Opinion

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Economic depressions increase the threat to democracy

There is a rising threat to democracy,  a direct result of the economic crisis and how the powers that be deal with it. We must change the failed austerity politics of our country to a politics of economic growth, beginning with massive job creation.

Mumia win a victory for democracy

A huge victory occurred yesterday with announcement of the defeat of efforts to execute journalist and activist Mumia Abu Jamal.

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Act now to stop Senate approved bill allowing indefinite detention of citizens

On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate approved wording in the National Defense Authorization Bill, which should anger all Americans.

Occupy Wall Street and the elections

One need not be a political scientist to see that there are forces arrayed on the right who are working full-time, using millions of corporate dollars to defeat President Obama and install an extremist in the White House.

You can't evict the 99 percent
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One after the other, city governments across the country have been ordering their police departments to evict protesters in the Occupy Wall Street encampments.

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Occupy: embrace the new, build the movement

This is a volatile moment: The class struggle is intensifying and the outcome is still to be decided. The battle is for  the future of our democracy, economy, and country.

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Occupy Wall Street is the voice of America

It's no surprise that Republicans, right-wing think tanks, corporate moguls and, of course, Wall Street execs and CEO's are worried sick about Occupy Wall Street.

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The power of the 99%

A new social movement is rising up in our country out of years of outrage, heartbreak, pain and anger at trying to make ends meet while CEOs and billionaires whistle all the way to the bank.

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Monument to freedom

The idea of a memorial to Dr. King was first proposed 27 years ago. His monument is the first on the National Mall not dedicated to a president.

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Holding Americans hostage

The problem is not so much a "gang of six" now making deals, but the gang that took over the House of Representatives and statehouses and governorships across the country last fall.

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