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May 10, 2011

  • Re-legitimizing U.S. militarism

    Barack Obama is using the assassination of bin Laden to build up popular support for U.S. military actions abroad and his own reelection at home.

  • End my Israeli citizenship

    Nuclear whistleblower Mordechai Vanunu has called on Israel to respect its own laws and terminate his citizenship.

  • In defense of human nature

    The new documentary I Am argues that human beings have the ability to live cooperatively and create a better world.

  • A teacher's letter to Arne Duncan

    Next year, Secretary Duncan, please don't write another love letter to teachers. We're just not that into you.

  • Rank and file was key in Chittenden

    Information from bus drivers leads me to question the assertions of Teamsters Local 597 Principal Officer Ron Rabideau regarding the recent contract impasse.

  • What helped us win in Chittenden

    Chittenden drivers got a better contract because of rank-and-file activism and a credible strike threat.

May 9, 2011

  • Learning to love torture

    Politicians and the media are using the death of Osama bin Laden to retroactively justify the torture of detainees in the "war on terror."

  • Syria between repression and revolution

    Syrian ruler Bashar al-Assad is ratcheting up the pressure with bullets, tanks and mass arrests, but the democracy revolt continues.

  • The non-recovering recovery

    The strut of confidence is gone, and the jitters are back after a flurry of dreadful economic statistics at the end of April.

  • Shut up and play?

    After Osama bin Laden's assassination, the sports world embraced patriotism--but some athletes are bucking the trend.

  • Their happy face on prison labor

    A recent New York Times article illustrates what's wrong with the way the mainstream media presents prison labor in the U.S.

  • Workers' pride on May Day

    May Day celebrations around the country marked the 125th anniversary of the fight for the eight-hour day--and the continuation of struggles today.

  • A day for choice in Seattle

    Abortion rights activists came together to challenge the right wing's "40 Days for Life" event and demonstrate in support of Planned Parenthood.

May 6, 2011

  • Don't turn tragedy into war

    Socialist Worker's editorial statement on September 11, 2001, responded to the Bush administration's drumbeat for more death and destruction.

  • How Afghanistan was bled dry

    As the U.S. prepared for war on Afghanistan in September 2001, Socialist Worker explained the history of a country already devastated by imperialism.

  • Incitando guerra e imperio

    La muerte de Osama bin Laden hará menos seguro el mundo --porque está siendo utilizada para reforzar el apoyo a la violencia cometida por el gobierno de Estados Unidos.

May 5, 2011

  • Assassination nation

    The U.S. government has a long and sordid history of carrying out political murders--against former allies and longtime enemies alike.

  • The exploitation of NineEleven

    A contributor has some words to offer Barack Obama for his speech at the site of the World Trade Center.

  • Walking to say we've had enough

    The protests against sexism and victim-blaming known as "SlutWalks" have spread from Toronto to cities across Canada, the U.S. and other countries.

  • CTU moves to fight anti-union legislation

    Chicago Teachers Union delegates have voted to oppose legislation that would gut the union's right to strike and undermine collective bargaining.

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