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August 31, 2011

  • Chile's long hot winter

    What began several months ago with student takeovers of schools has swelled into one of the largest protest movements in Chile's history.

  • We want the right to learn

    Immigrant students in Georgia organized a "Graduation of Resistance" to protest the state's ban on the undocumented attending top state universities.

  • What's next at Verizon?

    After a two-week strike ended with no deal, the company is digging in while unions try to keep up the pressure.

  • A trail-blazer for the disabilities movement

    His pioneering role in the disabilities and independent living movements impacted the lives of millions of people.

  • Jerry Richardson and the color of control

    Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson possesses what can only be called a "plantation mentality" toward his players.

August 30, 2011

  • Where is Syria's revolution going?

    Repression has failed to crush the mass movement in Syria, but the opposition is divided, and imperial powers are pushing their own agenda.

  • Slave labor and the chocolate factory

    Hundreds of exploited foreign student workers walked off their jobs and began picketing a Hershey's packing plant.

  • No unemployed need apply

    No, it's not a typo: Significant numbers of employers are openly discriminating against job seekers because...they need a job.

  • The sounds of anger

    Bands like Odd Future and Iceage are sparking debate about why musicians should take racism and sexism seriously.

  • The winner in Libya is undetermined

    The anti-Qaddafi rebellion in Libya benefited from NATO support, but that doesn't mean it has lost its way or is a stooge of imperialism.

  • Support the Central Michigan strikers

    The administration at Central Michigan University is misrepresenting the truth to force faculty strikers back to work.

August 29, 2011

  • Another law for the rich and powerful

    Rape charges have been dropped against Dominique Strauss-Kahn--an abject and infuriating example of how the justice system really works.

  • Somewhere to turn for the uninsured

    Thousands of uninsured Chicagoans stood in line for hours to receive free health and dental care from volunteer professionals.

  • An indigenous struggle against Morales

    More than 500 indigenous Bolivians are on a 300-mile march against a development project that the left-wing government is backing to the hilt.

  • Disciplinarians on the rampage

    All the people calling for crackdowns following the riots in Britain thought that all along--but they're getting a hearing now.

  • Champaign protests for jobs

    Union and solidarity activists gathered outside the Champaign office of Rep. Tim Johnson to call for a jobs plan.

August 26, 2011

  • A wake-up call for business

    In 1997, the Teamsters strike at UPS galvanized widespread support and set a fighting example for workers everywhere.

  • The workers' rebellion of the 1960s

    The 1960s movements against the war and for Black Power led to the radicalization of a significant layer of industrial workers.

  • ¿Quién ganó en Libia?

    El régimen de Muammar Gadafi está llegando a su fin, pero las fuerzas rebeldes están ahora en deuda con los gobiernos occidentales--y los intereses que ellos sirven.

August 25, 2011

  • Rule of the minority

    The deal on the debt ceiling accomplished the opposite of what most Americans want, according to polls. Why is a vocal minority dominating mainstream politics?

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