Issue 702

  • A prescription that makes the patient sicker

    A leader of Physicians for a National Health Program explains why the health care proposals being debated in Washington will make the crisis worse.

  • Upside-down priorities

    There are increasing calls for a new economic stimulus package, but the Obama administration has a different message for victims of the crisis: Wait.

  • California budget deal punishes the poor

    Instead of raising taxes on the rich, California lawmakers chose to steal resources from programs to help students, children, the elderly and the poor.

  • A "post-racial" America?

    Honest discussions about racism have become so anathema in U.S. politics that its existence is denied even in obvious cases like Henry Louis Gates' arrest.

  • Who killed EFCA?

    Proposed legislation that would make it easier to join unions is dead--killed off by Corporate America while organized labor was paralyzed by inaction.

  • The Obama doctrine in Iraq

    The "withdrawal" of U.S. troops from Iraqi cities is part of the redesign of an ongoing occupation, carried out for both American and Iraqi consumption.

  • A day in Gaza

    Our Viva Palestina convoy was finally allowed into Gaza for just 24 hours to bring badly needed humanitarian supplies. We made the most of the time.

  • Using the crisis to push charters

    As it prepares to lay off more than 2,000 teachers, LA school officials may open hundreds of schools to takeover by charter school operators.

  • Enough to go around

    "Common sense" says that there isn't enough to go around, and this is what accounts for famines and poverty in the world. But common sense is wrong.

  • Standing up to Overhill Farms

    A worker fired for his solidarity explains what's at stake in the struggle at California's largest food processing company.

  • The fight goes on at Stella D'oro

    Workers at a Bronx cookie factory won their jobs back after nearly a year on strike--but they face a new struggle to keep their plant from closing.

  • Challenging an eviction threat

    When residents of 2789 Harrison in San Francisco realized their landlord wanted to push them out, they came up with a plan of resistance.

  • Seattle in the hands of workers

    A new edition of a labor history classic tells the inspiring story of the Seattle General Strike of 1919.

  • The fight continues for Nativo

    Supporters of Nativo Lopez gathered at his arraignment in Los Angeles to protest this attack on the immigrant rights leader and the movement.

  • Why did August Provost die?

    About 150 people attended a vigil outside the Camp Pendleton Marine base to call attention to the murder of a Black gay seaman.

  • Seattle faces down Westboro bigots

    Hundreds of activists turned out to protest when the Westboro Baptist Church paid a visit to Seattle to spew its antigay, racist and anti-Semitic filth.

  • Tax oil companies, not students

    Students, faculty and staff protested fee hikes and budget cuts outside a California State University Board of Trustees meeting.

  • Former prisoners speak for Troy Davis

    A group of exonerated death row prisoners came together with dozens of people in Chicago to show their support for Troy Davis.

  • Save free speech in Madison

    Madison activists are asking for support in their fight to preserve the right to political expression on State Street.

  • Challenging a women's clinic closure

    Activists are vowing to keep fighting after the University of Chicago shut down its women's health clinic.

  • Antiwar activists meet to strategize

    More than 200 people attended a conference of the National Assembly to End the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars and Occupations.

  • Protesting a fascist "historian"

    British fascist and Holocaust denier David Irving was the focus of an angry, antiracist protest in Portland, Ore.