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January 25, 2011

  • Terrorism against an MLK Day parade

    The attempted bombing of a Martin Luther King Day parade in Spokane, Wash., is an eerie reminder of the dangers of the militant far right.

  • How is Cathie Black qualified?

    Cathie Black, who has never attended a public school, was handpicked to be the new overlord of New York City students and teachers.

January 24, 2011

  • Billionaires take a stand for the working man

    Ever vigilant about making the world a fairer place, our bosses are challenging the true source of inequality in U.S. society--public-sector workers.

  • Tunisia and the global crisis

    The voices of revolt are growing louder, echoing across Algeria, Jordan and beyond in a wave of popular protest linked to the world economic crisis.

  • Tell Quinn to end the death penalty

    Illinois activists are gearing up to pressure Gov. Pat Quinn to do the right thing--and sign a bill to end the death penalty.

  • The smearing of Frances Fox Piven

    The hysteria against progressive academic Frances Fox Piven whipped up by Glenn Beck has spiraled into death threats.

  • Killing democracy in Congo

    Fifty years ago, Congolese Prime Minister Patrice Lumumba was kidnapped and murdered--one of many atrocities for which the West is responsible.

January 21, 2011

  • Operation Failure in Buffalo

    In April 1992, abortion rights activists celebrated a victory after they turned back the Religious Right's attempt to shut down women's clinics in Buffalo, N.Y.

  • The Great Strike of 1877

    In 1877, a walkout by rail workers over wages sparked general and near-general strikes by workers in cities all over the country.

January 20, 2011

  • What's next for Tunisia?

    The struggle for Tunisia's future is continuing after the overthrow of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali. At stake is whether the dictator's old allies will stay in power.

  • The war to silence WikiLeaks

    The attacks on WikiLeaks and founder Julian Assange are a response to an information revolution that threatens old power orders.

  • Austerity state of mind

    Politicians in New York are calling for an assault on public-sector unions and a new round of school closures. We can't let them go unopposed.

  • Bankers get tired of being sorry

    Finally, someone has come to the defense of one of the most oppressed sections of society--the banking community.

  • Defender of the movement

    Lawyer Albert Goldman defended hundreds of radicals and unionists, including Trotskyists tried under the Smith Act.

  • Who are the real extremists?

    People fighting for social change shouldn't be deterred by the charge of being "extremist"--it often means they're on the right side.

  • Defend Assange, denounce sexism

    The rape allegations against Julian Assange must be addressed in a principled way that acknowledges sexism.

  • Socialism and U.S. exceptionalism

    Socialists need to admit that the U.S is exceptional in many ways--including the legacy of slavery and our reactionary election laws.

January 19, 2011

  • The revolt of the hungry

    Anger over the lack of that most basic necessity of life--food--was the spark for a rebellion in Tunisia that toppled a dictator and inspired people everywhere.

  • Baby Doc returns to the scene of the crime

    The return of former dictator Jean-Claude Duvalier brings the nightmare of Haiti’s past together with its terrible present.

  • Behind the crisis in Ivory Coast

    The Western powers pressuring Ivory Coast strongman Laurent Gbagbo to step down are the same ones that kept him in power for a decade.

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