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With up to 200,000 American and British combat troops already stationed
in or on their way to the Persian Gulf area, war with Iraq looks
increasingly imminent.

Progressive journals are key in creating a movement, but they lack support.

Early tomorrow morning, organizers of this, the third annual World Social Forum, will formally close out the weeklong event to report their conclusions to the hundreds of international reporte

The highpoint of this year's World Social Forum was reached earlier this evening when newly elected Brazilian president Luiz Ignacio "Lula" Da Silva showed up to address an outdoor crowd of a

A lonely Cracker Barrel restaurant stands alongside the highway that
runs near my house.

My friend Ruth Rosen, who writes a terrific column for the San
Francisco Chronicle
, advised her readers to go to the antiwar
marches organized by International ANSWER but to take their o

Just hours after the third annual World Social Forum was officially inaugurated this afternoon, ten of thousands of delegates, visitors and local residents are gathering for a peace march thr

Thirty years later, abortion's political terrain is more complicated than ever.

"Our capital system is haunted by the demon of error," Illinois Governor
George Ryan said on January 11, clearing his state's death row as his
final act of office.

Blogs

Eric reviews new CD collections, Reed takes on the anti-Occupy narrative.

November 18, 2011

New campaign imploring Mayor Bloomberg and the US Conference of Mayors to publicly commit to protecting press freedoms in their cities.

November 17, 2011

Slashing the safety net and cutting government spending aren't the only ways to fix the budget. 

November 17, 2011

An early morning raid rousted the Occupy Cal camp resulting in two arrests.

November 17, 2011

Drawing on his own struggle to ethically police Seattle's WTO protests in the 1990s, former Seattle Police Chief Stamper urges police forces to strike an appropriate balance between safe-guarding civil liberties and enforcing local law.

November 16, 2011

The Occupy movement won’t run candidates to push its issues. Here’s who will.

November 16, 2011

News of the Occupy Wall Street “media blackout” sparked reactions from sympathetic students across the country.

November 16, 2011

Last week's police violence in Berkeley has emboldened Occupy Cal campus activists.

November 16, 2011

A survey of the Occupy Colleges movement in California.

November 15, 2011

Reporters covering the eviction of Occupy Wall Street were arrested and restrained from doing their jobs.

November 15, 2011