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Traveling Through Palestine While Black: A Firsthand Look at a Slow-Moving Annexation
Posted on: Mar 7, 2014, Source: AlterNet
Witnessing a brutal occupation, where permanent insecurity and maximum humiliation are the norm.
An Unusual Hero: Warren Pepicelli and the Challenge of Union Transformation
Posted on: Nov 2, 2013, Source: AlterNet
Pepicelli has successfully navigated stormy seas in a union from another era, taking on the challenges of building a new U.S. labor movement in the 21st century.
Target Assata: How the FBI and Cuba Bashers Are Going After a Black Liberation Activist
Posted on: May 9, 2013, Source: The Black Commentator
The FBI recently declared that fugitive Black activist Assata Shakur was a “terrorist.”
How the Left Can Become a True Political Force to Be Reckoned With
Posted on: Nov 13, 2012, Source: AlterNet
We need to assert a new culture of organizing capable of meeting the demands it will place on us, and now is the time to begin.
The 2012 Elections Have Little To Do With Obama's Record … Which Is Why We Are Voting For Him
Posted on: Aug 9, 2012, Source: AlterNet
The 2012 election will be one of the most polarized and critical elections in recent history.
There is No Substitute for Organizing: How Unions Might Help Win Future Battles
Posted on: Jul 2, 2012, Source: The Nation
Two clear lessons can be drawn from Wisconsin: unions need to reinvest in mass participatory education and need to stop focusing on "collective bargaining."
Why Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions Should Be Used to Target Israeli Apartheid
Posted on: Apr 8, 2012, Source: AlterNet
The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement has been a significant instrument in the campaign to tear down Israel's democratic facade.
Civil War in Progressive Mega Union
Posted on: Dec 31, 2009, Source: In These Times
When the SEIU leadership decided to move against one of its largest locals, they unleashed a storm that few of the leaders apparently believed possible.
If We Are in the Death Spiral of Capitalism, Can We Start Using the "S" Word?
Posted on: Mar 5, 2009, Source: The Nation
The electroshock paddles of "stimulus" keep being applied, but the capitalist patient isn't waking up. Is it now safe to talk about socialism?
My Lingering Doubts about Obama's Foreign Policy
Posted on: May 11, 2007, Source: The Black Commentator
From his uncritical stance of Israel's treatment of Palestinians to his statements about Iran, Barack Obama seems to be trying to prove his hawkish credentials.
Visualizing a Neo-Rainbow
Posted on: Feb 24, 2005, Source: The Nation
History – in the form of the Rainbow insurgency of the 1980s – holds clues to a winning electoral strategy for progressives.
Hubert Harrison, History's Unknown Black Radical
Posted on: Feb 24, 2002, Source: Monthly Review
A new book about Hubert Harrison, a little known black radical of Marcus Garvey's era, gives remarkable insightful into the history of African-American identity and politics.
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