How redlining led to rioting: Police and segregation

A hundred years ago, St. Louis and Baltimore adopted ordinances prohibiting African Americans from moving to blocks where whites predominated.


Homicides and violence: Moral crisis for our nation

The people's movement must make ending homicides and institutionalized racism a central aspect in the elections and beyond.


Pope Francis offers the world a prophetic voice

We must not sacrifice people at the "altar of money" - the pope calls on us to amend our ways so we can meet the challenges of climate change, poverty, war, and division.


Is nation's gain Wisconsin's loss?

It was Scott Walker himself whose continued bragging about how he had taken away the rights of workers in his home state that actually did him in.


Lakota 57 verdict means “open season” on Indians

We need to have a national meeting of Native people and supporters to robustly address this crisis post haste. 


Sept. 11: Flaming death from the sky

The date was September 11. The airplanes came in at rooftop level. In seconds the great building was ablaze, and many lay dead. In the aftermath, cold-hearted reaction took over power in the country, repressing left, the working class and the minorities. Many years passed before the country emerged from this nightmare.


Thoughts on Greece, Syriza and its left critics, Part 2

While Greece is a tiny country and Syriza a new party of the left, their success in overcoming the current crisis would give fresh momentum to people in Europe and woldwide.


An appreciation of Oliver Sacks, 82

Sacks' writing chronicled case histories of his brain-disordered patients whose challenges were detailed in sympathetic and fascinating ways.


What kind of "healthy" economy is healthy for working people?

Many proposals to prop up or restore the health of our current economic system are at odds with improving the standard of living for workers in the U.S.


Climate change and oil portfolios: Divesting in the future

Methodists linked arms with more than 500 campaigns pushing for divestment by colleges, universities, faith communities, state and local retirement funds, and foundations.

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