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Thursday, August 18, 2011
Ruth Conniff
Wisconsin Recalls: Ds 2, Rs 0
These races can legitimately give ordinary citizens hope for democracy. But make no mistake what we are up against: The hijacking and looting of our society by wealthy, well organized corporate...
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Tim Karr
BART and the New Era of Censorship
I have spent most of the week poring over news stories, blogs and commentary on last week’s decision by Bay Area Rapid Transit officials to shut off cellphone service to quash planned protests on its...
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David Bromwich
Symptoms of the Bush-Obama Presidency
Is it too soon to speak of the Bush-Obama presidency?
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Sarah van Gelder
Want Jobs? Rebuild the Dream
With politics in D.C. hitting new lows, few progressives look to either the Obama administration or the two major parties for leadership in restoring the middle class and transitioning to a green,...
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Michelle Chen
Washington’s Anti-Regulatory Crusade, and Why Your Job Hasn’t Killed You Yet
On the campaign trail, Republican presidential hopeful Rick Perry is spreading the gospel of Perrynomics —a magical job-creation formula based on minimal government regulation of industry, combined...
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Juan Gonzalez
Verizon Workers, Management Dig in for Decisive Labor Battle; 'This Is No Ordinary Strike'
On the 10th day of the most important labor fight in America, striking Verizon worker Alexandra Camacho stood on a streetcorner in downtown Brooklyn and vowed to stay out as long as necessary. "They...
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Jake Olzen
Occupation Nation? Sí, Se Puede!
Bayard Rustin, long-time organizer and activist involved in the peace, civil rights, economic justice, gay rights, and African movements, envisioned a coalition of African-Americans and civil rights...
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