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Analysis: Lee Sustar
THE CHICAGO SCHOOL REFORM FRAUD
Privatization, cutbacks and union busting are being called “school reform” by President Barack Obama and Education Secretary Arne Duncan.
Comment: Renee Saucedo
NOT A STARTING POINT FOR REFORM
Some of the groups that organized the recent march in Washington for immigrant rights are supporting policies that would harm immigrant communities.
Analysis: Kim Ives
CONSUMMATING A U.S. TAKEOVER
The plan unveiled at the UN donors conference for Haiti boils down to one thing: Washington’s takeover of the “new” Haiti.
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Interview: Dr. Steffie Woolhandler
THIS CURE LEAVES THE DISEASE UNTREATED
A leading advocate of single-payer health care explains what’s in the law that Barack Obama signed–and why it won’t end the health care crisis.
Interview: Michael Schwartz
IS THE U.S. LOSING ITS GRIP IN IRAQ?
The media proclaimed Iraq’s recent election a vindication of the U.S. occupation, but U.S. officials now face some thorny problems.
Interview: Frances Louis
“WHEN WE FIGHT, WE WIN”
An activist with the Boston housing rights group City Life/Vida Urbana explains how the organization reversed her eviction.
Comment: Elizabeth Schulte
WHY THE RIGHT WANTED TO DESTROY ACORN
The community organization ACORN helped thousands of people keep their homes and escape poverty, so the right wing took a hit out on it.
Analysis: George Yorgos
THE STRUGGLE INTENSIFIES IN GREECE
As bankers and politicians debate a possible rescue for the debt-crippled Greek economy, workers are sending a message that they won’t pay for the crisis.
Analysis: Sherry Wolf
MAKING THEM DO THE RIGHT THING
The fact remains that without continued mass pressure from movement activists, we aren’t going to see significant gains for LGBT people.
The People Speak National Film Tour
Using dramatic and musical performances of the letters, diaries and speeches of everyday Americans, the documentary feature film The People Speak, produced and narrated by the late, great historian Howard Zinn, gives voice to those who fought for social change throughout U.S. history.
This national film tour going on throughout April is sponsored by the International Socialist Organization. Proceeds benefit the Socialism 2010 Conferences, on June 17-20 in Chicago and July 1-4 in Oakland, Calif. See the Socialism 2010 Web site for more information.
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