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September 11, 2009

  • The anti-immigrant ranters

    The number of Polish immigrants in Britain is falling, but that hasn't made a dent in prejudice against Poles.

  • A glorious antidote to Tarantino

    Leopold Trepper was a Second World War hero--a real Jew who really fought Nazis--and someone who Hollywood never thought to put in a movie.

  • Views in brief

    SK workers struggling in Defiance | Our rights can't wait | Some corrections on Carcieri | Fighting evictions from Fair Valley | Why the right won't debate health care

September 10, 2009

  • Drawing the line for health care

    Workers at SK Hand Tools are taking a stand on the picket line against a company that unilaterally cut off their health insurance.

  • Why we're protesting the G20

    An organizer of the People's Summit on why activists are mobilizing to present an alternative during the Group of 20 summit in Pittsburgh.

  • Inglourious savages

    The "love of movies" can sometimes get in the way of making a great film. A case in point is Quentin Tarantino's latest film Inglourious Basterds.

  • Election-year change of heart?

    Former Judge Leslie Crocker Snyder says she supports reforming New York's harsh Rockefeller Drug Laws--but is that just a ploy for the campaign?

  • We demand legalization for all

    Immigrants took to the streets in Chicago and LA to put pressure on the Obama administration to stop policies that target immigrant workers.

September 9, 2009

  • Sinking deeper in Afghanistan

    Barack Obama's escalation of the war in Afghanistan has parallels with a previous U.S. war that raise the question: Is this Obama's Vietnam?

  • The witch-hunt of Van Jones

    Why did Barack Obama cave again to the right-wing blowhards who attacked environmental justice activist Van Jones?

  • Jack Johnson punched back

    In front of a few rabid supporters, already in full froth about "death panels," Kansas Republican Lynn Jenkins called for a "great white hope."

  • The framing of Megrahi

    The supposed bomber of Pan Am Flight 103 was blackmailed by Scottish and British authorities so the case against him wouldn't be revealed as a fraud.

  • Time to march for LGBT rights

    The National Equality March is an opportunity to be vocal about what we think it will take to win change and, as Harvey Milk said, recruit people to our movement.

  • No end in sight to Carcieri's cuts

    Since 2002, Rhode Island Gov. Donald Carcieri has carried out a relentless assault on the working people of his state.

  • Mark Emmert's sweetheart deal

    University of Washington President Mark Emmert got a sabbatical worth nearly $1 million, even as 700 UW workers have been laid off.

September 8, 2009

  • Why we stood up to Michael Steele

    A woman who challenged the Republican National Committee chairman on health care at a Howard University speech explains why she spoke out.

  • Hammer and Sickle High?

    Regardless of how cross-eyed with rage they get, the right couldn't be more wrong when they rant about Barack Obama trying to indoctrinate school kids.

  • Is it as simple as "tax the rich"?

    The rich have a simple solution to the California budget crisis: Make workers, the poor, children and the elderly pay. We propose our own simple solution.

  • A blind eye to Israeli apartheid

    In the last three months, the Netanyahu government has introduced new restrictions on travel to the West Bank, further tightening the noose on Palestinians.

  • SF hotel workers unite for a fair contract

    Some 1,200 members of UNITE HERE Local 2 and their supporters convened in the heart of San Francisco as the workers' contracts expired.

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