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November 18, 2014

  • The spreading fight for 15

    In Oregon, the demand of low-wage workers for $15 an hour is moving from a distant dream to a growing reality.

  • A woman of steel

    Alice Peurala left an impressive legacy as a fighter for workers' rights and women's rights inside the labor movement.

November 17, 2014

  • Demonizing dissent in Ferguson

    With a grand jury decision looming, the authorities in Missouri have declared a preemptive war on anyone who speaks out against injustice.

  • A comeback for the UTLA?

    New leaders for the Los Angeles teachers' union helped oust a superintendent and are gearing up for contract showdown.

  • Why was NUMSA expelled?

    The expulsion of the metalworkers' union from the main union federation in South Africa is part of a political realignment.

  • Time for unions to get on board with BDS

    Members of the academic student workers union at University of California campuses are voting on a crucial BDS resolution.

  • Pushing the homeless out in Boston

    The abrupt closure of Boston's largest homeless shelter has meant that hundreds of people lost their only place to stay.

November 13, 2014

  • This campaign doesn't end on Election Day

    Howie Hawkins and Brian Jones discuss the successes of their Green Party campaign in New York state--and where the struggle goes from here.

  • Fighting for Francisco

    A Portland labor and immigrant rights organizer could be deported to a country where his life would be in danger.

  • Running for real change in Maine

    A Green Party candidate for state Senate in Maine talks about what he learned by putting forward an independent alternative.

  • Sports scandals in Black and white

    The announcement that a NASCAR star is being investigated for domestic abuse is getting a different response.

  • UPS's war on worker safety

    In the 1990s, UPS bought political influence to prevent laws that would challenge unsafe working conditions.

November 12, 2014

  • From hope to nope

    Election 2014 wasn't a warm embrace of Republican policies, but a cold shoulder to the Democrats and a rejection of the narrow options for voters.

  • Anger boils over in Mexico

    The growing unrest over the disappearance of 43 students reached a new stage with protests and student strikes across Mexico.

  • Farewell to a fighter and a teacher

    Darby Tillis knew and could explain the criminal justice system from the inside out, and he worked passionately to expose it.

  • A hell-raiser against injustice

    Darby traveled all over, whenever and wherever he was needed, to confront the racist criminal justice system.

  • Texans against the Nazis

    Anti-racist activists swarmed an anti-immigrant rally organized by the largest neo-Nazi organization in the U.S.

  • Can the law catch up to LGBT struggles?

    A new book examines how grassroots struggles for gay and lesbian rights led to a fight for freedom and equality in the law.

November 11, 2014

  • The world's not-so-greatest democracy

    The dysfunction of the U.S. system is so severe that even mainstream commentators question whether American can be called a democracy.

  • Building outside the Democratic Party

    Building a genuinely independent political alternative is the only project worth our time when it comes to elections.

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