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October 8, 2015

  • The looting class and its hoarded gold

    Corporate America's profits keep reaching new records--yet we're told all the time that there's no money for living wages or quality public schools.

  • Why did the left gain in Portugal?

    A member of Portugal's Left Bloc describes the context for the radical party's best-ever showing in parliamentary elections.

  • The NYPD is in the dark ages

    A spat between the New York police chief and an independent investigator reveals what we've won--and how far we have to go.

  • Is peace in Colombia finally at hand?

    A breakthrough in talks between Colombian guerrillas and the president might pave the way to ending the world's longest war.

  • The war on drugs meets the war on terror

    Sicario might seem like a standard cops-versus-cartels borderland crime thriller at first glance, but there's more to this movie.

October 7, 2015

  • The violence of empire

    The day after Barack Obama demanded action on gun violence following another mass shooting, the U.S. military bombed a hospital in Afghanistan.

  • Headed for a showdown in Quebec

    A mass demonstration in Montreal was the latest sign of resistance to attacks on public-sector workers and government services.

  • The cash behind climate denial

    A new report shows that Exxon management was briefed on climate change caused by fossil fuels as early as 1977.

  • Is Airbnb looting rental units?

    Vacation rental websites are exacerbating the housing crisis in San Francisco, sending rents for residents through the roof.

  • Keep the guns away from campus cops

    Activists disrupted a speech by Portland State University's president to protest plans to militarize campus police.

October 6, 2015

  • The feel-lousy economy

    The government's official statistics show that the U.S. economy is performing decently. So why does it feel like it's all bad news to workers.

  • Chrysler workers say "no way" for all of us

    UAW members showed with their "no" votes that they are tired of concessions now that the Big Three are back in the black.

  • The real history of an uprising

    Despite its problems, Stonewall provides an opportunity to talk about the lessons of the riot that gave birth to the LGBT movement.

  • Will a killer cop go free in Texas?

    Legal maneuvers by lawyers for the Austin police detective who killed Larry Jackson Jr. highlight challenges for the BLM movement.

October 5, 2015

  • Why is Russia dropping bombs in Syria?

    Russia's military intervention marks a new chapter in a bloody conflict--and an escalation of its imperial confrontation with the U.S.

  • The drilling and fracking president

    Obama's Alaska trip was supposed to focus attention on climate change--yet days before, he approved deepwater drilling in the Arctic.

  • What abortion rights meant to me

    On the same day that the House passed a bill to defund Planned Parenthood, I found out that I needed an abortion.

  • This is the smart Bush?

    Jeb Bush's ignorant, incoherent comments about the Washington football team's name proved a cherished hope of the right wrong.

  • Diez años después de Katrina

    Entrevista con los dos paramédicos, atrapados por Katrina, que reportaron cómo la policía disparó contra las víctimas del huracán.

October 1, 2015

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