Opinion

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Want a better world? Get on board with the new labor movement

Deep-going social change in a progressive, left and socialist direction doesn't just "happen." It requires, first of all, real, active, and politically far-seeing social movements on the ground.

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Attack on Kansas Jewish centers: Should you care?

Racism and anti-Semitism are two parts of the same "divide and conquer" strategy that the American right wing is using in an attempt to maintain political and economic control.

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Union offers hope for this student writer

As a student writer I have faced challenges in finding work. Whether it's writing articles or finding an unrelated job to support myself, the odds are against people like me.

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UPS fires 250 workers: class struggle, NY-style (with video)

On Feb. 26, UPS fired a 24-year UPS worker and union activist who was protesting the grueling 12-hour days during a bitter winter, and the company's unwillingness to reach an agreement addressing the issue.

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Wind gives small towns a boost

It provides a new income source to farmers and ranchers, reinvigorating small communities, providing funding for fire and police departments, schools, infrastructure, and other public services.

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Time for a 21st century U.S. foreign policy

With 16,000 of the world's 17,000 nuclear bombs in the U.S. and Russia, the U.S. should certainly not be fanning the fires for a new cold war after the distressing events in Crimea and the Ukraine. 

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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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