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October 14, 2009

  • A record of concealing atrocities

    The comments of High Court justices in London about a case charging British Army atrocities in Iraq have implications for Northern Ireland.

  • Repression in Tampico

    Residents of the Mano con Mano colony of Tampico, Mexico, have been violently forced off of their land and their houses have been destroyed.

  • Making a mockery of peace

    Barack Obama, who is in the process of waging two wars, is now the recipient of an award that is supposedly reserved for those who have a commitment to peace.

October 13, 2009

  • Betting on our deaths

    Wall Street has come up with a new investment scheme involving life insurance that is essentially a bet people will die "on time" or earlier than expected.

  • Who made China's revolution?

    China recently marked the 60th anniversary of a 1949 "peoples' revolution" that kicked out foreign powers--but workers there have never really held power.

  • A truly Nobel-worthy effort

    The Obama administration has a lot to say about ending youth violence in the wake of the beating death of a Chicago teen, but does it have any solutions?

  • The real corporate felons

    Some lawmakers are beginning to push back against the double standards used to attack the community organization ACORN by going after real corporate criminals.

  • Rallying to support the Hyatt 100

    Activists are rallying support for the Hyatt 100, Boston workers who are fighting to win their jobs back after being summarily fired from the hotel chain.

  • Sweetwater teachers rally for a contract

    A tentative agreement was reached one day after an estimated 1,000 teachers, parents and students rallied for a fair contract for the Sweetwater Education Association.

October 12, 2009

  • We demand full equality

    Some 200,000 people flooded Washington, D.C., filling the streets with rainbow flags and a festival-like atmosphere as part of the fight for LGBT civil rights.

  • Innocent until proven dead

    The state of Texas is refusing to listen to pleas of innocence from another man--even as it prepares to pump lethal chemicals into his body.

  • A Chicago victory over eviction

    A Chicago family threatened with eviction is celebrating after community members rallied to their defense and forced authorities to intervene on their behalf.

  • A legacy of resistance

    Marek Edelman, the last surviving leader of the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, passed away on October 2 at the age of 90.

  • Rochester activists attacked by police

    Rochester Students for a Democratic Society’s “Funk the War 2” was brutally attacked by police on October 7.

  • Justice in Oakland for Oscar Grant

    More than 100 activists gathered on October 6 to demand that the trial Officer Johannes Mehserle remain in Alameda County.

  • Marching for transgender rights

    More than 70 activists congregated in Lampron Park in Northampton, Mass., for the New England Trans United March.

October 9, 2009

  • Why marching matters

    The National Equality March in Washington represents a renewal of the kind of activism that's needed on many other issues.

  • Roots of the LGBT struggle

    Like the civil rights struggles of the 1960s, today's movement for LGBT equality didn't appear overnight. It's been shaped by decades of organizing.

  • Where oppression comes from

    Capitalism depends for its survival on divisions created in the working class, so the struggle for a new society must challenge those divisions.

  • A witch-hunt of gay teachers

    The book And They Were Wonderful Teachers is a timely reminder of what happens when scapegoating is allowed to take place without a challenge.

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