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May 19, 2009

  • Battle intensifies in LA schools

    After a judge issued an order banning a one-day strike against layoffs set for May 15, LA teachers are continuing to mobilize as the stakes get higher.

  • Commander of the cover-up

    The man who greased the way for the lies about Pat Tillman's "friendly fire" death is assuming overall control of U.S. operations in Afghanistan.

  • Shot down by Atlanta police

    "What is a Black man's life worth in Atlanta?" Derrick Boazman asked a crowd of 200 people who gathered for a rally to end police shootings.

  • New York City rally for schools

    About 75 New York City public school teachers, students and parents rallied to resist school closings and city control of schools.

  • Portland teachers challenge school board

    More than 300 teachers, librarians, counselors and others packed a recent Portland Public Schools board meeting to protest working without a contract.

May 18, 2009

  • New face on Washington's war

    The Pentagon has appointed a new general to run the war in Afghanistan, but it's still following an old strategy that is causing massive civilian casualties.

  • Showdown in D.C. over marriage equality

    The D.C. City Council approved a bill recognizing same-sex marriages from other states, but Congress could still block the measure from becoming law.

  • The Guantánamo torture squad

    An ongoing Spanish investigation is adding harrowing details to the portrait of the torture of detainees inside and outside Guantánamo.

  • The catastrophe that lives on

    The birth of Israel 61 years ago last week established a pattern of ethnic cleansing of Palestinians that continues today.

  • Why women need single payer

    A new study provides further evidence for the case in favor of "everybody in, nobody out" single-payer health care reform.

  • The guards and walls are the same

    Texas prisoner Kenneth Foster Jr. shares a poem about Gaza and life in prison.

May 15, 2009

  • The war off the battlefield

    The deadly toll of combat stress was illustrated starkly when a U.S. soldier shot and killed five of his fellow soldiers in Iraq.

  • Nurses make their voices heard

    Nurses from across the country descended on Washington for two days of action that included a protest at a Senate hearing on health care reform.

  • Taking back the TWU

    Rank-and-file members of New York City's powerful subway and bus workers' union have united to challenge the leadership in local elections.

  • A union-buster's fear campaign

    A majority of workers at the Laurelhurst Village nursing home in Portland, Ore., signed union cards. But their battle was just beginning.

  • Will the BTU fight?

    A scheduled teachers' rally in Boston against budget cuts and layoffs will take place May 19, but without support from union leaders.

  • California unions rally for EFCA

    Union and community leaders held a 24-hour vigil in Los Angeles to rally support for the Employee Free Choice Act.

May 14, 2009

  • Washington's chancellor of union-busting

    D.C. schools chancellor Michelle Rhee is a media darling for her zealous mission to lay blame for the crisis in public schools at the feet of teachers.

  • Judge bars LA teachers' strike

    By threatening sanctions that could bankrupt the union if LA teachers hold a one-day strike, a judge is backing efforts to eliminate 5,000 jobs.

  • Escaping the Dollhouse

    In Joss Whedon's new television series Dollhouse, the creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Firefly takes another hard look at good and evil.

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