Opinion

Herman Cain: Defense of bigotry, the ultra rich and the ultra right

Herman Cain's main role is to give a kind of seal of approval to the racism, and bigotry of the Republican Party and he does it well. And right-wing Republican audiences adore him.

Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth: A mighty tree for civil rights

Rev. Shuttlesworth's fingerprints are all over the history of the Civil Rights movement and his dogged determination to resist the powers of racism and inequality were legendary.

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Troy Davis is laid to rest

Om Saturday, October 1, thousands joined in to celebrate Troy Davis' life at the Jonesville Baptist Church in Savannah, Ga., and tens of thousands more joined online through the webstream

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NLRB has airtight case against Boeing

Republicans are clearly using the National Labor Relations Board complaint against Boeing to launch a bigger, right-wing assault on individual worker rights and collective bargaining.

Jim Crow alive and well in Alabama

Shelby County has been trying to disenfranchise black people for years, but the latest ploy has been shot down by a federal district court.

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Troy Davis and the new abolitionists

In the fight to save Troy Davis's life, a new abolitionist movement is born.

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North Carolina: where homophobia is law

"Being gay is an abomination. Gay people are going to Hell." That's what Rep. Marcus Brandon heard a speaker say at the House Rules Committee meeting

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A tip for Joe the machinist: Watch your back

A Labor Day reflection: Corporate America no longer even pays lip service to the importance of encouraging hard work and skill.

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Millions make change

The initiatives and actions of the American people were an essential ingredient in the progressive-democratic thrust in the 1930s and 1960s. The same is true today.

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Labor board rule changes help defeat employer delay tactics

By now, there's been publicity - and lots of management propaganda - about proposals by the National Labor Relations Board to change some rules.

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