Opinion

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British Petroleum and friends: The face of the enemy

When we rail against corporate abuses on these pages and elsewhere, we sometimes forget that a corporation is not a person.

The people of Greece and the rest of us

If you rely on the major mass media to get a picture of what's going on in the world you probably think the economic crisis in Greece was caused by irresponsible Greek workers living high off the hog.

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Happy birthday Karl

Just when I thought I'd seen it all, I got invited to Karl Marx's birthday party!

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President Obama makes history - again!

In a dramatic departure from the days when workers were scorned by the White House President Obama yesterday became the first president to issue a proclamation for Workers Memorial Day.

A reality check on Wall Street

By any objective measure, Wall Street has given up its right to manage our nation's finances.

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Capitalism replaces human rights with inhuman rights

Proclaiming that "all men are born free and equal" and that government of the people arises from the citizens themselves, rather than from any "divine right," the French Revolution began a new era in human history.

Financial reform: lesser and greater questions

The entire progressive agenda hinges in large part on breaking the stranglehold finance capital has on our democratic institutions.

Heaven help us if we don’t heed his call

Decades from now, climate scientist James Hansen will occupy a prominent place in our history books, but what we don't know now is whether humankind will heed his alarm or go on with business as usual.

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Kyrgyzstan: A “free market” disaster

The convulsions in the central Asian nation of Kyrgyzstan have a lot less to do with the yearning for democracy there than they do with the aftermath of the World Trade Organization's forced "liberalization" of its economy.

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What is the role of government?

Tea partiers say "No" to a government headed by Barack Obama. In reality, the role of government is part of the class struggle, and was at the heart of the health care refrom fight.

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