Mother Bloor is famous in labor and radical circles, but unknown to many, she was also a key figure in the farmer's struggle in Iowa during the Depression.
This article is an excerpt from the upcoming autobiography of former People's World editor and long-time correspondent, Tim Wheeler.
This column is the author's response to Paul Krugman's column in the April 15, 2016 edition of the New York Times.
He worked to support many "everyday" heroes who risked everything for equality and justice.
In 1963, the following article appeared in the pages of The Worker, a predecessor publication of People's World . . .
Understanding what the great Picasso was telling us about the struggle to defeat fascism - I have carried that lesson with me my entire life.
How we respond to that resistance is what we need to examine; if the response is force, we can hardly complain when we find ourselves the target of "asymmetrical violence" - terrorism.
In every age, scientific reasoning takes a beating from entrenched prejudices, fears, and hatreds.
Like all giants of the past, Henry David Thoreau writes in a different period of time but speaks to us today.
"We have to use the vote, because it can be a deciding factor in electing someone who will stand with us."