Opinion

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Arizona immigration law: A civil rights catastrophe

The signing last week by Arizona's Republican Governor, Jan Brewer of SB 1070 should be a signal for action by everybody who cares about human and workers' rights.

Reform or revolution

Abraham Lincoln composed the first draft of the Emancipation Proclamation for a cabinet meeting in July 1862.

Chomsky, fascism and the working class

Famed linguistics professor and left-wing icon Noam Chomsky made remarks recently that gave me pause.

Human rights hypocrisy and Cuba

Ted, a friend, had a question about Cuba: "What about that hunger striker who died in prison there."

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People's movement asserts new power

It appears that the grassroots movement that helped elect Obama and the Democratic Congress has reemerged. Even the president himself hit the road, mobilizing folks.

Racial profiling of Muslims continues charges speaker

 Racial and religious profiling and assaults on constitutional freedoms enacted by the Bush Administration have continued unabated.

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Trying 9/11 case here is not hatred for NYC

NEW YORK - The far-right has spearheaded an anti-Obama campaign over the plan to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in Manhattan. But it's all nonsense.

Is this a socialist moment?

Is this a socialist moment? I hear this question when I travel. So here is the answer I usually give when asked at public meetings.

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Ultra right is down, but not out

The actions of the Republican Party over the past year in opposition to health care reform and every other program of the Obama administration are unprecedented in character.

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Houston elects first openly gay mayor

The election of Annise Parker to the office of Houston mayor is a major accomplishment for progressive forces in Houston and around the country.

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