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December 15, 2010

  • Reformer takes on the Teamsters’ old guard

    As Teamsters President James Hoffa faces splits among his supporters, reformer Sandy Pope is running against him.

  • Who is the EPA protecting?

    The evidence is growing that BP's use of toxic oil dispersants is poisoning people--but the EPA won't talk about it.

  • Justice for Derrick Jones

    Some 75 protesters gathered at an Oakland City Council meeting to protest the killing of Derrick Jones by police--and the inaction of the city government.

  • Protesting the UN in Haiti

    A group of Haitian solidarity activists picketed United Nations headquarters in New York City to call for an end to the occupation.

December 14, 2010

  • Death by budget cut

    In the name of balancing the state budget, Arizona legislators have cut Medicaid funding for several life-saving transplant operations.

  • The Feds expand their assault

    A new round of government subpoenas in Chicago and the Twin Cities is meant to send a chilling message to activists.

  • Why the war on WikiLeaks?

    The documents released by WikiLeaks gives the American public a real glimpse into how the U.S. chooses its allies, its enemies and its targets.

  • The media goes to war

    Never has so much official energy been expended in ensuring journalists collude with the makers of rapacious war.

  • Do they really care about rape?

    The U.S. government and Interpol are using rape charges to punish Julian Assange and WikiLeaks, not because they care about sexual assault.

  • Why Chuck Turner was ousted

    Instead of debating whether Boson City Councilman Chuck Turner is guilty or innocent, it should first be asked why he was entrapped by the FBI.

December 13, 2010

  • The cuts they won't consider

    Instead of making working people pay the price for reducing the federal deficit, how about raising taxes on the rich and cutting the Pentagon budget?

  • Prisoners on strike in Georgia

    Inmates in six prisons across Georgia began a strike to demand better conditions and decent pay for their prison labor.

  • Their fear of democracy

    British police again stepped up repression against student protesters as parliament passed a law to nearly triple student fees.

  • Unrest follows Haiti's election

    The announcement of preliminary results from Haiti's disputed November 28 election ignited demonstrations and barricades.

  • Pilots protest dangerous industry trend

    Hundreds of Air Line Pilots Association members picketed several airports with signs reading "Who's Flying Your Plane?"

  • Vt. bus drivers focus on safety

    Unionized drivers and mechanics for the public transit system in Burlington, Vt., and the surrounding area scored a double victory.

December 10, 2010

  • The few, the proud, the filthy rich

    "Got it, flaunt it" is the rule again for the super-rich after a few difficult years--and yet the wealthy are acting like they are the persecuted ones.

  • A challenge to the ANC?

    South Africa's ruling party is up in arms over a labor-backed conference on organizing against budget cuts and for better wages.

  • UPR students resume strikes

    Six campuses of the University of Puerto Rico have held a series of strikes to oppose a tuition hike set to begin in January 2011.

  • Re-Imagining Lennon

    It's time to save John Lennon from the pedestal--and show that his views and music were shaped by a changing world.

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