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December 14, 2010

  • Why Chuck Turner was ousted

    Instead of debating whether Boson City Councilman Chuck Turner is guilty or innocent, it should first be asked why he was entrapped by the FBI.

December 13, 2010

  • The cuts they won't consider

    Instead of making working people pay the price for reducing the federal deficit, how about raising taxes on the rich and cutting the Pentagon budget?

  • Prisoners on strike in Georgia

    Inmates in six prisons across Georgia began a strike to demand better conditions and decent pay for their prison labor.

  • Their fear of democracy

    British police again stepped up repression against student protesters as parliament passed a law to nearly triple student fees.

  • Unrest follows Haiti's election

    The announcement of preliminary results from Haiti's disputed November 28 election ignited demonstrations and barricades.

  • Pilots protest dangerous industry trend

    Hundreds of Air Line Pilots Association members picketed several airports with signs reading "Who's Flying Your Plane?"

  • Vt. bus drivers focus on safety

    Unionized drivers and mechanics for the public transit system in Burlington, Vt., and the surrounding area scored a double victory.

December 10, 2010

  • The few, the proud, the filthy rich

    "Got it, flaunt it" is the rule again for the super-rich after a few difficult years--and yet the wealthy are acting like they are the persecuted ones.

  • A challenge to the ANC?

    South Africa's ruling party is up in arms over a labor-backed conference on organizing against budget cuts and for better wages.

  • UPR students resume strikes

    Six campuses of the University of Puerto Rico have held a series of strikes to oppose a tuition hike set to begin in January 2011.

  • Re-Imagining Lennon

    It's time to save John Lennon from the pedestal--and show that his views and music were shaped by a changing world.

  • Part 3

    For the red on your list

    Looking for ideas to take care of your holiday shopping list? Or something to get you through the winter months? Our writers have some ideas.

  • Protesting Israel's propaganda machine

    Around 50 activists protested at a meeting held at UMass Amherst featuring an IDF soldier who claimed he was injured by "terrorists."

  • Time to hold Dow responsible

    Students at four campuses in the Boston area marked the 26th anniversary of the world's worst chemical disaster in Bhopal, India.

December 9, 2010

  • The verdict on legal lynching

    Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens has declared that he no longer supports a death penalty system that he once helped to restart.

  • Up from the ashes

    In his book Live Working or Die Fighting, Paul Mason describes in vivid detail some of the great historical battles of the international labor movement.

  • Trotsky's last days

    The new book Trotsky: Downfall of a Revolutionary chronicles the last years of the Russian revolutionary leader.

  • Hypocrites and the Heisman

    Cam Newton, the likely winner of college football's Heisman Trophy, is being scapegoated to save the illusion of student athletics.

  • Next steps in the DREAM Act fight

    With time running out for the passage of the DREAM Act, there are questions about the bill and the current strategy for winning it.

  • The role of union bureaucrats

    When union leaders make statements opposing Obama's anti-union policies, this creates an opening for rank-and-filers to call for concrete action.

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