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November 13, 2009

November 12, 2009

  • The revolutions of 1989

    The fall of the Berlin Wall 20 years ago was one crest in a wave of revolt that overturned governments across half of Europe at the end of 1989.

  • The appeal that Obama refused

    Barack Obama visited Fort Hood following the tragic shooting--but wouldn't accept a letter expressing the concerns of Iraq Veterans Against the War.

  • Sunny day, everything's A-okay

    November marks the 40th anniversary of Sesame Street--a show that's had a greater impact on the lives of multiple generations of people than any other.

  • Our lawyers, but not our law

    In Jailhouse Lawyers, Mumia Abu-Jamal shows how some important prison reform litigation has its origin behind bars.

  • A Sterling shame

    Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling just paid the largest settlement ever for his rotten record of housing discrimination.

  • Our understanding of liberation

    Animals certainly deserve decent treatment, but to compare that to human liberation is misunderstanding what human liberation means.

  • An enduring image of despair

    The story of hard times for millions is closely interwoven with those of desperate individuals lashing out in acts of violence.

November 11, 2009

  • The deform of reform

    The House "reform" bill is a disaster for anyone who hoped a Democratic president and Congress would fix the screwed-up health care system.

  • Lessons of the defeat in Maine

    Beyond the discussion of whether LGBT activists organized effectively on Question 1, there's a problem when our basic civil rights are up for a vote.

  • Mayor Billionaire squeaks by

    Michael Bloomberg can claim victory in New York's mayoral race, but his narrow re-election represents a repudiation of his agenda for the city.

  • Determined to defend diversity

    Hundreds of angry University of Maryland students marched November 5 to protest cuts to multicultural programs.

  • Why this execution is wrong

    The Campaign to End the Death Penalty explains why it opposes Virginia's execution of John Allen Muhammad.

  • Strike one for S.F. hotels

    Management was caught off guard when San Francisco hotel workers announced a three-day strike at the downtown crown jewel, the Grand Hyatt.

  • Struggling at UPS

    Life for UPS workers isn't like the company motto says, "UPS Delivers." Actually it's quite the opposite.

  • Wal-Mart abandons poorest customers

    Look at a store-finder map of the Wal-Marts in Kansas City, Kan., and you'll see they form a ring around the poorest areas.

November 10, 2009

  • Why the U.S. has to go

    An outspoken opponent of the occupation of Afghanistan, the country's puppet government and the Taliban explains why the U.S. should get out now.

  • A mayor's school takeover plot

    Some 250 people gathered at Milwaukee's City Hall to challenge a proposal to put the city's public schools under mayoral control.

  • A crisis made by neoliberalism

    The authors of a new book talk about the factors that led to the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.

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