Opinion

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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.

What do trade deals have to do with the Occupy movement?

What do these two seemingly different events - the recent China trade deal and the Occupy movement - have in common?

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An appreciation for Wangari Maathai, the leopard of Kenya

Wangari Maathai, who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004 for her leadership in Kenya's Green Belt Movement, died Sept. 25, 2011.

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The power of the 99%

A new social movement is rising up in our country out of years of outrage, heartbreak, pain and anger at trying to make ends meet while CEOs and billionaires whistle all the way to the bank.

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President Obama's jobs plan in context

Obama's American Jobs Act is better than we expected, and although it does not do enough, it should be supported while pushing for more and better proposals.

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Will Obama get on the bus for federal action to create jobs?

President Obama began a 3-state bus tour today to Minnesota, Iowa and Illinois.

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"The Last Mountain": The people versus Massey Energy

An impassioned look at the environmental, climate, and health dangers -and unsafe working conditions - created by the coal industry.

The battles that must be won

Re-electing Obama in 2012, preserving unions and public services, defeating racism, advocating for LGBT rights,  fighting for a massive  jobs program and ending the wars overseas are must win battles.

Will America ever wake up?

The middle class is being decimated and the working class is being punished. What will it take for America, real America, not the corporate entity we have become, to wake up and fight back?

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Reduce gas prices? Nationalize big oil

I blew a gasket paying $3.89 for a gallon of gas the other day. It cost me over $60 to fill the tank and tore a gigantic hole in my pocket.

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