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Truthdiggers of the Week: 40,000 Brave Norwegians

For proving that love for others, regardless of creed, gender or skin color, is still a powerful force in human affairs, we honor the 40,000 Norwegians who sang out in an Oslo square on Thursday against the violent dogma of mass killer Anders Breivik. They are our Truthdiggers of the Week.

Posted on Apr 27, 2012 READ MORE

AP / Seth Wenig

Time to Start Preoccupying Wall Street

What would it be like if activists were to spend the next several months developing, articulating and organizing toward a major national mortgage and student loan strike? Such a loan strike would be slated to begin on some specific preannounced date in the intermediate future. Why not, say, on Oct. 1, 2012, right in the middle of the next presidential campaign?

Posted on Dec 9, 2011 READ MORE

AP / Gurinder Osan

Indian Activist Poised to End Hunger Strike

Activist Anna Hazare has agreed to end his nearly two-week-long hunger strike on Sunday morning after India’s finance minister announced that the general sentiment in parliament is to support the strict anti-corruption policies Hazare is demanding. (more)

Posted on Aug 27, 2011 READ MORE


Latino Studies Program the First Victim of Arizona Ban

Arizona is at it again. A controversial law governing ethnic studies programs has taken effect in the state. The first victim: the Tucson school district’s Mexican-American program.

Posted on Jan 8, 2011 READ MORE

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AP / Jerome Delay

An Ode to the World Cup

The wait is over. In a perfectly timed dose of fanatic nationalism, the World Cup is poised to finally kick off in Johannesburg, South Africa, on Friday.

Posted on Jun 10, 2010 READ MORE / Iranian state television

Gender Trouble in Iran

In a move that seems more apropos to the “girlie men” critique that California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger once used against opponents, Iran has published an image of a student activist in Islamic chador and maghnaeh in an attempt to humiliate the man.

Posted on Dec 11, 2009 READ MORE

Painting on May Day

Dare We Use the S-Word?

The current global economic crisis is not just another roller-coaster ride. Many sane and sober observers fear that the international locomotive of corporatism is going off the rails. Is this a necessary crisis of the capitalist system, determined by the self-destruction and self-renovation of a perpetual motion machine?

Posted on May 1, 2009 READ MORE

Buildings Destroyed in Gaza
Maan Images / Wissam Nassar

Next Stop: Tensiontown, Israel

As the death toll of Israel’s bombardment of the Gaza Strip moves past 1,000, tensions between Arab Israelis and Jewish Israelis are growing. Some of the country’s Arab population is increasingly vocal in denouncing the bombings, while some Israeli politicians are trying to ban the re-election of Arabs to parliament on the grounds of alleged national disloyalty.

Posted on Jan 14, 2009 READ MORE

AP photo

Poles Take Another Look at Jaruzelski

As Poland’s last communist-era head of state, Gen. Wojciech Jaruzelski faced off with the country’s growing pro-democracy Solidarity movement and drew widespread criticism and outrage for his 1981 crackdown on the organization. Now some former detractors are reconsidering his legacy.

Posted on Nov 29, 2008 READ MORE

Colbert with The Word

Colbert Skewers Ploy Against Unions

Pseudo-pundit Stephen Colbert uses his nightly “The Word” segment to satirize labor relations.  The word is solidarity, “as in me and all my management buddies are in solidarity about hating unions.”

Posted on Jul 19, 2006 READ MORE


Young, Successful, Well Paid: Are They Killing Feminism?

Today’s crop of ambitious businesswomen will earn just as much as their male counterparts but will also kill female solidarity in the process, concludes a controversial UK academic report.

Posted on Mar 29, 2006 READ MORE

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