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April 12, 2010

  • Imprisoned for criticizing Israel

    Juan Carlos Beica, an Argentinian socialist, has been sentenced to six months in jail for demonstrating against Israel's assault on Gaza.

April 9, 2010

  • Uprising in Kyrgyzstan

    The ouster of strongman Kurmanbek Bakiyev was the result of a mass revolt against poverty and the abuses of an authoritarian government.

  • A massacre caught on video

    The release of a classified video of U.S. troops gunning down two reporters in Iraq has unleashed a storm of criticism.

  • The struggle shaking Thailand

    A Thai dissident who was forced to flee the country explains what's at stake in the mass demonstrations gripping Bangkok.

  • No hospitality from the Hilton

    Workers at San Francisco's largest hotel began a three-day strike as part of a campaign to win the contact they deserve.

  • Taking on Shell's pipeline plans

    In a small town in Ireland, residents--mostly fishermen and farmers--are fighting Shell's attempt to install a natural gas pipeline.

  • Profiting off the flood disaster

    Local businesses, especially hotels, have been more than happy to accommodate Rhode Island flood victims--but at a steep price.

  • Immigrant faces transgender bias

    Gemma Matilda Tomiko Hentsch, a transgender woman hailing from West Sussex, England, is being forced to leave the U.S. with little explanation.

April 8, 2010

  • The hedge fund parasites

    While workers were reeling from the Great Recession, the top 25 hedge fund managers in the U.S. earned an incredible $25.3 billion in one year.

  • A school is not a business

    Diane Ravitch once supported free-market measures to "fix" public schools. Her new book shows why she changed her mind.

  • Blackmailed by the bankers

    For years to come, the growth in public debt will be used by governments as an excuse to impose cuts on workers.

  • An affront to the Lilith legacy

    When music fans found out that a fake women's clinic was going to be part of Lilith Fair, they protested and won.

  • Fighting for prisoner justice

    Some 200 activists gathered for the first-ever New York State Prisoner Justice Conference in late March to fight against the criminal injustice system.

April 7, 2010

  • Oil companies 1, Environment 0

    During the 2008 campaign, Barack Obama mocked the Republicans' chants of "drill, baby, drill." Now that he's president, it's a different story.

  • When miners' lives come last

    The deadliest mine disaster in more than 25 years has exposed once again that the coal industry's priority is on profits before people.

  • The struggle for SIU's future

    The struggle for the future of higher education is heating up at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, where students are battling cuts and fee hikes.

  • Let Caster run

    Caster Semenya showed up to race in Stellenbosch, South Africa, in late March, and shamefully, officials wouldn't let her run.

  • Philly nurses hit the picket line

    Nurses at Temple University Hospital are on strike against management's demand for a gag rule to silence criticism of the hospital.

April 6, 2010

  • Coming home to another battle

    When U.S. soldiers leave the fighting behind, they come home to another war--one symbolized by the shocking unemployment levels among vets.

  • Separated by the apartheid wall

    A Palestinian man explains what it's like to be separated from his community because he lives on the wrong side of Israel's sprawling apartheid wall.

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