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June 13, 2014

  • Counting toward 15

    Seattle's newly passed minimum wage law is an important advance--and hopefully the herald of other steps forward for low-wage workers.

  • Socialism from below

    Workers' struggle from below has never been stopped by the theories from above--and it has changed the world many times.

June 12, 2014

  • Two more innocent men facing death in Texas

    The Texas death machine is still running--and death penalty abolitionists are organizing to stop two innocent men from being its next victims.

  • Bowe Bergdahl's battlefield

    Pfc. Bowe Bergdahl allegedly abandoned his post in Afghanistan in 2009. Now he's in the midst of a different kind of war.

  • For a football without FIFA

    We control nothing of the "beautiful game" we produce, from the pitch to the stadium to the stores full of gear.

  • Bigots not welcome in Detroit

    In the wake of the Isla Vista killings, activists in Detroit took a stand against an anti-feminist "men's rights" conference.

  • Obviously, and without regret

    For once, there's a Hollywood film that treats having an abortion not as an agonizing decision, but as a simple fact of life.

  • A step forward for $15 in Seattle

    Despite its concessions, the new minimum wage law in Seattle should be considered a limited victory and celebrated as that.

June 11, 2014

  • When the whole world was watching Mississippi

    Fifty years ago, the civil rights movement embarked on one of its most ambitious campaigns yet: The Mississippi Summer Project.

  • Don't abandon Mohamed Soltan

    Mohamed Soltan, an Ohio State graduate and U.S. citizen imprisoned in Egypt, is on hunger strike--and at risk of losing his life.

  • Sexual violence and the neoliberal era

    Gender violence has reached "epidemic proportions," according to a UN agency--but why is this happening now?

  • At the wheel around the clock

    The trucking industry, not one individual driver, is to blame for the deadly crash on the New Jersey Turnpike.

  • Who's using the World Cup?

    The obscene costs, corruption, displacement and militarization of the World Cup is doing all the work of "riling people up."

  • No Pride in pinkwashing

    As Pride month begins, so does Israeli "pinkwashing"--painting the apartheid state as a haven for the LGBTQ community.

  • ¿Otro concejal socialista?

    De inmigrante indocumentado a candidato socialista, Jorge Mújica habla de su intento de llegar al Concejo Municipal de Chicago.

June 10, 2014

  • Installing Egypt's new pharaoh

    Egypt's elections in late May were designed to be a rubber stamp for military strongman Gen. Abdul-Fattah el-Sisi.

  • What we learned from the bus drivers' strike

    A solidarity activist looks at the conclusions Vermont bus drivers and their supporters have drawn after a successful strike.

  • Fighting again for busing in Boston

    Boston officials want to eliminate busing for middle school students--but parents, students and union drivers are saying no.

  • Show your support for Rasmea

    Supporters of Palestinian-American women facing trumped-up immigration charges are planning a national call-in day.

  • Why is she in an adult jail?

    A 16-year-old transgender woman of color has been locked in near-solitary conditions for nearly two months.

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