Recently I have had the misfortune of visiting the emergency room twice - once with my father, who had had a stroke, and once as a patient, due to a dislocated knee.
The wife of Pete Seeger passed away overnight on July 9th. She was a mother, organizer, activist, filmmaker, and essential part of her husband's work.
Today, there are hundreds of millions of people around the world who are and remain permanently in the "reserve army of the unemployed."
Paula Deen lived by the cleaver and she died by the cleaver. She skyrocketed to fame and fortune based on a caricature.
Ideas and ideologies are rarely if ever free from class interests. If there ever were a controversy that validated the truth of that, the continuing "debate" over austerity fills the bill.
On June 8, the Columbus Dispatch carried a poll that measured people's opinions on issues concerning affirmative action, race, and LGBT questions.
The austerity regimes imposed on the European working class have resulted in millions of working people rejecting the traditional mainstream capitalist parties .
In New York, Chicago, St. Louis, Detroit and other major cities - most recently, Seattle - workers have demanded "$15 and a union."
The most important criterion for judging the New York City mayoral candidates is who are the social forces behind them.
The New York City elections are exceptionally important this year, and a large part of the electorate understands that.