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October 26, 2009

  • 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.

  • A waste of $30,400

    At a recent event hosted by the Democratic Party, Code Pink spent $30,400 to have a dinner and then a photo-op with President Obama.

October 22, 2009

  • Will "reform" do more harm than good?

    The insurance companies are attacking health care legislation, but their recently issued report shows how they will try to profit off reform.

  • Accessories to Israel's war crimes

    The Palestinian Authority was forced to retreat from helping Israel to suppress a UN report documenting war crimes during the Gaza assault.

  • We want justice for Kiwane

    The killing of an unarmed 15-year-old by police has touched off a surge of anger and protest in Champaign, Ill.

  • Still fighting for Matthew Shepard

    The new play The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later made its world premiere this month, bringing a timely message about combating homophobia in America.

  • Marching for R.I. marriage equality

    LGBT activists marched on the Rhode Island statehouse days after Gov. Donald Carcieri delivered an address to a right-wing antigay group.

  • Protesting Fahad's detention

    Activists gathered for a vigil to support Fahad Hashmi, who has been imprisoned for over two years as part of the "war on terror."

October 21, 2009

  • When impatience is a virtue

    The National Equality March was a powerful call for LGBT equality--and an inspiring glimpse of what futures struggles against injustice can be.

  • More troops for the "good war"?

    Barack Obama--who won the votes of millions of people as a "peace candidate"--is poised to further escalate the war in Afghanistan.

  • Why the NFL said no to Rush

    Rush Limbaugh is whining about being "blacklisted" by the left, and that stopped him from owning an NFL team--but the reality is he's a liability to the league.

  • Blending politics and music

    Mercedes Sosa, a pivotal singer in the Nuevo Cancionero, or New Song, movement in Argentina, died this month.

  • All in it together, sort of

    For some reason, it seems like the idea of "shared sacrifice" only applies to one side in society's divide between rich and poor.

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