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August 19, 2009

  • Gaza's tunnel economy

    In the years since Hamas took control of the Gaza Strip, Israel has imposed a suffocating blockade--forcing Gazans to move essential goods through underground tunnels.

  • A chance to prove his innocence

    With an unprecedented Supreme Court decision on August 17, death row inmate Troy Davis will finally get the day in court he's been fighting for.

  • Fighting for housing justice

    Residents of Seattle's Tent City III and Nickelsville are resisting moves to evict them--even as the city refuses to offer real help to the homeless.

  • Soweto for space aliens

    District 9 is a gripping, action-packed film that easily sucks the audience in and holds your attention from beginning to end. It is also a troubling film.

  • A kiss-in for equal rights

    People turned out in dozens of cities on August 15 for the "Great Nationwide Kiss-In" after two same-sex couples were harassed for expressing affection.

  • Tentative agreement stops BART strike

    A strike was called off after extended negotiations between the ATU and BART officials--but workers will likely pay the price.

August 18, 2009

August 17, 2009

  • Right-wing thugs and corporate "reforms"

    Business and the right-wing media have mobilized racist, right-wing rabble at health care "town meetings"--but Obama's pro-corporate policies gave them space to do it.

  • Washington fuels Africa's crisis

    Barack Obama has chastised African leaders for mismanagement, despite the fact that decades of U.S.-backed neoliberal policies are to blame.

  • Summer reading for activists

    Some books can help us make sense of extraordinary times and resist our "training" to make war.

August 13, 2009

  • The recovery is here! (for Wall Street, that is)

    The mainstream news is filled with happy talk about economic recovery--but that's not the reality for those of us who aren't Wall Street executives.

  • The ugly truth of racial profiling

    If a famous African American academic can get hauled off to jail in minutes, what chance do working-class and poor African American men have?

  • The art of the drug deal

    Why is Billy Tauzin, president of a drug industry group, making deals with the Obama administration on health care reform?

  • How the mortgage crooks created a crisis

    American Casino shows how Wall Street traders created the sub-prime mortgage crisis--and how the banks intend to make us pay for it.

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