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July 21, 2009

July 20, 2009

  • A day in Gaza

    Our Viva Palestina convoy was finally allowed into Gaza for just 24 hours to bring badly needed humanitarian supplies. We made the most of the time.

  • Putting the movement on the streets

    A San Diego Alliance for Marriage Equality activist describes the organizing behind a sit-in the day after the California Supreme Court upheld Prop 8.

  • The fight goes on at Stella D'oro

    Workers at a Bronx cookie factory won their jobs back after nearly a year on strike--but they face a new struggle to keep their plant from closing.

  • Anger shows through in Mexico's election

    Mexico's recent elections show discontent with an economic crisis that seems to never end--and the lack of a political alternative.

  • The canary in the mine shaft

    There were as many African American presidents at the All-Star Game this year as African American players in both leagues' starting lineups.

  • Why did August Provost die?

    About 150 people attended a vigil outside the Camp Pendleton Marine base to call attention to the murder of a Black gay seaman.

  • Antiwar activists meet to strategize

    More than 200 people attended a conference of the National Assembly to End the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars and Occupations.

July 16, 2009

  • Workplace justice denied

    The Supreme Court's decision in a case involving Connecticut firefighters' exams has dealt a blow to efforts to fight workplace discrimination.

  • The "withdrawal" that wasn't

    The sad truth is that there has been no withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq--and there is nothing for Iraqis to thank the U.S. government for.

  • The ties that bind Democrats and Big Oil

    How is it that the name of a high-ranking Obama administration official came to be featured in an ad campaign for Big Oil?

  • Seattle in the hands of workers

    A new edition of a labor history classic tells the inspiring story of the Seattle General Strike of 1919.

  • The sport of snobs

    With the British Open Golf Championship starting, the question is: Why is a splendid game allowed to be ruined by stuck-up, suburban snobs?

  • The business of education

    In the spirit of charter school "reform," the college of education at the University of Toledo has appointed "business-oriented" Tom Brady as the school's dean.

  • Toronto municipal workers on strike

    The trash is piling up in Toronto as sanitation workers, members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, continue their walkout.

  • Telesur covers the coup in Honduras

    The Venezuelan TV station Telesur has provided up-to-the-minute and on-the-ground reports of the coup in Honduras.

July 15, 2009

  • Why is Leonard Peltier still in prison?

    Political prisoner Leonard Peltier's case belongs among the terrible travesties of the American "justice" system.

  • It's time the siege was lifted

    A leader of the Viva Palestina convoy to Gaza explains what's at stake in the mission to bring badly needed humanitarian aid.

  • The left's confusion on Iran

    For some Western leftists, Ahmadinejad has become a champion of anti-imperialism because of his seemingly firm rhetoric against Israel and the U.S.

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