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April 1, 2014

  • Singing from the same songbook

    Paul Ryan's complaints about a "tailspin of culture" among "inner city" men aren't so different from Barack Obama's line.

  • Raising babies in prison

    The expansion of prison mother-infant programs coincides with the ever-increasing incarceration of women in the U.S.

  • A letter from Bil'in to Chicago

    The co-director of 5 Broken Cameras expresses his solidarity with a professor targeted for screening his film.

  • Standing for truth against tyranny

    The world lost a courageous fighter with the passing of a former Russian political prisoner-turned-human rights activist.

  • Imagine there's no NCAA

    The NLRB ruling that college football players can form a union has shaken the sports world to its foundations.

  • Views in brief

    Sinking below the poverty line | If we don't stand together... | Is solidarity a one-way street? | Applause for SJP | Less-than-great expectations

March 31, 2014

  • Snapshots of inequality

    Capitalism produces inequality by definition--but the neoliberal era has turned the gap between rich and poor into a Grand Canyon.

  • A spotlight on UM's investment in apartheid

    Students at the University of Michigan are stepping up their campaign following a student government vote against divestment.

  • Why was Jawhari shot?

    Jawhari Smith was shot in the head by an Austin police officer on March 18--but the reasons why depend on who you ask.

  • Bridgeport says no to charters

    Education "reformers" have their eyes on Connecticut, but parents, teachers and community members are fighting back.

  • Del Día de la Tierra a Mayo 1°

    La Convergencia Climática Global--entre el Día de la Tierra y el Día Internacional de los Trabajadores--marca un importante momento en la lucha ecológica.

March 27, 2014

  • Connecting Earth Day to May Day

    The Global Climate Convergence--10 days of action planned from Earth Day to May Day--marks an important moment in the ecological struggle.

  • Is Crimea another Kosovo?

    Vladimir Putin justified Crimea's annexation by pointing out U.S. support for Kosovo independence in 2008. Is he right?

  • A walkout for respect at UPS

    UPS is trying to retaliate against Teamsters who walked off the job in solidarity with an unjustly fired coworker.

  • Hobby Lobby makes the choices for women

    In a recent Supreme Court case, the Christian owners of Hobby Lobby claim their religious freedom is under attack.

  • AAUP vindicates Chehade

    An independent investigation confirms that a Palestinian professor had his academic freedom violated by Columbia College.

  • An epic Meet the Press NCAA fail

    As the business of college sports expands, this is the moment to talk about the future of the so-called "student-athlete."

March 26, 2014

  • Still a world to win

    Marxism is not only the most searing indictment of capitalism, but it explains the contradictions of the system and how it can be confronted.

  • Reclaiming labor's lessons

    With their contract victory, St. Paul, Minn., teachers showed how union workers can reassert some control at the workplace.

  • Getting serious about organization

    A member of the International Socialist Organization in New York explains what persuaded him to join the group.

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