Ten fateful days in Mississippi, March 1962

"In March 1962 I was a sophomore at Brandeis University, becoming increasingly aware of the broad social movements occurring across America."


The way to save the planet: shrink the economy

Any real climate change program must deal with a triple challenge, which can only be met by global agreement to replace competition with cooperation.


Chattanooga deaths being called an act of domestic terrorism

Why is a mass murderer who kills in the name of white supremacy not considered a terrorist but a killer who, currently, has no known ideological motive is?



Greece put its faith in democracy, but Germany vetoed it

The heroic struggle of the Greek people against a nation-killing austerity regime has failed, at least for now.


As Bernie Sanders draws 10,000, socialism draws 47 percent

Not since the days of Eugene Debs' bid for the presidency from his prison cell has a socialist candidate garnered so much attention and support.


Bratton episode underlines need for diverse New York police force

 "This is a teachable moment that affirms that broken windows policing destroys lives and opportunities."


Critical that Sen. Sanders continue the fight against TPP

TPP is the will of the wealthy whose greed has gone so deep as to be dangerous to us all.


At Jeb Bush event, 19 year-old eats media’s lunch on Iraq spin

Student Ivy Ziedrich confronted Jeb Bush and taught us what it means to put the people in "government of the people, by the people, for the people."


“I’ll sit out the 2016 elections”: really?

Announcements by candidates running for president are coming fast and furious; the 2016 election campaign has begun.


On 40th anniversary of Vietnam War’s end, it’s mea culpa time

The Vietnamese - victims of invasion, aggression and atrocities - haven't forgotten us.

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