Opinion

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Hang in there, Mayor de Blasio

The wolves of Wall Street are out to destroy New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's universal pre-kindergarten plan.

 

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Starkovich loved unions, children, flowers....despised redbaiters, unionbusters!

Nearly 200 people gathered at the Urban Horticulture Center to honor George Tony Starkovich for his lifelong work as a union organizer, an activist for jobs, peace, and equality. Starkovich died February 26 at age 91. 

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Nuclear disarmament policy a mixed bag, at best

The ratification of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty and the negotiation of a Fissile Materials Treaty, both of which the Obama administration favors, have been held up, one by the U.S. Senate, the other by another country.

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Students empower themselves through union solidarity

The importance of a work sector being organized is unparalleled but what really counts is when it creates a ripple effect on the surrounding sectors.

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Labor stalwart Lonnie Nelson dies at 83

She was 83 years old and was active in the people's movements and in her Communist Party club until stricken by a stroke a few days before her death, Feb. 12.

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Pete Seeger and American communism

The death of Pete Seeger has sparked a worldwide outpouring of love, affection and appreciation for the life and legacy of this great artist, activist, humanitarian and socialist.

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Spanish Civil War vet still struggling at 98

Interview with Del Berg who served in the famed Abraham Lincoln Brigade in the Spanish Civil War and is a long-time activist in the labor and peace movements.

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One year after Newtown and I am still angry

One year ago we all were stunned by the horrific event at a little elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut.

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Determined to make a difference, a tribute to comrade Debbie Bell

Through years of struggle, Debbie Bell made a difference. And our party the struggle has moved forward and is that much stronger and influential because of comrades like Debbie.

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1917 Russian Revolution: What the world has lost

It has been 96 years since the Russian Revolution and 22 years since the Soviet Union, collapsed and broke into pieces, and the world lost much in that collapse.

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