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May 18, 2010

May 17, 2010

  • A nightmare that only grows worse

    The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico may be far larger and its ecological toll far greater than corporate giant BP or the government will admit.

  • Thailand's murderous crackdown

    Thailand's army and right-wing regime are responsible for a bloodbath in Bangkok after days of repression against pro-democracy demonstrators.

  • Solidarity with the student strikers

    Students at the main campus of the University of Puerto Rico are asking for international support against a crackdown by the government.

  • Will the CTU oust its leaders?

    With incumbent officials failing to resist new attacks, reformers are running a strong race in Chicago Teachers Union elections.

  • The Tories take charge

    In the end, British voters who voted for the Liberal Democrats in order to "keep the Tories out" got the Tories anyway.

  • S.C. protesters take on Sarah Palin

    When Sarah Palin came to Columbia, S.C., activists organized a protest with the theme "Spill, Baby, Spill."

May 14, 2010

  • Compromising justice

    The right wing is up in arms over the nomination of Elena Kagan--but like the man who chose her, she fits in squarely with the Washington status quo.

  • Another reason to protest Arizona

    Gov. Jan Brewer signed a bill that outlaws the Tucson school district's academically successful ethnic studies program.

  • The fear-mongers go to work

    Since the failed Times Square bombing, we've received dozens of reminders that none of us are safe from terrorism--ever.

  • Myths and the Middle East

    To try to fix its tarnished image, Israel has attempted to implicate Palestinians and Arabs in the Nazi genocide.

  • Intergalactic imperialism?

    Why would a brilliant astrophysicist like Stephen Hawking assume that extraterrestrials would only come to Earth to exploit human beings?

May 13, 2010

  • Tearing down the walls

    One of the greats of hip-hop explains why he took a stand in the battle against Arizona's anti-immigrant law SB 1070.

  • After the Tory victory in Britain

    Britain's Conservative Party won big in the general election, but its success had most to do with disillusionment with New Labour.

  • The uproar over M.I.A.

    There's a lot graphic content on YouTube. What makes the video for M.I.A.'s new song "Born Free" so objectionable?

  • The power to decide our destiny

    The history of the Black Panther Party is the subject of a new exhibit that assembles photos, newspapers and other artifacts.

  • Still subsidizing dirty energy

    Barack Obama said he would combat climate change by phasing out subsidies to the fossil fuel industry, but he hasn't.

  • Why stopping the neo-Nazis matters

    Neo-Nazis are trying to get a foothold in our communities to spread their filth in any way they can. We have to oppose them.

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