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October 13, 2009

  • Sweetwater teachers rally for a contract

    A tentative agreement was reached one day after an estimated 1,000 teachers, parents and students rallied for a fair contract for the Sweetwater Education Association.

October 12, 2009

  • We demand full equality

    Some 200,000 people flooded Washington, D.C., filling the streets with rainbow flags and a festival-like atmosphere as part of the fight for LGBT civil rights.

  • Innocent until proven dead

    The state of Texas is refusing to listen to pleas of innocence from another man--even as it prepares to pump lethal chemicals into his body.

  • A Chicago victory over eviction

    A Chicago family threatened with eviction is celebrating after community members rallied to their defense and forced authorities to intervene on their behalf.

  • A legacy of resistance

    Marek Edelman, the last surviving leader of the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, passed away on October 2 at the age of 90.

  • Rochester activists attacked by police

    Rochester Students for a Democratic Society’s “Funk the War 2” was brutally attacked by police on October 7.

  • Justice in Oakland for Oscar Grant

    More than 100 activists gathered on October 6 to demand that the trial Officer Johannes Mehserle remain in Alameda County.

  • Marching for transgender rights

    More than 70 activists congregated in Lampron Park in Northampton, Mass., for the New England Trans United March.

October 9, 2009

  • Why marching matters

    The National Equality March in Washington represents a renewal of the kind of activism that's needed on many other issues.

  • Roots of the LGBT struggle

    Like the civil rights struggles of the 1960s, today's movement for LGBT equality didn't appear overnight. It's been shaped by decades of organizing.

  • Where oppression comes from

    Capitalism depends for its survival on divisions created in the working class, so the struggle for a new society must challenge those divisions.

  • A witch-hunt of gay teachers

    The book And They Were Wonderful Teachers is a timely reminder of what happens when scapegoating is allowed to take place without a challenge.

October 8, 2009

  • The business of health care reform

    Like the 19th century railroad barons who built their fortunes from the public trough, the health care lobbies can spot a bonanza in the making.

  • What is the socialist answer?

    Michael Moore's Capitalism: A Love Story is an incredible indictment of the current system. But what should replace it?

  • Tackling homophobia

    New Orleans Saints linebacker Scott Fujita explains why he's supporting the National Equality March for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights.

  • Is real change coming to Japan?

    Liberal Yukio Hatoyama was elected prime minister of Japan by promising change, but how far will he go in challenging Japan's big capitalists?

  • NYC sit-in against Aetna

    Health care activists in New York City sat in at insurance giant Aetna as part of a day of action for single-payer health care.

  • Preparing to repeal Prop 8

    Activists gathered in San Francisco to elect delegates to a committee that will coordinate efforts to repeal Proposition 8 in 2010.

  • Minneapolis against the Nazis

    More than 200 activists rallied in response to a demonstration in Minneapolis by members of a neo-Nazi group.

October 7, 2009

  • Obama's escalating disaster

    The Obama administration is embroiled in a debate over Gen. Stanley McChrystal's proposal for a further escalation of troops to Afghanistan.

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