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Benjamin Elijah Mays--devout Christian minister, uncompromising advocate
for justice, career educator and longtime president of Morehouse College
in Atlanta--was called the "Schoolmaster of the

"I've been described as a tough noisy woman--a prizefighter--a
man-hater...a Jewish mother with more complaints than Portnoy.

Since 1968 the Democrats have been shut out, more or less, as majority
party. But with a small bump in left-of-center turnout, they'd be
running the country.

The Supreme Court's sweeping June 26 ruling in Lawrence v. Texas
came almost seventeen years to the day after one of the darkest moments
in the history of the gay movement.

The Iranian student demonstrations that began on June 10 initially
protested plans to privatize Teheran University and to raise tuition.
They quickly became a forum for criticizing the repressi

It's no secret that Washington has a limited interest in the public
interest these days.

This fall will see a fact-finding mission to Iraq to evaluate the condition of workers and the status of the labor movement.

While fighting givebacks, unions can't lose sight of the big healthcare
picture.

Congress has once again passed a bill banning "partial-birth abortion."
It's not the first time. President Clinton vetoed similar bans in 1996
and 1997.

Even as he condemned the 3-to-2 vote of the Federal Communications
Commission to allow media conglomerates to dramatically increase their
control over newspapers and radio and television statio

Blogs

A professor at the University of California calls out the University's war on students.

November 28, 2011

Tonight, Chris Hedges will leave unoccupied the room booked for him at the faculty club by Harvard University.

November 28, 2011

Oregon activisits are building a better place to move their money.

November 28, 2011

Isn't it bad enough that they keep raising our tuitions and lowering our quality of education? Now they want to beat us into submission. These tactics will not work.

November 25, 2011

What are the possibilities the Occupy Movement can achieve or inspire? Where is its place in the history of progressive movement in this country?

November 25, 2011

The former House Speaker wants to fire school janitors who make $28,000 a year.

November 23, 2011

The pepper-spraying of UC Davis students reminds us all over again why Occupy is so urgent.

November 22, 2011

An urgent plea from an undergraduate Occupy activist.

November 22, 2011

Obama’s conciliatory leadership style has failed to confront the corrupt culture of Washington.

November 21, 2011

Determination and creativity have been Occupy Wall Street's formula for success.

November 21, 2011