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April 21, 2011

  • Who really celebrates the rich?

    Barack Obama said in his much-hyped speech on reducing the government deficit that "we" shouldn't "begrudge those who have done well." Why not?

  • Lacking union soul at Yoshi's

    Yoshi's, a jazz venue in San Francisco's Fillmore district, is violating the boycott of Hotel Frank called by hotel workers.

  • The day the music died at work

    I was just informed by the powers that be at the health center where I work that I will no longer be allowed to sing or hum on the job.

  • Will Syrians topple a dictator?

    Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is trying to consolidate his power over the country as a simmering revolt begins to rise to the surface.

April 20, 2011

  • A new urgency on Earth Day

    From the BP oil spill to Japan's nuclear crisis, the need for a new environmental movement is clear--and the ingredients are emerging at the grassroots.

  • Advocate for the cause of justice

    Our movement lost one of its most devoted defenders of freedom when radical lawyer Leonard Weinglass died last month.

  • The plot to kill rent control

    Landlords and real estate developers are out to get rid of New York's rent control law--but a struggle is brewing to stop them.

  • The facts about the New Badger Partnership

    A Wisconsin expert on higher education talks about the danger of an initiative threatening the UW system called the New Badger Partnership.

  • Portland march for climate and worker justice

    More than 70 climate justice activists and advocates gathered for a feeder march to the recent 1,000-strong Portland Rising rally.

April 19, 2011

  • Fukushima's disposable workers

    Before another Fukushima nightmare is allowed to happen, the nuclear industry should have to explain why it exposed workers to such horrible risks.

  • Why we march on May Day

    We have to march together to show our solidarity--and our alternative to a future of poverty and environmental devastation.

  • Rebellion and reform in Bolivia

    Since the election of Bolivia's President Evo Morales in 2005, the country's social movements have taken a back seat to slower reform measures.

  • Growing support for divestment at NYU

    The SJP divestment campaign at New York University has received an overwhelmingly positive response.

  • Much ado about the wedding

    Almost every paper and magazine is covered in it, the pubs are full of flags, and every news report has to mention it.

  • Views in brief

    A poor model for health care | Solidarity with a gay Marine | A socialist looking for help | Has Monbiot gone off the rails? | Why we need a strike in Wisconsin

April 18, 2011

  • The real tax cheats

    Shifting the tax burden from the rich to the poor has been the ugly underbelly of the decades-long one-sided class war waged by the corporate class.

  • "Humanitarian" regime change in Ivory Coast

    The media portrayed the fall of Ivory Coast's former president as a victory for democracy--but the West intervened to safeguard corporate interests.

  • A hero for Palestine

    Supporters of Palestinian rights around the world reacted with shock and sorrow at the news that Vittorio Arrigoni had been killed.

  • The witch-hunt of Barry Bonds

    After a seven-year, multimillion-dollar witch-hunt, baseball's Barry Bonds has been found guilty of obstruction of justice.

  • Icelanders refuse to pay the bankers' tab

    Icelandic banks went bust in 2008 during the international financial crisis, but working people are refusing to pay for their losses.

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