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September 18, 2009

  • Solidarity with Iraqi trade unions

    Activists gathered in a Washington, D.C. church September 8 to hear union activists from Iraq describe conditions for working people.

September 17, 2009

  • From crash to recovery?

    The U.S. economy is apparently growing again, but the problems that led to last year's financial panic remain--and workers' suffering is getting worse.

  • The death of Adam Hermanson

    The family of military contractor Adam Hermanson wants to know what caused his electrocution death--and why they can't get answers from his employer.

  • Another failure in the making?

    As Barack Obama's modest health care reform proposals sputter out, the prospects for real immigration reform are also fading.

  • A teenager’s diary of occupation

    A new book for young adults, IraqiGirl: Diary of a Teenage Girl in Iraq, gives a unique firsthand view of life under the U.S. occupation in Iraq.

  • Teachers in Wash. end walkout

    A 17-day teacher strike in Kent, Wash., ended with a contract agreement that made some gains on the key issue of class size.

September 16, 2009

  • Better than nothing or worse than nothing?

    Barack Obama's speech to Congress seemed to help him regain momentum on health care legislation. The question is whether that is a good thing.

  • The next steps against Prop 8

    Activists representing dozens of organizations gathered to plan for a struggle to repeal the Proposition 8 same-sex marriage ban in California.

  • The disgusting sports sex scare

    The sports media and the zealots who run international track and field hit a new low in revealing the results of Caster Semenya's "gender tests."

  • Setting an example of resistance

    Military resisters Victor Agosto and Travis Bishop hope to encourage other soldiers to take a stand against the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Selling us out on health care

    When liberal Democrats acquiesce so easily to the right, we find ourselves in what Michael Parenti calls one of "the worst forms of tyranny."

  • Views in brief

    Why I'm marching for equality | Why a union matters | An inglourious review | Obama is anything but socialist

  • Democrats aid Rhode Island's rich

    The experience in Rhode Island proves that the Democrats are not the agents of change, but merely the second line of defense for the rich.

September 15, 2009

  • Killing an innocent man

    The evidence continues to build--Cameron Todd Willingham was executed by the state of Texas for a crime that he didn't commit.

  • An industry built on restricting care

    The basic fact is that pursuit of profit is the core mission of the private health insurance industry, not patient care, wellness or satisfaction.

  • Labor's breakthrough in Toledo

    The 1934 Auto-Lite strike in Toledo, Ohio showed how workers could unite, employed with unemployed, to defeat the power of the bosses.

  • Why should Montell Johnson die in prison?

    With its prisons dangerously full, why is the state of California fighting for custody of a dying prisoner halfway across the country?

  • UW janitors rally over contract

    Fifty custodians and supporters rallied today to protest the slow pace of negotiations with University of Washington management.

September 14, 2009

  • The charter school invasion of Harlem

    P.S. 123 ranks as a success among New York City public schools--but officials still took an entire floor this school year to give to a charter school operator.

  • Parallels between the apartheids

    How can South African President and former freedom fighter Jacob Zuma believe there are two equal sides in the "Israeli-Palestinian conflict"?

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