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April 24, 2014

  • The Supreme Court leaves civil rights behind

    The court's conservative majority has taken us backward into the past--back before the civil rights movement's struggle for racial equality.

  • The story of the Ludlow miners

    One hundred years ago, striking miners were shot down in their tent colony--but there's more to the story than their massacre.

  • At war from a distance

    The Obama administration killed dozens of people in Yemen last week, but you probably didn’t hear about it.

  • We need a unified environmental movement

    By connecting racism and other issues to environmental struggles, activists can broaden the concept of "the environment."

  • On magic and memory

    Gabriel García Márquez's writing captivated an international audience, yet he remained unmistakably Latin American.

  • The whole charter system is at fault

    Even progressive charters create an environment that undercuts the possibility of democratic control of the school system.

April 23, 2014

  • Washington's Trans-Pacific Power Play

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership--a free trade deal spanning the Pacific--is the economic component of U.S. imperialism's response to China.

  • Another step for grad employees at UC

    Members of the University of California grad employees union had to take back their union before taking on management.

  • Will Tennessee legalize the New Jane Crow?

    A bill on the verge of becoming law in Tennessee would criminalize women based on the outcome of a pregnancy.

  • A fighter to the end

    Even during his last days, Rubin Carter was trying to bring awareness about another prisoner he believed was denied justice.

  • SodaStream's failed greenwash

    In a victory for Palestine solidarity activists, the Earth Day Network cut ties with corporate sponsor SodaStream.

April 22, 2014

  • A racist PhD for hire

    The guru to right-wingers like Paul Ryan is Charles Murray--a bigot who made a career out of giving a social science gloss to reactionary policies.

  • Buy Toyota, save the Earth?

    We are constantly being asked to swallow the idea that same companies killing the planet are helping with the solution.

  • Where is Putin's Russia going?

    A Russian socialist explains the political situation in light of the conflict in Ukraine--and the possibilities for the Russian left.

  • Justice denied for Ayyub Abdul-Alim

    A western Massachusetts man has been convicted in a farcical trial his defense says was government payback.

  • A far-out, radical journey

    Fred Ho's determination to fuse art and revolution can be seen from the cover of any of his albums.

  • Saying no to corporate blackmail

    We shouldn't let ourselves to be pressured into concessions by the threat that companies like Boeing will move.

April 21, 2014

  • Unspoken casualties of the Marathon bombing

    Little has been said about the bitter experiences of Muslims after the Boston Marathon attack last year, nor the broader assault on civil liberties.

  • Will eastern Ukraine break away?

    Ukraine is another step closer to breaking apart with uprisings in eastern cities by pro-Russian groups threatening secession.

  • A fight for the IAM's future

    The presidential candidate of the Reform IAM slate speaks out about the crisis in the union--and his election challenge.

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