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August 25, 2014

August 21, 2014

  • The roots of racism and rebellion in Ferguson

    The racism and inequality woven into Ferguson's history created the conditions for both Mike Brown's murder and the powerful protests against it.

  • A civil liberties emergency

    An ACLU staffer present at the protests in Ferguson, Mo., describes the routine violations of basic rights that he's witnessed.

  • Why is the U.S. bombing Iraq?

    The new intervention in Iraq is driven by imperialist interests, not the "humanitarian" concerns stated by U.S. leaders.

  • Where is labor in Ferguson?

    It is imperative that unions reach out to African Americans as partners in the struggle for economic and social rights.

  • Continuing Syria's struggle for freedom

    Syrian revolutionaries are in need of support as they confront the violence of the regime--and of reactionary jihadist groups.

  • A cosmic joy to watch

    The movie Guardians of the Galaxy is a good-natured, funny and unapologetically escapist summer spectacle.

August 20, 2014

  • They call for "peace" and commit more violence

    The responsibility for the nightly chaos in Ferguson, Mo. lies with the police--and with the political leaders who order them into action.

  • An epidemic aided by poverty

    The rapid and widespread character of the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa is directly connected to systemic inequality.

  • The crimes of Rick Perry

    The prospect of the Texas Republican governor facing criminal charges is enough to being a smile to any progressive's face.

  • Racism killed Mike Brown

    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's essay on Ferguson focused powerfully on the issue of class inequality--but he left something out.

  • Jewish voices for justice

    Recent demonstrations have heard passionate calls for support for BDS from Jewish writers, academics and more.

  • A pass for anti-Semitism?

    Our approach to oppression has always been that responsibility for racism never belongs to the oppressed group.

August 19, 2014

  • The second assassination of Mike Brown

    He was shot down by a police officer on the streets of Ferguson, Mo. Then the media took aim, and he was assassinated all over again.

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