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September 16, 2009

  • The next steps against Prop 8

    Activists representing dozens of organizations gathered to plan for a struggle to repeal the Proposition 8 same-sex marriage ban in California.

  • The disgusting sports sex scare

    The sports media and the zealots who run international track and field hit a new low in revealing the results of Caster Semenya's "gender tests."

  • Setting an example of resistance

    Military resisters Victor Agosto and Travis Bishop hope to encourage other soldiers to take a stand against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Selling us out on health care

    When liberal Democrats acquiesce so easily to the right, we find ourselves in what Michael Parenti calls one of "the worst forms of tyranny."

  • Views in brief

    Why I'm marching for equality | Why a union matters | An inglourious review | Obama is anything but socialist

  • Democrats aid Rhode Island's rich

    The experience in Rhode Island proves that the Democrats are not the agents of change, but merely the second line of defense for the rich.

September 15, 2009

  • Killing an innocent man

    The evidence continues to build--Cameron Todd Willingham was executed by the state of Texas for a crime that he didn't commit.

  • An industry built on restricting care

    The basic fact is that pursuit of profit is the core mission of the private health insurance industry, not patient care, wellness or satisfaction.

  • Labor's breakthrough in Toledo

    The 1934 Auto-Lite strike in Toledo, Ohio showed how workers could unite, employed with unemployed, to defeat the power of the bosses.

  • Why should Montell Johnson die in prison?

    With its prisons dangerously full, why is the state of California fighting for custody of a dying prisoner halfway across the country?

  • UW janitors rally over contract

    Fifty custodians and supporters rallied today to protest the slow pace of negotiations with University of Washington management.

September 14, 2009

  • The charter school invasion of Harlem

    P.S. 123 ranks as a success among New York City public schools--but officials still took an entire floor this school year to give to a charter school operator.

  • Parallels between the apartheids

    How can South African President and former freedom fighter Jacob Zuma believe there are two equal sides in the "Israeli-Palestinian conflict"?

  • I am Obama's prisoner now

    By denying political prisoner Leonard Peltier parole, the U.S. Department of Justice made a mockery of its lofty and pretentious title.

  • Why should we celebrate difference?

    In Northern Ireland, where separate identities are built into the new political structure, you have no role if you don’t fit into the pattern.

  • Save New Orleans' Charity Hospital

    New Orleanians mark the anniversary Hurricane Katrina--by calling for the re-opening of the city's only public hospital.

September 11, 2009

  • Nothing less than full equality

    A veteran activist and leading organizer of the National Equality March in Washington, D.C., talks about the struggles of the past and those still ahead.

  • Immigrant labor under attack

    Immigrant rights advocates expected a softer policy from Barack Obama--but thousands are losing their jobs as a result of enforcement-only policies.

  • Can individuals change history?

    Marxists reject the idea that history is made by charismatic "great men." But that doesn't mean they view individuals as cogs in the machine.

  • Mad As Hell Doctors head out

    A group of Oregon doctors began their tour across the country with a kickoff rally in Portland, Ore., and a first stop in Seattle.

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