Opinion

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Bread and Roses struggle continues

This morning in Lawrence, Massachusetts, the local high school Girl's Ensemble was scheduled to sing "The Internationale" at City Hall.

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National treasures worth fighting for

The U.S. postal service like our national parks is a national treasure.

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Out of high school, into military? There’s a better option

Most of the people who joined the military came from poor and working class families.

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Movies you might have missed: "Mondays in the Sun"

Despite the often-depressing vignettes of the characters' plight, the story is ultimately one of the pride and dignity of the working class.

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“Retirement Heist” shows how they stole the pensions

Three decades ago, prior to Reagan's "Republican Revolution," 40 percent of America's retirees were receiving real, defined benefit pensions.

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Change comes from the bottom up

The whole knock on President Obama not living up to his promises ignores that nothing major can be done in the U.S. political system without the support of Congress.

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Political power comes from using hard-won freedoms

Genuine power of the people comes from using our freedom, as in freedom of speech and the vote.

Fighting the far right in Europe

In many European countries - the Netherlands, Switzerland, Hungary, Belgium, and France, among others - the far right is gaining ground in the polls.

Woody Guthrie’s gift to American culture

This year marks the centennial of the birth of Woody Guthrie, perhaps one of the most influential songwriters and performers of the 20th century.

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Lorenzo Torrez, copper miner, Communist leader, dies at 84

Lorenzo Torrez, leader of the Communist Party, a staunch yet quiet spoken fighter for union rights and Mexican American equality, died New Years Day in Tucson.

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