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September 17, 2010

  • Heroic Mott's strike ends with concessions

    After four months on strike, workers at the upstate New York plant held off demands for wage cuts, but accepted other concessions.

  • Gainesville's victory over bigotry

    More than 300 residents came out to protest the Dove World Outreach Center's planned "International Burn a Koran Day."

  • A clarion call for the movement

    The national coordinator of Britain's Love Music Hate Racism explains why it's more important than ever to take a stand against the far right.

September 16, 2010

  • The other housing crisis

    While the media focuses on the plight of homeowners, there's a hidden housing crisis--the struggle of millions of people to find affordable rental units.

  • Are we to blame for the BP disaster?

    To some writers, bonus-seeking executives and corrupt politicians played a role in the BP disaster, but the real villains were consumers.

  • The real story of Pat Tillman

    The director of a new film about a football star who joined the military and was killed by friendly fire goes beyond the myths.

  • A show of solidarity against Sodexo

    Sodexo food service workers went on strike at George Mason University, citing unsafe working conditions, low pay and mistreatment by management.

September 15, 2010

  • How do we build the fight we need?

    The right wing is running the show in Washington politics--but a rally set for October 2 can be a place for working people to put forward their demands.

  • Afghanistan atrocities exposed

    Twelve U.S. soldiers are facing trial for the horrific murder of Afghan civilians "for sport" and the cover-up that followed.

  • LAPD shooting stirs residents' anger

    The police killing of an immigrant day laborer sparked several nights of angry confrontations and an ongoing vigil to demand justice.

  • The hope amid Katrina's horrors

    Dave Eggers' Zeitoun is the true story of how one immigrant's "American Dream" turned into a nightmare in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.

  • Standing in defense of Muslims in LA

    Roughly 150 people from the Japanese-American and Muslim communities turned out in a show of solidarity against anti-Muslim hatred.

September 14, 2010

  • Is your food making you sick?

    The largest egg recall in history has exposed an ugly truth about the U.S. food system--that it can be hazardous to our health.

  • Richard the Privatizer

    Since Chicago Mayor Richard Daley announced he wouldn't run for re-election, the media has been glamorizing him. But there's another side to the story.

  • A toxic legacy in the Gulf

    Mississippi has reopened all its fishing areas--but some shrimpers refuse to trawl because they fear the toxicity of the waters.

  • A balance sheet from the G20 protests

    The big turnout to protest the G20 summit in Toronto this summer reflects a vigorous movement--but there is an ongoing debate about tactics.

  • Why I came out to protest on 9/11

    When I heard the Tea Party was holding a rally on September 11 near "Ground Zero," I knew I had to come out to speak truth to their lies.

  • An insult to teachers and students

    In Waiting for Superman, director Davis Guggenheim suggests that the problems with public education is bad teachers, tenure and unions.

September 13, 2010

  • The plot to steal our future

    The drive to slash Social Security is proceeding behind closed doors in Barack Obama's Washington--to the delight of the corporate and political elite.

  • A battleground over Islamophobia

    Thousands of people descended on Lower Manhattan on September 11 for rival protests over the planned construction of an Islamic community center.

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