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April 18, 2016

April 14, 2016

  • The sharp edge of American racism

    The need to build a larger movement is about coming to terms with the enormity of our task when we talk about ending police terrorism in our communities.

  • Lessons from a day of defiance

    The April 1 strike by Chicago teachers triggered a racist backlash from police--and a discussion in the movement over how to build solidarity.

  • How the ruling class rules

    The Panama Papers offer a glimpse into the methods used by the rich to maintain their wealth and power over the rest of us.

  • Black Lives Matter in Canada

    Anti-racist activists are mobilizing in Montreal and Toronto to demand justice for the victims of police brutality and violence.

  • Will the undemocratic EU survive?

    The European Union is facing a series of challenges coming in grim succession that could conceivably lead to its breakup.

April 13, 2016

  • Standing up to Verizon's war on unions

    Workers at Verizon are in a do-or-die battle with a corporation that is raking in profits, but won't rest until it breaks the power of their unions.

  • Should Palestine activists vote for Sanders?

    He may be more critical of Israeli violence than other candidates, but Sanders remains a clear defender of U.S. imperial policy.

  • The road to reclaiming OSU

    An occupation by student protesters at Ohio State ended after police threatened mass arrests--but the fight will continue.

  • The riots that changed China

    1976 should be remembered as a turning point in China, when workers and students broke an oppressive government regime.

  • Fighting for our union wages

    Carpenters protested a contractor using non-union labor on a shopping mall in Dobbs Ferry, New York.

April 12, 2016

  • Why voting Democratic hasn't preserved choice

    The whittling away of abortion access and reproductive choice is the result of both a Republican-led offensive and Democratic concessions.

  • France rises up in the night

    Hundreds of thousands are gathering nightly in public squares in France in a movement reminiscent of Occupy Wall Street.

  • This is a war for our education

    Two of the organizers of a mass walkout of Boston high school students against budget cuts talk about the high stakes of their fight.

  • Protests expose the truth about racism at UW

    Some 500 students rallied at the University of Washington to demand that the campus administration tackle institutional racism.

April 11, 2016

  • Capital crimes from Panama to Delaware

    The shadowy world of tax shelters and shell corporations stretches to the U.S.--and most of it is perfectly legal, despite the deadly consequences.

  • What did Quebec public-sector unions achieve?

    Public-sector unions have ratified contracts with disappointing concessions that raise questions about where the fight is headed.

  • The wars in our schools

    The military's recruiters in our schools won't tell kids anything that might make them think twice about the glories of military life.

  • Another case of police murder in New Orleans

    Only a racist system could shield the cops who fired 20 bullets at someone for the "crime" of being in a car that rolled two feet.

  • Punishing union militants for fighting back

    Local leaders at auto plants in southern Italy are being punished by union leaders for protesting speedup and mandatory overtime.

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