Opinion

150 years later, a new battle over labor

Our country today, April 12, marks the 150th anniversary of the official start of the Civil War with the firing on Fort Sumter.

The Civil War, our fiery trial

150 years ago today, the first shots of the American Civil War were fired.

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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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Fight for public workers is about freedom

The rights of public workers and the services they provide is a part of the bigger fight for all workers to organize and win decent wages, working conditions, benefits and strong communities.

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Public workers are US

Under the guise of "fiscal responsibility" the tea party GOP extreme right at both the federal and state level is wielding a two-edged sword aimed at the heart of the black and Latino community's economic life.

Coming to terms with the Confederacy

Some groups want to remember the Confederacy "the right way." Whatever can they mean?

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Lincoln's fiery trial was America's too

Book review: Eric Foner's "The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery."

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Coyotes in the city: lessons for 2011

As we look ahead to the new year, coyotes wandering around Chicago offer some lessons to keep in mind.

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