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McKibben: Obama’s Failing Emails
Oct 12, 2011
For connoisseurs, Barack Obama’s fundraising emails for the 2012 election campaign seem just a tad forlorn -- slightly limp reminders of the last time ‘round
Meister: Busting the Union Busters
Sep 01, 2011
Gov. Walker remains the poster boy for anti-labor stalwarts
Meister: Job Discrimination Hitting Women Hard
Aug 15, 2011
Only about one-fourth of the discrimination charges against employers ever wind up in court
Meister: Labor's Unhappy Anniversary
Aug 10, 2011
Hiring and permanently replacing strikers, previously a rare occurrence, has become a relatively common employer tactic
Meister: New Hope for Domestic Workers
Jul 24, 2011
Among other things, proponents hope to make it clear that "domestic workers are real workers, NOT powerless individuals who are expected to remain in quiet servitude
Meister: Farm Workers Need Change
Jul 07, 2011
No workers are more in need of union protection than the nation's miserably treated farm workers
Meister: Paid Sick Leave
Jun 26, 2011
Public health experts note that the fewer the number of workers who are able to stay at home when sick, the more likely it is that diseases will spread
Monbiot: Underground Movement
May 31, 2011
Why do those who oppose wind power insist on spoiling their case with gibberish?
Monbiot: False Witness
Apr 13, 2011
“From the information I had, that is what I believed happened to me.”(1) So Simon Harwood, the police officer who pushed Ian Tomlinson to the ground at the G20 protests two years ago, told the inquest into his death.
Monbiot: The Freedom Swindle
Mar 31, 2011
The government promised us the right to peaceful protest. It is delivering nothing of the kind.
Monbiot: Online Astroturfing
Feb 25, 2011
Every month more evidence piles up, suggesting that online comment threads and forums are being hijacked by people who aren’t what they seem to be.
Monbiot: A Corporate Coup d’Etat
Feb 13, 2011
“I would love to see tax reductions,” David Cameron told an interviewer at the weekend, “but when you’re borrowing 11 per cent of your GDP, it’s not possible to make significant net tax cuts.
Mahajan: Corporate Income Tax
Feb 01, 2011
I listened to the State of the Union speech. What I heard, though, was not President Obama’s string of irritating platitudes, but the sound of a nation bent on self-destruction.
Jan 24, 2011
Is there anything the Sunday papers can’t turn into a fatuous celeb-fest?
Meister: MLK Working-Class Hero
Jan 16, 2011
"I AM A MAN," the signs proclaimed in large, bold letters. They were held high, proudly and defiantly, by African-American men marching through the streets of Memphis, Tennessee, in the spring of 1968.
Monbiot: Beware Fake Radicals
Jan 15, 2011
There was a time when conservatives tried to assure people of continuity. The social order would remain intact. Revolution and reform would be suppressed, disruptive change averted. As political consciousness spread, this message became untenable. They repositioned themselves, first as cautious reformers, then, under Margaret Thatcher, as Jacobins, tearing down the old establishment to release people’s stifled aspirations.
Mahajan: Free Speech & Bullseyes
Jan 12, 2011
After Jared Loughner’s attempted assassination of Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and massacre of six other people, including a nine-year-old girl, everyone is talking about the disgustingly violent rhetoric of the Tea Party.
Monbiot: Cold Burn
Dec 23, 2010
There is now strong evidence to suggest that the unusually cold winters of the past two years in the UK are the result of heating elsewhere.
Monbiot: Reclaim The Cyber-Commons
Dec 16, 2010
They are the online equivalent of enclosure riots: the rick-burning, fence-toppling protests by English peasants losing their rights to the land.
Monbiot: UK Shock Doctrine
Oct 22, 2010
The economic crisis is the disaster the Conservatives have been praying for. Now they can reshape the economy on corporate lines.