The police story of this murder was a lie

We need a system change here and it's not going to happen unless we, the people make it happen.


It’s time to exonerate the Groveland Four

Despite Groveland becoming a beacon of light for black residents, local law enforcement had become known for their brutality toward the black community.


Dear Gov. Snyder: Syrian refugees are welcome in my home

"Contrary to your declaration of denying refugees a home, I am going to defy your ban and will offer MY home in Traverse City, Michigan."


Love, hate, and Islamophobia

"After last Friday's senseless tragedy in Paris, the rejection of my loved ones reached a fever pitch."


John Reid, 68: 1199SEIU champion for workers and social justice

A strong and deeply respected leader in the labor movement, Reid will be remembered as a champion for working people.


Bernie Sanders, socialism, and the 2016 elections

Sanders' candidacy is a tale of taking down the right wing and appealing to ordinary people to become the authors of their own democracy and lives.


New York: I do mind laughing

Are we supposed to laugh because Donald Trump is so uncreatively mean? Or that he still maintains that the President was born out of the country?


How “zero tolerance” tolerates inequality

Despite zero evidence that zero tolerance policies improve school safety and discipline, they remain firmly in place today.


Banning the box – long overdue

Banning the box is an important step. Ongoing pressure will insure others are taken.


Back in the USSR: setting the record straight

While the meltdown of the Soviet Union didn't trigger capital's worldwide offensive, it did constitute a sea change in the balance of power and changed the dynamics of struggle.

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