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October 23, 2009

  • Not afraid to scare

    You can show a child anything, as long as it's the truth. That's the idea behind Maurice Sendak's book Where the Wild Things Are, and Spike Jonze's new film.

  • Union leaders face death threat

    Two union leaders in Colombia representing workers at the important Tenaris steel tube plant have gotten death threats.

  • Abolish the death penalty today

    Texas is under fire for the execution of Cameron Todd Willingham, but on October 27, it is scheduled to execute Reginald Blanton, despite his claims of innocence.

  • A waste of $30,400

    At a recent event hosted by the Democratic Party, Code Pink spent $30,400 to have a dinner and then a photo-op with President Obama.

October 22, 2009

  • Will "reform" do more harm than good?

    The insurance companies are attacking health care legislation, but their recently issued report shows how they will try to profit off reform.

  • Accessories to Israel's war crimes

    The Palestinian Authority was forced to retreat from helping Israel to suppress a UN report documenting war crimes during the Gaza assault.

  • We want justice for Kiwane

    The killing of an unarmed 15-year-old by police has touched off a surge of anger and protest in Champaign, Ill.

  • Still fighting for Matthew Shepard

    The new play The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later made its world premiere this month, bringing a timely message about combating homophobia in America.

  • Marching for R.I. marriage equality

    LGBT activists marched on the Rhode Island statehouse days after Gov. Donald Carcieri delivered an address to a right-wing antigay group.

  • Protesting Fahad's detention

    Activists gathered for a vigil to support Fahad Hashmi, who has been imprisoned for over two years as part of the "war on terror."

October 21, 2009

  • When impatience is a virtue

    The National Equality March was a powerful call for LGBT equality--and an inspiring glimpse of what futures struggles against injustice can be.

  • More troops for the "good war"?

    Barack Obama--who won the votes of millions of people as a "peace candidate"--is poised to further escalate the war in Afghanistan.

  • Why the NFL said no to Rush

    Rush Limbaugh is whining about being "blacklisted" by the left, and that stopped him from owning an NFL team--but the reality is he's a liability to the league.

  • Blending politics and music

    Mercedes Sosa, a pivotal singer in the Nuevo Cancionero, or New Song, movement in Argentina, died this month.

  • All in it together, sort of

    For some reason, it seems like the idea of "shared sacrifice" only applies to one side in society's divide between rich and poor.

  • Standing up to cuts at CCSF

    City College of San Francisco administrators have no answers to stop cuts and fee hikes, but one activist coalition is working to get organized.

  • Immigrant rights forum in San Diego

    Some 60 people attended an all-day conference at San Diego City College to discuss organizing for immigrant rights.

October 20, 2009

  • The antiwar movement retreats

    Eight years into the war seems like a peculiar time for some activists to claim that the U.S. needs to stay longer for the good of the Afghan people.

  • U.S. behind Pakistan offensive

    The attack by 30,000 government troops on the Pakistani Taliban was demanded by the U.S. as a means to solve its crisis in Afghanistan.

  • Why was Kiwane killed?

    Champaign police claim it will take a month for an investigation into the "officer-involved shooting" of an unarmed 15-year-old.

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