Opinion

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The limits of charity

I believe in charity, but it is no substitute for government resources and policies. That's why I urge people to support change agents.

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“With liberty and justice for all someday”

I don't know about you, but over the last few years I've become more aware of patriotic expression in our public life.

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Turning Ferguson outrage into united action for justice

Civil rights groups call for a completion of the Justice Department's investigation, and the NAACP calls for a "Journey for Justice" from Ferguson to Jefferson City.

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Packed house at 3rd annual Vito Marcantonio Forum

Vito Marcantonio (1902­-1954) was a fourteen-term Congressman from East Harlem.

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A special prosecutor a must in Michael Brown case

The goal of selective leaking of information seems be to influence public opinion prior to the completion of the grand jury's work.

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J. J. Goldberg speaks on Israel and Palestine: Is there a way out?

In half a dozen years the Israel Defense Forces may have a cadre of commanding officers no longer answerable to the Israeli government, but to their fundamentalist rabbis back home.

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Ray Rice and his enablers: why men must speak out

Think about it: before Goodell as well as Ravens coach Jim Harbaugh and Ravens officials saw this new tape, what did they think had transpired on that elevator?

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Norman Hodgett, 82: Fighter for peace, economic justice, and equality

Activists are mourning the loss of Norman Hodgett, who died in New York August 9. He leaves behind his beloved Kathy Rutkowsky and countless friends and comrades.

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Video: Barber calls for “Moral Fusion” movement to defeat far right

All labor activists and progressive people should watch and circulate this remarkable speech by the Rev. William Barber, president of the North Carolina NAACP.

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Faith in service to worker justice

"Not just promises of doing good, but a a strategic, thoughtful, active, day-in-day-out, in-the-trenches response."

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