Opinion

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Ivanhoe Donaldson, a Civil Rights movement backbone, passes

He worked to support many "everyday" heroes who risked everything for equality and justice.

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From the People’s World archives: “Law and order” - the Mississippi way

In 1963, the following article appeared in the pages of The Worker, a predecessor publication of People's World . . .

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Danny Rubin helped shape our world

Danny Rubin was a long time leader of the CPUSA: Rubin's work included major contributions to struggles of the progressive movements from the 1950's up until the time of his death.

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Revisiting Baltimore and changing the "racial conversation"

Does "Black lives matter" ask for something from the dominant culture that would require economic loss or will it mean gains and not losses, morally and economically, for most Americans?

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Laquan McDonald killing exposes edifice of brutal oppression

The veil is being lifted from an entire interdependent system of institutionalized racism and oppression and its ugly inner workings.

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Laquan McDonald killing underlines need to radically reconstruct criminal justice system

Everyone pressing for justice understands that appropriate actions against obstructionist public officials need sustained public oversight and engagement every step of the way.

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The police story of this murder was a lie

We need a system change here and it's not going to happen unless we, the people make it happen.

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Has feminism become a new four-letter word?

Women in the media spotlight have gone on record, for a variety of reasons, refusing to be associated with the word or the movement.

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Julian Bond: in the footsteps of Robeson, Du Bois

Julian had faith in the courage of people to fight for justice and equality, and was pleased to do his bit, but he never saw himself as a great leader; that made him one.

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Julian Bond, civil rights leader, dies at 75

Julian Bond's life traced the arc of the civil rights movement, from his efforts as a militant young man to the top leadership post at the NAACP.

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