Heroine of the Working Class

Elizabeth Gurley Flynn

Murray Polner: For the rest of her life she toured the nation as a Wobbly to help secure the right of working men and men to organize unions, raise wages, and improve their working conditions.

How I Saw the Light with Daylight Saving Time!

Daylight Saving Time

Gary Corseri: There was a tattered blanket on the sidewalk and people had thrown some coins and a couple of dollars on it, and before it there was a small, slender black man with an Afro, and he had a baton and was conducting “Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony,” like he was Beethoven himself.

Who Loves the US More?

Obama Loves America

Steve Hochstadt: Giuliani said that Obama does not love Americans. In fact, it is many Republicans who don’t love their fellow citizens, if they are too liberal. That is a difficult partisan divide to overcome.

The GOP’s Bigot Problem

GOP Bigots

Brent Budowsky: Walker, Giuliani and Republicans like them do not understand this: True patriotism is not quoting scripture, waving the flag, praising the Constitution and speaking of American exceptionalism while playing a politics of bigotry and hate that violates everything America stands for.

What Greeks Need to Remember

Syriza Party

William Blum: Greece may have no choice, eventually, but to default on its debts and leave the Eurozone. The hunger and unemployment of the Greek people may leave them no alternative.

Misframing the Greek Protest

Greek Protest

Albena Azmanova: Getting rid of the neoliberal politics of austerity in which ‘austerity’ is a polite term for eliminating people’s livelihoods, is the step in the right direction — away from the abyss.

Class, Change, Revolution

Class Change Revolution

Richard Wolff: How activists see and act on today’s class system can make social movements more effective now than in the past – as a brief historical review can show.