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February 22, 2010

  • A brand before a human being

    The recent Tiger Woods press conference was an exercise in self-abasement that will achieve the opposite of its intended effect.

  • Justice for Aaron Campbell

    Some 300 people stormed Portland City Hall to demand justice for Aaron Campbell, an unarmed African American who was shot in the back by police.

  • Defending diversity at UIC

    Dozens of University of Illinois-Chicago students demonstrated against cuts and possible consolidation of our campus' five Centers for Diversity.

February 19, 2010

  • Stuck at the bottom and no way up

    The coming generation of young workers faces much more difficult conditions--but their ideas are being shaped by a broad discontent with capitalism.

  • Labor voices for single payer

    A veteran labor leader says union activists are renewing their push for single-payer health care in the wake of the Obama administration's disaster.

  • Another side of a movie legend

    Actress Tallulah Bankhead is the subject of a new Broadway play, but it leaves out her most controversial role--as a fierce opponent of Jim Crow.

  • It's time we had our say on sports

    In an interview with the Utne Reader, columnist Dave Zirin explains how sports fits into left politics.

  • It's racism, and they know it

    Opposition to the lifting of a ban on voting rights for felons in Washington state exposes the depths of racism in the U.S.

February 18, 2010

  • How the climate kooks front for polluters

    Just when it seemed like science had won out, the climate change deniers are back in the spotlight--courtesy of an ever-obliging media.

  • Miners stand firm at Boron

    The mining giant Rio Tinto locked out union workers at its Boron, Calif., plant--but miners are fighting back with support from around the world.

  • The Wal-Mart counter-revolution

    A new book argues that a "battle royal" that will shape the U.S. is building between the Beast of Bentonville and its workers.

  • The Oscars con game

    This year's Oscar nominees are a parade of propaganda, stereotypes and downright dishonesty--around a dominant theme of America's invasions.

  • The Mayer of Pigtown

    Pop star John Mayer thinks that he can get away with making racist comments by calling them "jokes." He should think again.

  • Taking back our library at CCSF

    Students, faculty and staff occupied the main library of City College of San Francisco to demand that its hours be restored.

  • Defending our clinic from the right

    Pro-choice activists gathered to counter the 200 anti-abortion fanatics who protested the opening of a Planned Parenthood clinic.

February 17, 2010

  • The bankers' best friend

    It's hard to believe anyone really thinks Barack Obama is "anti-business"--but just in case, he set the record straight in a Bloomberg BusinessWeek interview.

  • Christian Right kidnappers

    Ten missionaries are in jail in Haiti, accused of kidnapping 33 children--but the U.S. media has stopped just short of portraying them as victims.

  • Join us in resisting the cuts

    A San Francisco teacher asks Superintendent Carlos Garcia to answer the question all defenders of social justice must: Which side am I on?

  • Will Local 952 take on UPS?

    Teamster rank-and-filers in Southern California are challenging their union leaders' failure to confront UPS over contract violations.

  • Stopping the Nazis in Dresden

    More than 10,000 people from all over Germany and Europe gathered in Dresden to prevent the neo-Nazis from marching.

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