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April 29, 2009

  • Fighting the school "deformers"

    The president of the Oakland Education Association explains why she opposes Barack Obama's plans for school "reform."

  • No justice in cellblock Georgia

    Stepping outside our hotel in Tbilisi one night, we encountered a pro-democracy occupation of the avenue in front of the Georgian parliament.

  • Australia's reds are revolting

    The quality of Australia's once-distinguished wines has declined, a striking illustration of the greed and destructiveness of "global" cash cropping.

  • Fighting for New Zealand's workers

    New Zealand's Unite union is the country's newest, and among its most dynamic, trade unions--and is at the forefront of revitalizing part of the labor movement.

  • Teachers at the breaking point

    I am a teacher of 21 years, and the morale of teachers at my school is the lowest I have ever experienced.

April 28, 2009

  • Fresh air or hot air?

    Millions of people saw Barack Obama as the obvious choice on environmental issues, but there are already signs his administration won't take the kind of action that's needed.

  • Who saved Maryland's execution system?

    A moratorium on the death penalty was about to be ratified into law--until conservative Democratic legislators maneuvered to maintain death row.

  • New openings to push Obama

    At present, you would still define Obama as a centrist, but I think there's some wiggle room where forces on the left need to be pushing.

  • Workers united in the Bronx

    At Home in Utopia is a new documentary about the United Workers Cooperative Colony in the Bronx and the working-class radicals who built it.

  • Taking on the cuts at CCNY

    Some 250 students and faculty walked out of classes April 22 at City College of New York in Harlem to protest looming tuition increases.

  • Santa Cruz walkout over cuts

    Over 250 students walked out of class and rallied at University of California-Santa Cruz to oppose cuts that are sweeping the UC system.

  • Galloway tours U.S. for Palestine

    Antiwar activist and British MP George Galloway drew some 1,000 people to a Southern California meeting on the fight for Palestine.

April 27, 2009

  • Capitalism and the flu

    The Mexican swine flu, probably conceived in the fecal mire of an industrial pigsty, is suddenly threatening to give the whole world a fever.

  • Are English-only schools coming back?

    The U.S. Supreme Court is set to rule on whether English language learners will have the same access to public education as other students.

  • Race and racism under Obama

    Despite his unprecedented support in the African American community, Barack Obama has had very little to say about issues directly affecting Blacks.

  • The Patriot Act in pinstripes

    Going to the bathroom at the old Yankees stadium got Bradley Campeau-Laurion accused of challenging God and country.

  • Parsons faculty fight dismissals

    Faculty and students want the reinstatement of 12 adjunct faculty at New York City's Parsons the New School for Design.

April 24, 2009

  • Plutocrats 1, Workers 0

    Having won the helm in the midst of a hurricane, Barack Obama is steadfastly steering the ship of state on the same catastrophic course as his predecessor.

  • Will he prosecute the torturers?

    The media are reporting that Obama is open to prosecuting Bush administration officials for sanctioning torture, but that's not exactly what he said.

  • Bullied to death

    Eleven-year-old Carl Joseph Walker-Hoover, distraught from being called "fag" and "girlie," became the latest young victim of homophobia when he took his own life.

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