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November 9, 2009

  • Terrible toll of senseless wars

    The Fort Hood chapter of Iraq Veterans Against the War and Under the Hood Café respond to the shooting tragedy.

  • Maine says no to Nestlé

    Maine water activists celebrated an Election Day victory against Nestlé's attempts to gain control of water resources in the southern part of the state.

  • Horowitz's hate speech at USC

    Activists at the University of Southern California protested David Horowitz by turning their backs on the arch-conservative.

November 6, 2009

  • The war on public-sector unions

    The long war on unions is escalating in the public sector as the recession wipes out tax revenue and triggers deep budget cuts in states, large and small.

  • What happened on November 3?

    There are two wrong interpretations of the November 3 election results circulating in the political establishment and among its chatterers.

  • Transit workers strike in Philadelphia

    The streets of Philadelphia have been overrun by cars, bikers and pedestrians after SEPTA workers struck for a fair contract.

  • SK workers claim strike victory

    Workers at SK Hand Tools in Chicago prevailed in a strike that forced the company to restore health care and pensions.

  • Revolts behind the "iron curtain"

    Long before the fall of the Berlin Wall, there was a history of workers' struggle against the self-described Communist regimes of Eastern Europe.

  • Animal rights and self-determination

    However well-intentioned, a moralistic approach can have profound implications for how adherents of animal rights politics view human oppression.

  • Socialism and the lives of animals

    Other species don't need political rights like the vote, but they absolutely deserve the ability to live out life according to their instincts.

  • Views in brief

    We need a real public option | Puerto Rican workers show the way | The end of an era in music | Why our words matter | Liberation and the disabled

November 5, 2009

  • What does Maine tell us?

    In contrast to the surge of pro-LGBT activism and legislative progress, Maine voters overturned equal marriage rights by a narrow margin.

  • We need more than rhetoric

    If Tuesday's elections reveal nothing else, it's that the time for swooning over photo ops is past. We need action, not words.

  • The horror in Cambodia remembered

    Thirty years after he visited Pol Pot's Cambodia, John Pilger describes the holocaust he witnessed there.

  • Walking with the dead

    A new exhibit for the Day of the Dead at the National Museum of Mexican Art in Chicago speaks to the experiences of immigrants in the U.S.

  • Class struggle in Puerto Rico

    Three Puerto Rican activists discuss the dynamics of the mass mobilization against the layoffs of more than 25,000 public-sector workers.

  • Michigan tuition hike protest

    A group of 30 Michigan State University students and faculty picketed the state capitol October 30 to combat recent budget cuts and tuition hikes.

November 4, 2009

  • The banksters plot their next robbery

    Goldman Sachs and other Wall Street firms are looking forward to a bonus orgy for executives this year--supposedly for a job well done.

  • The warlords' president

    Afghanistan's election farce came to a laughable end when Hamid Karzai was declared the winner after his rival dropped out of a run-off vote.

  • Screwing up health care on two continents

    The leading corporate lobbyist against a "public option" in the U.S. helped waste billions on "market reforms" of Britain's National Health Service.

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