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Will the New Pope Help the Christian Left Fulfill MLK's Vision?

(2) Comments | Posted January 20, 2014 | 4:37 PM

For 80 years, Catholic Workers have helped lead the nation's peace movement. With a growing number of non-violent actions, arrests and hunger strikes in recent months, they have become the activists most closely aligned, in deeds, to Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. Invigorated by Pope Francis' radical transformation of the...

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Mayor Bloomberg's Legacy: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

(1) Comments | Posted January 7, 2014 | 2:05 PM

Michael Bloomberg's extraordinary 12-year term as mayor of New york has just ended. This is an opportune time to review the billionaire mayor's mixed-bag legacy -- the good, the bad, and the ugly.

For the sake of civility, let's start with the good.

My only government job began...

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A Tea Party Christmas: An Oxymoron Causing Millions to Suffer

(7) Comments | Posted December 24, 2013 | 11:48 AM

Corporations are not people, and regulating corporations -- and our economy, so that we can all be part of a society that feeds our hungry, heals our sick, clothes our poor, and protects clean air, water and food for its citizens -- is the role of what I like to...

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Tougher Tactics Desperately Needed to Win War on GMO Food

(128) Comments | Posted December 6, 2013 | 4:22 PM

As I listened to the ads from the ill-fated campaign to label genetically modified food in
Washington, I felt a sickening case of déjà vu. About a year ago, I wrote a controversial article for the Huffington Post, titled "Ten Grassroots Lessons From Monsanto's Swift Boating...

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Proud to Be Loud: Women's Leadership & Mayoral Candidate Christine Quinn

(18) Comments | Posted April 16, 2013 | 2:56 PM

Tomorrow I will join a group of leading New York feminists at the Eleanor Roosevelt statue on the Upper west Side to endorse Christine Quinn in her race to become the first women and first gay mayor of New York City.

I have been recently struck with a sense of...

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Cambodia Documentary Premiering at Sundance Puts Human Face on Globalization Quagmire

(1) Comments | Posted January 18, 2013 | 11:24 AM

The human face of globalization will not be found in protests or rallies. It is in the eyes of displaced women and men leaving centuries old agrarian systems. It is the painful, disempowering march from a sustaining, ecologically-balanced family-focused life of hard food-producing work to a dollar-obsessed global system of...

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Grassroots Lessons From Monsanto's Swiftboating of California's Campaign to Label GMOs

(8) Comments | Posted November 12, 2012 | 6:05 PM

The populist Proposition 37 campaign to label genetically modified food has been successfully swiftboated by Monsanto and the largest pesticide and junk food companies on earth. Our consumer movement made the costly mistake of arming itself with peace signs and love beads for what turned out to be a gunfight...

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Ten Grassroots Lessons From Monsanto's Swift-Boating of the Prop37/Label GMO Campaign

(118) Comments | Posted November 11, 2012 | 2:00 PM

The populist campaign to label genetically modified food has been successfully swift-boated by Monsanto and the largest pesticide and junk food companies on earth. Our consumer movement made the costly mistake of arming itself with peace signs and love beads for what turned out to be a gunfight with a...

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What's Next for Occupy Movement: OccupyGovernment.org!

(10) Comments | Posted December 22, 2011 | 12:06 PM

We are entering a new era of politics. Occupy is the first mass movement that is being led by young people, that has no hierarchy and no pre-existing organizational or political base.

It has grown organically, from the bottom up. It has inspired millions of young Americans to believe, against...

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Occupy Movement Needs Equalism Not Marginalization

(58) Comments | Posted December 5, 2011 | 3:13 PM

Everyone is asking what the Occupy movement stands for. Rarely do our answers reflect the scope of the aspiration that has brought us, and so many like us, into the streets. With the support of growing majorities worldwide, millions are protesting because we feel an urgent need to transform our...

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