Opinion

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State of the Union and openings for progress

The president's State of the Union speech provided openings and challenges for the labor and people's movements on jobs and economic security, peace and democratic rights.

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"Fair Game": Valerie Plame, Iraq truth and lies

"Fair Game"  steadily explains how the truth was twisted, exploded, exploited and finally suppressed, to convince Americans to sacrifice our riches and our children in Iraq.

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The two Koreas: new approach needed

The hostilities between North and South Korea are dangerous and could escalate with more tragic consequences.

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Do right by veterans

Veterans face challenges of joblessness, homelessness, and visible and "invisible" injuries - a real tribute means doing right, not right-wing, by them.

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“Problema”: fascinating film of ideas

This eight-year project is one of the most thought-provoking and stimulating intellectual exercises ever recorded on film.

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Reverend Lucius Walker, 1930-2010

On Tuesday morning, September 7, friends of justice all over the world were saddened by the passing of Reverend Lucius Walker, Executive Director of IFCO/Pastors for Peace.

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The U.S. and Iraq: what now?

Since President Obama took office, more than 90,000 U.S. troops have come home from Iraq. The question is: now what?

Throwing gasoline on the fire in Asia

The only good thing I can say about Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's trip to Asia last month is that it is over.

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Helen Thomas was wrong, but Fox and co. are dead wrong

The 89-year-old pioneer woman journalist Helen Thomas, among the first in the White House press corps to challenge President Bush on war, torture and Middle East policy, retired last week, a  sad ending to her legendary career.

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End Gaza blockade

The outrageous attack on the Freedom Flotilla  has brought forward both opportunity and  necessity for stronger action by the United States to push Israel to end the blockade of Gaza, stop settlement construction, and engage in serious talk.

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