Issue 660

  • From bubble to bust

    The wild swings on stock markets worldwide are highlighting fears that a severe recession is around the corner--if not already here.

  • The world's largest prison break

    Defying police, Palestinians poured across the border into Egypt after a section of the 33-foot-high border wall came down.

  • A challenge to the status quo?

    The media guesswork about what will happen on Super Tuesday hides the bigger picture--what Election 2008 so far says about U.S. politics.

  • Who's paying for the sub-prime disaster?

    The mortgage crisis is now dominating the headlines, but the underlying question remains: Who will help people at risk of losing their homes?

  • Returned from Iraq and still at war

    The young men and women sent to fight in Iraq who manage to return home physically intact soon learn that their struggle may have just begun.

  • A law that makes the sickness worse

    More than 250 Massachusetts doctors issued an open letter warning against a "cure" that promotes the health--and wealth--of private insurers.

  • Subjected to torture in U.S. custody

    In another setback for the Bush administration's "terror" prosecutions, the Feds failed to win a life sentence for Jose Padilla.

  • Tet: The turning point in Vietnam

    Forty years ago, a nationwide offensive by the fighters of the liberation struggle in Vietnam exposed the lie that the U.S. was winning the war.

  • Behind Israel's cruel war on Gaza

    Defying police, Palestinians poured across the border into Egypt after a section of the 33-foot-high border wall came down.

  • A voice from Gaza:

    The day the wall came down

    Mohammed Omer describes what it was like at the Gaza border where Palestinians poured through a breach in the wall of their prison.

  • A voice from Gaza:

    Enduring the siege

    Dr. Mona El-Farra talks about the starvation conditions Palestinians face as a result of Israel's siege.

  • El Salvador's new wave of repression

    Fifteen years after a peace agreement was signed in El Salvador, the government has launched a new wave of repression against social movements.

  • Is being Muslim a capital crime in Ohio?

    One of the Lucasville Five describes how he was railroaded onto death row for a crime he didn't commit.

  • Why Hollywood is afraid of abortion

    Real women have abortions--but not in the movies, to judge from several popular and critically acclaimed recent films.

  • The Freightliner Five need your support

    A fight for five workers terminated for union activity at a North Carolina truck plant has high stakes for labor's long effort to organize the South.

  • War crime in Iraq on film

    Brian De Palma thinks the savagery of the war in Iraq has been redacted by the media, and his attempt to correct led to a hornets' nest of controversy.

  • Battles ahead for immigrant rights

    The National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights held its national conference with a weekend of education, debate and discussion.

  • News and reports

    Protesting the siege of Gaza | Support war resisters | Defending immigrant workers

  • New round in the fight against deportations

    Chicago activists are gearing up for a second round in their fight against deportations and the separation of families.

  • Views in brief

    A lack of choices on the ballot | False hopes and the Democrats | Life without parole is not cruel