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  • The warlord election

    The outcome of Afghanistan's presidential elections will depend on deals Hamid Karzai made with some of the country's most notorious warlords.

  • An injury to one is an injury to all

    The Industrial Workers of the World based itself on the idea of industrial unionism--of organizing all workers together, regardless of skills, craft, sex, nationality or race.

  • Profit and health care don't mix

    A registered nurse describes how, by including insurance companies in the White House health care reform plan, Obama has included the main problem in the solution.

  • Will Vick soar as an Eagle?

    Michael Vick is joining the Philadelphia Eagles--and sports-radio nitwits, animal rights activists and even Vick supporters are overreacting.

  • Protesting anti-LGBT bigotry in R.I.

    Some 50 activists turned out August 16 to protest an anti-gay marriage event in Warwick, R.I.

August 19, 2009

  • Gaza's tunnel economy

    In the years since Hamas took control of the Gaza Strip, Israel has imposed a suffocating blockade--forcing Gazans to move essential goods through underground tunnels.

  • A chance to prove his innocence

    With an unprecedented Supreme Court decision on August 17, death row inmate Troy Davis will finally get the day in court he's been fighting for.

  • Fighting for housing justice

    Residents of Seattle's Tent City III and Nickelsville are resisting moves to evict them--even as the city refuses to offer real help to the homeless.

  • Soweto for space aliens

    District 9 is a gripping, action-packed film that easily sucks the audience in and holds your attention from beginning to end. It is also a troubling film.

  • A kiss-in for equal rights

    People turned out in dozens of cities on August 15 for the "Great Nationwide Kiss-In" after two same-sex couples were harassed for expressing affection.

  • Tentative agreement stops BART strike

    A strike was called off after extended negotiations between the ATU and BART officials--but workers will likely pay the price.

August 18, 2009

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