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October 28, 2009

October 27, 2009

  • A war of terror in Pakistan

    The Pakistani military's offensive in Waziristan is taking place with the full support of the U.S. government--and from liberals in Pakistan itself.

  • California conference calls spring walkout

    More than 700 people gathered at the University of California Berkeley to discuss how to take the fight for public education in California to the next level.

  • Health care is not a luxury

    Getting sick was only the first part of a health care nightmare--and not the worst--for a young woman from El Salvador.

  • Standing up to the privateers

    The struggle of postal workers in Britain is as vital for democracy as any event to take place in the country in recent years.

  • Why you should oppose I-1033

    A right-wing initiative to cut taxes in Washington is striking a chord even among some poor people because of the state's regressive tax structure.

  • Left out at an AFSCME convention

    Organizers of the AFSCME Council 31 convention made huge blocks of time available to speeches that cheered on the Democrats.

October 26, 2009

  • A desert for jobs and no end in sight

    With the unemployment system mostly automated, the number of people in the office wasn't big. But their problems were.

  • Covered up by a military contractor

    Jamie Leigh Jones was raped in Iraq while working for KBR--and the company has done everything it can ever since to stop her from getting justice.

  • Socialism and "animal rights"

    Non-human animals don't possess the attributes that would allow them to engage in activities we associate with "liberation" and "rights."

  • Dunking on Dubya

    It's rare when athletes respond to a dreary, clichéd question with a stimulating answer. So thank you, LeBron James.

  • The fight for Referendum 71

    A victory in approving Referendum 71 would give a boost of confidence to pro-LGBT forces and demoralize the right-wing bigots.

  • SFSU holds first general assembly

    More than 100 people turned out at San Francisco State University for a General Assembly to discuss advancing the fight against budget cuts.

October 23, 2009

  • A decade of losses for working families

    Even before the recession, U.S. workers were losing ground rapidly--and if current trends continue, the future looks more difficult than ever.

  • Organizing the fight for public education

    Several hundred people will gather at the University of California at Berkeley this weekend to chart a course of action to defend public education.

  • A Mexican union fights for its life

    Electrical workers in Mexico are mobilizing to defend their union after police occupied workplaces and the government fired 44,000 unionists.

  • Not afraid to scare

    You can show a child anything, as long as it's the truth. That's the idea behind Maurice Sendak's book Where the Wild Things Are, and Spike Jonze's new film.

  • Union leaders face death threat

    Two union leaders in Colombia representing workers at the important Tenaris steel tube plant have gotten death threats.

  • Abolish the death penalty today

    Texas is under fire for the execution of Cameron Todd Willingham, but on October 27, it is scheduled to execute Reginald Blanton, despite his claims of innocence.

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