Opinion

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Police unions and the challenge of solidarity

There is no justification for attacks on individual police officers who have little or nothing to do with the policies that have created the dehumanizing of the lives of black people.

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In Ferguson, a prosecutor manipulates the justice system to prevent indictment

Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson never went to trial for killing Mike Brown, but he had one of the best attorneys anyone in his situation could have had.

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“With liberty and justice for all someday”

I don't know about you, but over the last few years I've become more aware of patriotic expression in our public life.

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How long before that arc bends towards justice?

Almost 50 years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. stood on the steps of the Capitol in Montgomery, Alabama, and asked "How long?" His words ring as true today as ever.

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Thankful for Thanksgiving

While I don't care much about Columbus Day (except that there's no school, which when my kids were younger was a pain), I do like Thanksgiving.

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View from Indian country: Turkey with a side of death

The nation will be gathering for a day set aside for turkey eating and football. But underneath the merriment is a false history that is also celebrated.

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Washington football team’s name must be changed

Several thousand people protested the name of the Washington's football team at a Minnesota Vikings home game recently.

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Memories of Ñancahuazú, Tlatelolco and Cubana de Aviación Flight 455

This time of year brings many memories. The memories are like echoes, for they coincide so closely with events of today, equally tragic and bloody.

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Goodbye Columbus, welcome Indigenous People's Day

I hope my kids will be able to go to school and hear the truth of what happened to our people.

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Lessons from Chile on September 11

In his farewell message while waiting for his death, President Allende explained what was happening: "Foreign capital and imperialism, united with reactionary elements, created the climate."

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