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.

Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth: A mighty tree for civil rights

Rev. Shuttlesworth's fingerprints are all over the history of the Civil Rights movement and his dogged determination to resist the powers of racism and inequality were legendary.

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Monument to freedom

The idea of a memorial to Dr. King was first proposed 27 years ago. His monument is the first on the National Mall not dedicated to a president.

Racial wealth gap grows to record highs

Wealth gaps have always been much greater than income gaps, but the changes have never seen the magnitude in the past few years.

A modest essay on extraordinary paychecks

Every fourteen minutes in 2009, hedge fund manager David Tepper made President Obama's annual salary.

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Poem of the week: Marge Piercy and workers of the world

Marge Piercy's writing almost always focuses on working class women and wide-ranging social concerns including a lifelong commitment to progressive social change.

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Fight for public workers is about freedom

The rights of public workers and the services they provide is a part of the bigger fight for all workers to organize and win decent wages, working conditions, benefits and strong communities.

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100 years of International Women’s Day

What better way to celebrate 100 years of International Women's Day than join in solidarity with the Wisconsin teachers - and all of America's public workers - to say "No way" to union-busting and throwing Wall Street's mess on working families.

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Women and the U.S. Constitution: a call to action

Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia just asserted for a second time that our Constitution does not protect women against discrimination, a good reason why America needs the Equal Rights Amendment.

Undocumented immigration in international perspective

There are at least 214 million people living outside their countries of origin, either as naturalized citizens, legal noncitizens, temporary workers or undocumented. At least 100 million of these are in the labor force.

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