People Power

Sarah Lazare, staff writer
Israel's retaliatory freezing of Palestinian tax revenue sparked a growing boycott in the West Bank. (Photo: Paolo Cuttitta/flickr/cc)
As Israel continues to withhold $130 million a month in revenue from the Palestinian Authority, officials warn that the West Bank's already choked economy is teetering over the edge, with most public employees facing salary cuts of 40 percent or more and the government close to default. "We have informed the Palestinian Authority that we have...
Sarah Lazare, staff writer
Tens of thousands marched through Tunis on Tuesday to open the 14th World Social Forum. (Photo courtesy of Jaron Browne/Grassroots Global Justice Alliance)
Tens of thousands of people marched in the pouring rain through Tunisia's...
Deirdre Fulton, staff writer
Anti-austerity protests boiled over near the new headquarters of the European...

Further

Fed up with Open Carry Texas freaks hauling assault rifles in with them to buy lunch, about 500 Texas musicians held the first Open Carry Guitar Rally, marching while packing a giddy array of instruments and singing a repertoire from Steve Earle to Outkast to Star-Spangled Banner. Part of a broader Guitars For Guns campaign - shades of Woody Guthrie - the event was perfect for Texas, one sage explained, where "a bizarre phallic obsession is just part of your DNA...The guitar obsessives are the...