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August 26, 2009

  • A constitution to impose injustice

    The Dominican Republic is set to adopt a new constitution that will erode democratic gains and negatively impact women and Haitian immigrants.

  • Dairy workers facing retaliation

    Workers at the Ruby Ridge Dairy are facing firings and threats of violence from management because of their fight to form a union.

  • Solidarity protests against the coup

    Activists gathered in several U.S. cities in August to protest the military coup in Honduras and stand in support of ordinary Hondurans.

August 25, 2009

  • Surrendering to the status quo

    Republicans and conservative Democrats are set to wreck health care reform--and Barack Obama is letting them.

  • Treated like a criminal

    Immigrants are being locked away in ICE and non-ICE facilities in growing numbers--and the Obama administration is only making matters worse.

  • Blackwater: CIA assassins?

    Did the mercenary firm Blackwater operate as hired assassins targeting members of al-Qaeda for the Bush administration?

  • Looking out for themselves first

    While students and teachers were told to sacrifice, Peralta Community College District administrators raised salaries and misused college funds.

  • Marching for LGBT rights in India

    On August 16, over 1,500 people took to the streets of Mumbai for the largest LGBT pride march in India's history.

  • Slumdog extraterrestrial

    District 9's critique of the brutality meted out to the refugees certainly is relevant, as nearly 2 billion people worldwide are crowded into slums.

  • When workers run the state

    The state has existed to enforce the rule of an exploiting minority over an exploited majority, but what happens if the working class is in power?

August 24, 2009

  • What's at stake in the fight against the coup?

    The popular struggle in Honduras is to defeat the coup makers, but the roots of the fight lie in 30 years of neoliberal policies pursued by the elite.

  • Police torture victim finally free

    After 28 years in prison serving time for a crime he always maintained he did not commit, Mark Clements has finally won his freedom.

  • Justice denied for Peltier

    The government has denied parole for Native American activist Leonard Peltier--one of the country's longest-serving political prisoners.

  • The idiocy of sex testing

    Eighteen-year-old Caster Semenya, a track and field star, is being subjected to a shameful circus of public scrutiny over questions about her sex.

  • Contract fight at Manhattan School of Music

    Some 150 recently unionized teachers face a fight for decent wages and health care at the Manhattan School of Music's Pre-college Division.

August 20, 2009

  • The warlord election

    The outcome of Afghanistan's presidential elections will depend on deals Hamid Karzai made with some of the country's most notorious warlords.

  • An injury to one is an injury to all

    The Industrial Workers of the World based itself on the idea of industrial unionism--of organizing all workers together, regardless of skills, craft, sex, nationality or race.

  • Profit and health care don't mix

    A registered nurse describes how, by including insurance companies in the White House health care reform plan, Obama has included the main problem in the solution.

  • Will Vick soar as an Eagle?

    Michael Vick is joining the Philadelphia Eagles--and sports-radio nitwits, animal rights activists and even Vick supporters are overreacting.

  • Protesting anti-LGBT bigotry in R.I.

    Some 50 activists turned out August 16 to protest an anti-gay marriage event in Warwick, R.I.

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