Opinion

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Supreme racism tramples democracy in voting rights

The 30-year project of the Republicans and ultra-conservatives to crush civil rights took a qualitative leap forward when the Supreme Court gutted the Voting Rights Act of 1965 in a 5-4 decision announced on June 25.

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Paula Deen shows racism has not gone away

Over the past few weeks Paula Deen has gone from so-called celebrity chef to national pariah - and rightfully so.

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Austerity-to-prosperity lie based on "bogus math"

Republicans are committed to the belief that the only way out of the economic crisis is through austerity for the people. Clearly many Democrats as well buy into this profits-before-people policy.

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The Second Amendment and racism

The Second Amendment continues to provide cover for racism just as its original intent was to protect slavery.

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Long Distance Revolutionary: A journey with Mumia Abu-Jamal

Mumia Abu Jamal is the subject of a new and informative documentary that focuses on his life and beliefs rather than his world famous case.

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The reverse discrimination farce

History repeats itself: the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce. So it goes for the Supreme Court case on affirmative action and campus diversity, Fisher v. University of Texas.

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U.S. gun culture diagnosed as a social disease

In the wake of the two mass shootings this summer, some American physicians consider this country's gun violence a social disease.

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The Romney-Ryan “white skin strategy”

An integral part of the Romney-Ryan election strategy is to exploit the racial misconceptions of white workers.

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GOP Convention brews lies and hate

I can't recall another Republican Convention more full of lies, demagogy, sexism and racism as the one just concluded in Tampa.

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Progressive cinema: Spotlight on Detroit

Ultimately it's the people that make a city. There are still many good people in Detroit; many great activists and endless joys left in this embattled city.

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