Opinion

Cheers and jeers, from the Gulf to the Vatican

A lot of jeers - for BP, CEOs and Vatican officials - and some cheers too.

Wall Street reform overcomes Wall Street blockade

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.

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Fighting to be reborn

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.

A dramatic reawakening of a people’s movement

DETROIT - Two significant things happened in this beleaguered city recently that show the possibility of turning our country's problems around.

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America Speaks: Hijacking democracy

On Saturday, America spoke clearly: Tax the rich! Cut the military budget! Tax Wall Street!

No other way to get there

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.

Unwinding the BP spin

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.

An idea whose time has come

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.

CPUSA: A fighting spirit

Without any sense of hyperbole, the 29th convention of the Communist Party was a "home run."

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Capitalism: Big surprises in recent polls

According to the conventional wisdom, the United States is a center-right country.

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