Opinion

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The dream today

Forty-eight years after his "I Have a Dream" speech, the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. would be furious.

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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.

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The ANC at 100

Its centenary is surely a cause for celebration and hope for all who cherish freedom, civil rights and democracy.

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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.

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Michigan warning: Republican extremism goes too far

The attack on workers rights and democracy in Michigan is a warning for the nation.

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Economic depressions increase the threat to democracy

There is a rising threat to democracy,  a direct result of the economic crisis and how the powers that be deal with it. We must change the failed austerity politics of our country to a politics of economic growth, beginning with massive job creation.

Mumia win a victory for democracy

A huge victory occurred yesterday with announcement of the defeat of efforts to execute journalist and activist Mumia Abu Jamal.

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Act now to stop Senate approved bill allowing indefinite detention of citizens

On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate approved wording in the National Defense Authorization Bill, which should anger all Americans.

Occupy Wall Street and the elections

One need not be a political scientist to see that there are forces arrayed on the right who are working full-time, using millions of corporate dollars to defeat President Obama and install an extremist in the White House.

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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