With the presidential election looming over 2012, we should take a cue from our Kenyan brothers and sisters. We need to take our analysis of the gross negligence of our financial institutions into the electoral arena.
Every social movement has inspired artists to enlist their talents to create cultural expressions that in turn stir the masses and broaden the cause.
2011 will be remembered as the year workers occupied capitals to defend union rights and the jobs of millions of public workers.
Financial industry insiders are grousing about a big downturn in annual bonuses. They should be thanking about the rest of us.
Indeed there is civil unrest! Workers cry out for justice, as workloads grow and wages stagnate while owners' profits soar, as jobs are sent overseas.
Hooray for the Occupy movement and the general uprising against corporate greed! It's having an impact.
For me, the best parts of the holiday meal at my mother's home include mashed potatoes, dark turkey meat with gravy, stuffing and cranberry sauce.
Racism is the most persistent and pernicious form of division in our country. It creates a fault line in the labor and people's struggles that, if not overcome, irredeemably weakens them.
This is a volatile moment: The class struggle is intensifying and the outcome is still to be decided. The battle is for the future of our democracy, economy, and country.
What do these two seemingly different events - the recent China trade deal and the Occupy movement - have in common?