Opinion

Obama directive removes harshest provisions of the NDAA

On Feb. 28, the president issued a directive that softened a provision in the NDAA that would have forced authorities to hold all non-Americans accused of ties to terrorism in military custody.

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Happy birthday, Marian Anderson! (with video)

Mariann Anderson, the great contralto, perhaps the most renowned of the 20th century, would have been 115 years old today.

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University of Pennsylvania awards Du Bois honorary doctorate

Today would have been the 144th birthday of WEB Du Bois, the great scholar, civil rights and peace activist.

Ron Paul, "progressive"?

Paul stands against workers' rights and unions in every form and stands up for the "right" of corporations to rule "freely" over "their" workforce.

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President Obama should veto the National Defense Authorization Act

The defense spending bill includes a provision allowing for the indefinite detention without trial of al-Qaida suspects and their allies.

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Act now to stop Senate approved bill allowing indefinite detention of citizens

On Tuesday, the U.S. Senate approved wording in the National Defense Authorization Bill, which should anger all Americans.

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Stop police brutality against peaceful protesters!

It is time for the federal government move in and stop what has become a pattern of attacks on the fundamental rights not only of Occupy protesters across the country, but on the rights of all Americans to engage in peaceful protest.

Why it’s important for you to defend marriage equality

Same-sex marriage is legal in only eight jurisdictions: seven states and the District of Columbia. By next year that number could sink to six jurisdictions.

Herman Cain: Defense of bigotry, the ultra rich and the ultra right

Herman Cain's main role is to give a kind of seal of approval to the racism, and bigotry of the Republican Party and he does it well. And right-wing Republican audiences adore him.

Rev. Fred Shuttlesworth: A mighty tree for civil rights

Rev. Shuttlesworth's fingerprints are all over the history of the Civil Rights movement and his dogged determination to resist the powers of racism and inequality were legendary.

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