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June 15, 2010

  • Israel's loyal friend

    What explains the U.S. political and media establishment's wholehearted support for Israel? The answer is simple: self-interest.

  • Minn. nurses on the picket line

    The largest-ever strike by registered nurses took place in Minnesota June 10, with 12,000 RNs walking out and picketing 14 hospitals for 24 hours.

  • The name's the game

    One of the joys of a World Cup is watching every single business on the planet trying to get in on it, no matter how distant they are from football.

  • Imprisoned for refusing to inform

    Tarek Mehanna has been held in solitary confinement for more than five months for refusing to be an informant for the FBI at his local mosque.

  • Irish political prisoners brutalized

    A group of political prisoners in Northern Ireland are being beaten, strip-searched and held in solitary confinement.

June 14, 2010

  • A new day in the Chicago Teachers Union

    A landslide win by reformers in the Chicago Teachers Union sets the stage for a fight against school budget cuts and privatization.

  • Pity the poor global oil corporation

    Does BP really think we'll buy the claim that it's a victim of bullies who are manufacturing public outrage over the Gulf oil spill?

  • A World Cup for the elites

    Preparations for the World Cup became a searing indictment of an ANC regime best described as isolated, sclerotic and alienated from its original mission.

  • Needing help and sent to train

    At least 50 soldiers who have medical conditions that should prohibit them from training were sent to the National Training Center at Fort Irwin.

  • Putting the squeeze on the Hyatt

    Hotel workers around the country organized actions last week to demand that Hyatt agree to fair wages and benefits.

June 11, 2010

  • Who's behind the anti-immigrant crusade?

    Far from being an organic upsurge from angry citizens, Arizona's latest anti-immigrant attacks are part of a highly orchestrated right-wing campaign.

  • Since when is racism funny?

    There are so many things to hate about Sex and the City 2--but its ignorant contempt for Arabs and Muslims is top on the list.

  • The hidden occupation

    The extent of India's military occupation of Kashmir is incredible and appalling, yet the voice of Kashmiris is often lost.

  • A raid on a wedding reception

    "They just came in like it was a war zone." That's how a Vermont couple described an immigration raid carried out by federal agents at their wedding reception.

  • Unionists protest the massacre

    As U.S. unionists, we join with labor bodies around the world to condemn Israel's May 31 armed assault on the Gaza Freedom Flotilla.

  • Finally winning justice for Jason

    Two-and-a-half years of struggle has finally paid off with a victory for Jason Vassell--a victim of trumped-up assault charges in Massachusetts.

  • L.A. says "no" to the Diamondbacks

    Three hundred activists marched to Dodger Stadium on May 31 as part of a boycott against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the wake of SB 1070.

June 10, 2010

  • Zionism's colonial project

    The Zionist movement gained its aim of forming a Jewish state with the founding of Israel in 1948--but that founding was based on war and murder.

  • Arizona is the testing ground

    An immigrant rights activist in Arizona explains that SB 1070 is only the latest assault in the state's racist crusade.

  • The Pentagon's stockpile for Afghanistan

    The U.S. military is taking bids from private contractors to ship massive amounts of equipment through Pakistan to Afghanistan.

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