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September 30, 2009

  • Disappeared into the desert

    Increased border security won't stop immigrants from entering the U.S., but it does push them into increasingly deadly parts of the borderlands.

  • Throwing ACORN under the bus

    The questionable behavior of two ACORN employees is child's play compared to what is legitimized and institutionalized under capitalism.

September 29, 2009

  • We don't want the Games

    A fellow Chicagoan and opponent of the city's bid for the 2016 Olympics appeals to Barack Obama to consider the cost of winning the Games.

  • State of repression in Honduras

    The coup regime in Honduras has decreed a 45-day state of emergency, suspending constitutional guarantees such as freedom of association.

  • The rebellion in Minneapolis

    The history of the Teamster Rebellion in Minneapolis is packed with lessons, especially the importance of mobilizing a militant rank and file.

  • No more retreating at CCSF

    A faculty member at City College of San Francisco makes the case for voting "no" on a contract proposed by union leaders.

  • Fight the right and stand up for choice

    Supporters of women's right to choose are organizing to defend clinics that are the target of the anti-abortion campaign 40 Days for Life.

  • Protesting the insurance bosses

    More than 200 people rallied outside Blue Cross Blue Shield offices in Portland, Ore., to protest the insurance industry's greedy practices.

September 28, 2009

  • The single-payer alternative

    A member of Physicians for a National Health Program talks about what’s been missing from the health care “reform” debate in Washington.

  • The occupation of Pittsburgh

    While G20 leaders debated how to run global capitalism, police placed the city under lockdown and attacked protests.

  • Under siege at the embassy

    As Honduras' ousted President Manuel Zelaya remains holed up in the Brazilian embassy, the coup government's repression against the resistance is growing.

  • Chronicle of a failed execution

    What happened to Romell Broom in Ohio's execution chamber should send chills down the spines of those who think lethal injection is a humane way to kill people.

  • Budgets balanced on our backs

    We want UC to stop spending millions on raises for executives and new buildings, and prioritize students, faculty and workers.

  • Sit-in for a fair contract in S.F.

    More than 1,000 hotel workers and supporters rallied in San Francisco, and over 100 were arrested while participating in a nonviolent sit-in.

September 25, 2009

  • The problems they won't face

    The leaders of the Group of 20 are meeting in Pittsburgh for an economic summit that will be an exercise in cheap political theater.

  • Thousands join UC walkout

    Students, faculty and campus workers walked out of classes and off their jobs in a one-day action at the 10 University of California campuses.

  • Obama's Olympian folly

    A group of Chicago residents is protesting the city's bid for the 2016 Olympics--a disaster in the making to which Barack Obama has given his support.

  • The left in the German elections

    Germany's Left Party aims to challenge the "grand coalition" of Social Democrats and conservative Christian Democrats.

  • At least allow us to exist

    Even a small portion of the bailout money or the lavish executive bonuses being doled out right now could alleviate so much misery overnight.

  • Tarantino's sound and fury

    It's worth clearing up some confusion about how socialists view a couple of topics--namely torture, war crimes and the Second World War.

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