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July 2, 2014

  • The rise of the "Quiet Giant"

    In the 1950s and '60s, UPS transformed itself from a specialized delivery company into an emerging giant of shipping.

June 24, 2014

  • Breaking out of the two-party (ballot) box

    A space is opening up in mainstream politics to the left of the Democratic Party for the first time since 2000. So what is to be done about it?

  • Ten years of Baghdad Burning

    The author of the eloquent Baghdad Burning blog published one last entry on the 10th anniversary of the U.S. occupation.

  • Imagine all the people...

    A new book considers what life would be like in the U.S. if there was both economic and a real political democracy.

  • Why did the NYPD invade a Harlem project?

    A resident of the Manhattanville housing project has a different story to tell about the "largest gang bust" in New York history.

  • Miners for democracy and the planet

    During the 1960s and 70s, coal miners connected their struggle for a stronger union to the fight against "environmental mayhem."

  • Ten proposals for Venezuela's Maduro

    A Venezuelan revolutionary socialist's document sets out the issues that must be taken up at the PSUV congress in late July.

  • Queens scores a victory against gentrification

    Pressure from angry residents of Astoria in New York City has dealt a setback to a proposed mega-development.

  • Keeping the goal in mind today

    Left electoral campaigns can move us toward the aim of a new working-class political party in a number of different ways.

June 23, 2014

  • The Washington Poster child for rape denial

    Right-winger George Will's ugly column declaring that campus survivors of sexual assault are "privileged" has sparked furious outrage.

  • BringBackOurBoys brutality

    Since three Israeli teenagers went missing, Israel has carried out a terrifying collective punishment of all Palestinians.

  • A voice for workers in Chicago elections

    A well-known labor and immigrant rights activist in Chicago explains why he is running as a socialist for City Council.

  • Struggling to be seen

    Challenges to the sports-powers-that-be from Brazil to Washington, D.C., have shown the determination of indigenous peoples.

  • Texans take on the frackers

    Across the state, people are demanding a halt to fracking operations that destroy the environment and put our health at risk.

  • ¿Volver a la escena del crimen?

    La insurgencia en Irak ha empujado a la administración Obama considerar una acción militar --pero esto sólo haría la crisis mucho peor.

June 19, 2014

  • Will the U.S. return to the scene of the crimes?

    The insurgency challenging Iraq's government has the Obama White House considering military action--but this would only make the crisis much worse.

  • The message of the European elections

    The outcome of elections for European Parliament sharply underscored the continent's deepening political polarization.

  • Not just kid stuff

    Young and old and everyone in between should make the time to see--and read--John Green's The Fault in Our Stars.

  • Morocco's assault on democracy

    Activists in the U.S. need to support Moroccans who are fighting to stop their voices from being taken away.

  • Taking away the TM in D.C.

    A federal agency canceled the Washington football team's trademark on a name it called "disparaging to Native Americans."

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