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September 7, 2011

  • Confronting police rape

    Activists gathered outside a police station in Chicago to protest incidents of cops committing rape and sexual assault.

  • Protesting a war on women

    Some 60 people gathered in Dallas for a protest against legislative attacks on women, from abortion rights to the issue of jobs.

September 6, 2011

  • Exploiting the unemployed

    Unemployment doesn't just affect workers without jobs--it's being used to push down the living standards of the entire U.S. working class.

  • Organizing an "inside strike"

    Want to drive the bosses crazy? Then follow their every rule to the letter, says a veteran United Auto Workers activist.

  • Sitting in against the pipeline

    More than 1,000 activists were arrested in front of the White House to protest the Keystone XL pipeline to carry tar sands oil.

  • A long overdue homecoming

    Former prisoner Montell Johnson has finally been released to his mother's care after years spent wrongfully behind bars.

  • Working harder for less in the end

    When I work harder, it puts more money in the bosses' pockets--but the slight bit more they pay me ends up hurting me in the end.

  • More cuts in the aftermath of Irene?

    Hundreds of thousands were left without power after Hurricane Irene--but Republicans want to cut FEMA's budget.

September 2, 2011

  • The left-out and left-behind economy

    The plague of unemployment that took hold during the Great Recession is still upending the lives of millions of U.S. workers--with no end in sight.

  • Labor and Black Power

    The strike wave of the late 1960s coincided with the most militant phase of the Black Power revolt.

  • ¿Podría pasar en EE.UU.?

    El año 2011 será recordado en los libros de historia como uno de cambio y la lucha revolucionarios en todo el mundo. Pero, y en EE.UU. ¿qué?

September 1, 2011

  • No justice without self-determination

    A resident of Gaza and leading activist describes conditions today--and analyzes the attempt to gain United Nations recognition of Palestinian statehood.

  • A recipe for nuclear disaster

    The recent earthquake in Virginia caused two reactors to go to shutdown--further evidence that nuclear plants are akin to ticking time bombs.

  • The blame Rumsfeld deserves

    An antiwar veteran and the wife of a soldier who committed suicide confronted former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld.

  • Blind to the bankers' fraud

    The biggest banks have been exposed for fraud in carrying out foreclosures--but the Obama administration is staying silent.

  • The ongoing battle for New Orleans

    After Katrina, political power in New Orleans has shifted to whites, but Blacks have not given up their struggle for justice.

  • Advice to a grocery store customer

    A customer at the store where I work recently decided to impart a bit of "wisdom." Here's what I wish I could have said back to him.

August 31, 2011

  • Can it happen here?

    2011 will be remembered in the history books as a year of revolutionary change and struggle around the world. But what about here in the U.S.?

  • Chile's long hot winter

    What began several months ago with student takeovers of schools has swelled into one of the largest protest movements in Chile's history.

  • We want the right to learn

    Immigrant students in Georgia organized a "Graduation of Resistance" to protest the state's ban on the undocumented attending top state universities.

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