Opinion

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Immigration: How not to make legislative concessions

The Senate yesterday to throw $600 more into the useless and hopeless project of "sealing" the U.S.-Mexican border.  What a waste!

Is socialism possible?

Given the unprecedented economic, political and military power of the U.S. ruling class, it may seem like a pipedream to believe that working people can ever take over.

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World labor today

Last month's congress of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), in Vancouver, Canada was an eye-opener. Labor in every country to shift gears and rethink how to fight. But this congress gave a clear picture of how the crisis is bringing to life "workers of the world unite" in real time.

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Immigration: The legislative picture

With as many as 14 other states consider legislation like Arizona's noxious SB 1070, the prospect of a comprehensive immigration reform to provide legalization for the 10.8 million undocumented immigrants gets harder.

Union baiting equals hating

A couple of months ago, I heard Joel Klein, head of New York's Department of Education, blame the teachers' union contract for the fact that there are a lot of Jewish holidays on the school calendar

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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 critical terrain of struggle

The AFL-CIO and its new president, Richard Trumka, are going to spend a day on Wall Street later this month, but not everyone there is planning to welcome them.

Not just any movement

Only a particular kind of movement has the capacity to challenge the array of forces on the other side of the class struggle at this juncture.

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New Haven marches for immigrant rights

The magnificent outpouring of over 200,000 people in the nation's capitol for comprehensive immigration reform on March 21 will have a profound impact across this country.

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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.

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