Emulating Malcolm X

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Bill Fletcher Jr.: Malcolm X’s transformation cannot be understood outside of a recognition that his adoption of a belief system and a commitment to something larger than himself involved a dedication to the building of organization.

Run Against the Supreme Court

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Bill Fletcher Jr.: Progressive candidates need to make the McCutcheon decision their battle cry and use it to demonstrate the extent to which the 1% is moving at breakneck pace to derail any pretense of democracy.

When Government Becomes a Circus

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Bill Fletcher, Jr.: If the political Left were a stronger force in US society, we might actually be talking about contending for power. But at present the alternative systems tend to be arising on the political Right and are deeply authoritarian and racist.

Egypt Uprising Not Over

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Bill Fletcher Jr.: The massacre must be condemned. The Egyptian military is further discrediting itself. A political solution must be found and it is likely that at least some wing of the Islamists will need to be included in that political solution.

The Wisconsin Recall

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Bill Fletcher: What is important is that the fight is taking place and that representatives of the “99%” are resisting injustice.

What Is Happening with Republicans?

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Bill Fletcher: The “circle of clowns” of Republican candidates seems increasingly intent on proving that they are the voices of ignorance, fear and irrationalism. I cannot get over it.

An Apology for Mass Mexican Deportation

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Bill Fletcher: For right-wing populists and for too many of our own people, it is easier to blame the immigrant for our suffering than to recognize that capitalism will use whoever it can to weaken the power of working people.

Rick Santorum: Master at the Science of Nutrition

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Bill Fletcher: Just when you thought that you had heard enough ignorance, Rick Santorum opens his mouth. In a speech this past week he announced that given the obesity problem in the USA there was no longer a great need for food stamps.

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