Opinion

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Union offers hope for this student writer

As a student writer I have faced challenges in finding work. Whether it's writing articles or finding an unrelated job to support myself, the odds are against people like me.

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Power, intimidation and jobs at play in VW union vote

Before observers and commentators blame "backward or racist southerners" for voting no, it is useful to look at this narrow vote in the context of power and intimidation.

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Unemployment in Indian Country: A call to action

There are many issues that the Native American community faces each day. The one issue that affects not just the Native American community, but burdens all of America is unemployment.

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Taking the long view on fight for freedom

As one of 250,000 who attended the 1963 "March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom," I had to come to Washington, Aug. 24, to be a part of the 50th anniversary march.

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Obama speech heralds new era

The preident laid out confidently - at times defiantly - a list of policy choices anathema to Republicans who tried to block every piece of progressive legislation during his first term.

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A book for Labor Day: "Playing Bigger Than You Are - A Life In Organizing"

This Labor Day workers will be marching and highlighting union and election struggles around the country. After the marches, it might be a good time to kick back and read a good book by a leader in those fights.

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A rising tide of anger

Unemployment, hunger, 25 coalminers dead, yes, there is a rising tide of anger in the country.

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Young Lords turn 40

Many celebrated in August the founding of the Young Lords Party in New York. But the Young Lords started in Chicago. The following is a brief history of that time and place.