Opinion

150 years later, a new battle over labor

Our country today, April 12, marks the 150th anniversary of the official start of the Civil War with the firing on Fort Sumter.

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Mergers harm democracy

AT&T announced its intentions to buy T-Mobile. What is to be expected from such a mega-merger?

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The two Koreas: new approach needed

The hostilities between North and South Korea are dangerous and could escalate with more tragic consequences.

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That's capitalism: the super rich pay zero U.S. taxes

Corporate taxes are not too high - they are way too low. In fact the majority of big corporations operating in the U.S. pay no taxes at all. That's right: zero.

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The U.S. and Iraq: what now?

Since President Obama took office, more than 90,000 U.S. troops have come home from Iraq. The question is: now what?

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July 26, Cuba: absolved by history

July 26, 1953 was the start of the movement to overthrow Cuban dictator Fulgencio Batista -- and the Cuban Revolution.

A united fight on jobs

To win jobs for all, it requires a multi-racial united movement.

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End Gaza blockade

The outrageous attack on the Freedom Flotilla  has brought forward both opportunity and  necessity for stronger action by the United States to push Israel to end the blockade of Gaza, stop settlement construction, and engage in serious talk.

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Democratize this!

Why should we, the people, continue to have to shell out for these private-profit-driven corporations? It's disaster capitalism! It's time for the people to run things.

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March For America

A progressive immigration reform that protects the rights of both immigrant and U.S. born workers is an essential step towards the resolution of the economic crisis.  That's why tens of thousands will march on Washington this weekend.

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