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September 29, 2016

  • Ready to strike for Chicago's schools

    Chicago teachers have authorized a walkout and set a mid-October strike date in a show of determination to defend their jobs and public education.

  • Exploiting an epidemic

    A society that wants to stop drug addiction needs to deal with its root causes--not simply shame and punish drug users.

  • A new but familiar battle at Standing Rock

    The broken treaties of the past are an important part of the climate justice battle at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation today.

  • How Putin's party lost votes and still won

    Vladimir Putin's government is facing more social discontent, but that wasn't expressed in a federal election with very low turnout.

  • Views in brief

    A long, slow awakening | Austin turns out for Standing Rock | Why can't Stein debate? | Voting versus the movements

September 28, 2016

September 27, 2016

  • It was like shooting Trump in a barrel

    Trump proved in the first debate that he's an egomaniac and serial liar, but Hillary Clinton can't seem to give people a reason to vote for her.

  • The Tribune of the oppressors

    The Chicago Tribune says that the Chicago Teachers Union strike authorization vote was undemocratic, but consider the source.

  • Gutting the UMass Labor Center

    The UMass administration wants to cut the budget and force out left-wing faculty at the prestigious Labor Center in Amherst.

  • Marx was her personal tutor

    A recent biography of Eleanor Marx explores a life steeped in the political debates and struggles that defined her time.

  • ¿Puede Clinton detener el trumpismo?

    Es el nuevo uno-dos del mal menor: Uno, Trump podría ganar. Dos, mejor votar por Clinton, o estaremos todos condenados. ¿En serio?

September 26, 2016

  • Still caught in the can't-catch-up economy

    The media seized on a Census Bureau report to declare that "America got a raise" in 2015--but a closer look at the numbers tells another story.

  • Cops, racism and cover-ups in Columbus

    The killing of 13-year-old Tyre King is part of a pattern of police abuse that goes on because there is no fear of consequences.

  • Still fighting for our lives

    The Dakota Access Pipeline project is tied to the historic theft of Sioux lands--and so the resistance must learn that history.

  • The Labour leadership battle is over...for a bit

    A new challenge to Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn was announced about three minutes after he was declared the winner.

  • Our long shared nightmare

    Any politician who refuses to recognize the problems with the status quo we endure is incapable of working to end them.

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