Opinion

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News flash: Americans aren't anti-worker

Polls have found Wisconsin Gov. Walker's union-busting tactics to be widely unpopular despite the major media's presumption that the opposite would be true.

 

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To guarantee life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness, tax the rich

Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness are rights written into the U.S. Declaration of Independence, to be pursued as goals for free citizens living in a democratic society.

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After 64 years, still paying the price for Taft-Hartley

How did the landmark anti-labor legislation, backed at that time by Joe McCarthy and Richard Nixon, come to be the law of the land?

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It’s not just Wisconsin: a nationwide counteroffensive is emerging

It is fair to say a new phase of a struggle is afoot, in which labor and its allies could turn the tables decisively in their favor.

Will America ever wake up?

The middle class is being decimated and the working class is being punished. What will it take for America, real America, not the corporate entity we have become, to wake up and fight back?

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Leonard Weinglass, defender of civil rights, dies

All lovers of human and civil rights were saddened last week to hear of the passing of the outstanding attorney Leonard Weinglass,  who succumbed to pancreatic cancer on March 23.

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Triangle fire: then and now

While walking through the Evergreen Cemetery recently, located in Ridgewood Brooklyn, I came across a section dedicated to eight unidentified young women who died in the Triangle Shirtwaist fire on March 25, 1911.

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Is democracy inherent in socialism?

That's how it should be, but, as history teaches, socialism is democratic only if we make it so.

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There were no outsiders in Madison

America called and they came. And it was immediate. Wave after wave of concerned citizens evolved into a tsunami of humanity that descended upon Madison, Wisconsin. As workers, students and everyday citizens with no political bent understood the Republicans' intent, they responded en masse.

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Financial dictator would rob Detroiters of their vote

The same financial power structure that ruined Detroit economically stands in the shadows as mouthpieces of money in the state government threaten the majority Black city.

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