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June 7, 2010

June 4, 2010

  • "A message to the workers of America"

    A new documentary about the 2008 occupation of Republic Windows & Doors explains how that struggle captured the imagination of the labor movement.

  • Standing against Israel's war crimes

    Pro-Palestinian protesters infuriated at Israel's attack on a flotilla of humanitarian aid workers turned out to emergency actions in cities across the U.S.

  • Disaster socialism

    Contrary to what the media says, a natural disaster can reveal the capacity human beings have to reorder our lives in new, cooperative ways.

  • The activists were asking for it

    Politicians and commentators understand that Israel sent commandos to confront unarmed activists, yet they blame the dead.

  • Who's losing at the World Cup?

    While the World Cup is a big business with a dark side, it's also a drama of beauty, grace, power and balance.

  • The source of anti-immigrant racism

    What gives anti-immigrant fanatics in Arizona a hearing isn't just a bunch of “old folks,” but an economic crisis that hit when the housing market collapsed.

June 3, 2010

  • A catastrophe waiting to happen

    As the oil catastrophe in the Gulf drags on, growing evidence suggests that it wasn't an "accident," but a direct result of BP's negligence.

  • A different kind of strike

    The struggle that has shut down the University of Puerto Rico has become a popular symbol of opposition to a right-wing government.

  • Silence for Arizona

    The musicians of Sound Strike aren't playing in Arizona--until the state's anti-immigrant law SB 1070 is history.

  • What the flood couldn't take

    The new HBO series Treme set in post-Katrina New Orleans illustrates the pain, but also the hope, and the party.

  • Another victim of Israeli piracy

    More than 40 years after Israel attacked a U.S. Navy ship in international waters, the survivors are still seeking justice.

  • Day of action against SB 1070

    In a number of cities across the U.S., immigrant rights activists turned out on May 29 to stand against Arizona's SB 1070.

  • Chicago activists rally for jobs

    Activists rallied in front of a Chicago unemployment office for an immediate extension and expansion of unemployment insurance.

June 2, 2010

  • Israel's lie machine goes into overdrive

    No smear is too crude and no lie too outrageous in Israel's attempt to justify the murderous commando assault on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla.

  • A steppingstone toward equality

    "Don't ask, don't tell," the Pentagon's anti-LGBT policy, is on its way to being dismantled after a long campaign of protest and persuasion.

  • From marching to a movement

    Supporters of immigrant rights who marched in Arizona against a racist law also took part in discussions about the future of the fight.

  • Labour's sudden change of heart

    There's an honorable tradition in the Labour Party of bravely standing against an unjust war--as long as the war ended years ago.

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