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March 23, 2010

March 22, 2010

  • The empty locker

    The creators of The Hurt Locker were more concerned with playing on our fears about the Iraqi people than portraying the war realistically, says an antiwar vet.

  • Anti-abortion lies become law

    Pregnant women who have miscarriages caused by "intentional or knowing" acts can now be charged with murder in Utah.

  • Hotel workers' stand in Karachi

    Workers at a five-star hotel in Karachi occupied the building’s basement after management fired four veteran workers and union activists.

  • Trickle-down arrogance

    Peter Robinson scoffed at March 4 protesters for displaying an "entitlement mentality." Then again, the man wrote speeches for Ronald Reagan.

  • A law to criminalize the poor

    Activists feel that Seattle business owners are trying to drive the poor out of the city with a proposed ordinance against "intimidating solicitation."

  • Building bridges in the struggle for equality

    Bay Area activists for LGBTQI rights came together to discuss next steps for the upcoming Equality Across America conference.

March 20, 2010

  • Persecuting Mazin Qumsiyeh

    Dr. Mazin Qumsiyeh is wanted by the Israeli government for the "crime" of organizing against Israeli settlements.

March 19, 2010

  • Worse than nothing at all

    The Democrats are in a mad rush to pass health care legislation that is a disaster in the making for working people and a massive giveaway to the industry.

  • Why can't Constance bring her date?

    When Constance McMillen asked to take her girlfriend to the prom, school officials in a Mississippi county responded by canceling the event altogether.

  • The other shoe drops on S.F. kids

    The federal government's plans for "reform" in San Francisco's public schools scapegoat poor and minority children.

  • The housing struggle then and now

    African Americans suffering from foreclosures on homes and rentals can draw on the lessons of Martin Luther King's fight against slums in Chicago.

  • Defying a war of conquest

    The story of the San Patricios--Irish soldiers who left the U.S. Army to fight for Mexico in the 1846 war--is an important but hidden story of resistance to empire.

  • Let Mohammed Omer be heard

    U.S. officials have put an extended hold on the visa application of award-winning Palestinian journalist Mohammed Omer.

March 18, 2010

  • Making children a target

    In East Jerusalem, Israeli security forces are cracking down on anti-settlement protesters, and Palestinian children in particular.

  • What we learned on March 4

    An activist at UC Santa Cruz describes how the movement organized for a successful student strike during the March 4 Day of Action.

  • Liberal remake of a radical film

    With his 1973 movie The Crazies, George Romero created a genuinely compelling story chock-full of social criticism. The 2010 remake is anything but.

  • What really happened on 880 North

    A public school teacher who was stuck on the freeway when protesters took it over on March 4 tells what actually took place.

  • Is justice served by locking him up?

    I have a friend serving a 20-years-to-life sentence for a crime he committed when he was 17 years old and a senior in high school.

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