Reza Aslan, FOX News, and Islamophobia

I thought of Sartre's "Anti-Semite and Jew" when I heard about the recent FOX News television interview with Reza Aslan.


Henri Alleg, 1921 to 2013: Exposed French torture in Algeria

Few U.S. readers know who he was and what he contributed, but his story should be told, because he was a true hero of the struggle against state violence.


Cuba’s July 26: Honoring heroes of Moncada

The history of Cuba's Movement of 26th July is a history of triumph over great adversity.


New York voters want a mayor with a heart

The priority of a billionaire mayor is to protect the interest of billionaires. That is why the people of New York City want a mayor who will move the city in another direction.


"We've got a long way to go" for decent health care

Recently I have had the misfortune of visiting the emergency room twice - once with my father, who had had a stroke, and once as a patient, due to a dislocated knee.


Why Rolling Stone's "Bomber" cover triggered explosion of outrage

After Rolling Stone magazine placed Tsarnaev Dzhokhar on their cover in a flattering rock star image, many protested saying it was a terrible move - and they may be right.


Justice for Trayvon Martin

After the acquittal of Trayvon Martin's admitted killer George Zimmerman, America found itself confronting the long-standing flaw in the democratic promise of "justice for all": race and racism.


Toshi Seeger, mother, activist, filmmaker, dies at 91

The wife of Pete Seeger passed away overnight on July 9th. She was a mother, organizer, activist, filmmaker, and essential part of her husband's work.


When capitalism can’t

Today, there are hundreds of millions of people around the world who are and remain permanently in the "reserve army of the unemployed."


Paula Deen, Inc. filled America with junk food

Paula Deen lived by the cleaver and she died by the cleaver. She skyrocketed to fame and fortune based on a caricature.