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March 20, 2014

  • Meet the new test

    There's a new Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), but its soul-crushing concentration on "job readiness" is still the same.

  • Trotsky's legacy in Cuba

    Like his narrator in The Man Who Loved Dogs, Leonardo Padura has been made to matter less than he should.

  • Profiting off March Madness

    The obscene salaries of NCAA executives and college coaches have prompted a lawsuit by former college athletes.

March 19, 2014

  • They turned our schools into testing factories

    For students and teachers, springtime means testing time--but this year, it also means protests and boycotts against the standardized testing mania.

  • The battle over Ukraine intensifies

    Russia's annexation of Crimea has been made "official"--escalating the superpower conflict over the future of Ukraine.

  • Ready for a strike at PSU

    Faculty and their supporters at Portland State University are preparing for a potential strike--and so is the other side.

  • Coming together over KXL

    The Cowboy Indian Alliance--which unites Native peoples with ranchers and farmers--is planning days of pipeline protests.

  • In defense of the academic boycott

    Several civil rights organizations have issued an open letter defending the academic boycott of Israel as free speech.

March 18, 2014

  • Administrators against justice in Palestine

    The war of campus administrators against students and faculty who speak in support of Palestinian rights has reached a new crescendo.

  • Vt. drivers hit the picket line

    Bus drivers who make the public transit system run in the most populated county of Vermont are out on strike.

  • California is failing the test

    Adding a new twist to the testing madness, the state of California plans to assess millions of kids--and throw away the results.

  • Fighting for 15 and dignity

    The Workers Organizing Committee of Chicago marked International Women's Day by standing for the rights of women workers.

  • Courageous and prophetic

    He could delineate an injustice with a single phrase--and make an unconventional position appear like common sense.

  • Views in brief

    We make the wheels on the bus go 'round | Standing up for trans rights | The importance of socialists | How gentrification has changed Minnesota

March 17, 2014

  • Is the Fight for 15 strangling small business?

    In Seattle, there's growing support for a $15 an hour minimum wage, but employers are fighting back, using the complaint that small businesses will suffer.

  • From Roxbury to Ramallah

    A member of Students for Justice in Palestine at Northeastern University talks about solidarity in the face of an attack.

  • Social workers win a victory

    After striking in December, social workers in the LA County child welfare system ratified a contact that met their key demands.

  • The real legacy of Tony Benn

    Benn upended the cliché that socialists grow more moderate as they age--on the contrary, he became more radical.

  • Trapped by the security state

    Activists at UMass Amherst held a public forum challenging Islamophobia to show their support for Ayyub Abdul-Alim.

  • ¿Qué lado tomar en Ucrania?

    En el conflicto en Ucrania, entre el nuevo gobierno, respaldado por Estados Unidos, y las fuerzas que controlan Crimea, nos oponemos a ambos.

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