Freddie Gray, burning Baltimore and constitutional rights

While in police custody, Freddie Gray's spine was "80 percent severed at the neck."


Leaked emails a reminder of comics' anti-woman problem

Emails uncovered by Wikileaks, and anti-woman comments in an interview with Avengers actors, do not paint a nice picture of how Marvel views women.


King and his radical vision: a study for today

In light of recent police killings, it's worthwhile to study how MLK drew the clergy and trade unions into the civil rights movement of their time.


Burger King worker is only a pawn in their game

In 2012, I started working at Burger King. I thought it was a great chance to make money on the side. I was sadly mistaken.


People of the U.S. are key to ending blockade of Cuba

The biggest problem facing foreign policy makers today may not be apparent to the average person browsing the internet.


Gutting teacher tenure hurts the children

Public education is under attack. Our children are labeled failures and teachers are criticized as lazy, ineffective, and overpaid.


Erwin Marquit, 89: a lifelong communist

Marquit was in the audience listening at the 30th Convention of the CPUSA when John Bachtell paid tribute to Party members who had died since the previous convention. 


TPP-ing the economy: Is new trade pact “NAFTA on steroids?”

Unless you've spent the winter lost on the Pacific Crest Trail, you know that middle-class incomes have slipped again.


Selma 2015: a massive gathering but a long march ahead

What perilous choices stood before the country in 1965 and what perilous choices stand before us today?


Lesbians who chose visibility: Unsung heroes of women's movement

You don't always recognize heroes by how many bows they take or by the awards bestowed upon them.

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