Opinion

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What our society needs to learn from the Ray Rice scandal

Football, despite its violent and masculinist culture, isn't an island unto itself, but rather a microcosm of social crisis that ripples across every segment of our larger society.

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Sweaty palms and election choices: Your mailman talks turkey

The choice is clear. Crystal clear. We have to engage and influence our friends, family members, co-workers, and even some strangers to vote for pro-worker candidates.

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Black and Brown brought together by Ferguson police killing

But for the protests, this would not have received news coverage. The brutality is indicative of the treatment of people of color not just in the U.S. but hemisphere-wide.

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Robin Williams suicide should spark a national conversation

This country is long overdue for a serious national conversation on the treatment of mental illness. Robin Williams' suicide is just the tip of the iceberg.

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Cop stop: Driving while gay

The police officer ordered us all out of the car. Shortly, another police car pulled up and two more officers joined the first.

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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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Why LeBron’s return brings joy to Ohio

As an Ohio native, I have to admit I got a little teary eyed when NBA basketball star LeBron James announced he was returning to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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Video: Barber calls for “Moral Fusion” movement to defeat far right

All labor activists and progressive people should watch and circulate this remarkable speech by the Rev. William Barber, president of the North Carolina NAACP.

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A month in my home country: What a trip!

What a trip! I had last visited my American home country three years earlier; during my visit last month I saw that some things hadn't changed much, some things had.

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