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February 11, 2010

  • Footnotes to a forgotten war

    In his newest graphic novel, Joe Sacco brings to light the long-buried story of the 1956 massacres in the towns of Rafah and Khan Younis.

  • Defending Howard Zinn

    The right wing used Howard Zinn's death as an opportunity to spew vitriol, but some mainstream historians are also dismissing his work.

  • There's got to be a soundtrack

    The rap trio BBU aims to bring the conscious and the club together, because a political message shouldn't be boring.

  • Intimidation tactics at SFSU

    At San Francisco State University, police are attempting to infiltrate, harass and threaten student organizers.

  • Views in brief

    Zinn's voice will continue to inspire | Howard Zinn's historic legacy | Who's in charge of our schools? | I'm not a womb for rent

February 10, 2010

  • A "center-right" nation again?

    The Obama administration went too far to the left, alienating America's "center-right" majority--that's the media's verdict. As usual, they got it wrong.

  • European capitalism's weak link?

    The debt crisis in Greece has set the stage for big class struggles, amid political polarization between left and right.

  • Canada's Olympic crackdown

    Olympic officials are feeling anger at the money they wasted, and the independent media, frighteningly, is paying the price.

  • The problem with "the art of the possible"

    The old adage implies that minimal improvements or lesser evils are the only realistic aims, and any demand for more is self-indulgence.

  • Tragedy in St. Tammany

    The bias on display in Kelvin Kaigler's conviction goes deeper than race. It's about the "thug narrative" that makes it hard for people like Kelvin to get a fair trial.

  • Demanding care at Fort Hood

    Activists gathered outside the Fort Hood Army base for a daylong protest to draw attention to the lack of mental health counseling.

February 9, 2010

  • Will the right rise again?

    The tea partiers celebrated their "movement" at a convention in Nashville, but is this really a sign that the right wing is on the ascendancy?

  • Oakland teachers authorize strike

    Members of the Oakland Education Association voted overwhelmingly to authorize a one-day strike and also to support the March 4 Day of Action.

  • Justice delayed in Local 722

    The struggle in IBT Local 722 in LaSalle, Ill., highlights the corruption that still plagues the Teamsters union.

  • Slap the cuffs on Tony Blair

    We can all take a cue from antiwar protester Grace McCann, who got sick of waiting on official channels and tried to collar Tony Blair herself.

  • Turning women into incubators

    The case of Samantha Burton illustrates a dangerous legal precedent in denying women basic human freedoms during pregnancy and childbirth.

  • We should cut from the top at UW

    Resources exist at the University of Washington to mitigate the cuts on students and workers--by cutting administrators' salaries.

  • Darwin's dangerous ideas on film

    Readers should check out the excellent seven-part BBC docudrama The Voyage of Charles Darwin to learn more about Darwin's ideas.

February 8, 2010

  • The "shock doctrine" for Haiti

    Amid the catastrophe of the earthquake in Haiti, imperial powers and corporate vultures are circling, eyeing the profits to be made from reconstruction.

  • Ready to fight S.F. school cuts

    San Francisco schools are being hit with devastating cuts--but educators and their allies are preparing to fight back on California's March 4 day of action.

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