Opinion

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Inside/outside strategy: Left should learn from far right

The left hasn't had a real inside/outside strategy since the '30s Popular Front or Jackson's '80s campaigns. New curriculum says it's time to try again.

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Straight outta everywhere: Learning to listen in the "racial conversation"

The white dominant culture is more interested in critiquing the rap music rather than critiquing the conditions to which the music bears witness.

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Top 10 television shows of 2013

Television series, as of late, have taken risks, made leaps in creative writing, and even moved beyond cable TV.

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Chris Hayes’ “Twilight of the Elites” explodes meritocracy myth

But the critical mechanism of "exploitation" so central to a meaningful, class-based analysis is completely absent.

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"Searching for Sugar Man": a review

Searching for Sugar Man is an uplifting documentary film about the life of Detroit based Mexican American working-class singer Sixto Rodriguez.

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A book for Labor Day: "Playing Bigger Than You Are - A Life In Organizing"

This Labor Day workers will be marching and highlighting union and election struggles around the country. After the marches, it might be a good time to kick back and read a good book by a leader in those fights.

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What does it take to “Rebuild the Dream”?

In September 2009, Van Jones stepped down as Special Advisor under a barrage of right-wing criticism of his youthful flirtation with leftist politics.

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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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Left on the bookshelf: "Vision and Communism"

Students of art and anthropology, as well as Soviet history, would find this book to be a valuable addition to their personal library.

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Progressive cinema at Traverse City: Focus on Middle East

As long as the Israeli occupation of Palestinian land continues, there are films to bring us the truth. And they are getting better and growing in numbers.

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