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April 10, 2012

  • Tulsa's long history of racism

    The shooting of five African Americans by two white men is a chilling reminder of mass violence against Blacks in 1921.

  • The meaning of Burma's elections

    Elections in Burma produced a sweeping victory for the opposition party, but the military dictatorship remains in place.

  • Stand up for Joe Callahan

    Supporters of a Twin City Central American solidarity activist are organizing to defend him from false charges.

  • Views in brief

    Arrested for protesting police brutality | An addition to the "white privilege" debate | Another giveaway in San Diego | The Capitol and capitalism

April 9, 2012

  • Young, Black and criminalized

    Trayvon Martin was singled out as "suspicious," something that happens to young Black men every day as a direct result of the "war on drugs."

  • Taking on hate at Ohio State

    The Ohio State campus erupted with anti-racist actions following two hate crimes after a "hoodies and headscarves" rally.

  • An appeal for Loretta Capeheart

    Supporters of Northeastern Illinois University professor Loretta Capeheart are calling on activists to come to her defense.

  • Action to save the post office

    "Occupy the Post Office!" is the call from a newly formed national rank-and-file network of postal workers and allies.

  • Canada's NDP shifts right

    Thomas Mulcair, the new leader of the New Democratic Party, is a man of the establishment, not of the movements.

  • No hearts, and no minds either

    In We Meant Well, Peter Van Buren recounts what he saw as a leader of Washington's reconstruction team in Iraq.

  • Keep the killers off our streets

    Some 200 people gathered outside Portland's City Hall to protest a decision that could give a killer cop his job back.

April 6, 2012

  • Do the ends justify the means?

    Capitalism has two different moralities--one of them for the rulers and one that is imposed on those who are ruled.

  • Cuando el racismo es ley

    La gente de color es sospechada y victimizada--y es legal, porque los malhechores son vigías, vigilantes, que "trabajan por la justicia".

April 5, 2012

  • The many other Trayvons

    The death of unarmed African Americans at the hands of police and racists remains routine today--but a new movement is saying: "Enough."

  • The same Jim Crow mindset

    The cousin of lynching victim Emmett Till says that racist vigilantism is alive and well--and needs to be challenged.

  • A writer for new hard times

    Through his novels, British author Charles Dickens brought to life the greed, suffering and comedy of 19th century capitalism.

  • Shot down in his own home

    A family's quest for justice forced authorities to consider charges against police who killed a 68-year-old Black veteran.

  • Resisting the rule of Capitol

    The Hunger Games movie does a good job of depicting the totalitarian regime of the novel--and the characters who resist it.

  • Against the health care mandate

    Not taking a clear position in favor of striking down the individual insurance mandate is a mistake if we want health care for all.

  • Linking struggles at home and abroad

    The fights for economic and social justice at home go hand-in-hand with the fight against U.S. imperialism.

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