Opinion

The people of Greece and the rest of us

If you rely on the major mass media to get a picture of what's going on in the world you probably think the economic crisis in Greece was caused by irresponsible Greek workers living high off the hog.

Socialism in North Dakota

The Bank of North Dakota, the only state-owned bank in America, earned a record profit last year even as private-sector banks lost billions.

A reality check on Wall Street

By any objective measure, Wall Street has given up its right to manage our nation's finances.

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Want to become a day laborer?

Day labor status is being forced on more and more full-time American workers, whether they want it or not, and a new book tells precisely what it's like.

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Capitalism replaces human rights with inhuman rights

Proclaiming that "all men are born free and equal" and that government of the people arises from the citizens themselves, rather than from any "divine right," the French Revolution began a new era in human history.

Betting on all sides

If you listened to the recent testimony of Wall Street executives about the financial crisis, you would think that they were mere innocent spectators to it all.

Goldman Sachs: going broke for profit

The real crime of Goldman Sachs - buying the U.S. government through lobbying and placing former executives as appointees in high places - is not yet exposed.

A critical terrain of struggle

The AFL-CIO and its new president, Richard Trumka, are going to spend a day on Wall Street later this month, but not everyone there is planning to welcome them.

Financial reform: lesser and greater questions

The entire progressive agenda hinges in large part on breaking the stranglehold finance capital has on our democratic institutions.

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Militant action needed to solve youth unemployment

Youth joblessness is at its highest level since the Great Depression - in the post-industrial towns of the U.S. three generations have come of age without the experience of gainful employment.

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