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March 22, 2012

  • Where did Kony come from?

    The "Kony 2012" video asks viewers to support a U.S.-backed dirty war that is only intensifying the suffering in Uganda.

  • Quebec students on the march

    A quarter-million students in Canada are striking against the Quebec provincial government's effort to push higher costs on students.

  • Activism sways a Zimbabwe court

    Six Zimbabwe democracy activists were found guilty on trumped-up charges--but they received relatively light sentences.

  • A barrier to fighting oppression?

    Discussions among activists about challenging different forms of oppression often focus on the concept of privilege.

  • The NCAA's morality deficit

    The disqualification of Kansas State center Jamar Samuels shows exactly what's wrong with the college basketball racket.

  • Views in brief

    Support Occupy New Paltz | Debt that will last forever | Unions give up on taxing the rich | Don't funnel Occupy into electoralism

March 21, 2012

  • We have to win justice for Trayvon

    Trayvon Martin is dead because he was a young Black man walking where someone thought he shouldn't--proving that racism is alive and well.

  • The start of Occupy's spring?

    A core of Occupy activists has displayed their commitment, but we face questions about rebuilding our movement.

  • Fighting the testing mania in Texas

    Parents, teachers and even administrators are speaking out in Texas as the mania for standardized tests gets ratcheted up.

  • Imprisoned on Obama's request

    A Yemeni journalist remains in jail at the request of the White House, despite evidence that he is innocent of any crime.

  • On hunger strike against her Israeli jailers

    Palestinian political prisoner Hana Shalabi was clinging to life in a military hospital after a month on hunger strike.

  • A vendetta in the U.S. courts

    An attempt to obtain tapes of interviews with former Northern Ireland paramilitaries may be driven by one-time police officials.

March 20, 2012

  • In defense of sex

    The right wing has gone to war against birth control--precisely because it's central to a woman's right to make decisions about her sexual life.

  • Giving up on the millionaire's tax

    The California Federation of Teachers agreed to abandon its ballot initiative for a "millionaire's tax" and support Gov. Jerry Brown's proposal.

  • A USW defeat at Cooper Tire

    After a long and bitter lockout, workers voted to accept a two-tier wage scale at an Ohio tire plant.

  • A premium on politics

    Several socialist authors are behind the "Get Political" campaign, which aims to introduce today's radicals to revolutionary politics.

  • The true cost of a small fee

    When the AFL-CIO shills for Wall Street, the entire working class loses out, and the banksters win.

  • Lessons of the "millionaire's tax"

    The authors of the "millionaire's tax" initiative in California have announced a "compromise" with Gov. Jerry Brown.

  • The importance of civil disobedience

    Civil disobedience, as a tactic for those who are able to engage in it, still has an important strategic role in play in the Occupy movement.

March 19, 2012

  • Graduating into never-ending debt

    Student loan debt has become a source of financial distress for millions--and even worse for the one in five borrowers who are classified as delinquent.

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