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March 1, 2011

  • The battle for the Capitol

    Police intimidation, lies and political maneuvers couldn't drive out the core of demonstrators occupying the "people's house" in Madison, Wis.

  • Justice is in the air

    There is a lot in the air in Wisconsin: justice, solidarity, struggle, dignity, determination, generosity. You see it and breathe it everywhere.

  • Why did they fire the Providence teachers?

    Officials in Providence, R.I., have announced the mass firing of all 1,926 teachers in Providence schools, effective at the end of the school year.

  • The tide of revolt reaches Iraq

    In the wake of revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt, demonstrations in Iraq have swelled in size and begun to win concessions.

  • Supporting Egypt's workers

    U.S. unionists are joining Egyptians in welcoming the fall of a dictator--and calling for support for real democracy.

  • Their lies about "shared sacrifice"

    The cuts planned by both Democrats and Republicans will hit workers and the poor the hardest, despite talk of "shared sacrifice."

  • Rotten to the Whole Foods core

    Despite the hype, Whole Foods is not what it is cracked up to be. Never have I been treated so poorly at any job.

February 28, 2011

  • Solidarity City

    Madison was the site of a massive mobilization to defend union rights, as the movement debated whether to maintain its occupation of the state Capitol.

  • The struggle that lies ahead in Egypt

    Egypt's new rulers hope they can slow down and contain the demand for radical change, but workers and the poor are continuing to mobilize.

  • Taking sides about Libya

    The Workers World Party and Party for Socialism and Liberation have refused to stand with the Libyan people in their revolt against a dictator.

  • Solidarity from coast to coast

    In more than 65 cities across the U.S., people took to the streets to support the workers' uprising in Wisconsin.

  • A taste of our power in Madison

    I had the opportunity to spend a day in Madison, participating in the occupation of the Wisconsin State Capitol.

  • Rallying for the Libyan people

    Across the U.S., protesters are turning out to show their solidarity with Libyans in their struggle against the Qaddafi regime.

  • The "master plan" for Jerusalem

    The Palestinian residents of Sheikh Jarrah are defending homes built by their families on land they have lived on for 60 years.

  • The courage of Muslim athletes

    The U.S. Basketball Writers Association has named two Muslim players as co-winners of its "most courageous" award.

  • Save our homes in N.O.

    Supporters of affordable housing gathered in the Algiers section of New Orleans to voice opposition to proposed cuts to federal programs.

February 25, 2011

  • Lessons of the PATCO strike

    During their strike in 1981, air traffic controllers took on Ronald Reagan--and Corporate America's determination to bust federal unions.

  • The Socialist Party's early years

    In the early years of the 20th century, the ideas of socialism began to reach a mass audience in the U.S., leading to the growth of the Socialist Party.

February 24, 2011

  • Time to show our power

    The movement that electrified the country with its opposition to Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's anti-labor assault needs to step up the fight to win.

  • Slavery and the Civil War

    The U.S. elite has clung to a vision of the "Old South" that included mint juleps, Southern belles and happy slaves. The reality is exactly the opposite.

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