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Sunday, January 22, 2012
Dennis Bernstein
Banning Books in Tucson
Outrage and disgust continue to build over the decision by the Tucson, Arizona, unified school system to ban books by Chicano and Native-American authors. The punitive action follows on the heels of...
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Marsha Coleman-Adebayo
Poverty in America: The Subject Presidential Candidates Would Prefer to Ignore
This week in Johannesburg, South Africa a mother was trampled to death as thousands of young people surged, desperate to register for university, because there are no jobs and studying seems a way of...
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Matthew Rothschild
Overturn Citizens United: Amend the Constitution
I was asked to speak at an “Occupy the Courts” rally outside the federal courthouse in Madison, Wisconsin, yesterday. It was nine degrees out, and it was snowing, but about 85 people showed up to...
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Michelle Chen
The Right to Be Healthy: Supreme Court Weighs Sick Leave for State Workers
One day in August 2007, Daniel Coleman, an administrator in the Maryland court system, decided he should stay home to recover from an illness, as his doctor had ordered. But the day after he...
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Jennifer Browdy de Hernandez
Shades of an American Kristallnacht?
Watching the spectacle of the Republican primaries evokes deep sadness over the unavoidable truth that now, in the wake of Citizens United , it has become totally legal for rich people to run...
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Brian Tierney
Military Intervention vs. Maritime Union Power
For the first time in 40 years, the U.S. Armed Forces will be deployed to intervene in a labor dispute, facilitating a scab operation against union dockworkers at the Port of Longview in Washington...
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