Opinion

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Workers in struggle on and off screen

While audiences were treated to one of the most exciting pro-labor films in decades at last month's Toronto Festival, a real-life struggle was going on outside.

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A waitress in Georgia and why Nov. 2 matters

"We the lower class people wish for better waitress pay, better health care, day care, and more jobs," says a waitress in a small town in Georgia.

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Reform, the mid-term elections and the fight for power

If we don't objectively understand our - and our enemies' - strengths and weaknesses, how can we understand which terrain of struggle is most conducive to victory or defeat?

The class struggle - back by popular demand

This is a time of emerging and growing working class consciousness.Let's take a look at the specifics.

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Another chicken and egg story

Given the need to feed a growing world population, what kind of farming is viable and sustainable today?

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Factory farms produce more than eggs

In the early 1970s, I took a job at a brand new "industrial" hen house in Indiana.

Michigan governor race: Snyder the outsourcer vs. Bernero the fighter

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- In the race for the Michigan governor's job, the choice is simple.

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Roy Kaufman, freedom fighter, dies at 80

CLEVELAND -- "Freedom fighter," "Poor man's lawyer," and "One of the most beautiful people I ever met" -- words that described progressive attorney, Roy Kaufman.

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According to the fruits of their labor

A photo-essay about blueberry workers in eastern Maine by photojournalist David Bacon resurrected my own memories of picking blueberries in Maine as a young boy.

Is socialism possible?

Given the unprecedented economic, political and military power of the U.S. ruling class, it may seem like a pipedream to believe that working people can ever take over.

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