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May 19, 2016

  • What can we do to win the war at Verizon?

    A Verizon worker and CWA shop steward assesses the state of the largest U.S. strike in recent years and makes the case for a way forward.

  • What's next for Bernie's base?

    Supporters of Bernie Sanders must decide if they will follow their candidate as he falls in line behind the Democratic nominee.

  • Saving a beacon of progressive education

    The principal at a renowned New York City elementary school is undermining its historic mission—but the community is fighting back.

  • They made an example out of Purvi Patel

    An Indiana judge will hear an appeal from a woman convicted under the state's "feticide" law after she suffered a miscarriage.

  • On our march for justice through New York

    Grassroots activists took part in a 150-mile "March 4 Justice" to demand justice and full compensation for the falsely convicted.

May 18, 2016

  • Her Medicare bandage won't stop the bleeding

    Hillary Clinton's talk about expanding the Medicare program to people in their 50s sounds like a step toward Medicare for all, but it isn't.

  • Who's "overpaid" at Verizon?

    Verizon wants to portray strikers as greedy for more pay, but the bosses are the ones getting the bloated paychecks--and for what?

  • A signal of super-fires to come

    Climate change is a root cause of the huge forest fire in Alberta, Canada, that has forced tens of thousands from their homes.

  • A tale of two South Africas

    Twenty-two years after the fall of apartheid, South Africa remains a nation highly polarized between the haves and have-nots.

May 17, 2016

  • Deterring migration by terrorizing refugees

    Obama administration officials have announced plans for more deportations of mothers and children who fled violence in Central America.

  • Life in Brazil after Dilma

    Opposing the impeachment of President Dilma Rousseff can't mean forgetting the tragedy of the Workers Party in power.

  • Behind North Carolina's war with the Feds

    Trans people are the main targets of North Carolina's bigoted new law, but business interests have more reasons for backing it.

  • Argentina's left at a crossroads

    Divisions among left currents in Argentina spilled into the open at a time when unity in the face of the right wing is important.

  • Have the thought police won?

    A new book examines everyday features of life in the digitally connected world and asks if privacy is a quaint idea from another era.

May 16, 2016

  • Puerto Rico's debt crisis: Made in the USA

    Crushing debt and drastic budget cuts are causing a humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico--but the hedge fund managers only want more.

  • Hotel pickets worked, so they were banned

    A federal court has issued an injunction against striking Verizon workers protesting outside the hotels housing scabs.

  • At work in a new job in Northern Ireland

    The veteran journalist and activist who won a seat in the Northern Ireland Assembly reflects on the election--and the fight ahead.

  • Why I'm voting for MORE

    A New York City teacher makes the case for supporting the candidates of a social justice caucus in teachers' union elections.

May 12, 2016

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