Opinion

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“The New Jim Crow” is must-read for social justice movement

Much like James Baldwin's "The Fire Next Time" or Michael Harrington's "The Other America," Alexander's book is a wakeup call to this nation.

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Mortgage agreement: a small step forward

Housing, labor, and civil rights advocates and elected officials are giving a thumbs up to the accord reached between 49 state attorneys general and banks involved in the mortgage crisis.

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Media and power

Canadian sociologist Jeffery Klaehn has put together a penetrating collection of essays dealing with the political economy of the mass media spanning a broad range of topics.

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Cuba sets socialist example on LGBT rights

Cuba is advancing a broad-based human rights agenda for LGBT people ahead of the United States.

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Scaling the Great Class Wall in America

A radicalization process is at work here and it is growing in intensity and breadth.

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Is Bain Capital capitalism's bane?

Mitt Romney and Bain Capital provide a glimpse into the fatal flaws of capitalism.

The Kenyan roots of the Occupy movement

With the presidential election looming over 2012, we should take a cue from our Kenyan brothers and sisters. We need to take our analysis of the gross negligence of our financial institutions into the electoral arena.

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CEO thievery indicates need for new system

Mitt Romney said that his business experience would make him a good steward of the economy - maybe I'm missing something.

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"No" to the Super Committee of the One Percent!

For generations in this country any talk by an elected official of cutting Social Security meant political suicide.

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Occupy Wall Street is the voice of America

It's no surprise that Republicans, right-wing think tanks, corporate moguls and, of course, Wall Street execs and CEO's are worried sick about Occupy Wall Street.

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