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February 15, 2010

  • A system where safety comes last

    Toyota did everything it could to avoid a recall of potentially deadly cars, but the U.S. officials pointing their fingers deserve some of the blame.

  • Thousands protest the Games

    Some 5,000 people took to the streets of Vancouver to protest the opening of the corporate sporting festival known as the 2010 Winter Olympics.

  • Believing what they wanted to

    If you want to understand the details of how we went to war in Iraq, it is probably best not to watch a single moment of Britain's Chilcot inquiry.

  • Dominican solidarity with Haiti

    Support for Haitians organized by ordinary people in the neighboring Dominican Republic has forced the government to act.

  • Teamsters victory at Continental

    The Teamsters union won the right to represent ground workers at Continental Airlines, which had fought off a decade of unionization efforts.

February 12, 2010

  • A recovery that leaves workers behind

    Growth has returned to the U.S. economy--for now--but working people are still being hammered by joblessness and low wages.

  • Sharing in a common struggle

    Howard Zinn embodied the understanding that the experience of being part of struggle alongside and for others is the most meaningful life one can live.

  • Where's our rainy day fund?

    Teachers and students at a Watsonville, Calif., school are having to crowd together after the building was damaged in a storm.

  • Why won't they tax Wall Street?

    Teachers and other workers are organizing against budget cuts in New York, including preparations for protests on March 4.

  • Olympic torch casts a light on poverty

    The Olympic torch relay wound through Kitimat, a Canadian town suffering huge economic blows from layoffs and cuts.

  • UCSC's campaign of intimidation

    University of California Santa Cruz administrators have launched a campaign of harassment against activists in the lead-up to a statewide day of action.

February 11, 2010

  • LA teachers take on the charters

    The battle has begun: Corporate Los Angeles and the charter school operators in one corner--and teachers, parents and community allies in the other.

  • Footnotes to a forgotten war

    In his newest graphic novel, Joe Sacco brings to light the long-buried story of the 1956 massacres in the towns of Rafah and Khan Younis.

  • Defending Howard Zinn

    The right wing used Howard Zinn's death as an opportunity to spew vitriol, but some mainstream historians are also dismissing his work.

  • There's got to be a soundtrack

    The rap trio BBU aims to bring the conscious and the club together, because a political message shouldn't be boring.

  • Intimidation tactics at SFSU

    At San Francisco State University, police are attempting to infiltrate, harass and threaten student organizers.

  • Views in brief

    Zinn's voice will continue to inspire | Howard Zinn's historic legacy | Who's in charge of our schools? | I'm not a womb for rent

February 10, 2010

  • A "center-right" nation again?

    The Obama administration went too far to the left, alienating America's "center-right" majority--that's the media's verdict. As usual, they got it wrong.

  • European capitalism's weak link?

    The debt crisis in Greece has set the stage for big class struggles, amid political polarization between left and right.

  • Canada's Olympic crackdown

    Olympic officials are feeling anger at the money they wasted, and the independent media, frighteningly, is paying the price.

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