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September 18, 2014

  • Jobs and the planet: Is it really either/or?

    Organized labor's traditional attitude has been: If the environment gains, then workers must be losing. But it doesn't have to be a zero-sum game.

  • What's at stake in Scotland?

    Two articles from the rs21 website consider the factors at play in today's referendum on independence for Scotland.

  • The lies they told about safety

    If GM is ever made to pay for its deadly negligence, the government agency in charge of regulating it should pay, too.

  • A breakthrough moment for Palestine?

    Israel's war on Gaza created the potential to turn the cause of Palestine into a mass movement--if we can seize the moment.

  • Protests, profits and Ebola

    The Ebola epidemic in West Africa continues to run rampant because of the failure of the West to provide needed aid.

  • Trans women are women

    If trans and intersex women can't find "safe space" in the women's rights or queer communities, where can they go?

September 17, 2014

  • The obstruction-of-justice system in Ferguson

    If public officials in St. Louis County get their way, justice for Mike Brown will be a very long time in coming--if it comes at all.

  • The UN's dismal failure on climate change

    The People's Climate March this week will confront the latest in a series of UN summits that have accomplished nothing.

  • Teachers strike looms in Ohio

    With their threat to strike, teachers in the Reynoldsburg, Ohio, are taking a stand against corporate school "reform."

  • Reparations, not incarceration

    Two Green Party candidates in New York state are calling for radical changes in the failed policies of the U.S. "war on drugs."

  • The Yes side's secret weapon

    English political leaders are alternating between begging and open threats in urging Scotland not to vote for independence.

September 16, 2014

  • How many more innocent men on death row?

    Two North Carolina men have been proven innocent and freed after 30 years in prison, and their case is adding to calls to abolish the death penalty.

  • Five lessons from the heartland

    Here are some practical and political lessons to be drawn from the movement to get Steven Salaita reinstated in his job.

  • Causing trouble for Cuomo

    An unexpectedly strong Democratic primary challenge showed the brewing discontent with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

  • Telling the NFL: "No more"

    It took CBS sports anchor James Brown to finally explain why the NFL better start taking domestic violence seriously.

  • Views in brief

    Standing with low-wage workers | Mistaken about Michfest | The Deep Green Resistance alternative | Meat-eating kills the planet | Not in the name of survivors

September 15, 2014

  • We need system change to stop climate change

    With the People's Climate March coming up this week, a leading voice in the environmental justice movement looks at the challenges we face.

  • Only protest will hold the police accountable

    One of the Chicago Police Department's top commanders is facing felony charges and could soon be sitting in a jail cell.

  • Will the clinics stay open in Texas?

    The notorious Texas anti-abortion law is facing a legal challenge--but a lot of damage has already been done to abortion rights.

  • The challenges left unmet

    Youth won't be prepared for the future with the wrong educational theory and dysfunctional economics they're being fed.

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