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Shackles

Underdevelopment in the Caribbean is a direct legacy of the slave trade, and descendants of enslaved Africans should be compensated accordingly.

Northwest Detention Center

Reform legislation has stalled, and the private-prison industry is making obscene profits from a captive population.

Crimea protest

Why is the Western press so invested in expounding the highly unconvincing narrative of the official line?

Tune in all day Thursday to watch Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Sherrod Brown and others at the New Populism Conference.

Muslim students

A new report documents incidents of bigotry and suggests fighting bad speech with counter speech.

Internet protest

The commissioners are considering rules that would allow telecom giants to control it with “pay to play” schemes.

Brazil World Cup

The Cup has become a tool for neoliberal plunder—but Brazilians are fighting back.

Vanishing ice cap

Why do ideologues who would leave the country vulnerable to catastrophe enjoy prestigious posts in journalism?

FCC headquarters

What the proposal means and how you can make your opinion heard.

Trayvon protest

Schools are resegregating, it’s getting harder to vote, too many are incarcerated—America is becoming more separate and less equal.

Blogs

The New York Times is finally calling it torture—when someone else has admitted to it.

November 18, 2010

 Alterman on Hitchens; Patti Smith wins book award; Kanye and Bush autotune'd

November 18, 2010

 Because of the media's unfairness—toward her—"I fear for our democracy," Palin charges.

November 17, 2010

The real Erin Brokovich goes to war on pollution; hands off my junk, TSA; Bloomberg-Scarborough ticket in 2012?

November 17, 2010

 Harry Truman: war criminal, or not?

November 15, 2010

The recent campus mobilization at Yale is only the latest student effort to organize around and impact the safety of local residents.

November 15, 2010

Canadian students, sex workers and researchers respond to UK study on students' willingness to consider sex work.

November 15, 2010

Veterans Day reflections on troops in and out of war, Keith Olbermann and journalists' transparency, Alter-reviews and the mail.

November 15, 2010