Opinion

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Video: Barber calls for “Moral Fusion” movement to defeat far right

All labor activists and progressive people should watch and circulate this remarkable speech by the Rev. William Barber, president of the North Carolina NAACP.

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A month in my home country: What a trip!

What a trip! I had last visited my American home country three years earlier; during my visit last month I saw that some things hadn't changed much, some things had.

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Football trademark decision suggests path to bring back outsourced jobs

On June 18, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office canceled six registered trademarks which it had previously granted to the Washington football team for its name.

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Child refugee crisis: battle for America’s soul

Since 2011, the number of "unaccompanied" children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border has skyrocketed; since Oct. 2013, 52,000 have arrived, and the total may soon reach 90,000.

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Every day, somebody new is raising hell

"One day it's the Dreamers, the next day it's Walmart moms and fast food workers, and then the Moral Monday movement the day after that."

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Mother Courage of Clallam County remembered

She stood her ground. She never left Daddy's side. She did not flinch. She was Mother Courage.

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South Dakota’s genocide against Native Americans continues nonstop

The genocide being perpetrated by South Dakota against Native Americans continues unabated. This is beyond maddening.

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Checks in Native American settlement delayed again

More than 490,000 Indians are still waiting for settlement monies due them from the federal government. It's a disgrace.

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Working class roots are a precious legacy

I am not descended from bankers, Wall Street moguls, or CEOs of Fortune 500 companies. I sit here in my college café and whisper words of gratitude for my distinct heritage.

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Reader voices: Night shift at McDonald’s, grease burns, minimum wage

I have worked in the fast food industry myself for two years; I can say it is an exhausting, very underpaying industry to work in.

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