Remembering Thanksgiving

How Thanksgiving Began

Rev. Irene Monroe: It is in the spirit of our connected struggles against discrimination that we can all stand on a solid rock that rests on a multicultural foundation for a true and honest Thanksgiving.

Officer Darren Wilson Isn’t the Point

Ferguson Institutionalized Racism

Tina Dupuy: There’s a tendency among those unwilling to accept the idea of institutionalized racism to err on the side of the law and believe police wouldn’t be stopping and arresting black people if they weren’t committing crimes. When you’re in handcuffs everyone looks guilty.

In Such Injustice, Are Words Enough?

bending arc toward justice

Karen Wolfe: As the world reacts to the decision not to have a trial about the killing of Michael Brown, we see pictures and video that range from peaceful protest to enraged destruction. Online exchanges are getting heated, and some activists think words are too tame for what is happening.

The Team with No Name

Redskins Maskot Protested

Winona LaDuke: t’s a bit ironic how long the Washington National Football League team has held fast to that name even as hundreds of colleges and high schools have changed their names.

Walmart Workers Ramp Up Protests for Black Friday

Walmart Workers Strike

Diane Krauthamer: Walmart workers say they have more actions planned for the days leading up to Thanksgiving, traditionally a time for Americans to spend a day or two reconnecting with friends and family, share a festive meal, and begin preparing for the holiday season.

Nurses Strike: It’s Not Just about Ebola

Kaiser Nurses Strike

Alexandra Bradbury: Though the vicious virus, which can kill in a matter of days, engenders a particular horror, it’s far from the biggest danger facing health care workers on the job, or patients in a hospital.

Some Good Election News for Unions in the Bluegrass State

Bluegrass State Unions

Berry Craig: The Kentucky GOP very publicly promised to put the Bluegrass State in the right to work column if they flipped the Democratic-majority state House of Representatives. The Republicans came up short.

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