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October 1, 2015

  • The Nader challenge and what it means today

    Ralph Nader's defiant campaigns for president proved that it was possible to convince millions to vote for a left-wing, third-party candidate.

  • Passed by traffic on the right

    The internal GOP battle that led to John Boehner resigning sums up the dynamic of an ever-more conservative political system.

  • VW chose profit over the planet

    Volkswagen got caught--but it's not the first and won't be the last corporation to pursue profit with a sociopathic intensity.

  • The smirking face of Big Pharma

    Martin Shkreli's profiteering scheme with a life-saving drug has turned attention again to the vileness of the health care industry.

  • An attack on "the Jungle"

    A recent police attack on a refugee camp in Calais exposes the barbarity of the policies of Fortress Europe.

  • The ugly fanboy brigade defending Kane

    When a rape case turns into a circus, it only benefits those who want to keep women silent in the face of sexual violence.

September 30, 2015

  • A refugee crisis for Fortress America

    Europe isn't the only place where the governments of wealthy countries have cruelly denied entrance to migrants fleeting violence and poverty.

  • From a weak recovery to a new recession?

    Working people were already left behind in the U.S. economic recovery--but conditions may be headed from bad to worse.

  • Rahm threatens mass teacher layoffs

    Chicago's elite seems intent on detonating an explosive public schools crisis and forcing a showdown with the teachers' union.

  • Looking for lost momentum

    Spain's radical party Podemos is losing ground in opinion polls ahead of a general election. Can it rebound in time?

  • Japan's summer of protest

    The government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is facing a wave of protests that are on a scale rarely seen in the last 40 years.

September 29, 2015

September 28, 2015

  • Are we headed for another crash?

    The turmoil on international stock markets is a warning sign that the world economy is headed for trouble--and the U.S. economy isn't immune.

  • Threatened by the anti-abortion extortionists

    The right stooped to a new low when House Republicans threatened a federal shutdown over funding for Planned Parenthood.

  • Why is Russia backing Assad?

    The editors of a left-wing Russian website explain why Russia is now openly moving troops into Syria to back the Assad regime.

  • An Intifada of poetry

    Remi Kanazi's book of poetry Before the Next Bomb Drops gives voice to the anguish, the rage and the hope of Palestinians.

September 25, 2015

  • Who will rule Greece?

    Alexis Tsipras won a major victory in the September 20 election, but he now must abide by the draconian terms of the lenders' new Memorandum.

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