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June 1, 2011

  • Return of the radical nerd

    At a time when most radical heads seem to be turning away from "mainstream," Phillip Morris' songs defy category.

  • He's like a rolling stone

    Over the last 50 years, Bob Dylan has adapted to changing material conditions, cultural assumptions and political mores.

  • Protesting an attack on Gainesville's homeless

    A Gainesville, Fla., coalition is fighting a city ordinance that limits the number of meals given out to the homeless.

  • Discussing the world we want

    Nearly 2,000 people turned out to hear left-wing authors and activists Angela Davis, Ruthie Gilmore and Vijay Prashad.

May 31, 2011

  • The new shape of the struggle in Egypt

    In the wake of the mass protests on May 27, Egypt's left is challenging the military's rule--and preparing for the next phase of the revolution.

  • The battle for Blair Mountain

    King Coal wants to use mountaintop removal at West Virginia's Blair Mountain, the site of the historic 1921 confrontation between capital and labor.

  • A status-quo foreign policy

    Those who hoped Barack Obama's promise of "change" would apply to U.S. foreign policy have been bitterly disappointed.

  • Cutting Medicaid the R.I. way

    The Republican budget cutters in Washington are looking at Rhode Island as a model for how to impose austerity.

  • The point of the SlutWalk protests

    SlutWalk marches are drawing out a new generation of women unapologetically demanding control over their own bodies.

  • When Democrats lead the attack

    In some cases, Democrats are directly attacking at least some collective bargaining rights for certain workers.

May 27, 2011

  • The Memorial Day massacre

    The 1937 Little Steel strike showed the hypocrisy of Roosevelt, alongside the sheer brutality of the U.S. capitalist class when faced with working-class revolt.

  • Jim Crow justice in Jena

    The Jena 6 case in 2007 had hallmarks of Louisiana's Jim Crow past--like nooses hung from a tree near a high school.

  • Frenando la revolución

    El presidente Obama promete promover la paz y la democracia en el Medio Oriente, pero la política estadounidense en la región apunta a limitar y retroceder los cambios democráticos.

May 26, 2011

  • A turning point in the struggle?

    A leading activist and author says the Arab Spring has spread to Palestine--and raised new hopes for the Palestinian struggle for justice.

  • The uprising over Spain's future

    The mass rallies and occupations in central plazas across Spain have shaken the political system and shown a glimpse of the alternative to austerity.

  • A pay cut to save UTLA jobs?

    Los Angeles teachers face a demand to choose between unpaid furlough days or nearly 6,000 layoffs--but the city has the money to avoid both.

  • The war on labor history

    A right-wing campaign against two University of Missouri labor studies professors failed, but the war continues.

  • Joakim Noah and the "F-bomb"

    Homophobic outbursts are still part of the vocabulary of professional sports--but more and more players are challenging this.

  • These are protests against sexism

    Women participating in SlutWalks, no matter what they wear, are not embracing "raunch culture"--they are opposing sexism.

  • In defense of SlutWalk protests

    SlutWalks make the point that "sluts" or not, sex workers or not, whatever we wear, women don't deserve to be raped, and it isn't the victim's fault.

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