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January 29, 2010

  • Oregonians vote to tax the rich

    While the pundits hyperventilated about the GOP victory in Massachusetts, Oregon voters sent the message: Tax the rich.

  • Speaking truth to Davos

    As political and business leaders gather for their annual meeting at the ultra-exclusive Swiss ski resort of Davos, the left is holding a gathering of its own.

  • Chicago marches against transit cuts

    Some 250 activists commemorated Martin Luther King Day in Chicago by protesting budget cuts in transportation, education and social services.

  • D.C. solidarity forum for Haiti

    About 120 people came out to a powerful forum and fundraising event for Haiti at All Souls Church in Washington, D.C.

  • Protesting an anti-choice march in SF

    Bay Area supporters of abortion rights mobilized a counter-protest against anti-abortionists' "Walk for Life."

January 28, 2010

  • The people's historian

    He taught millions about the hidden history of resistance in America--and he was a fixture of countless struggles for justice and equality.

  • Murder at Guantánamo Bay?

    A media report has revealed that three prisoners who allegedly committed suicide at Guantánamo may have been killed by their captors.

  • Stopping the silence in Houston

    Around 120 people came out in Houston to remember Myra Ical, a transgender woman who was murdered on January 18.

  • Hope for Haiti when?

    The "Hope for Haiti Now" telethon showed how eager ordinary people are to help--but will the Haitian people get the aid they desperately need?

  • Confronting police brutality in Providence

    Police and city officials faced a chilly reception at a community meeting in Providence from people who came to raise police brutality.

  • Rallying for Roe in Chicago

    Forty activists turned out in support of abortion rights at a rally in Chicago on January 22, in recognition of the 37th anniversary of Roe v. Wade.

January 27, 2010

  • The year of frustrated hopes

    The failure of Barack Obama to accomplish anything that was expected of him is feeding demoralization and anger among his most enthusiastic supporters.

  • Victims of free trade "voodoo"

    An immigrant rights activist who was in Haiti when the earthquake hit describes how U.S. and IMF policies contributed to the suffering.

  • Union nurses respond for Haiti

    National Nurses United put out a call for volunteers, and the response was overwhelming--despite the attitude of the U.S. military.

  • Right from the horse's mouth

    Defense Secretary Robert Gates confirmed that the mercenary firm Blackwater is operating with U.S. forces in Pakistan.

  • Fighting for Burge torture victims

    On January 14, Chicago police torture victim Michael Tillman walked out of the Cook County court building in Chicago a free man.

  • Schwarzenegger's Trojan horse

    California's Arnold Schwarzenegger is proposing to reduce state spending on prisons--by further privatizing the prison system.

  • What audiences see in Avatar

    Criticisms of Avatar for being formulaic fail to mention the film's spectacular imagery--the work of James Cameron and thousands of artists.

January 26, 2010

  • Haiti under the eagle

    The U.S. media's coverage of the earthquake in Haiti leaves out any mention of an older disaster--the long and bloody record of U.S. intervention.

  • Holding the line in Portland

    Actions by members of the Portland Association of Teachers have shown that there's widespread support for the union.

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