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April 19, 2010

  • A setback for Internet freedom

    A recent court ruling says that media corporations, and not the public, can dictate who uses the Internet, and what for.

  • Peralta board meeting shut down

    Students and supporters protested at a board meeting against plans to close the Alameda Community College's child care center.

  • UMass speaks out against budget cuts

    A month after the March 4 Day of Action, several dozen people turned out for a speak-out against cuts in education at the University of Massachusetts.

April 16, 2010

  • The Texas school of falsification

    New curriculum changes are being instituted in Texas that aim to indoctrinate kids with a warped version of history that enshrines conservatives as heroes.

  • Israel: An outpost of empire

    Israel confidently defies international laws that prohibit the building of settlements in occupied territory--thanks to U.S. backing.

  • War crimes and cover-ups

    While footage of U.S. soldiers committing atrocities against Iraqi civilians has shocked many, some vets say such war crimes are not uncommon.

  • The case for socialism

    We live in a world of shocking inequality--but a new edition of The Case for Socialism argues that it's possible to fight for a different kind of world.

  • Defending Boston's public libraries

    Boston officials voted April 9 to severely cut library jobs and close branches--but activists and union members vow to keep fighting.

  • Rallying for Social Security equality

    Seven hundred people marched to the Social Security Administration office in Hollywood to demand equal benefits for same-sex couples.

April 15, 2010

  • How SNCC lit a spark

    The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee--one of the central organizations of the civil rights movement--was founded 50 years ago.

  • Demonized by the media again

    The events of September 11 laid the basis for the emergence of a vicious Islamophobia--and now it’s being used to whip up fears of "homegrown" terrorism.

  • From lockdown to deportation

    A West Bank resident describes conditions as the Israel Defense Force prepares to enforce a new military order that could lead to mass expulsions.

  • Thriller with a radical message

    The late novelist Stieg Larsson, a socialist and anti-fascist campaigner, has captured imaginations--and best-seller lists--with his "Millenium Trilogy."

  • Time to tax Wisconsin's rich

    In Wisconsin, the tax burden is falling heavily on the working class as corporations' share of taxes keeps declining. It's time to change that.

  • Doesn't seem like change at all

    I was thinking back to Barack Obama's State of the Union address and remembering how he liked referencing letters he received. So I wrote my own.

April 14, 2010

  • Keeping a finger on the nuclear trigger

    Policy reviews and summit speeches aside, the U.S. government is as determined as ever to maintain the superiority of its nuclear arsenal.

  • Nike loses to activism at UW

    Activists at the University of Wisconsin won an important victory for labor rights when the university announced it would break its ties with Nike.

  • Did the SEIU get its way in court?

    One of the country's largest unions tried to use the courts to stop an upstart rival union of health care workers in California.

  • Preserving minority rule in California

    A proposal in California to do away with special rules that make it impossible to increase taxes on the rich was blocked before it even got to the ballot.

  • Hold Don Blankenship accountable

    Why is a mine boss whose company suffered a deadly disaster still sitting on the board of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce?

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