The police story of this murder was a lie

We need a system change here and it's not going to happen unless we, the people make it happen.


John Reid, 68: 1199SEIU champion for workers and social justice

A strong and deeply respected leader in the labor movement, Reid will be remembered as a champion for working people.


The Silicon Valley ideology: online bias and technology

In addition to the Declaration of the Independence of Cyberspace, what seems to be needed is an Internet Bill of Rights and a Cyber-Civil Rights Act.


Lakota 57 verdict means “open season” on Indians

We need to have a national meeting of Native people and supporters to robustly address this crisis post haste. 


The battle lines are drawn: Rightwing neosecession or Third Reconstruction

We are at a pivotal point in a 35-year long rightwing offensive, begun with the Reagan victory in 1980; neo-secession must be met by a renewed motion for freedom and social justice.


Sandra Bland had the right to say "no"

Some day organized dissent will change the system that allows cases like that of Sandra Bland to occur; let's make that day happen sooner rather than later.


Pope Francis offers a new vision for social and environmental justice

This fight in which we are engaged - to defeat the forces of greed -- must be won with power from average people leveraged by moral authority.


Racist terrorism in Charleston

All who support racial equality, democracy and justice know that the world is watching: this is time to mobilize to bring an end to racist terror and structural racism in general.


Sara Alchermes, 100: tireless fighter for peace and social justice

Sara's passion for knowledge never waned, and she was especially well read in current events. Her absence is deeply felt by all who knew her.


The significance of the Howard Morgan victory for our movement

We saw from the very beginning that we would have to build a mass protest movement to to free Howard Morgan, and we did just that.


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