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October 13, 2015

  • Caught in a vice 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.

  • The NYPD is in the dark ages

    A spat between the New York police chief and an independent investigator reveals what we've won--and how far we have to go.

  • Is peace in Colombia finally at hand?

    A breakthrough in talks between Colombian guerrillas and the president might pave the way to ending the world's longest war.

  • The war on drugs meets the war on terror

    Sicario might seem like a standard cops-versus-cartels borderland crime thriller at first glance, but there's more to this movie.

October 7, 2015

  • The violence of empire

    The day after Barack Obama demanded action on gun violence following another mass shooting, the U.S. military bombed a hospital in Afghanistan.

  • Headed for a showdown in Quebec

    A mass demonstration in Montreal was the latest sign of resistance to attacks on public-sector workers and government services.

  • The cash behind climate denial

    A new report shows that Exxon management was briefed on climate change caused by fossil fuels as early as 1977.

  • Is Airbnb looting rental units?

    Vacation rental websites are exacerbating the housing crisis in San Francisco, sending rents for residents through the roof.

  • Keep the guns away from campus cops

    Activists disrupted a speech by Portland State University's president to protest plans to militarize campus police.

October 6, 2015

  • The feel-lousy economy

    The government's official statistics show that the U.S. economy is performing decently. So why does it feel like it's all bad news to workers.

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