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Thursday, May 22,2014

U.S. debates as Syria suffers

By Dave Anderson
Like the other uprisings in North Africa and the Middle East, the protesters’ ideals were political freedom, social justice and dignity. From the beginning, the response of the Assad regime was uniquely horrific.
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Thursday, May 8,2014

Labor dispute may push shuttle drivers’ pay below poverty line

By Dave Anderson
If you’ve had an early morning flight from DIA, you might have gotten a ride to the airport with SuperShuttle. Everything seemed normal. The driver came to your door and was helpful and friendly. What you didn’t know is that, for five years, the drivers have been in a fierce fight against a humiliating system of indentured servitude.
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Thursday, April 24,2014

The lessons of Ludlow

By Dave Anderson
In 1914, you couldn’t be neutral about the Colorado coal miners strike. Muckraker Upton Sinclair said the Denver newspapers were prostitutes of Big Coal. The Denver Chamber of Commerce advocated a boycott of the Rocky Mountain News and Denver Times for pro-worker bias. Boulder Daily Camera publisher L.C. Paddock raged against Denver papers and published a pro-management special section of his paper on the strike, which he distributed throughout the state to 40 dailies and 80 weeklies.
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Thursday, April 10,2014

Ludlow, unions and politics

By Dave Anderson
Just last month, at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, there was a panel on how to destroy the labor movement. It was moderated by Grover Norquist, an influential political strategist, who said unions are in decline but “they’re not dead yet.”
Thursday, March 27,2014

Bowl a strike for reproductive freedom

National Abortion Access Fund Bowl-a-Thon event fundraises for low-income access to abortion

By Dave Anderson
Everybody knows abortion became legal for all women with the ‘Roe v. Wade’ Supreme Court decision in 1973. Fewer people know that in 1976, poor women lost that fundamental right to determine whether or when to have children.
Thursday, March 13,2014

Paying to pump

Missing oil and gas severance tax revenue

By Dave Anderson
Colorado’s opportunities lie in tight sands and shale formations — especially the oil-rich Niobrara shale. Niobrara may hold a reserve the equivalent of as much as 2 billion barrels of oil, according to industry estimates.
Thursday, February 27,2014

Potholes in the road to privatization

By Dave Anderson
Studies show that privatization tends to cost more and provide lower quality services than the government.
Thursday, February 13,2014

Seeger’s true politics

By Dave Anderson
Folk singer Pete Seeger, who died at age 94 last month, provided a soundtrack for every progressive crusade of our time. Many obituaries have called him a “Stalinist,” but the label is somewhat misleading
Thursday, January 30,2014

Killing Amendment 2

Defeating bigotry at the ballot box

By Dave Anderson
Within days, Colorado would be the “Hate State,” and a national boycott followed. Many thousands of protesters marched in the Denver streets and held candlelight vigils at the state Capitol as well as city halls across the state. Gov. Roy Romer and Denver Mayor Wellington Webb, both opponents of the amendment, joined the protest.
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Thursday, January 16,2014

Democrats playing too nice with the GOP

By Dave Anderson
“Raise a ruckus,” Robert Reich — economist and leader of Common Cause — told Colorado Democrats. He stressed that economic insecurity is widespread and unemployment stays high.
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