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Analysis: Ashley Smith
THE “SHOCK DOCTRINE” FOR HAITI
Amid the catastrophe of the earthquake in Haiti, imperial powers and corporate vultures are circling, eyeing the profits to be made from reconstruction.
Analysis: Kevin Chojczak
READY TO FIGHT S.F. SCHOOL CUTS
San Francisco schools are being hit with devastating cuts–but educators and their allies are preparing to fight back on California’s March 4 day of action.
Column: Mark Steel
WHO DO YOU CHOOSE?
In the past, a vote for Labour would at least have been a protest against greed, even if the party didn’t do much about it.
Analysis: Dahr Jamail
PROSECUTED FOR BEING A PARENT
Soldiers who face unexpected parenting hardships and are unable to deploy are being slapped with criminal charges by the U.S. military.
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Analysis: Lee Sustar and Alan Maass
A BUDGET THAT ONLY REPUBLICANS COULD LOVE
Barack Obama’s proposed budget for 2011 does little to create jobs, freezes spending on key social services–and lavishes yet more money on the Pentagon.
Comment: Danny Lucia
DUNCAN’S TWISTED VISION FOR OUR SCHOOLS
Education Secretary Arne Duncan stooped to a new low when he declared that Hurricane Katrina was “the best thing that happened” to New Orleans schools.
Analysis: Adrienne Johnstone
PUSHING KIDS AND TEACHERS TO THE BOTTOM
Barack Obama’s Race to the Top program offers cash-strapped state governments federal money–as long as they agree to attack teachers’ unions.
Comment: Helen Scott
HOW THE U.S. COULD HELP HAITI
Two measures would immediately help Haitians–cancellation of the foreign debt and overhauling an immigration system that discriminates against them.
Analysis: Anand Gopal
AFGHANISTAN’S SECRET JAILS
In the U.S. detention process, suspects are usually nabbed in the darkness and sent to one of a number of detention areas, often on the slightest suspicion.
Comment: Brian Jones
THE SIT-INS THAT IGNITED THE MOVEMENT
The civil rights movement’s lunch counter sit-ins–direct action protests against a hated symbol of Jim Crow segregation–began 50 years ago today.