Opinion

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Behind Flint water horror, a corrosive cynicism

Republican Governor Rick Snyder's men have wreaked untold economic damage on the residents of Flint on top of the threat to their health.

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Flint's water crisis and the GOP's class war

Why did Flint suffer a water catastrophe that now requires that children be treated as if they had been poisoned?

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Stand up for Flint's children

Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and other state officials should be held fully accountable for their role in the poisoning of the children of Flint.

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Revisiting Baltimore and changing the "racial conversation"

Does "Black lives matter" ask for something from the dominant culture that would require economic loss or will it mean gains and not losses, morally and economically, for most Americans?

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Venezuelan official explains left wing losses to U.S. audience

The best way forward is to "deepen" the revolution by expanding the role of the Communal Councils and pushing for even more grassroots democracy.

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Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel must be impeached

Rahm Emanuel has proven himself the most roughly drawn, one-dimensional of comic book villains, an insult to the city's intelligence and sustainability.

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Laquan McDonald killing exposes edifice of brutal oppression

The veil is being lifted from an entire interdependent system of institutionalized racism and oppression and its ugly inner workings.

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Laquan McDonald killing underlines need to radically reconstruct criminal justice system

Everyone pressing for justice understands that appropriate actions against obstructionist public officials need sustained public oversight and engagement every step of the way.

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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.

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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.

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