Opinion

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Black History Month is American History Month

Black History Month is American History Month. It's too long for a hashtag. But what better way to honor the legacies of founding African American historians?

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The poisoned cookie of “white skin privilege”

Progressive people must rise to the challenge. We must make clear to white people that they are being conned by the frontmen of the one percent.

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Sara Alchermes, 100: tireless fighter for peace and social justice

Sara's passion for knowledge never waned, and she was especially well read in current events. Her absence is deeply felt by all who knew her.

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The significance of the Howard Morgan victory for our movement

We saw from the very beginning that we would have to build a mass protest movement to to free Howard Morgan, and we did just that.

James Raines, 40; member of CPUSA and fearless organizer

It was James's life experiences - the economic hardship and decline of the post-industrial era - that led him to socialism and compelled him to care for those around him.

Buffalo Tiger, Miccosukee Indian rights warrior passes on

As a Native leader, his advocacy contributed to hallmarks not just for his own tribe but for others throughout the wide expanse of Indian Country.

A letter of hope to a nephew in prison

It's encouraging that a good number of people are in favor of reforming the criminal "justice" system, including the prisons.

Pass paid family and sick leave now!

Both parents are working in over 60 percent of families, but the U.S. remains the only developed country without a paid family and sick leave policy.

Obama and the politics of outrage

Some of the commentary from the left on President's Obama's recent State of the Union address struck me as too negative, even cynical in a few instances.

Time to save the children

Solutions are possible. Much will depend on whether the political will can be mustered. That will depend on mass struggle.