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October 15, 2015

  • Guilty of all that and more at CPS

    Former Chicago schools boss Barbara Byrd-Bennett will go to jail for taking bribes, but she and her ex-bosses are guilty of worse.

  • The clashes in Palestine escalate

    Palestinians are overwhelming the victims of the violence, meted out by Israeli security forces and right-wing settlers.

  • A mighty voice for justice

    She was determined to see her son freed from a wrongful death sentence, and she lived to see what she accomplished.

  • Vaudeville and sorrow

    Direct from Death Row The Scottsboro Boys shows how outrageous the so-called justice system actually is in America.

October 14, 2015

  • Making excuses for the thugs in blue

    From police officials to prosecutors, and judges to politicians, the idea of holding police accountable is so rare as to be almost non-existent.

  • The old city of Jerusalem is like a ghost town

    Very few Palestinians dare to walk the streets of Jerusalem--while right-wing settlers are everywhere, confident and jubilant.

  • The reign of the Bankocracy goes on

    While workers pay the price for the last crisis caused by the 1 Percent, governments are doing nothing to stop the next one.

  • Keep the oil trains out

    Washington residents protested plans for two petroleum storage facilities that would bring dangerous oil trains to their area.

  • The West's role in Indonesia's slaughter

    Forty years ago, the massacre of hundreds of thousands of Indonesian communists was aided and abetted by the Western powers.

October 13, 2015

  • Caught in a vise of imperialist rivalries

    The multiple interests of U.S. and Russian imperialism are playing out in Syria, as Russia's air war reaches a new level of destruction and death.

  • Seattle schoolkids win the right to play

    Recess is a critical factor in a student's social and emotional well-being--so why are so many schools getting rid of it?

  • A blow to Mexico's Peña Nieto

    The damning report of an investigation into the disappearance of 43 students last year could spell trouble for the government.

  • Controversy over a quote from the past

    A photo shoot featuring actors from the new film Suffragette has stirred an intense Internet debate. What's the dispute about?

October 12, 2015

  • Why is peace a threat to Turkey's rulers?

    The bombing of a peace march in Ankara is part of a deadly war on Kurds and the left--and the Turkish government must be held responsible.

  • Gaza students stand with BDS

    Palestinian students in Gaza respond to what they call an "uninformed" critique of the boycott, sanctions and divestment campaign.

  • Thabo Sefolosha chose to fight back

    NBA player Thabo Sefolosha was cleared of the criminal charges brought against him after the NYPD broke his leg.

  • Put the backbone back in the UAW

    UAW members want equal pay for equal work. But their president and the CEO of Chrysler want them to sell themselves short.

  • La violencia del imperio

    El día después Barack Obama exigiera acción para prevenir la violencia armada, aviones norteamericanos bombardearon un hospital en Afganistán.

October 8, 2015

  • The looting class and its hoarded gold

    Corporate America's profits keep reaching new records--yet we're told all the time that there's no money for living wages or quality public schools.

  • Why did the left gain in Portugal?

    A member of Portugal's Left Bloc describes the context for the radical party's best-ever showing in parliamentary elections.

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