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September 30, 2014

  • Getting the union moving at NYU

    Members of a reform slate were elected onto the bargaining team for NYU's Graduate Student Organizing Committee.

  • Stopping the school sellers

    Despite the best efforts of the "consultants," a British community rebelled against the school privatizers--and won.

September 29, 2014

  • The university chose censorship over debate

    A pro-Palestine professor fired by the University of Illinois speaks out about the drive to silence him and other critics of Israeli apartheid.

  • New life for the climate justice struggle

    The hope for action on climate change comes not from paralyzed heads of state, but from another welling up at the grassroots.

  • Why isn't UPS on trial?

    The killings at a UPS facility in Alabama are a reminder of the effects of toxic working conditions and militaristic discipline.

  • Learning from Upton Park

    The international character of today's cosmopolitan city is before our eyes all the time--and so is the potential for solidarity.

  • Inmigración: otra promesa rota

    Obama rehusó para dar alivio a millones de indocumentados y prefirió aliviar la arena electoral de los demócratas más derechistas.

September 25, 2014

  • Against the climate march cynics

    The criticisms of the climate march as "tame" and "symbolic" miss the importance of demonstrations like these in building future movements.

  • Turning a mother into a criminal

    Jennifer Whalen is going to jail--because she decided to help her teenage daughter get an abortion.

  • Mahienour is free!

    A judge suspended the prison sentence of Egyptian socialist Mahienour El-Masry, who was jailed for violating Egypt's protest law.

  • Seeing the war through Afghan eyes

    Journalist Anand Gopal's new book answers the many haunting questions that remain about the U.S. war on Afghanistan.

  • Can we be independent of austerity?

    Many of the people who voted "yes" to Scottish independence appeared to mainly want independence from English austerity.

  • What's a "real" Democrat?

    Randy Credico did run a serious campaign in New York, but he's in the wrong party if he wants to fight for working people.

September 24, 2014

  • The never-ending, ever-expanding war

    U.S. air strikes in Syria add another ingredient to the deadly mix of conflicts that is breeding violence and oppression in the Middle East.

  • On the wrong side of the law

    For many women--especially Black women--law enforcement is part of the problem, not the solution to domestic violence.

  • I am in the Troy Davis book club

    For the third anniversary of his execution, people around the country, including prisoners, are reading I Am Troy Davis.

  • A bitter defeat in New Zealand

    The center-right ruling party won a crushing victory in New Zealand's elections, handing Labour its worst result since the 1920s.

  • Driving the poor from public housing

    The Seattle Housing Authority is proposing a rent increase of 500 percent over six years for some public-housing residents.

September 23, 2014

  • Moving rape out of the shadows at Columbia

    A movement against campus sexual assault has taken off at Columbia University--and it has valuable lessons for anyone who wants to take a stand.

  • No backing down in Reynoldsburg

    Teachers in Reynoldsburg, Ohio, are on the picket line and getting support from students and parents--despite the district's threats.

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