On the sequester debate, Republicans and Democrats were united on one thing: Let workers pay the price. As the politicians calmly agreed to disagree and let the sequester deadline pass, student organizer Walter Smolarek breaks down the impact of the automatic cuts on workers — cuts conceived not by the Republicans, but by the Obama administration. You can read an analysis of the sequester by Smolarek on LiberationNews.org.

International Women’s Day will be marked by militant actions across the country on March 7-10. Karina Garcia, an activist with Women Organized to Resist and Defend (WORD), discusses the attacks on women and what must be done to strengthen the movement for women’s rights.

Rain didn’t stop hundreds of demonstrators from taking to the streets of New York City to challenge police brutality. March organizer Kerbie Joseph talks about what brought people out to take a stand against the attacks on their communities perpetrated by the cops, and the growing movement to combat police brutality.

Afghanistan’s Karzai government recently announced its decision to ban U.S. operations in certain regions of the country. What does that reveal about the balance of forces in Afghanistan? What is driving U.S. strategy in the ongoing occupation that continues to take lives of Afghans as well as U.S. soldiers? Iraq war veteran Michael Prysner, co-founder of March Forward!, analyzes the latest developments.

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