July

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"Names of Love" juggles froth, sex, history, politics

Watching the first few minutes unfold, one might be lulled into the belief that the next hour and a half will be spent consuming light filmic fare.

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Film traces historic period of immigrant rights struggle

The film begins with immigrant rights activist Elvira Arellano recalling the day immigration officials raided her home in 2002.

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Europe and U.S. have same problem: capitalism

Major sections of capital believe the debt crisis gives them a golden opportunity to completely shift the costs of the "reproduction of labor power" to working people and break their fighting spirit.

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Social Security on the line

Facts: the country is not broke and Social Security is not the cause of the deficit.

The Republican Party and the big lies

Modern Republicans reject every effective job plan and then blame Democrats for unemployment.

Debt-ceiling showdown: a test of sanity

The so-called "debt ceiling" crisis is upon us and it's becoming a test of sanity how long it will take all reasonable people to conclude that the Republican Party has painted its teeth orange, and jumped off a cliff.

For California’s farm workers, justice delayed

California Gov. Jerry Brown surprised many when he vetoed a law needed to ensure that farm workers could actually practice their rights.

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Children's mental health and war

Children of soldiers deployed in Iraq for longer times were more likely to have mental health issues than those whose parents were not.

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Kenneth Appelhans, fighter for working people, dies

Kenneth William Appelhans, a staunch fighter for the rights of all workers, died June 29 at the age of 75.

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The meaning of Blair Mountain

Blair Mountain was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2009, but coal operators pressed to have it removed in 2010.

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