Opinion

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Ode to a labor troubadour: Woody Guthrie

We pause now from the almost constant commentary on active politicians and political activism to render an ode to Woody Guthrie.

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Woody Guthrie's first Daily Worker column

Woody Sez  "The national debit is one thing I caint figger out"

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A tribute to Philip Levine, poet laureate of workers

Philip Levine has just completed his year-long term as the U.S. poet laureate.

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New book about Alger Hiss revives Cold War mythology

As Rep. Allen West proved with his channeling of the late Sen. Joe McCarthy recently, the Red Scare echoes endure within American culture.

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Overlooked and looked over: women veterans tell their story

Women veterans are sharing their experiences in a powerful and eye opening exhibit at the National Veterans Art Museum in Chicago, now through Memorial Day.

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Integrating American Bandstand

We wanted to get involved but we didn't know how to connect to the civil rights movement in our community.

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Class struggle boils over

The work was just as dangerous and just as difficult as before, but the pay and benefits were considerably less.

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"In Darkness": How a few Polish Jews escaped the Nazis

What would you find if you had to take your children and a few assorted people down into the sewer to live?

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"The Hunger Games" better than expected

The Hunger Games is more than a teen movie, more than a pointless American rehash of the Japanese cult favorite Battle Royale. It's a  larger story of oppression and rebellion.

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Debbie Amis Bell: Memories of a Freedom Rider

"Solitary" meant an unfurnished cell with a concrete floor. No bed, no furniture; a hole in the floor for a toilet.

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