Archive for: 2009

Indiana slashes education funding in middle of school year

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As government officials, economists and newscasters proclaim that the economic crisis is coming to a close or it is over, funding for public education...

PSL branch fights to defend the right to distribute leaflets

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In Chicago, the Party for Socialism and Liberation is waging a legal struggle to defend the right for progressives to distribute political literature....

Greek workers conduct massive strike

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On Dec. 17, tens of thousands of Greek workers participated in a nationwide strike. The strike was called by PAME, the All-workers' Militant Front. Pr...

Capitalists attack, the PSL fights back!

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Far from the "change" promised by President Obama and his new administration, 2009 reinforced capitalism's status quo. It was a year of suffering for ...

Shinnecock Nation wins federal recognition after 365 years of struggle

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After three and a half centuries and a long battle in U.S. federal court, the Shinnecock Native American Nation has won recognition as an independent ...

General strike shuts down Nepal

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On Dec. 22, well over 100 thousand people in Nepal's capital, Katmandu, attended the closing rally of a three-day general strike called by the Unified...

Study: Bank bailouts tied to political connections

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According to a University of Michigan study, U.S. banks that spent more money on political lobbying were more likely to receive bailout funds. The stu...

Attacks on LA schools continue

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Last week, Education Secretary Arne Duncan made a visit to Los Angeles. The Superintendent of LA schools, Ramon Cortines, felt the occasion called for...

Humanity’s Right to Life

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Originally published by the Cuban News Agency on Dec. 28 Climate change is already causing enormous damage and hundreds of millions of poor people a...

Mexico City legalizes same-sex marriage

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On Dec. 21, the Mexico City assembly passed a law granting same-sex couples the right to marriage. The law redefines marriage from heterosexual-specif...