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Glick: Mass Movements in the U.S.
Aug 20, 2011
The climate movement has emerged over the last few years as a genuine mass popular movement that continues to grow and develop
Glick: Youth and Positive Social Change
Jun 30, 2011
The repercussions from this willingness to take on a big challenge, to risk failure, are continuing to reverberate
Guma: Mind Games
Jun 18, 2011
Are Cyberspace and Psychiatric Drugs Messing with Our Heads?
Guma: Unpacking the Reagan Myth
Jun 12, 2011
Calling forth “Dutch” Reagan is like bowing before a religious icon – part faith, part ritual
Guma: Obama’s Deficit Talk
Apr 21, 2011
Pundits are calling President Obama’s speech on deficit reduction a “defining moment” for liberals, meaning that they think he’s going the Clinton route, disappointing his Left flank to strike a deal, get the economy under control and secure a second term. But what did Obama actually say at George Washington University on Wednesday?
Golinger: Venezuelans Celebrate Democracy
Apr 16, 2011
This week, Venezuelans commemorated the 9-year anniversary of the failed coup d’etat that briefly ousted President Chavez from power and dissolved the nation’s democracy, installing a US-backed dictatorship. In an extraordinary turn of events, a popular uprising crushed the coup just hours later.
Guma: Vermont’s Progressive Era Turns 30
Mar 14, 2011
“It’s time for a change...real change.” That was Bernie Sanders’ slogan in his 1981 campaign for Burlington Mayor.
Grossman: Why Wisconsin?
Mar 07, 2011
The Spirit of Wisconsin has inspired millions of Americans, as labor protests in the state continue to confront union-busting Governor Scott Walker.
Glick: Appalachia Keeps Rising
Mar 03, 2011
Without question, one of the most rewarding organizing experiences I have ever been a part of was the “Appalachia Rising” mobilization in late September of last year.
Golinger: Obama & Vens Opposition
Feb 21, 2011
The US government is setting the terrain for the 2012 presidential elections in Venezuela.
Glick: Mass Action
Feb 14, 2011
I know very little about the ins and outs of the groups which have been organizing for democracy and justice for decades in Egypt. But I do know enough about revolutions...
Glick: The Third Force Idea
Jan 26, 2011
Several times in columns over the last year or so I have written about the need for a “third force,” a broad, independent and progressive united front.
Gordon: Israel's Assault on Human Rights
Jan 13, 2011
The ongoing delegitimization of those watchdogs of democracy—human rights NGOs, the press and public intellectuals—is leading Israel down a steep and slippery slope.
Golinger: Hugo Chavez
Jan 10, 2011
With so much misinformation circulating in different media outlets around the world about Venezuela and President Hugo Chavez, it's time to set the record straight.
Guma: Is Burlington for Sale?
Jan 09, 2011
Once upon a time a bold independent socialist named Bernie Sanders ran for mayor on the slogan “Burlington Is Not for Sale.”
Glick: New Year Thoughts
Jan 07, 2011
For those who are upset about the Republican victories two months ago, it would be good to reflect on these words of Bob Herbert.
Golinger: US Plans Against Venezuela
Dec 20, 2010
State Department documents published by Wikileaks evidence Washington's plans to "contain" Venezuela's influence in the region and increase efforts to provoke regime change
Grubacic: Butcher of the Balkans
Dec 18, 2010
Richard Holbrooke was a war criminal. He helped organize the military and institutional framework for the mass slaughter of Yugoslav people.
Glick: The True Story of Pocohontas
Dec 09, 2010
Earlier this year I came across a book, The True Story of Pocohontas, whose story has stayed with me. I knew that I wanted to write about it, and several days ago, while thinking about the Thanksgiving holiday, I realized that this was the appropriate time.
Gordon: Uprooting the Bedouins of Israel
Dec 08, 2010
Despite the fact that it was the seventh demolition since last July, this time the destruction of the Bedouin village Al-Arakib in the Israeli Negev was different.