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civil rights

African-Americans and white people struggled together during the civil rights era. We need that once again.

Muslim Protest

A new investigation by The Intercept reveals how racist anti-Muslim neocons are driving the nation’s law enforcement agenda.

By failing to connect the plight of trans women to the struggles of all women, feminists overlook the same culture of male entitlement they seek to combat.

Hillary Clinton

Clinton is using Edward Snowden as a punching bag to shore up her hawkish bona fides. 

Supreme court

The Supreme Court has given financial institutions and employers a license to do wrong—and it’s hitting the poor especially hard.

HIV billboard in Uganda

Despite the president’s promise to cut funding to discredited HIV and pregnancy prevention programs, taxpayer dollars are still bankrolling anti-gay, anti-choice conservative religious groups.

Juries have the right to judge the law as well as the defendant.

Cell phone taking a picture of President Obama

In ruling that police may not search cellphones without a warrant, the Court brought the Fourth Amendment into the twenty-first century.

Cuban Gay Rights Parade

We can pretend the politics of liberation can be tracked along clearly marked lines, or we can remember that history is like desire.

Union protest

After one of Supreme Court’s most anti-union rulings in recent years, is there still time for organized labor to save itself?

Blogs

The post office has come under fire from fiscal hawks for running a $9 billion deficit, and the threats have now reached the point where the service could be closed in a matter of weeks. What can be done to keep it in business?

September 12, 2011

The League embraced its role on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks yet hardly mentioned the late Pat Tillman.

September 12, 2011

A new report reveals that high school textbooks are getting a lot wrong about the labor movement.

September 12, 2011

Let us realize that the best way to honor the loss of innocent life on one day is to remember taking of innocent life on all days.

September 12, 2011

The tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon provide an opportunity to reflect on the changes our country has undergone in the past decade.

September 9, 2011

I wish restraint was the order of the day as the NFL season opens on the tenth anniversary of 9/11. It won't be.

September 6, 2011

A decade ago, there was near-universal acknowledgement that profiling was unethical and ineffective. Yet the practice continues.

September 6, 2011

In the wake of Hurricane Irene and on the eve of the 10th anniversary of the September 11 terrorist attacks, public workers deserve much better.

September 6, 2011

It turns out there's no such thing as too old to rock n' roll anymore.

September 6, 2011

Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello, along with comrades such as the MC5’s Wayne Kramer and Rise Against’s Tom McIlrath, will launch the Justice Tour of labor battleground states Wisconsin, Michigan and Ohio with a welcome from firefighters union bagpipers. It's the new solidarity, crossing lines of class, politics, ideology and music.

September 4, 2011