Madiba Is Dead: Condolences to Heroic Mother Winnie
Zili Danto: A missing part of the story is that apartheid/white minority rule and neocolonialism is a global system and did not end with the release of Nelson Mandela.
The Democrats’ ‘Third Way’ Quarrel Could Change Your Future
Richard Eskow: Why are Democrats affiliated with a group which works so strenuously to gut Democratic programs? Voters deserve more than platitudes from these politicians. They deserve clear answers about the issues.
Getting Real About America’s Declining Murder Rate
Peter Dreier: No other well-off, democratic society has a murder rate even close to that of the United States, even after more than two decades of steady drops in homicides.
The Media Crap Shoot: Mandela’s Death Elbows Aside Fast-Food Worker Protests
Randy Shaw: The advantages of building campaigns through organizing rather than protest-driven media events go beyond the unforeseen emergence of competing stories.
Pope Francis, the Bouncer
Anthea Butler: Pope Francis is punching high and low at his internal and external detractors. Like a young Mohammed Ali, he is floating like a butterfly and stinging like a bee when it comes to bringing the church back to its core message. And it is working.
The Souls of Black Boys
Sikivu Hutchinson: The visceral fear that adults have of so-called black male criminality is one of the primary reasons why black boys are suspended and expelled at higher rates for lesser offenses than are white students.
Keep Your Burgers, Keep Your Fries: We Want Our Wages Supersized!
Rebecca Band: Fast-food is one of the most profitable industries in our country, and yet the vast majority of fast-food workers earn poverty wages, and more than half are forced to enroll their families in public assistance programs just to afford basics like food and housing.
Stop Reckless Air Defense Zones!
Michael Haas: China has opened a can of worms. The UN General Assembly should immediately bring up the matter, which demands international attention now, before dogfights begin.
What Is Progress and Are We Progressing?
Walter Moss: we need to ask ourselves whether on a global scale at the end of the twentieth century people were better off than at the beginning of it.
Third Way — Why are Democrats affiliated with a group which works so strenuously to gut Democratic programs?
Food Stamp Program Cuts — The GOP slashed $4 billion-a-year, complaining that more people are getting food assistance.
Rudy Acuña: The goal of the current privatization is total control of society by the superrich. The strategy is to transfer all public property into the hands of the one percent.
Ann Robertson and Bill Leumer: A recent New York Times editorial took a moment out to lecture mayor-elect of New York City Bill de Blasio on how he should treat teachers and their unions. We hope he doesn’t listen.