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Europe: The Dangerous Rise of Xenophobia and Racist Violence

Europe: The Dangerous Rise of Xenophobia and Racist Violence

After World War II, and especially during the economic boom of the early 60s, European countries needed migrant workers to do the type of work which the European middle-class didn’t want to do any longer. At first, the immigrants came from within Europe: Portuguese, Spaniards, Italians and Greeks went North to either France, Britain or […]

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Ronald Reagan: Not a “Pure” Republican When It Comes To Immigration

President Reagan, the Golden Boy of the Grand Old Party, was a chief proponent of America’s Golden Door of immigration and opportunity. He supported and signed the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, a law that, among other things, set approximately 3 million immigrants then in the U.S. illegally on the path to legal status and, for many, eventual citizenship.

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Will You Join Our Remarkable Army of Lovers?

One has to wonder why on earth we reach for the right to marry and to serve in the US military? Especially as viewed in light of the lack of federal employment, housing, education, credit, and the plethora of rights accorded to straights?

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Rising Tide

Union participation has declined steadily since the 1960’s thanks to the recent prevailing small-government, big-business deregulation, hands off approach to free-market economics. And as it turns out, when they said smaller government, what the GOP really meant was, personal government, they wanted you and I to play no part at all in deciding how they redistributed our tax dollars to the top of the income pyramid.

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The Many Are One

It is not that we should support one another’s progressive issues, but rather that there is only one issue with many facets and aspects. We are the proverbial seven blind men and it the elephant that we imagine to exist as separate entities.

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