October

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Republican policies the cause of prison-to-poverty cycle

As the country prepares to go to the ballot box in two weeks, voters would do well to recall the long-term effect of Republican Contract with America polices.

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It's a bird! It's a plane! It's Unemployed Man!

Ultimatum, a superhero who fights negative attitudes with platitudes, ("Stop blaming others and start blaming yourself!"), runs afoul of his Board of Directors and becomes Unemployed Man.

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Workers in struggle on and off screen

While audiences were treated to one of the most exciting pro-labor films in decades at last month's Toronto Festival, a real-life struggle was going on outside.

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A waitress in Georgia and why Nov. 2 matters

"We the lower class people wish for better waitress pay, better health care, day care, and more jobs," says a waitress in a small town in Georgia.

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Foreclosure moratorium is our victory

As banks across the country begin implementing foreclosure moratoriums, it is important for the left to step back for a second and claim the victory - something we are usually pretty bad at.

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People before Profits: Sound bites about jobs

The Republicans are fond of saying that small business creates 70 percent of all jobs. They don't tell you that small business is also responsible for 70 percent of all layoffs. That's the nature of small business. They start up and go out of business all the time.

Recession slams Black and Latino families

Newly released data reveals that racially-based economic inequalities may be at their worst levels since the 1990s.

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Sitting out the elections? Think again

Shoot yourself in the foot if you like, but don't do it on Nov. 2 because the buckshot will hit the rest of us!

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Status quo is unsustainable, and dangerous

We need a new vision to block the reactionary juggernaut led and funded by leading sections of finance capital, energy, defense and agribusiness.

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Alaska tea party candidate: a study in contradictions

Republican senatorial candidate Joe Miller of Alaska has stirred up controversy recently. He is the Tea Party favorite, Palin backed, and it's no surprise that he believes everything the federal government provides is negative.

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