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January 24, 2012

January 23, 2012

  • The Newt is a cold-blooded creature

    Newt Gingrich and his toxic brew of bigotry and reaction are back in the limelight--and his South Carolina victory says a lot about U.S. mainstream politics.

  • Emanuel gets his clampdown

    The Chicago City Council passed Mayor Rahm Emanuel's proposals to give police new powers to criminalize protest.

  • Cruel experiments on Guatemalans

    In a sickening echo of the infamous Tuskegee study, U.S. doctors injected unsuspecting Guatemalans with syphilis.

  • Who shaped the struggle?

    The real history of the Irish hunger strikers in 1981 isn't about a few political figures, but masses of people moved to act.

  • Texas mill strikers hold out

    Striking Teamsters Local 657 members at the C.H. Guenther & Sons flour mill in San Antonio, Texas, are seeking support.

  • Occupy goes to Washington

    Occupy protesters traveled from as far away as San Francisco to protest Congress, the Supreme Court and the White House.

  • ILWU officials shouldn't get a pass

    A article about the controversy following a Seattle labor solidarity meeting missed the mark.

January 20, 2012

January 19, 2012

  • The United States of Islamophobia

    Muslims in the U.S. are facing a sustained assault on their most basic rights--and it has had significant social and economic consequences.

  • The solidarity we need for Longview

    The solidarity movement with longshore workers has been unnecessarily fractured as a shipping giant prepares to move grain from a scab terminal.

  • The subway's biggest rats

    A new report on the New York City subway system's finances shows how taxpayers got legally bilked out of billions by the banksters.

  • Facing a nightmare every day

    A Bangladeshi immigrant is finally out of a New Jersey detention center and back with his family, thanks to an activist campaign.

  • The Old Gray Lady ain't what she used to be

    My jaw dropped when I read an article by a New York Times editor that asked "Should the Times Be a Truth Vigilante?"

  • The politics to take Occupy forward

    Occupy has diagnosed the ailments of the American political system, but it hasn't yet prescribed any cures.

  • They find the money for repression

    The same mayor and city council pushing austerity on Chicagoans are also planning to prevent people from speaking out.

January 18, 2012

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