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August 24, 2010

  • Textile strikes rock Bangladesh

    Bangladesh's textile industry--one of the most exploitative in the world--has been shaken by protests over the past month.

  • Why is Clemens taking the fall?

    The roots of baseball's current crisis lie not in the individual moral failings of players like Roger Clemens, but the systemic greed of the owners.

  • That review isn't all right

    The criticism that The Kids Are Alright indulges in stereotypes doesn't seem reflective of the intent of the director or even the movie itself.

  • The aftermath of the P-9 strike

    Although I was only five years old at the time of the P-9 strike, I can say the effects are still readily apparent on the community in Austin, Minn.

  • Who impoverished Black America?

    The deplorable conditions in many urban centers in the U.S. can be directly laid at the feet of the United States government.

August 23, 2010

  • A "war on terror" nightmare

    Omar Khadr's case exposes the most obscene aspects of the U.S. "war on terror"--and the Obama administration's lies designed to justify it.

  • Taking on the anti-Muslim racists

    New York City activists mobilized to counter the hysteria about the "Ground Zero mosque"--and the send the message: Racism isn't welcome here.

  • Standing proud for freedom

    Jazz singer Abbey Lincoln, who died earlier this month, will be remembered for her music--and her defiance of oppression.

  • Protect the truth-tellers

    Wikileaks founder Julian Assange deserves protection from governments seeking to bury the truth about their war crimes.

  • Closing the door on the Ortiz family

    A few weeks before their day-care center was set to open, the house that the Ortizes put so much money and work into is being foreclosed on.

  • Housing activists score a victory

    A new law in Massachusetts provides enhanced protections for tenants in foreclosed properties and homeowners in default.

  • Don’t deploy the injured

    Soldiers and activists in Killeen, Texas, are demanding medical treatment instead of redeployment for wounded soldiers.

August 19, 2010

  • No retreat, no surrender

    The Local P-9 strike against Hormel, which started 25 years ago this week, provided a glimpse of an alternative in a bitter period for labor and the left.

  • Immigrant rights on the field

    Immigrant rights activists are sending a message to baseball Commissioner Bud Selig: Move the 2011 All-Star Game out of Arizona.

  • Stealing the money to save teachers?

    A measure signed into law by Barack Obama devotes $10 billion to saving teachers' jobs. So why are school districts putting the money aside instead?

  • The real "monuments to terrorism"

    The right's insistence that a proposed mosque in lower Manhattan is a "monument to terrorism" exposes its hypocrisy.

  • Why we're sitting in

    The San Diego Alliance for Marriage Equality is rallying to the side of same-sex couples who want to get married.

  • Reviews that missed the point

    Recently, different contributors panned two of the better things I've seen on stage or screen this year.

  • Another reason to hate Buffett

    Anybody who's lost a job or taken a pay cut or seen their community blighted by the crisis can, in part, thank Warren Buffett and his investment strategy.

August 18, 2010

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