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November 13, 2009

  • The charter school charade

    At a fancy gala thrown by the Harlem Success Academy, I heard charter school supporters use the legacy of civil rights struggles to sell privatization.

  • From election fiasco to escalating war

    An Afghanistan-based journalist looks at the fallout from the country's fraud-ridden presidential election and the likelihood of an intensified war.

  • The great Chicago fire sale

    After years of privatizing city services, Chicago Mayor Richard Daley has stepped up his attempts to sell off key public assets.

  • Where the violence came from

    A member of Iraq Veterans Against the War reflects on the everyday violence that fuels tragedies like the one at Fort Hood.

  • Who killed Margarito Montes?

    The horrific massacre of a Mexican union leader and his family is being blamed on drug gangs, but that leaves a lot of questions unanswered.

  • S.F. hotel workers hit the picket line

    A three-day strike at the Palace Hotel followed a similar walkout at the Grand Hyatt as hotel workers fight to defend their health care.

  • Keeping pressure on Wal-Mart

    Activists met strong community support as they gathered at a Wal-Mart Super Center to build solidarity for a union drive.

November 12, 2009

  • The revolutions of 1989

    The fall of the Berlin Wall 20 years ago was one crest in a wave of revolt that overturned governments across half of Europe at the end of 1989.

  • The appeal that Obama refused

    Barack Obama visited Fort Hood following the tragic shooting--but wouldn't accept a letter expressing the concerns of Iraq Veterans Against the War.

  • Sunny day, everything's A-okay

    November marks the 40th anniversary of Sesame Street--a show that's had a greater impact on the lives of multiple generations of people than any other.

  • Our lawyers, but not our law

    In Jailhouse Lawyers, Mumia Abu-Jamal shows how some important prison reform litigation has its origin behind bars.

  • A Sterling shame

    Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling just paid the largest settlement ever for his rotten record of housing discrimination.

  • Our understanding of liberation

    Animals certainly deserve decent treatment, but to compare that to human liberation is misunderstanding what human liberation means.

  • An enduring image of despair

    The story of hard times for millions is closely interwoven with those of desperate individuals lashing out in acts of violence.

November 11, 2009

  • The deform of reform

    The House "reform" bill is a disaster for anyone who hoped a Democratic president and Congress would fix the screwed-up health care system.

  • Lessons of the defeat in Maine

    Beyond the discussion of whether LGBT activists organized effectively on Question 1, there's a problem when our basic civil rights are up for a vote.

  • Mayor Billionaire squeaks by

    Michael Bloomberg can claim victory in New York's mayoral race, but his narrow re-election represents a repudiation of his agenda for the city.

  • Determined to defend diversity

    Hundreds of angry University of Maryland students marched November 5 to protest cuts to multicultural programs.

  • Why this execution is wrong

    The Campaign to End the Death Penalty explains why it opposes Virginia's execution of John Allen Muhammad.

  • Strike one for S.F. hotels

    Management was caught off guard when San Francisco hotel workers announced a three-day strike at the downtown crown jewel, the Grand Hyatt.

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