Remembering Sequim’s perennial Postmaster, Mary Brown

Mary Brown was the living embodiment of the "fighting Irish," a "never give up, never give in" spirit of independence and progressivism.


Thank you, Rosalyn Baxandall: socialist-feminist pioneer

She cared deeply about connectionsbetween teaching and activism, art and labor, history and practice, and above all, between people.


Julian Bond: in the footsteps of Robeson, Du Bois

Julian had faith in the courage of people to fight for justice and equality, and was pleased to do his bit, but he never saw himself as a great leader; that made him one.


In Wisconsin, Labor Day is more significant than ever

My step-dad explained to me what Labor Day as a national holiday was really meant to signify: the 8 hour day, safe working conditions and decent pay.


Happy fifth birthday, Dodd-Frank Act

Five years ago, in the wake of the worst economic crisis in U.S. history since the Great Depression, Obama signed the Dodd-Frank act into law.


Charleston, the Republican right, and the lessons of Martin Luther King

Few people are claiming that there was anything random or mysterious about the brutal murder of nine innocent African American people in Charleston.


On 4th of July, remember CPUSA's commitment to patriotism

FDR signed Executive Order 9066 for the forcible internment of 120,000 Americans of Japanese ancestry into concentration camps, including CPUSA member Karl Yoneda..


An American Indian should replace Jackson on the $20 bill

It would be fitting justice that Jackson should be replaced with a representative of the people he tried to exterminate.


A second look at FDR’s “Second Bill of Rights”

In 1944, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, preparing to run for a fourth term, proposed a "Second Bill of Rights" for post World War II U.S.


Streets of New York - the subway

The great thing about the New York subway is the people: it feels like you're seeing people from every place on Earth.

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