Opinion

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A day of mourning: The Brazilian Senate buries democracy with a coup

Brazilian trade union leader slams the trial of President Dilma Rousseff as a parade of hypocrisy and cowardice.

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A lesson I learned from Donald Trump

I understand why protesters blocked access to Donald Trump's rally in Arizona. But I don't agree. History has shown the danger of silencing speech.

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What does socialism mean? It means working class power

The essence of socialism is the replacement of the capitalist class and private corporate power by the working class and allied forces.

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Flint's water crisis and the GOP's class war

Why did Flint suffer a water catastrophe that now requires that children be treated as if they had been poisoned?

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The stench of fascism seeps into the 2016 elections

Once one constitutional right is attacked no right is sacred; once one community is scapegoated, no one is safe; once violence is acceptable, our democracy is threatened.

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A monumental contradiction

Washington, D.C., memorials invariably quote some of the masterpieces of our heritage, a reminder of the values that ground the American experiment in democracy.

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Why black and brown lives matter for all lives

On Feb. 20, a police officer shot and killed Mexican national Rubén García Villalpando on the side of a highway outside Dallas.

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Senate stalling on Lynch nomination is "unconscionable"

The tea party is holding Lynch's confirmation hostage.

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The wealth gap and its threat to democracy

How we organize our economy and distribute and allocate resources can either facilitate or undermine a democratic socio-political culture.

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Memories of Ñancahuazú, Tlatelolco and Cubana de Aviación Flight 455

This time of year brings many memories. The memories are like echoes, for they coincide so closely with events of today, equally tragic and bloody.

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