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Labour has to lead the case for a modern, multicultural society that needs the skills of migrants to compete in the global economy. 

UCSB shooting

Our communities are bearing the brunt of gun violence while corporate executives reap the financial rewards.


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.


Our media has found a new way to be as bad as it ever was, LTC Bob on packing for an overseas deployment and some hate mail.

January 6, 2011

 Quote of the day from a group of 500 Pakistani "religious scholars."

January 6, 2011

Alec Baldwin says he wants to run for office someday, new WikiLeaks updates, a song for John Boehner, and more.

January 6, 2011

New school superintendent gives the city sixty days to terminate ethnic studies program.

January 6, 2011

From Billie Jean King to Muhammad Ali, Jim Brown to Pat Tillman, the new film Not Just A Game: Power, Politics & American Sports examines just how linked politics and sports have always been.

January 4, 2011

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell issued an ill-timed letter laying out the state of negotiations with the NFL Players Association. Both sides are striving to secure a new collective bargaining agreement and avoid labor armageddon, but based on Goodell's letter, that's where the similarities end.


January 3, 2011

Tucker Carlson's efforts to paint Vick as a disposable, killable individual cuts in a way that transcends the idiocy of Fox News.

December 30, 2010

For many observers, the decision to demonize Vick seems motivated by something more pernicious than concern for animal welfare. It seems to be about race.

December 30, 2010

The trials and tribulations of the destructive Marty Peretz, great Jewish songs and the mail.

December 30, 2010