Recently posted

September 25, 2014

  • Turning a mother into a criminal

    Jennifer Whalen is going to jail--because she decided to help her teenage daughter get an abortion.

  • Mahienour is free!

    A judge suspended the prison sentence of Egyptian socialist Mahienour El-Masry, who was jailed for violating Egypt's protest law.

  • Seeing the war through Afghan eyes

    Journalist Anand Gopal's new book answers the many haunting questions that remain about the U.S. war on Afghanistan.

  • Can we be independent of austerity?

    Many of the people who voted "yes" to Scottish independence appeared to mainly want independence from English austerity.

  • What's a "real" Democrat?

    Randy Credico did run a serious campaign in New York, but he's in the wrong party if he wants to fight for working people.

September 24, 2014

  • The never-ending, ever-expanding war

    U.S. air strikes in Syria add another ingredient to the deadly mix of conflicts that is breeding violence and oppression in the Middle East.

  • On the wrong side of the law

    For many women--especially Black women--law enforcement is part of the problem, not the solution to domestic violence.

  • I am in the Troy Davis book club

    For the third anniversary of his execution, people around the country, including prisoners, are reading I Am Troy Davis.

  • A bitter defeat in New Zealand

    The center-right ruling party won a crushing victory in New Zealand's elections, handing Labour its worst result since the 1920s.

  • Driving the poor from public housing

    The Seattle Housing Authority is proposing a rent increase of 500 percent over six years for some public-housing residents.

September 23, 2014

  • Moving rape out of the shadows at Columbia

    A movement against campus sexual assault has taken off at Columbia University--and it has valuable lessons for anyone who wants to take a stand.

  • No backing down in Reynoldsburg

    Teachers in Reynoldsburg, Ohio, are on the picket line and getting support from students and parents--despite the district's threats.

  • The poverty of culture

    The narrative of a "culture of poverty" is racist code used to dismiss the effects of structural inequality on African Americans.

  • UW contract deadline looms

    Unions at the University of Washington have come together to fight for better working conditions and a living wage.

  • The NFL flip-flop-flippers

    Football executives have no credibility with players, little credibility with fans and diminishing credibility with sponsors.

September 22, 2014

  • The climate justice call echoes across the globe

    As many as 300,000 marched in New York City in the largest of thousands of events held to call for real action on climate change--before it's too late.

  • Which way will Karen Lewis run?

    The despised Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is facing a re-election challenge--but will his likely opponent live up to her radical reputation?

  • Washington's selective outrage

    The "growing threat of terrorism" is the Obama's administration's excuse for the latest drive to war in the Middle East.

  • The tremors from Scotland

    The significance of the referendum on independence from Britain will continue to be felt long after the voting is over.

  • Views in brief

    A radical in the Democratic Party | The causes of climate change | Capitalism is killing the planet | The last escalation in Ukraine

Syndicate content