Opinion

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Envisioning a modern, democratic, peaceful, and green socialism

The American people have been denied the right to discuss socialism in the public arena. Thanks to Bernie, that's changing. 

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What we talk about when we talk about socialism

Since Marx and Engels pinned the adjective "scientific" to socialism, we have toggled between the burden of Utopia and the urgency of fighting for justice.

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The Champ’s greatest battle: The fight for peace

I would like to take this opportunity to put in a word for what I think was Muhammad Ali's greatest fight of all - his relentless fight for peace.

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Socialism or capitalism: A life-or-death difference

Having gains rolled back is a bitter experience. Personally, I'm tired of fighting for the same things again and again.

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Opium of the masses? Religion and 21st century socialism

There cannot be many socialist movements in the world today that are avowedly, militantly atheist. Those days are over.

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Socialism: Only practical hope, not narrow fantasies, need apply

Any kind of socialism that isn't working to combat racism and sexism isn't being practical at all, not to mention realistic.

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Socialism isn’t perfect, but it’s damn better than what we have

If the "playing field" is to be level for African-Americans, those who profited from slavery and racism must make amends. Yes, I mean reparations.

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Socialism: Fight for something or you’ll lose everything

I'll start by saying I don't believe in utopia, and I don't trust utopians.

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Any sandwich but socialism, please

This column is the author's response to Paul Krugman's column in the April 15, 2016 edition of the New York Times.

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What does socialism mean? It means working class power

The essence of socialism is the replacement of the capitalist class and private corporate power by the working class and allied forces.

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