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July 12, 2011

July 11, 2011

  • The jobs meltdown

    Two years after the official start of an economic "recovery," the latest government report on jobs shows things are as bad as ever for the unemployed.

  • What happens if Greece defaults?

    Even with a new bailout--which comes with the condition of still deeper austerity--Greece remains on the brink of being unable to pay its debts.

  • Collective bargaining or criminal conspiracy?

    Contracts that once gave autoworkers a decent standard of living now condemn a new generation to economic distress.

  • Substitute teachers for everyone

    When British public-sector workers announced their June 30 strike, parents were asked to do the teaching themselves.

  • Display of Pride in Bushwick

    More than 100 people marked Pride month with a march through a mainly immigrant neighborhood in New York City.

July 8, 2011

  • Israel blocks the freedom flotilla

    The Gaza Freedom Flotilla 2 is stalled in Mediterranean ports after an Israeli pressure campaign--and U.S. activists are mobilizing in protest.

  • A voice for a fighting CWA

    Don Trementozzi is running for secretary-treasurer of the Communications Workers of America on a platform of fighting back against concessions.

  • Free speech in the shadow of war

    Seventy years ago, the federal government's began an assault on the SWP and a Teamsters local under the Smith Act.

  • War's first casualties

    When governments are furthering their war aims, the truth comes up last on the list--and so do the interests of women.

  • The Dodgers dream goes bankrupt

    The Los Angeles Dodgers, arguably the most culturally significant franchise in the history of U.S. sports, is out for the count.

July 7, 2011

  • Who will make socialism?

    For the Marxist tradition, socialism and democracy are inseparable parts of the struggle of workers "reaching out for freedom with their own hands."

  • How the U.S. meddled in Haiti

    A new president has been installed in Haiti with the backing of the U.S., but the country's crisis remains as dire as ever.

  • Honduras after Zelaya's return

    A report from Honduras explains what's next for the resistance movement after former President Manuel Zelaya's return.

  • I only want my life back

    A New Jersey activist describes--from bitter personal experience--the injustices that former prisoners face on the outside.

  • Spreading struggle in the squares

    Discussions are surfacing in New Orleans and other cities about initiating the "liberation square" movement in this country.

July 6, 2011

  • Cashing in on the charters

    A new for-profit investment fund aimed at building charter schools marks an ominous new step for the school privatization movement.

  • Where socialism was in the air

    More than 1,300 socialists and activists from across the U.S. turned out in Chicago for "Socialism 2011: Revolution in the Air."

  • Thailand's vote against dictatorship

    The party associated with Thailand's pro-democracy "Red Shirt" movement won a landslide victory in July 3 elections.

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