Opinion

A reality check on Wall Street

By any objective measure, Wall Street has given up its right to manage our nation's finances.

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Capitalism replaces human rights with inhuman rights

Proclaiming that "all men are born free and equal" and that government of the people arises from the citizens themselves, rather than from any "divine right," the French Revolution began a new era in human history.

Financial reform: lesser and greater questions

The entire progressive agenda hinges in large part on breaking the stranglehold finance capital has on our democratic institutions.

Heaven help us if we don’t heed his call

Decades from now, climate scientist James Hansen will occupy a prominent place in our history books, but what we don't know now is whether humankind will heed his alarm or go on with business as usual.

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Kyrgyzstan: A “free market” disaster

The convulsions in the central Asian nation of Kyrgyzstan have a lot less to do with the yearning for democracy there than they do with the aftermath of the World Trade Organization's forced "liberalization" of its economy.

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What is the role of government?

Tea partiers say "No" to a government headed by Barack Obama. In reality, the role of government is part of the class struggle, and was at the heart of the health care refrom fight.

Land grab: Something new in capitalist arsenal

A new wave of land takeovers by international monopoly capital is taking place.

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Tax Policy and class struggle

Who pays taxes, the rich or poor, is an important party of the class struggle.

We looked into the future and the problem is us

Harsh talk about Obama from the left can easily become a substitute for examining our inadequacies. Wouldn't we be well served to look into the mirror?

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Helping the homeless isn’t profitable

Accused of deliberately destroying unsold winter clothing, including gloves and overcoats, instead of using them to clothe the homeless and poor, two New York City retailers, H&M and Wal-Mart have beat hasty retreats in recent days.

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