May

Tony Kushner CUNY degree struggle: Symptom of nationwide problem

Tonight the executive board of the trustees of the City University of New York will reportedly meet and reverse a decision to table and potentially deny playwright Tony Kushner an honorary doctorate from John Jay College.

Victory Day celebrated abroad

Here in the U.S. May 8th is called "Victory in Europe" day. We should celebrate it more than we do.

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Wall Street doesn’t know what “enough” means

As the lords of finance are showing us, in the present era of capitalist development even small victories on the progressive side of the ledger are never secure.

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Trapped in history: “Cave of Forgotten Dreams”

In "Cave of Forgotten Dreams," Herzog adds a sometimes absurd, but always human, touch.

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Rage rocker Morello: "This is a union town" (with video)

Tom Morello's solo act saw his return to political activism through music after a year of playing with apolitical rock band Audioslave.

What if Congress does not raise the debt ceiling?

The Republicans are conducting a dangerous bluff intended to suck more cuts in working people's benefits and rights.

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Evidence of Gitmo torture cover up

Medics at Guantanamo neither documented nor asked the causes of the physical or mental injuries of prisoners, apparently.

Will Obama meetings on immigration reform bear fruit?

The meetings were apparently a response to pressure on the administration to back off of its aggressive immigration enforcement efforts.

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Song and struggle: "Hold the Fort"

With its pro-union and military themes and its emphasis on solidarity, the song reflected the experience of the embattled working class.

The Freedom Rides turn 50

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the beginning of the Freedom Rides, which contributed mightily to breaking the back of legal segregation in the South.

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