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August 15, 2011

  • Sick and tired and angry in the ER

    An emergency room nurse describes the consequences of short-staffing--and how nurses came together to make a difference.

  • The scapegoating quicksand

    Britain's right-wing government is trying to create a moral panic in response to the riots--and a section of the liberal left is following their lead.

  • The 21st century asylums

    The daily lives of supermax prisoners are full of alienating and undignified experiences, leading some to risk death.

  • The message of a Texas arson

    The firebombing of a Texas abortion clinic is a reminder of the need to build an unapologetic fight for abortion rights.

  • Summer of opposing bigotry

    Hundreds turned out to keep Dr. Leroy Carhart's Maryland clinic open during weeklong mobilization by anti-choice groups.

  • Planning the anti-nuke struggle in Vermont

    More than 50 people attended a daylong conference on the next steps in Vermont's struggle against nuclear power.

August 12, 2011

  • A dictator on trial

    Since the beginning of August, Egyptians have been treated to the stunning image of Hosni Mubarak and his two sons in the defendant's cage.

  • Urban rebellions and social change

    Far from being "pointless violence" the Black urban rebellions of the 1960s changed the direction of U.S. politics.

  • What comes next in Greece?

    The resistance movement that rocked Greece in May and June must look ahead to new actions that escalate the struggle.

  • The anatomy of Israel's protest movement

    Which direction the protests against neoliberal policies in Israel will go depends on whether they take up the question of justice for Palestinians.

  • The markets crack the whip

    The choice of the people in the polling booths counts for nothing against the dictates of the financial markets.

  • From culture war to shooting war

    Norway killer Anders Behring Breivik's conviction that "multiculturalism" is destroying civilization was the tip of the iceberg.

  • Philadelphia's SlutWalk draws hundreds

    The chanting echoed through city streets on August 6 at SlutWalk Philadelphia: "Yes means yes, no means no!"

  • Una rebelión contra el racismo y la pobreza

    Inglaterra tambalea luego de varias noches de violentos disturbios, en Londres y otras ciudades, en reacción contra el racismo y la brutalidad policíaca.

August 11, 2011

  • What's causing the market mayhem?

    Panic has returned to international stock markets because of the fears of new financial crises--and the threat of a slump back into recession.

  • The roots of Somalia's famine

    The East African nation of Somalia is the site of an unfolding humanitarian nightmare that has cost tens of thousands of lives.

  • Chicago's "clean coal" lie

    Chicago's third coal plant isn't about "green jobs" or "clean power," but propping up the dirty and destructive coal industry.

  • When Lucy was a Red

    For a generation of Americans, Lucille Ball was the queen of television comedy. Was she a leftist, too?

  • The breakup of Belgium?

    Belgium--which has gone more than a year without a formal government--faces a political crisis that could leave the country divided.

  • A false accusation of anti-Semitism

    A debate in Germany's Left Party over accusations of anti-Semitism is being used to marginalize left-wing voices.

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