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  • Public hospitals under the knife

    Budget cuts and layoffs in Chicago's Cook County will reduce access to an already overburdened public health care system.

  • Mr. Chidambaram's war

    The flat-topped hills and mountains of Orissa in southeastern India are being sold off to multinational mining companies for the bauxite they contain.

  • U of I strike starts with a bang

    The cold November rain didn't discourage grad employees on the first day of their strike at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

  • Philadelphia transit strikers push back

    After a six-day strike, Philadelphia transit workers are set to vote on a contract offer that includes most of what the union was fighting for.

  • Frank hears it from LGBT activists

    Massachusetts LGBT rights activists haven't forgotten Barney Frank's snide hostility toward the National Equality March last October.

  • Protest delays cuts in Peralta colleges

    A surge in student and faculty activism won a victory in the Peralta Community College District in northern California.

November 16, 2009

  • Wall Street swine and the vaccine scandal

    The banksters arrogantly jumped to the front of the line for H1N1 vaccine--but the even bigger scandal is the profit-mad behavior of drug companies.

  • Grad employees strike at UIUC

    A member of the graduate student employees' strike committee at the University of Illinois explains what the union is fighting for with its walkout.

  • When soldiers are expendable

    The case of Private Timothy Rich shows the disastrous consequences of the military's apathetic attitude toward its own.

  • A celebration of war

    Those in Britain who talk the most about honoring the war dead are keenest when it comes to keeping a flow of dead coming in from new wars.

  • Portland teachers confront board

    Around 1,200 teachers and their supporters confronted the Portland, Ore., school board to demand movement on a new contract.

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