Opinion

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Norman Hodgett, 82: Fighter for peace, economic justice, and equality

Activists are mourning the loss of Norman Hodgett, who died in New York August 9. He leaves behind his beloved Kathy Rutkowsky and countless friends and comrades.

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For Native rights, equality and voice in labor movement: Council FIRE

Native Americans deserve a chance at the American Dream. If any group of people is left behind, then we all lose.

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Football trademark decision suggests path to bring back outsourced jobs

On June 18, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office canceled six registered trademarks which it had previously granted to the Washington football team for its name.

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NBA made the right call on banning LA Clippers owner

The NBA does not have to allow that man or anyone else who does what he did to be the public face of professional basketball in LA.

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After Supreme Court decision, "Being Black at U of M" just got harder

In my first political science class at U of M, I quickly realized  I was only one of a handful of African American students in a lecture class of 200.

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Labor stalwart Lonnie Nelson dies at 83

She was 83 years old and was active in the people's movements and in her Communist Party club until stricken by a stroke a few days before her death, Feb. 12.

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Dr. King spoke out against the genocide of Native Americans

It is probably little known what the great freedom fighter had to say about the horrific mistreatment of Native Americans by the U.S.

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New York's tale of two cities extends to America

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's "tale of two cities" could be told in cities across the country.

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Enough “shock,” time to confront prejudice

It's too late to preach tolerance by the time someone is a full-time corporate employee. Sensitivity must begin before children attend schools, and continue through their formative years.

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Sept. 10 primaries a turning point in New York

In the primary elections, hundreds of thousands of Democratic voters selected candidates who advocated a different, more progressive direction for New York City.

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