Opinion

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Gun control alone can't curb violence

Dealing with entrenched poverty costs real money, but less than we spend on the police, jails, drugs, alcoholism, and chronic illness - the dysfunction that comes from poverty.

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The "skills gap" myth: What's really driving down wages?

There is an illusion that American workers' economic woes are attributable to their own lack of appropriate skills rather than to concerted efforts on the part of capital to disempower workers.

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Back in the USSR: setting the record straight

While the meltdown of the Soviet Union didn't trigger capital's worldwide offensive, it did constitute a sea change in the balance of power and changed the dynamics of struggle.

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Thank you, Rosalyn Baxandall: socialist-feminist pioneer

She cared deeply about connectionsbetween teaching and activism, art and labor, history and practice, and above all, between people.

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The significance of the socialist candidate

Bernie Sanders states that common people must unite and fight the one percent to restore democracy that has been hijacked by billionaires.

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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.

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Tribune Katrina editorial shows contempt for democracy

New Orleanians are all too familiar with having the important aspects of their lives ripped from their control, but they will they retake control of their schools.

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Is the labor movement split over the 2016 presidential election?

There has been an unprecedented amount of unity around the AFL-CIO's raising wages agenda, pushing the major candidates for the same thing.

 

 

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Mayors hear biased view of California court decision vs. teacher tenure

There is an answer to public education's poor performance: money; we will have to pay for it, just as we pay for a massive military budget.

 

 

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On 4th of July, remember CPUSA's commitment to patriotism

FDR signed Executive Order 9066 for the forcible internment of 120,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry into concentration camps, including CPUSA member Karl Yoneda..

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