A lot of jeers - for BP, CEOs and Vatican officials - and some cheers too.
After a year of intense struggles on one side, and bank lobbying on the other side, Congress yesterday passed Wall Street reform - a big step, but the battle's not over.
It wasn't quite "old home week," but attending the U.S. Social Forum last month in Detroit, where I had lived for many years, was special, and thought-provoking.
DETROIT - Two significant things happened in this beleaguered city recently that show the possibility of turning our country's problems around.
On Saturday, America spoke clearly: Tax the rich! Cut the military budget! Tax Wall Street!
There's no direct path to socialism - at every new stage of struggle, everybody has his or her opinion about what is to be done, and, not surprisingly, I do too.
British Petroleum is now putting a special spin on the crisis caused by the explosion of its oil well in the Gulf of Mexico - and it's the most revolting spin yet.
A new political and economic model, a new New Deal, is urgently needed, but the tycoons of finance are not about to yield their power - it will take a series of struggles.
Without any sense of hyperbole, the 29th convention of the Communist Party was a "home run."
According to the conventional wisdom, the United States is a center-right country.