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September 15, 2009

  • Why should Montell Johnson die in prison?

    With its prisons dangerously full, why is the state of California fighting for custody of a dying prisoner halfway across the country?

  • UW janitors rally over contract

    Fifty custodians and supporters rallied today to protest the slow pace of negotiations with University of Washington management.

September 14, 2009

  • The charter school invasion of Harlem

    P.S. 123 ranks as a success among New York City public schools--but officials still took an entire floor this school year to give to a charter school operator.

  • Parallels between the apartheids

    How can South African President and former freedom fighter Jacob Zuma believe there are two equal sides in the "Israeli-Palestinian conflict"?

  • I am Obama's prisoner now

    By denying political prisoner Leonard Peltier parole, the U.S. Department of Justice made a mockery of its lofty and pretentious title.

  • Why should we celebrate difference?

    In Northern Ireland, where separate identities are built into the new political structure, you have no role if you don’t fit into the pattern.

  • Save New Orleans' Charity Hospital

    New Orleanians mark the anniversary Hurricane Katrina--by calling for the re-opening of the city's only public hospital.

September 11, 2009

  • Nothing less than full equality

    A veteran activist and leading organizer of the National Equality March in Washington, D.C., talks about the struggles of the past and those still ahead.

  • Immigrant labor under attack

    Immigrant rights advocates expected a softer policy from Barack Obama--but thousands are losing their jobs as a result of enforcement-only policies.

  • Can individuals change history?

    Marxists reject the idea that history is made by charismatic "great men." But that doesn't mean they view individuals as cogs in the machine.

  • Mad As Hell Doctors head out

    A group of Oregon doctors began their tour across the country with a kickoff rally in Portland, Ore., and a first stop in Seattle.

  • The anti-immigrant ranters

    The number of Polish immigrants in Britain is falling, but that hasn't made a dent in prejudice against Poles.

  • A glorious antidote to Tarantino

    Leopold Trepper was a Second World War hero--a real Jew who really fought Nazis--and someone who Hollywood never thought to put in a movie.

  • Views in brief

    SK workers struggling in Defiance | Our rights can't wait | Some corrections on Carcieri | Fighting evictions from Fair Valley | Why the right won't debate health care

September 10, 2009

  • Drawing the line for health care

    Workers at SK Hand Tools are taking a stand on the picket line against a company that unilaterally cut off their health insurance.

  • Why we're protesting the G20

    An organizer of the People's Summit on why activists are mobilizing to present an alternative during the Group of 20 summit in Pittsburgh.

  • Inglourious savages

    The "love of movies" can sometimes get in the way of making a great film. A case in point is Quentin Tarantino's latest film Inglourious Basterds.

  • Election-year change of heart?

    Former Judge Leslie Crocker Snyder says she supports reforming New York's harsh Rockefeller Drug Laws--but is that just a ploy for the campaign?

  • We demand legalization for all

    Immigrants took to the streets in Chicago and LA to put pressure on the Obama administration to stop policies that target immigrant workers.

September 9, 2009

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