Berry Craig: Billionaire Trump’s I-may-be-rich-but-I’m-one-of-you-at-heart shtick indeed worked on a lot of union households, if exit polls are right.
Rankism, a term coined by physicist, educator, and citizen diplomat Robert W. Fuller, is used to describe "abusive, discriminatory, or exploitative behavior towards people because of their rank in a particular hierarchy". According to Fuller rank-based abuse underlies many other phenomena such as bullying, racism, sexism, and homophobia.
Vijay Prashad: Attacks on rural India been ongoing for the past 25 years – with cuts at rural credit, push to consolidation of farms and the emergence of a new kind of predatory factory farming. It is what has led to the over three hundred thousand farmer suicides in the recent period.
Kelly Candaele: The United Domestic Workers fights to protect the program as well as boost the wages and benefits of its members. The Freedom Foundation has recently moved to California put a stop to those efforts.
Irene Monroe: Long before June officially became Gay Pride Month, and October “Coming Out Month” for the LGBTQ community, Halloween was unofficially our yearly celebrated “holiday,” dating as far back at the 1970s when it was a massive annual street party in San Francisco’s Castro district.
John Marciano: Building Global Labor Solidarity in a Time of Accelerating Globalization is an important and timely antidote to the corporate elite, mass media, and political propaganda directed against unions and the working class.
Tony Butka: Companies and their high-priced lawyers figured out a long time ago that their worst fear is someone finding a lawyer, going to court, and suing the bejesus out of them for unlawful acts.
Rev. Irene Monroe: October is Domestic Awareness Month, and within lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) communities of color, not enough attention, education, intervention and advocacy is given to this issue.
Eric Sherman: There is no answer for your friends, neighbors and teachers, who saw in you all of the promise of a young man with his whole life ahead, callously and viciously taken from you.
Arica Colemant: I’ve been estranged, and happily so, from that God awful song with its glorification of war and schizophrenic musical arrangement.
David Love: Since Donald Trump arrived on the political scene, he has empowered white nationalists, white supremacists, neo-Nazis and Klan members alike to be themselves and say and do what they please.
Julie Gutman Dickinson: While Trump may have been silent about his attitude toward unions, the actions of his company in Las Vegas speak volumes about how a President Trump would deal with workers who exercise their right to organize.
Rep. Alan Grayson: In 1912, in a strike at Paint Creek, the mining company forced the striking miners and their families out of their homes, to live in tents. Then they sent armed goons into that tent city, and opened fire on men, women and children there with a machine gun.
Soya Jung: He would talk with me about what was going on in my life, and when I told him what a mess I was, he would comfort me and make me laugh with his own stories.