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September 3, 2009

  • Heartless at Howard

    RNC Chair Michael Steele showed his contempt at an event at Howard University when he mocked a woman whose mother just died of cancer.

  • It's time to be audacious

    Having a "realistic" approach to struggles--and accepting that we have to make concessions--will only weaken our movement.

  • I will remember everything I have seen

    In Diary of Bergen-Belsen, Hanna Lévy-Hass gives a never-read-before look at Nazi internment as told by a Jewish resistance fighter.

  • Our voices deserve to be heard

    Many people at a San Diego town hall supported single-payer--but with a dismissive Democrat and right-wingers on hand, they had to fight to be heard.

  • Defending vendors in Jackson Heights

    An attack on the rights of sidewalk vendors in Jackson Heights in New York uses the language of the anti-immigrant right.

September 2, 2009

  • When health care is a right

    My recent encounter with Britain's National Health Service was a stark contrast with the U.S.--and exposed all the right's lies about socialized medicine.

  • Why we need rebels

    The bipartisan support for the savage budget cuts in California highlights the need for radicalism, struggle and organization.

  • Time to dump Blackwater

    The mercenary firm Blackwater is facing a new set of shocking revelations about its behavior. So why is it still on the government payroll?

  • Tired of sacrifice for their crisis

    It's the start of another school year in San Francisco, and teachers are having to deal with the consequences of filling a $60 million budget gap.

  • Demanding justice for Tyli'a Mack

    Hundreds of people in Washington, D.C., and San Francisco rallied in honor of murdered transgender woman Tyli'a Mack.

September 1, 2009

  • Will the Bush torturers go free?

    There are new revelations about torture during the Bush years--but those who approved it may never stand trial if the Obama administration has its way.

  • The fight of their lives

    Dahr Jamail's new book The Will to Resist takes a closer look at the struggles of U.S. soldiers who oppose the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Mad as hell across the country

    A group of Oregon physicians calling themselves the Mad As Hell doctors is getting ready for a cross-country tour to demand real health care reform.

  • Who is the U.S. targeting in Colombia?

    The U.S. is ramping up its military presence in Colombia--not just to threaten Venezuela, but to assert control over the Amazon region.

  • Gearing up to fight cuts at SFSU

    The idea that the California State University Board of Trustees somehow acted "responsibly" when they voted for cuts and fee increases is ridiculous.

  • Racism's impact on women athletes

    That Caster Semenya is being singled out is not only about gender, but also deeply connected to the reality that she is a Black woman as well.

  • Views in brief

    Money for health care, not war | Don't lump Hezbollah and the Taliban | Why the National Equality March? | Feeling betrayed by Obama | Lessons of the Minneapolis strike

August 31, 2009

  • Desperate for health care

    The hundreds lined up at Los Angeles' famous Forum arena for free medical services exposed the staggering inadequacy of the current system.

  • LA's charter school giveaway

    The floodgates were opened to private control over education in Los Angeles with a school board vote to authorize opening up over 250 schools to bidding.

  • Let them eat (organic) cake

    Whole Foods CEO John Mackey revealed his contempt for poor and working-class people in a recent article about health care reform in the Wall Street Journal.

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