Opinion

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An American evolution: pride, love and rethinking social change

This past weekend millions of people celebrated a giant step forward on this nation's evolutionary path - the Supreme Court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage in all 50 states.

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Racist terrorism in Charleston

All who support racial equality, democracy and justice know that the world is watching: this is time to mobilize to bring an end to racist terror and structural racism in general.

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Drawing a line in the sand on TPP is a mistake

I am opposed to the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal, as well as the enabling legislation being debated in Congress.

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Time to save the children

Solutions are possible. Much will depend on whether the political will can be mustered. That will depend on mass struggle.

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The cost of war for families

In February of 2014, Senate Republicans blocked a $21 billion plan to build new VA clinics because they said it was too expensive.

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Police unions and the challenge of solidarity

There is no justification for attacks on individual police officers who have little or nothing to do with the policies that have created the dehumanizing of the lives of black people.

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The right’s working class philosopher

Nicknamed the "longshoreman philosopher," Eric Hoffer was the best-known working-class author and intellectual in postwar America.

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The limits of charity

I believe in charity, but it is no substitute for government resources and policies. That's why I urge people to support change agents.

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Packed house at 3rd annual Vito Marcantonio Forum

Vito Marcantonio (1902­-1954) was a fourteen-term Congressman from East Harlem.

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My first protest demonstration: Where do we go from here?

We must defeat every right-wing politician on Election Day and elect a government that responds to the people's concerns around climate change, rather than denies it.

 

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