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September 15, 2011

  • The NYPD's secret spies

    New details continue to emerge about the NYPD's secret program for spying on Muslims--with the cooperation of the CIA.

  • Time to fight back at Ford

    A worker at Ford's Chicago assembly plant argues that autoworkers have to draw a line against concessions.

  • Spotlight on police torture

    The Illinois Supreme Court is set to rule on prosecutors' latest attempt to deny justice to victims of torture by Chicago police.

  • A manufactured postal crisis

    The Postal Service wants to lay off 120,000 workers, but its supposed financial crisis is more about pushing austerity.

September 14, 2011

  • A jobs bill that won't work

    Barack Obama's jobs proposal falls short of what's needed--but even so, it doesn't stand a chance of being passed, and the Democrats know it.

  • A new grocery labor war?

    The union that struck Southern California grocery stores for 141 days in 2003-04 is threatening to walk the picket line again.

  • Capitalism's environmental chaos

    The short-term time horizon of capitalism and its addiction to profit makes the system incapable of a rational response to climate change.

  • The cuts that fed the Texas wildfires

    Firefighters in Texas have had a hard time getting raging wildfires under control--thanks to the drastic cuts imposed by Rick Perry.

  • Adjuncts deserve health care

    Another round of struggle is brewing at the City University of New York over health insurance for adjunct teachers.

  • Greensboro takes on sexism

    Three hundred people marched in Greensboro, N.C., as part of SlutWalk to protest rape culture and victim-blaming.

  • On strike on the Sunset Strip

    Workers at the Hyatt Andaz in West Hollywood are on strike as part of a one-week walkout at Hyatts in four U.S. cities.

September 13, 2011

  • Why Karl Marx was right

    When mainstream economists start citing capitalism's greatest critic, you know the crisis of the free market is severe.

  • Under fire outside the Israeli embassy

    A night of celebration in Cairo after demonstrators took over the Israeli embassy turned deadly when security forces went on a rampage.

  • An alternative to unionism as usual

    Reds at the Blackboard tells the story of a left-wing union for teachers that pioneered a strategy of social movement unionism.

  • Rank-and-file victory for nurses in New York

    A rank-and-file, staff-nurse-led slate won a landslide victory in the 37,000-strong New York State Nurses Association.

  • Solidarity wins against Chase

    The Seattle Solidarity Network claimed a victory after its campaign forced Chase bank to pay a customer what he was owed.

  • Views in brief

    Corporate crooks dodging taxes | How "free" are we? | Managing the managers | Who will pay for war crimes? | Socialists front and center

September 12, 2011

  • Showdown for the ILWU

    A battle to stop a scab grain port in Longview, Wash., has led to an old-school labor showdown--which may be a sign of things to come.

  • Hyatt workers draw the line

    A one-week strike at six Hyatt hotels is a struggle for dignity, respect and the right not to be abused on the job.

  • Why does the weather hate us?

    In New York City, the 10th anniversary of being attacked arrived after a very different type of assault--from Hurricane Irene.

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