Opinion

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Fast-food workers meet labor movement: a super-sized duo

There is an emerging nationwide movement of low-wage fast-food workers who have begun to set the tone regarding the federal minimum wage, fast-food workers' rights and the future of service sector work generally.

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Taking the long view on fight for freedom

As one of 250,000 who attended the 1963 "March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom," I had to come to Washington, Aug. 24, to be a part of the 50th anniversary march.

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A meditation on race

The killing of Trayvon Martin, the trial of George Zimmerman, and the public discourse in the aftermath of the verdict have awakened memories I had frankly put in the old news pile of my mind.

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The power and hope of the March on Washington

It was thrilling to travel from New Haven to Washington with a bus full of young people age 7 on up looking for hope and eager to act. At the march, they collected over 200 signatures on petitions for the Youth Jobs Act.

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King's dream confronted "giant triplets of racism, extreme materialism and militarism"

After Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. opposed the U.S. war in Vietnam, he received a barrage of criticism from editorial boards, donors and even other civil rights leaders.

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No U.S.-NATO intervention in Syria

No matter who is to blame for the chemical attacks, an escalated war with U.S. and NATO involvement would be disastrous. We strongly oppose an escalation of the war via U.S. and NATO intervention. 

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Civil rights 2013: a cautionary tale from Alabama

In July of 1963, I was preparing for my senior year at Nashville's Pearl High School. For me, news about the civil rights movement became an unsettling blend of darkest tragedies and heady victories.

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Three generations march on Washington

I'm very proud that my father and uncle, Joe and Dennis Mora, were both at the 1963 March on Washington, one of many demonstrations and activities they participated in during the civil rights heyday.

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Three days on bus, then dancing at March on Washington

I was a 28 year-old peace activist in San Francisco in 1963 when I got a call from Women for Peace asking if I'd like to go to the March on Washington as one of their delegates.

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March on Washington volunteer recalls Bayard Rustin, tears

Everyone knows about Dr. King's magnificent speech but I feel it is important that Rustin's role and influence has recently been recognized and written about.

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