Opinion

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Systemic violence and mass shootings

While we mourn the victims of the heinous shootings in Newtown, Conn., it is important to pause for a moment to reflect on what this violence means.

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The passing of Russell Means was a loss for the world

Indian rights activist Russell Means passed on after a magnificent life of struggle to better the lives of American Indians.

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Working class loses a leader: George Edwards, activist every day

The working class and people lost a great leader, activist, and fighter for justice and equality this past week.

Eric Hobsbawm, great Marxist historian who kept his cool

I was saddened to hear of the death of Eric Hobsbawm, one of the great Marxist historians writing in the English language of my lifetime.

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The mailman wonders: Whose history are we taught?

It's funny what you don't learn in school. Funny is the wrong word. Actually it's quite sad.

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The truth about teacher tenure

A fight over teacher tenure is now raging because so-called education reformers have set their sights on destroying public education under the guise of saving it.

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Charting a new vision on the anniversary of 9/11

It is appropriate on this 11th anniversary to think hard about the need for a new direction in foreign policy.

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Paintings by the late Blanche Wille slated for show

The organizers would like to have an exhibition of Blanche Wille's artwork at a major gallery, and a serious catalog.

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Today in labor history: Swaziland gains independence

Swaziland officially became independent from its former colonial ruler, the United Kingdom.

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Progressive cinema: “The Story of Film: An Odyssey”

Cousins is a brilliant scholar with allegiance to working people, who are represented with respect throughout the entire series.

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