Opinion

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Social movement unionism is coming alive

It wasn't long ago that a criticism directed at trade unions was they were only in it to service their members in exchange for dues. The happenings in Wisconsin blew all that to shreds.

Michigan governor race: Snyder the outsourcer vs. Bernero the fighter

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- In the race for the Michigan governor's job, the choice is simple.

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Roy Kaufman, freedom fighter, dies at 80

CLEVELAND -- "Freedom fighter," "Poor man's lawyer," and "One of the most beautiful people I ever met" -- words that described progressive attorney, Roy Kaufman.

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Fighting to be reborn

It wasn't quite "old home week," but attending the U.S. Social Forum last month in Detroit, where I had lived for many years, was special, and thought-provoking.

A dramatic reawakening of a people’s movement

DETROIT - Two significant things happened in this beleaguered city recently that show the possibility of turning our country's problems around.

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The background behind Toyota recall

The underlying cause, says a Japanese labor researcher, is the company's stress on "low cost" in pursuit of high profits, at the expense of its workers and consumer safety.