Noted scholar and activist Dr. Ron Walters dies at 72

Dr. Ron Walters, a distinguished scholar and civil rights movement activist, died last week from cancer at the age of 72.

From margins to mainstream: the rise of Rush, Sarah and gang

Rush Limbaugh, Glenn Beck and Sarah Palin, tea party, etc., comfortably nestle in the Republican Party, endangering to the extreme democracy and progress.


‘Machete' is dead on, immigrants are heroes

After seeing the movie "Machete," I thought this could quite possibly be the worst film ever or it could be one of those timely political satires perhaps on the verge of pure genius.


One local church helps to combat fear

I was mortified and outraged when I heard that a pastor is planning a "National Burn a Qur'an Day" scheduled for September 11 and encouraged other churches to do likewise.

New York elections not just about Cuomo

Figuring out who to vote for in New York State this year is trickier than usual for those who want to advance labor rights, equality and democracy.


Glenn Beck rally: sound and fury, signifying ...

The much vaunted "Restoring Honor" rally, hosted by Fox News' Glenn Beck, promoted 24/7 on that station and others, and bankrolled by far-right billionaires, drew an estimated 87,000 people, according to CBS News.


Graduation day

Melvin Pelvin showed society that a young black man with plenty of swag can do whatever he puts his mind to!


Roy Kaufman, freedom fighter, dies at 80

CLEVELAND -- "Freedom fighter," "Poor man's lawyer," and "One of the most beautiful people I ever met" -- words that described progressive attorney, Roy Kaufman.

Is socialism possible?

Given the unprecedented economic, political and military power of the U.S. ruling class, it may seem like a pipedream to believe that working people can ever take over.


Policing by skin color

Nearly 9 out of 10 people in New York City charged in marijuana arrests are Black or Latino, even though whites are the heaviest users of pot.

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