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February 9, 2016

  • Clinton's corporate feminism falls flat

    Hillary Clinton and her friends in high places are out in force and claiming that people who support her opponent don't care about women's rights.

  • Chicago teachers answer back

    Threatened with layoffs and a unilateral pay cut, the Chicago Teachers Union organized a big protest to show that it won't be bullied.

  • A false debate on homelessness in New York

    Homelessness is inevitable in a system built on making some people fantastically wealthy and others desperately poor.

  • Columbia activists are united behind BDS

    Students for Justice in Palestine and Jewish Voice for Peace chapters at Columbia University have launching a new campaign.

February 8, 2016

  • Europe's rising tide of refugee scapegoating

    As more migrants flee to Europe, EU leaders are erecting legal and physical hurdles--and the right wing is spreading its anti-immigrant hate.

  • The economic crisis and political polarization

    Almost a decade after the Great Recession, the world economy remains in a weakened state, and that has fed political instability.

  • What happened to Rey?

    The exclusion of the main character of the new Star Wars movie from merchandise aimed at kids wasn't an accident.

  • Super Bowl City meets Tent City

    The city that hosted the Super Bowl is in the midst of a stunning real estate boom—while the number of homeless jumps to new highs.

  • Trump y la clase obrera blanca

    El autor de Los Demócratas: Una Historia Crítica, desenmaraña el mito mediático sobre el supuesto conservatismo de la clase obrera blanca.

February 4, 2016

  • Scaremongering for the health care status quo

    The Clinton campaign is trying to smear Bernie Sanders for endorsing single-payer health care--and defending the disastrous Obamacare system.

  • Making the Zika threat worse

    The explosion in Zika cases in South America speaks to the rotten core of a system that puts profit above human needs.

  • Haiti's fight for democracy continues

    Another fraudulent election by the U.S.-backed regime is being contested by a courageous outpouring of popular resistance.

  • We'll keep fighting for Noel Aguilar

    Despite intimidation by Long Beach police, activists went ahead with a march and civil disobedience action to protest police murder.

  • The Bay against the Bowl

    A journalist and Oakland resident explains why many in the Bay Area are planning not Super Bowl parties, but Super Bowl protests.

February 3, 2016

  • Rahm declares war on Chicago teachers

    The city's threat to lay off 1,000 teachers and cut the pay of Chicago Teachers Union members is at the heart of a new battle over public schools.

  • Trying to exploit rural anger

    A leader of the Rural Organizing Project in Oregon analyzes the politics of the occupiers who took over the Malheur Wildlife Refuge.

  • What caused the wildcat on the docks?

    A short-lived work stoppage by East Coast longshore workers raises questions about the power of a little-known commission.

  • More than just the hate crimes

    We need to look beyond individual acts of Islamophobia to the racist and militaristic structures in American society.

February 2, 2016

  • Iowa's radical message

    Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders may have ended up in a tie, but the winner of the first Democratic primary was the socialist from Vermont.

  • The broad left party question after SYRIZA

    A contribution to the discussion of the SYRIZA experience in Greece and the left's debate about a question of strategy today.

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