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April 18, 2014

  • It was martial law in Watertown

    An activist who endured a lockdown during the manhunt after the Boston Marathon bombings remembers that day.

April 17, 2014

  • Marxism and the making of history

    At the core of Marxism is the answer to a question: If people are products of their circumstances, how can they change those circumstances?

  • Why was this Nazi able to kill?

    The man who murdered three people outside Kansas City had an extensive record of involvement with violent Nazi groups.

  • "People First" puts money first

    A move to a managed-care system threatens to set back the struggle for disability rights in New York and damage lives.

  • What lies ahead for Michoacán?

    The coming weeks will be critical to self-defense groups in western Mexico that formed to combat organized crime cartels.

  • Running low on hope

    The question of how quickly climate change is taking place hovers over the discussion in the book Hope on Earth.

  • Views in brief

    The odds against the homeless | Life on the extra board | Retired and struggling to get by | Less-than-great expectations | Companies holding unions hostage

April 16, 2014

  • Are better schools the solution to poverty?

    The mantra of politicians and the media detracts from the real sources of--and solutions to--both poverty and the crisis of public education.

  • The real fraud about Afghanistan's election

    The media cheered Afghanistan's election as a success story, but the outcome will change little if anything for ordinary Afghans.

  • Solidaire in Quebec's election

    A member of Québec solidaire analyzes the outcome of the provincial election and the improved showing for the left.

  • Ready to raise the floor in SF

    A coalition of labor and community groups is moving ahead with a referendum that would raise San Francisco's minimum wage.

  • The lessons of cricket

    It's a measure of C.L.R. James's skill as a writer that Beyond a Boundary is one of the best books about sports ever written.

  • When criticism is off limits

    For discussing how criticism of Israel is muted, former Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr is facing a backlash.

April 15, 2014

  • Why are they waging a war on science?

    From challenging evolution to denying climate change, the right's anti-science dogmas are promoted with the aim of bolstering conservative causes.

  • How will labor be revived?

    A leading writer and labor historian talks about the shape of the labor movement today--and how to rebuild fighting unions.

  • The movement needs to keep moving

    The polluters and the politicians who serve them are facing growing discontent and a challenge at the grassroots.

  • We're sick of poverty wages

    Fight for 15 activists in Los Angeles are demanding an end to wage theft and the right to form a union without retaliation.

  • Where's our 3 percent raise?

    Workers for the HowardCenter in Vermont want to know why they aren't getting the wage increase agreed to last year.

  • Victories against police repression

    Two important New York City police misconduct cases were settled in January, but we have far to go to see real justice.

  • Soborno institucionalizado

    A la Corte Suprema le preocupa la "libertad de expresión" cuando necesita una excusa para ayudar a los ricos a comprar aún más influencia política.

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