Opinion

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Guatemalan children at U.S. border there because of U.S. backed genocide

The arms used in this genocide were supplied to the Guatemalan military by successive U.S. administrations beginning with that of Ronald Reagan.

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Accumulation of greenhouse gases a "planetary emergency"

If eloquent words and scientific data don't move you to be a better steward of this fragile place we call Earth, then make it personal.

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Out of mouths of babes: "It seems like police are about to go to war with the people"

The determined will of the people to stop police crimes erupted in organized mass protest and cries of "no justice no peace!" Stop police from racially profiling and murdering people.

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Myths of capitalism: the myth of scarcity

We are faced with a choice of who will pay to rebuild our infrastructure, educate our children, and transition to a green economy.

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How does it feel to be a problem?

The question, "How does it feel to be a problem?" is asked of black Americans in different forms and actions by our society every day.

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Norman Hodgett, 82: Fighter for peace, economic justice, and equality

Activists are mourning the loss of Norman Hodgett, who died in New York August 9. He leaves behind his beloved Kathy Rutkowsky and countless friends and comrades.

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Wrong way on Iraq

President Obama, while saying U.S. airstrikes would be limited in scope, also called it "a long-term project" - that is alarming, opening the door for further disasters.

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Ending violence must be our passion

We can barely turn in any direction without encountering violence of one kind or another. It is a pervasive presence in our lives and the lives of people worldwide.

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Ukraine, “Morning Joe,” and the new Cold War

Over the past few weeks the American people have been served up a steady stream of words and images by the major media about the conflict in the Ukraine.

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"Bourgeois politics" and the mature left

An immediate challenge for anybody who cares about the future of our democracy is the elections this fall: Whichever side wins will have a leg up on the 2016 presidential race.

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