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July 16, 2009

  • Workplace justice denied

    The Supreme Court's decision in a case involving Connecticut firefighters' exams has dealt a blow to efforts to fight workplace discrimination.

  • The "withdrawal" that wasn't

    The sad truth is that there has been no withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq--and there is nothing for Iraqis to thank the U.S. government for.

  • The ties that bind Democrats and Big Oil

    How is it that the name of a high-ranking Obama administration official came to be featured in an ad campaign for Big Oil?

  • Seattle in the hands of workers

    A new edition of a labor history classic tells the inspiring story of the Seattle General Strike of 1919.

  • The sport of snobs

    With the British Open Golf Championship starting, the question is: Why is a splendid game allowed to be ruined by stuck-up, suburban snobs?

  • The business of education

    In the spirit of charter school "reform," the college of education at the University of Toledo has appointed "business-oriented" Tom Brady as the school's dean.

  • Toronto municipal workers on strike

    The trash is piling up in Toronto as sanitation workers, members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees, continue their walkout.

  • Telesur covers the coup in Honduras

    The Venezuelan TV station Telesur has provided up-to-the-minute and on-the-ground reports of the coup in Honduras.

July 15, 2009

  • Why is Leonard Peltier still in prison?

    Political prisoner Leonard Peltier's case belongs among the terrible travesties of the American "justice" system.

  • It's time the siege was lifted

    A leader of the Viva Palestina convoy to Gaza explains what's at stake in the mission to bring badly needed humanitarian aid.

  • The left's confusion on Iran

    For some Western leftists, Ahmadinejad has become a champion of anti-imperialism because of his seemingly firm rhetoric against Israel and the U.S.

  • Permanent Revolution

    Leon Trotsky's theory explained how the working-class struggle for socialism could develop in countries that were economically backward.

  • Conversation on a Cairo street

    Here we were, learning about each other--while the U.S. and Egyptian governments were trying to stop our convoy.

  • Seattle faces down Westboro bigots

    Hundreds of activists turned out to protest when the Westboro Baptist Church paid a visit to Seattle to spew its antigay, racist and anti-Semitic filth.

  • Solidarity against the Honduras coup

    In several cities around the U.S., protests were held in solidarity with the people of Honduras, who are facing repression in the wake of a military coup.

July 14, 2009

  • Republican freak show rolls on

    It's hard to imagine a world where the Republican Party wins elections again. But that depends on the performance of Barack Obama's Democrats.

  • Navigating Egypt’s obstacles

    The Viva Palestina U.S. convoy has been facing barrier after barrier in recent days that have frustrated plans to have crossed into Gaza by now.

  • Hit hardest by the jobs crisis

    The government's June jobs report shows there's no end of economic misery in sight for workers--and some groups are feeling the pain even more sharply.

  • A legal victory for the SF8

    Charges against four of the San Francisco 8 were dropped when prosecutors admitted that they didn't have enough evidence to go to trial.

  • Devoted to a liberated world

    On July 2, our companion, sister and ally Tanyetta "Tan" Williams passed away suddenly.

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