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May 9, 2011

  • Shut up and play?

    After Osama bin Laden's assassination, the sports world embraced patriotism--but some athletes are bucking the trend.

  • Their happy face on prison labor

    A recent New York Times article illustrates what's wrong with the way the mainstream media presents prison labor in the U.S.

  • Workers' pride on May Day

    May Day celebrations around the country marked the 125th anniversary of the fight for the eight-hour day--and the continuation of struggles today.

  • A day for choice in Seattle

    Abortion rights activists came together to challenge the right wing's "40 Days for Life" event and demonstrate in support of Planned Parenthood.

May 6, 2011

  • Don't turn tragedy into war

    Socialist Worker's editorial statement on September 11, 2001, responded to the Bush administration's drumbeat for more death and destruction.

  • How Afghanistan was bled dry

    As the U.S. prepared for war on Afghanistan in September 2001, Socialist Worker explained the history of a country already devastated by imperialism.

  • Incitando guerra e imperio

    La muerte de Osama bin Laden hará menos seguro el mundo --porque está siendo utilizada para reforzar el apoyo a la violencia cometida por el gobierno de Estados Unidos.

May 5, 2011

  • Assassination nation

    The U.S. government has a long and sordid history of carrying out political murders--against former allies and longtime enemies alike.

  • The exploitation of NineEleven

    A contributor has some words to offer Barack Obama for his speech at the site of the World Trade Center.

  • Walking to say we've had enough

    The protests against sexism and victim-blaming known as "SlutWalks" have spread from Toronto to cities across Canada, the U.S. and other countries.

  • CTU moves to fight anti-union legislation

    Chicago Teachers Union delegates have voted to oppose legislation that would gut the union's right to strike and undermine collective bargaining.

  • Atlas shrunk

    Ann Rand's 1957 novel Atlas Shrugged was already a bit dated when it was published. As a movie today, it's preposterous.

  • Transphobia at the golden arches

    I was outraged that a McDonald's employee would film the attack on a transgender woman and encourage the assailants to flee.

  • Happy birthday to Karl Marx

    As a biographer wrote, "Not since Jesus Christ has an obscure pauper inspired such global devotion--or been so calamitously misinterpreted."

  • Wrong about Chittenden contract

    Let's get the facts straight about the contract impasse for drivers at the Chittenden County Transit Authority.

May 4, 2011

  • Bringing the world's solidarity to Gaza

    A second, larger aid flotilla is due to sail to Gaza at the end of May, and the Israeli government of Benjamin Netanyahu is desperate to stop it.

  • Should greens support nuclear power?

    A debate has emerged among activists in the Green movement on whether a future with clean air and no pollution could potentially include nuclear power.

  • Gee, thanks, Arne!

    A Rhode Island teacher replies to Education Secretary Arne Duncan's "appreciation" letter to the teachers he's been bashing.

  • The NFL's empty suit

    Who would have thought the man who has waged war against the NFL players' union was actually Eugene Debs in fancy clothes.

  • Defiance in Day-Glo

    The singer of X-Ray Spex recreated punk rock in her day--and her influence can be heard in countless bands today.

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