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June 28, 2010

  • Cutbacks that will kill in Detroit

    A plan to halve the number of paramedics in a city already hard-pressed by the economic crisis will mean needless injury and death.

  • A day in solidarity with Troy Davis

    Over 60 people gathered in the Texas heat in Denton to support Georgia death row prisoner Troy Davis as part of a June 22 day of action.

June 25, 2010

  • The making of an eco-catastrophe

    The drive for profit ensured that different business and governmental actors treated human life as disposable and demonstrated contempt for the environment.

  • Festival of resistance in Detroit

    The U.S. Social Forum in Detroit has highlighted crucial issues facing the left--and helped bring together the forces needed for social change.

  • Our equality on trial

    A lawsuit challenging California's Proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriages is coming to a head in a federal courtroom.

  • Drug squad vigilantes in Derry

    The vigilante anti-drug group Republican Action Against Drugs has shot 15 people in Northern Ireland in the last 18 months.

June 24, 2010

  • A "get out of jail free" card for Wall Street

    It's clear that Wall Street and its army of lobbyists won the battle to keep financial reform legislation from making any real changes at the big banks.

  • Mythmaking about the flotilla

    You might have thought Israel was the aggressor in its assault on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla, but the U.S. media was ready to set you straight.

  • Tecumseh and a united Indian resistance

    The Shawnee leader Tecumseh is perhaps the best-known advocate and orator for a coordinated Indian struggle to resist white settlers' westward expansion.

  • The new opium of the people?

    A recent essay by Terry Eagleton on the nature of sports suggests, wrongly, that those of us who love them must also be hoodwinked.

  • Helping each other out of the dark

    The actions of the Chicago Transit Authority--or better put, its inaction--during a recent fire on subway system's Red Line, was appalling.

June 23, 2010

  • A license to witch-hunt

    The Supreme Court upheld a part of the Patriot Act that criminalizes free speech as "terrorism"--and the Obama administration sees this as a victory.

  • Almost a deadly disaster

    One of the riders who escaped a fire on the Chicago subway's Red Line last Sunday describes what happened--and why.

  • In-secure communities

    San Francisco's status as a sanctuary city for immigrants has been effectively overturned with the city's implementation of the federal Secure Communities program.

  • Fighting for the union in Pakistan

    Hotel workers at a five-star hotel near Islamabad are on hunger strike after management fired 350 employees and rejected negotiations with the union.

  • Thailand's repression must end

    Supporters of the pro-democracy Red Shirt protesters have issued an appeal for the Thai government to cease its attacks.

  • Since when is supporting Troy Davis illegal?

    South Carolina activists were handing out filers in support of a Georgia death row prisoner when they were harassed by a security guard.

  • Views in brief

    Hypocritical concern for Afghans | A thoughtful statement on Arizona | Why not run for office? | Strange timing of Afghan “discovery”

June 22, 2010

  • The Democrats and the border

    The Obama administration and the Democrats have allowed Republicans to appropriate the issue of immigration--and launch a crusade of bigotry.

  • Ideas for changing the world

    Nearly 1,000 activists turned out for Socialism 2010 in Chicago for several days of revolutionary politics and debate.

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