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Chicago teachers walk out to stop mayor's union-busting

11 September 2012
Around 26,000 teachers and support workers in Chicago, US, walked out this Monday for the first time in 25 years.

Once upon a time in America

24 July 2012
In March 1928, Richard Mellon told a congressional committee in Washington DC that you could not mine coal without machine guns.

US healthcare reform is an important step forward

03 July 2012
The US Supreme Court ruled last week that the healthcare reform passed two years ago—the Affordable Care Act—is constitutional.

Know your enemy: Mitt Romney

15 May 2012
Mitt RomneyUS Republican presidential candidate

Divided States of America

08 May 2012
There was a moment, shortly after the primaries in South Carolina and just before Florida, when the Republicans hit the crest of absurdity.

Hoodies rally in New York after death of black teen Trayvon Martin

27 March 2012
Thousands of black and white protesters took to the streets of New York on Wednesday of last week. They wore hooded tops and chanted "We are all Trayvon Martin" in protest at the slaying of a black teenager in Florida last month.

Republic Windows workers occupy again—and win again

28 February 2012
Workers at a Chicago factory staged a 12-hour occupation on Thursday of last week—and won an agreement that will save their jobs for at least 90 days.

US elections: Republicans send in the clowns

10 January 2012
The Republican primaries in the US—the long process that decides who the party’s presidential candidate will be—started in the Midwestern state of Iowa last week. The contest moved on to New Hampshire this Tuesday.

Mumia Abu-Jamal's death sentence dropped

13 December 2011
Former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal no longer faces the death penalty after 30 years on death row.

Sarah Palin: vicious? You betcha!

06 December 2011
For the millions who hate Sarah Palin and her reactionary politics, the rise and fall of the former governor of Alaska makes a gripping spectacle.

From Tahrir to Times Square

18 October 2011
What a year of miracles 2011 is turning out to be. It began with revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt, but has now produced a global day of protest against capitalism. An estimated one million people demonstrated worldwide on 15 October.

Sleepover in Seattle

18 October 2011
A long day of protest Seattle culminated in several thousand people marching to sit down outside the street in front of a local Chase Bank.

'Electric atmosphere' on New York protests

18 October 2011
The Occupy Wall Street movement saw a massive mobilisation of up to 100,000 people in Times Square last Saturday.

Teamsters go global against Sotheby’s lockout

18 October 2011
Art handlers from Sotheby’s auction house in New York protested outside the company’s London premises on Thursday of last week.

Unions defend the movement

18 October 2011
The occupiers have made vibrant links with the trade union movement in the US. Groups of workers in union T-shirts are a common site at the occupation.

Protests show a shift in US class consciousness

18 October 2011
Some 400 people marched with Occupy New Orleans last Saturday. Mostly young, about 50 of them were African-American.

Activists arrested as they expose bank’s role in crisis

18 October 2011
Some 23 activists were arrested at a protest at Citibank on Saturday afternoon. I was reporting on the demonstrations and was held with them.

Occupy Wall Street: Resistance fills the streets of New York

17 October 2011
Up to 100,000 supporters of the Occupy Wall Street movement came together in New York last Saturday.

Pictures of Occupy Wall Street

14 October 2011

Occupy Wall Street protesters force New York mayor to back off

14 October 2011
Occupy Wall Street protesters were in a confident and defiant mood this morning, Friday, after an attempt to evict them from their protest site failed.

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