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Nurses need to be listened to, not blamed

By Suzanne Gordon

Stop blaming nurses for the potential spread of Ebola.

Five Reforms Needed to Prevent Another Ferguson

by Brian Gilmore

Michael Brown should not have died in vain. We must take specific steps to ensure that this tragedy doesn’t keep repeating itself.
Here are five reforms we need to make.

Obama's Immigration Order Saves Families Such as Mine

by Angie Trudell Vasquez

When I heard President Obama discuss his executive order on immigration, I thought of my grandmother.
Growing up, I did not know that my father’s mother was undocumented. I did not understand that her place in my life was tenuous or ever in jeopardy.
My father was born in the United States, and so were his two brothers. She was all my father and his brothers had against the cruel Iowa winters, against homelessness, against the entire world.

Dow Chemical Refuses Bhopal Responsiblity Three Decades Later

By Amitabh Pal

It’s been 30 years since the Bhopal disaster, but the U.S. company responsible for it has still not made adequate amends.
On Dec. 3, 1984, a gas leak at a pesticide plant owned by Union Carbide, a U.S. multinational, in the central Indian city of Bhopal caused the deaths of several thousand residents within a matter of days. Over the past three decades, more than 20,000 people have lost their lives. Hundreds of thousands of Bhopal residents have experienced health problems.

Ferguson Verdict Again Unearths America's Racial Problems

By David A. Love

The failure to indict Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., is not an aberration.
Every 28 hours, a black person is killed by the police in the United States. Law enforcement is increasingly becoming an occupying force. For many black, brown and poor taxpayers, the cops are there not to serve and protect, but to suppress and contain — and, far too often, to kill.

This Thanksgiving, Think About Retail Workers

By C. Nicole Mason

Thanksgiving ought to be a time for all Americans to relax and enjoy themselves.
For salaried workers and for most two-income households, working on Thanksgiving or Christmas is the exception, not the rule. However, for minimum-wage workers and those without job security, staying home is simply not an option.
Workers who boycott or refuse to work on holidays often face intimidation or fear the loss of their jobs. There is no grievance process, union or human resources department eager to take up their cause.