Opinion

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From #FeelTheBern to #ImWithHer: A young activist takes the long view

Either Trump or Clinton will become president. There is no question as to which candidate gives the left the room it needs to form a programmatic response.

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After Orlando, LGBTQ movement grieves

Around the globe, rainbow flags fly at half-mast. Orlando was not so much of a wake-up call, but rather a reminder. First we mourn, then we act.

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Peace activist, Jesuit priest Daniel Berrigan dies at 94

His defiant protests helped shape Americans' opposition to the Vietnam War, and they landed The Rev. Daniel Berrigan behind bars.

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Danny Rubin helped shape our world

Danny Rubin was a long time leader of the CPUSA: Rubin's work included major contributions to struggles of the progressive movements from the 1950's up until the time of his death.

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Indian treaty enforcement could benefit from Oregon occupation

The Northern Paiutes, the historical antecedents of the present-day tribe, never had an agreement that was ratified by the U.S. Senate as required by law.

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Revisiting Baltimore and changing the "racial conversation"

Does "Black lives matter" ask for something from the dominant culture that would require economic loss or will it mean gains and not losses, morally and economically, for most Americans?

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The legacy of Spain and the Lincoln Brigade

When I think about Spain, I think about the people who taught me to fight for a different world, for a vision of a just society, a socialist society.

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Laquan McDonald killing exposes edifice of brutal oppression

The veil is being lifted from an entire interdependent system of institutionalized racism and oppression and its ugly inner workings.

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Laquan McDonald killing underlines need to radically reconstruct criminal justice system

Everyone pressing for justice understands that appropriate actions against obstructionist public officials need sustained public oversight and engagement every step of the way.

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The police story of this murder was a lie

We need a system change here and it's not going to happen unless we, the people make it happen.

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