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August 28, 2014

  • Obama's new war in Iraq

    The U.S. government is intensifying its military intervention in Iraq--and flirting with one in Syria--with the claim of "humanitarian" concerns.

  • Getting justice into the pipeline

    The People's Climate March is set to be a center for activists from around the world to raise their voices against climate change.

  • Battling the censors at UIUC

    Students, alumni and faculty gathered at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to demand reinstatement for Steven Salaita.

  • Waiting for justice in Afghanistan

    A new report from Amnesty International documents torture and extrajudicial killings by U.S. forces in Afghanistan.

  • Confronting the facts about Ferguson

    Sports fans cheering the Little League World Series champions should think about the sports hero they're named after.

  • Artists and writers for Mike Brown

    We condemn the police murder of Michael Brown and unconditionally support all the protesters of Ferguson.

August 27, 2014

  • How can the Republicans be winning?

    The political momentum is with Republicans going into the 2014 midterm elections--and Democrats have no one to blame for it but themselves.

  • What divides Black America?

    The revolt in Ferguson has been politically polarizing among African Americans--with the fault lines reflecting class differences.

  • Kollontai rediscovered

    A recently republished biography of Alexandra Kollontai offers an important examination of the contributions of this important revolutionary.

  • Pure propaganda for the warrior police

    A hopelessly biased and myopic CNN segment reduced the militarization of police departments to one bank robbery.

  • Translating from the Zionism

    The actor and playwright responds to an newspaper ad directed at whipping up pro-Israel support in Hollywood.

  • A matter of academic freedom

    A professor in Turkey has been charged with libel for criticizing a local political leader and his municipal policies.

August 26, 2014

  • Making sure the world remembers

    The powerful public funeral for Mike Brown turned out thousands of people--and raised questions about the next steps in this struggle.

  • UIUC's bankrupt case against Steven Salaita

    University officials have broken their silence, but their justifications for the firing of Steven Salaita are even more disturbing.

  • Ferguson is a test

    It might not be on the new Common Core exams, but the killing of Michael Brown is a test for our nation's schools nonetheless.

  • Putting Larry's killer on trial

    Austin, Texas, Detective Charles Kleinert is finally on trial for the killing of Larry Jackson, committed over a year ago.

  • Seeing through the chairman's new clothes

    Pierre Ryckmans was one of the few authors on the left during the 1960s and '70s to criticize China's Cultural Revolution.

August 25, 2014

  • Israel promises to continue the slaughter

    Israel is again raining terror from the skies over Gaza, even as it persists in claiming that its "precision" strikes are a "proportionate" response.

  • New York stands up for the victims of police

    Thousands of protesters marched in Staten Island to demand justice for Eric Garner and other victims of police brutality.

  • We are all watching Ferguson

    The police shooting of Mike Brown in Ferguson, Mo., caused shock waves across the U.S.--and inspired solidarity actions.

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