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March 11, 2011

  • What do we do next?

    We need to up the ante in Wisconsin by withholding the one thing they can't strip away from us--the work we do.

  • Labor protests spread to Iowa

    Gov. Terry Branstad is pushing radical austerity measures--but the Iowa labor movement and activists from across the state are pushing back.

March 10, 2011

  • Do or die in Wisconsin

    Scott Walker is on the verge of ramming through union-busting legislation, and organized labor needs to step up the fight or face catastrophic defeat.

  • Seven deadly lies about public-sector workers looks at seven myths about public-sector compensation and government deficits--and provides the facts to counter them.

  • Taking on Texas-sized austerity

    Gov. Rick Perry and the Republicans want to slash $31 billion in state spending over two years--but a fightback is brewing.

  • A matter of life or death in Zimbabwe

    The lives of six Zimbabwean activists--accused of treason by the regime of Robert Mugabe--hang in the balance.

  • More important than a movie

    Ostensibly a movie about recreating the exploits of Christopher Columbus, Even the Rain is about history and so much more.

  • Hilton settles with hotel workers union in S.F.

    UNITE HERE Local 2 won a contract with the San Francisco Hilton after weeks of actions by members and supporters.

  • Protesting King's witch-hunt

    Hundreds rallied in Times Square to protest the Islamophobic hearings led by Republican Long Island congressman Peter King.

  • Taking on Westboro's hate

    Students at Northwestern High School in Hyattsville, Md., refused to be silent in the face of a protest by the Westboro Baptist Church.

  • Democracy from Cairo to Madison

    Inspired by the wave of uprisings shaking the Middle East, thousands of Iraqis have hit the streets to protest miserable wages and corruption.

  • Lessons for uniting activists

    It has become clear to me, a person who wasn't always fervently pro-union, that the fight of LGBT citizens isn't separate other fights.

March 9, 2011

  • The U.S. is no friend to Libya's uprising

    While Muammar el-Qaddafi continues a deadly assault on Libyans rising against him, the threat of Western intervention hangs in the air.

  • Lessons of the Capitol struggle

    The occupation of Wisconsin's Capitol has ended, but the debates among activists will continue as the fight enters a new stage.

  • Two steps forward in Egypt

    Against the background of a government campaign against protests and strikes, the movement that toppled Mubarak has scored two major victories.

  • Free all the Zimbabwe activists

    Most of the recently imprisoned socialists have been released--but six remain in jail, on charges that carry the death penalty.

  • The muckraking Marx

    As editor of the Rheinische Zeitung, Marx began to understand the power of wealth, and to develop a sympathy with the poor and oppressed.

  • An Opening Day message for Bud Selig

    As the racism of Arizona politics comes to a boil again, the question is whether the 2011 All-Star Game will go ahead as planned.

  • Oakland youth rally for rights

    A multiracial crowd of about 500 people, most of them high school students, rallied in Oakland against a proposed gang injunction.

  • Don't resegregate our schools

    Nearly 300 students, faculty and community members rallied at the Georgia Capitol building to save public education.

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