Opinion

Jim Crow alive and well in Alabama

Shelby County has been trying to disenfranchise black people for years, but the latest ploy has been shot down by a federal district court.

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Troy Davis and the new abolitionists

In the fight to save Troy Davis's life, a new abolitionist movement is born.

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Millions make change

The initiatives and actions of the American people were an essential ingredient in the progressive-democratic thrust in the 1930s and 1960s. The same is true today.

New York same-sex marriage law takes giant step for civil rights

New York took a jump into the 21st century as  Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed a bill June 24 legalizing same-sex marriage.

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Barack Obama and the FBI

Proposed new FBI rules pose a threat to civil libeties and the democratic movement for change.

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No such thing as too big for justice

The conservative-dominated Supreme Court ruled that Wal-Mart is too big to face class action justice, but America's workers think otherwise.

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Leonard Weinglass, defender of civil rights, dies

All lovers of human and civil rights were saddened last week to hear of the passing of the outstanding attorney Leonard Weinglass,  who succumbed to pancreatic cancer on March 23.

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Is democracy inherent in socialism?

That's how it should be, but, as history teaches, socialism is democratic only if we make it so.

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Financial dictator would rob Detroiters of their vote

The same financial power structure that ruined Detroit economically stands in the shadows as mouthpieces of money in the state government threaten the majority Black city.

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