Opinion

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Time to save the children

Solutions are possible. Much will depend on whether the political will can be mustered. That will depend on mass struggle.

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The cost of war for families

In February of 2014, Senate Republicans blocked a $21 billion plan to build new VA clinics because they said it was too expensive.

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Police unions and the challenge of solidarity

There is no justification for attacks on individual police officers who have little or nothing to do with the policies that have created the dehumanizing of the lives of black people.

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The right’s working class philosopher

Nicknamed the "longshoreman philosopher," Eric Hoffer was the best-known working-class author and intellectual in postwar America.

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The limits of charity

I believe in charity, but it is no substitute for government resources and policies. That's why I urge people to support change agents.

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Packed house at 3rd annual Vito Marcantonio Forum

Vito Marcantonio (1902­-1954) was a fourteen-term Congressman from East Harlem.

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My first protest demonstration: Where do we go from here?

We must defeat every right-wing politician on Election Day and elect a government that responds to the people's concerns around climate change, rather than denies it.

 

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Ice buckets, Cuba, walking and wills

"Instead of competing against each other for precious donor dollars, the whole nation ought to join in a mass movement for universal health care."

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Lessons from Chile on September 11

In his farewell message while waiting for his death, President Allende explained what was happening: "Foreign capital and imperialism, united with reactionary elements, created the climate."

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Economic spin doctors

It's easy to feel you are being pressured against your instinct to accept a miserable marriage when listening to many economics pundits trying to be "upbeat" about the economy.

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