Opinion

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“Free the Wilmington Ten!” forty years later

Forty years. Damn it's been a long time.

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The passing of Russell Means was a loss for the world

Indian rights activist Russell Means passed on after a magnificent life of struggle to better the lives of American Indians.

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What does it take to “Rebuild the Dream”?

In September 2009, Van Jones stepped down as Special Advisor under a barrage of right-wing criticism of his youthful flirtation with leftist politics.

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Rio environmental summit disappoints -- again

The weak-at-best conference statement merely reaffirmed the goals from 20 years ago for a sustainable world, without making any binding agreements which could make that actually happen.

 

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In their war against workers, corporations increasingly choose lockouts

Employers have been engaging in class warfare for quite some time now. Recently they have added lockouts to the long list of weapons they have used to wage that warfare.

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Change comes from the bottom up

The whole knock on President Obama not living up to his promises ignores that nothing major can be done in the U.S. political system without the support of Congress.

Congress staggers home to angry constituents

The God-forsaken Republican-run 112th Congress staggered home for an almost month-long recess. After what it did and did not do, workers and their allies are using the break to give those lawmakers an earful.

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"We're unemployed and we are united!" at Take Back the Capitol

Those in Congress who are arrogantly playing politics with the lives of four million workers on extended unemployment compensation will not have a quiet moment.

You can't evict the 99 percent
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One after the other, city governments across the country have been ordering their police departments to evict protesters in the Occupy Wall Street encampments.

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Occupy: embrace the new, build the movement

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.

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