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December 14, 2009

  • Where we go now at SFSU

    Last week's occupation was the latest protest against fee hikes and cuts, and it raised questions about how we organize.

  • Blackwater's graymail?

    Blackwater founder Erik Prince may be pressuring the Justice Department to protect him by revealing his ties to the CIA through the media.

December 11, 2009

  • The revolution will be televised

    The People Speak debuts this Sunday--the work of "people's historian" Howard Zinn brought to life by an incredible collection of performers.

  • The people vs. the polluters

    The international deal on global warming being cooked up in Copenhagen would punish the world’s poor and reward corporate polluters.

  • Police attack SFSU occupation

    Police in full riot gear attacked a peaceful occupation at San Francisco State University that was organized to protest budget cuts, furloughs and fee hikes.

  • Season's readings (and watchings) columnists and writers offer their suggestions for books, movies and music for the rabble-rouser on your list.

  • Too late to unravel the truth?

    An Italian journalist wounded by U.S. forces in Iraq asks if the Obama administration will hold her assailant responsible.

  • ISR guide to The People Speak

    International Socialist Review magazine provides a list of related historical articles to accompany The People Speak.

  • Holding the line against Vermont cuts

    Members of the Vermont State Employees Association should vote "no" on a contract that cuts deeply into wages and health care benefits.

December 10, 2009

  • Sparks of resistance in the labor movement?

    After a grim year for organized labor, those committed to class-struggle unionism can find a few good reasons to be cheerful this holiday season.

  • Arizona's war on immigrants

    The zealous anti-immigrant sheriff Joe Arpaio has finally suffered a setback in his crusade to demonize and terrorize undocumented workers.

  • Children behind bars for life

    The Supreme Court heard two cases that could have major implications for the way juvenile offenders are treated in the criminal justice system.

  • Ever-changing reasons for war

    As happened with Iraq, the justifications for staying in Afghanistan from political leaders like Gordon Brown are sliding into gibberish.

  • Building cross-border solidarity

    A recently decimated Mexican union that's now struggling to survive is garnering support from its labor compañeros to the North.

  • Victim of the U.S. "justice" system

    My brother, Manuel Teixeira, sits in a maximum-security prison serving a life sentence for a crime he could not have committed.

December 9, 2009

  • Selling out health care reform

    Behind the grandstanding about getting the best health care plan possible is the terrible truth--any serious measure to fix the system has been compromised away.

  • Crackdown in Copenhagen

    Copenhagen has been turned into a fortress during the climate summit--and authorities are threatening protesters with harsh penalties.

  • And in the opposite corner...

    On November 19, Barack Obama praised Muhammad Ali as "a force for reconciliation." On December 1, Obama reconciled himself with war.

  • A fighting "union maid"

    The union organizer and socialist featured in the documentary Union Maids died on Thanksgiving Day at the age of 93.

  • Protesting the right's fake clinics

    Around 40 people protested in Amherst, Mass. to highlight what so-called "pregnancy help centers" really are: anti-woman centers.

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