivers' union.

  • Kick the frackers out

    The New York governor's race is providing an opportunity to campaign against the disastrous practice of fracking.

  • Prioritizing the anti-racist fight

    The Workers Party of the 1920s made fighting racism a priority by challenging the Klan and calling for racial equality in unions.

  • Michfest is dying from bigotry

    A bigoted policy excluding transgender women threatens the future of the Michigan Womyn's Music Festival.

September 9, 2014

  • Whose consumption is killing the planet?

    The stereotype is that we're all responsible for climate change, but this lets the real culprits--corporations and the wealthy elite--off the hook.

  • "Civility" versus solidarity

    Supporters of Israel are calling for "civility" on campus--as a way to police of any discourse or activism critical of Zionism.

  • The energy "reform" scam in Mexico

    Mexico's ruling class won an important point on their neoliberal agenda with the Senate's passage of energy privatization.

  • Toward an anti-racist practice

    In the wake of the 1917 Russian Revolution, socialists initiated anti-racist activism aimed at fighting for Black equality.

  • Shore leave for capital

    A new book by John Urry called Offshoring presents a concise history of a quarter-century of globalization.

September 8, 2014

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