Opinion

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Economics is not morality play, but politics is

For socialist and progressive working-class forces, breaking out of marginalization is the key political challenge of our time.

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King's dream confronted "giant triplets of racism, extreme materialism and militarism"

After Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. opposed the U.S. war in Vietnam, he received a barrage of criticism from editorial boards, donors and even other civil rights leaders.

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A salute to Fidel Castro on his 87th birthday

It is very hard to think of a more important world leader than Fidel.

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Cuba’s July 26: Honoring heroes of Moncada

The history of Cuba's Movement of 26th July is a history of triumph over great adversity.

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Austerity-to-prosperity lie based on "bogus math"

Republicans are committed to the belief that the only way out of the economic crisis is through austerity for the people. Clearly many Democrats as well buy into this profits-before-people policy.

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Rest in peace, Richie Havens

By the time Havens opened the legendary Woodstock concert of 1968, he was a major player in the counter-culture firmament.

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How was it growing up under communism?

Perhaps the best thing of all was the overriding sense of camaraderie. People trusted one another, and what we had we shared.

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Keep hope alive, build a transformative movement

The election of Obama in 2008 and his reelection in 2012 gave millions hope that this awful situation would change for the better. But that hope hasn't been fully realized.

 

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For the millionth time: Hands off Social Security!

Today, 2 million signatures protesting the cuts are being presented to the White House. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., promises to do everything he can to block the chained CPI proposal and cuts to Medicare.

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Sick and tired of austerity

It's clear that the wealthy backers of the "tear down every advance for working people since the New Deal" crowd have lots of phony arguments about debt and austerity.

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