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September 13, 2010

September 10, 2010

  • The racist crusade against Muslims

    An ugly campaign against Muslims, built on lies and racist hate, has been building to a fever pitch as anniversary of the September 11 attacks approaches.

  • America's Jim Crow gulag

    Michelle Alexander's The New Jim Crow exposes the racism and inequality at the heart of the U.S. prison-industrial complex.

  • The resistance of New Orleans

    The book Floodlines tells the story of New Orleans after Katrina hit--the manmade disaster that followed the storm and the struggle to win justice.

  • Blurry outlines of the Holy See

    If Vatican City were a nation-state like any other, its internal regime would be a human rights scandal, and its head of state would be on trial.

  • Undocumented and unafraid in LA

    Some 300 people attended a Los Angeles town hall meeting to discuss the DREAM Act and what it means for immigrant rights activists.

September 9, 2010

September 8, 2010

  • Too late and way too little

    The economic crisis is dragging on--and all Barack Obama has to offer is chump change on infrastructure spending, plus more corporate tax breaks.

  • Whole towns have vanished

    A member of the Labor Party Pakistan describes the impact of the catastrophic floods in her country--and the government's inept response.

  • Shot down by Seattle cops

    A homeless Native American man became the latest victim of the brutal Seattle police when an officer shot him four times, killing him on the spot.

  • The power behind the Thai throne

    The real center of power in Thailand, lurking behind the throne of King Bhumibol and doing the bidding of the elite, is the military.

  • Using "reform" to push charters

    Charter backers are creating an education marketplace in Houston that looks a lot like the industries from which they draw support, including Big Oil.

  • Circumcision and HIV infection

    In an otherwise wonderful article, Mike Marqusee claims that "there is no evidence that circumcision affects HIV spread." This is not true.

September 7, 2010

  • Is America a right-wing country?

    The emergence of the Tea Partiers and the looming GOP victory in November has led to a revival of the idea that the U.S. population is basically conservative.

  • The new African land grab

    The privatization of millions of acres of land in Africa is helping to fuel a crisis of hunger and displacement across the continent.

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