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TIDBITS - JAN. 27, 2022 - READER COMMENTS: ABORTION; BRONX APARTMENT
FIRE; HOMELESSNESS; PANDEMIC; CRYPTOCURRENCY; ALABAMA AMAZON UNION
ELECTION DO-OVER; TONGA TSUNAMI; LORRAINE HANSBERRY; SIDNEY POITIER,
PAUL ROBESON; JFK ASSASSINATION; MORE...  
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_ Reader Comments: Abortion; Bronx Apartment Fire; Homelessness;
Pandemic; Cryptocurrency; Alabama Amazon Union Election Do-Over; Tonga
Tsunami; Emma Watson; Lorraine Hansberry; Sidney Poitier, Paul
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, Tidbits - Reader Comments, Resources, Announcements, AND cartoons -
Jan. 27, 2022

 

Re: I Was in an Underground Abortion Network Before Roe v. Wade
(Charles; Norm Littlejohn)
Re: Why Putin Has Such a Hard Time Accepting Ukrainian Sovereignty
(Helen Finkelstein; Mark Roth)
Don't Tread on Me - GOP version  --  cartoon by Bill Bramhall
Re: The Bronx Apartment Fire Was a Product of New York’s
Out-of-Control Housing Market (Susan Collier Lamont; Dorothee Benz)
Re: At the Bottom of the Empire: Homelessness, Housing Injustice, and
Jesse Jackson’s Call to “Eradicate Poverty” (Kentucky Alliance
Against Racist and Political Repression)
Re: The Pandemic as an Employment Shell Game (Vila)
Re: How Pandemic Inequality Has Killed 21,000 a Day (Sonia Cobbins)
Kaepernick vs Rodgers. Contrast and Compare  --  cartoon by Lalo
Alcaraz
Re: Once Again Austerity Proponents Tell it like it Isn’t (JL
Pedersen)
Re: Cryptocurrency Is a Giant Ponzi Scheme (George Lessard; Kenneth P
Bailey; Stefan Adler; Willie Williamson)
Re: Alabama Amazon Workers Are About to Rerun Their Union Election
(Rosenberg Fund for Children; Michael Thompson)
Re: Unions Have the Potential and the Responsibility to Advance a
“Just Transition” (Tim Sheard)
Re: Striking Massachusetts Nurses Outwait Corporate Giant Tenet (Beth
Emma Goldman)
Re: Revealed: The Flint Water Poisoning Charges That Never Came to
Light (William Bryce)
Re: “It’s a Bloodbath”: U.S. Companies are Pillaging Latin
America's Tech Talent (Lorraine Suzuki)
Mitch, please  --  cartoon by Mike Luckovich
Re: Tonga Eruption Was So Intense, it Caused the Atmosphere to Ring
like a Bell (Ben Manuel; Stephen Michael Sands)
Re: The Smearing of Emma Watson (John Dietzel; Gina Klein)
History  --  meme
Re: Rest in Power Mike Parker, 1940-2022 (David Berger)
Re: The Radical Vision of Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes (Capn' Steve
Krug)
Re: The Many Visions of Lorraine Hansberry (Michael Kaufman)
Re: Sidney Poitier – Hollywood’s First Black Leading Man Reflected
the Civil Rights Movement on Screen (Carolfrances Likins)
Re: Treating Addiction as a Crime Doesn’t Work. What Oregon Is Doing
Just Might. (Thomas Spellman)
Re: Elza Soares, One of Brazil’s Greatest Ever Singers, Dies at 91
(Michael Dover)
Re: Damning Imperialism: Marx's Writing on China (John Aldis)
Re: Why Was John F. Kennedy Assassinated? (Ellen Yaroshefsky; Rabbi
Arthur Waskow; Stan Nadel; Sadie Jones; Andy Heap; Marilyn Albert;
James Berger; Lisa M Carney; Marguerite Horberg; Jan Bauman)
Re:  Small Kindnesses (Gail Joseph)
Re: The Legacy of Campbell Soup’s Tomato Breeding Program (Mary
Bang)
Re: How to Save Your Liberal Arts College from Greedy Suits 101 (Jay
Mazur)

RESOURCES:

HOW THE NEW DEAL HELPED AMERICA JOIN THE FIGHT AGAINST FASCISM AND WIN
WORLD WAR II (THE LIVING NEW DEAL)

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

Virtual Film Showing-The Power to Heal: Medicare and the Civil Rights
Revolution - February 7 (New York Labor History Association)
Organizing the Black Medical Community: Past, Present, and Future -
February 16 (New York Labor History Association)

RE: I WAS IN AN UNDERGROUND ABORTION NETWORK BEFORE ROE V. WADE

I don't always agree with every position that xxxxxx supports, but
in this case, 100% on the same page.

The fanatical fringe of the far right is becoming an emergent norm,
and this determination to shut down access to abortion is just such an
example.

Of course, obviously, people who can afford to do so will quietly find
abortion services in other states, while economically disadvantaged
people will be stuck with no choice except to go to a backroom
abortion provider . . . often with horrendous results. This is a
disaster in the making, the effect of which will be most acute among
financially struggling women of color.

Charles
Sebastopol, CA

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From Democracy Now!

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Watch here
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Norm Littlejohn
Posted on xxxxxx's Facebook page
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RE: WHY PUTIN HAS SUCH A HARD TIME ACCEPTING UKRAINIAN SOVEREIGNTY

I believe Putin is not the only one who has a hard time accepting
other
countries' sovereignty.

Helen Finkelstein

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I'm really tired of everyone following the media playbook, even
xxxxxx. No, it is not all Russia's "fault", and no, the only choices
are *not* the West is right or you're a Putin apologist.

Consider this: how would you feel if Russia made an alliance with
Mexico, and put military supplies, including missiles, in Mexico and
Cuba? Now, explain to me the difference between that, and NATO, which
was founded primarily to face off with the USSR, with basis and
promising support to Ukraine? Tell me why there's a difference.

Furthermore, not everyone in the West is on board with this meme of
"Russia is planning to invade Ukraine!!!"

Why are Germany and France at odds with the Anglosphere over how to
handle Russia?
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For a much longer and fuller discussion, this is a professor from
UChicago, in 2015, talking about the entire situation... and nothing's
changed.
Why is Ukraine the West's Fault? Featuring John Mearsheimer
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I challenge folks here to read and watch both of them, *then* argue
why Russia is 100% in the wrong.

Mark Roth

DON'T TREAD ON ME - GOP VERSION  --  CARTOON BY BILL BRAMHALL

Bill Bramhall
March 4, 2021
New York Daily News
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RE: THE BRONX APARTMENT FIRE WAS A PRODUCT OF NEW YORK’S
OUT-OF-CONTROL HOUSING MARKET

I have friends here in California who never ask for repairs for fear
of eviction.

Susan Collier Lamont
Posted on xxxxxx's Facebook page
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see my related story:

Blaming the Victims—Not the System—for Bronx Fire Deaths
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Dorothee Benz
Posted on xxxxxx's Facebook page
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RE: AT THE BOTTOM OF THE EMPIRE: HOMELESSNESS, HOUSING INJUSTICE, AND
JESSE JACKSON’S CALL TO “ERADICATE POVERTY”

In late 1965, Martin Luther King, acting on the advice of Jackson and
the Chicago Freedom Movement, a coalition of organizations fighting
for fair housing, decided to spotlight the Union variety of white
supremacy by temporarily staying in a slum tenement in one of
Chicago’s most neglected and exploited neighborhoods. King and his
family found, and introduced a formerly disinterested media, to
housing units with asbestos, no running water, appliances that did not
work, stairs that collapse, rats running through the hallways and
sneaking into the furniture, and a rancid and infectious colony of
insects.

“The slums are the handiwork of a vicious system of the white
society,” King said, “Negroes live in them, but they do not make
them, any more than a prisoner makes a prison.” The “vicious
system” that King identified and sought to dismantle included all of
its leading institutions – both the instruments of capital and the
iterations of the State. During his forceful condemnation of the
Vietnam War in an speech at Riverside Church in New York, King
described the need to conquer the “triplets of evil” –
“racism, militarism, and materialism.” All three were on stark and
hideous display in the Chicago slums – the racism of making Blacks
prisoners to subhuman conditions, the materialism of white society
profiting from Black misery, and the militarism that would come in the
domestic form of police brutality, and the international crime of
drafting young men of all races, but disproportionately Black, into
the military to fight an unjust war in Vietnam. From the bomb crater
in Hanoi to the burning cross in Birmingham, and stretching to the
slum of Chicago, the brutal devastation of, what King called, a
“thing oriented society” was revealing itself.

Kentucky Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression
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Posted on xxxxxx's Facebook page
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RE: THE PANDEMIC AS AN EMPLOYMENT SHELL GAME

Excellent article...

I would simply ad that we have entered a Second Great Depression.

Like the first one, this one is hidden behind a "pandemic". In the
early 1920s a similar hysteria was created and blamed on another
pandemic... And millions of face hid behind "safety" masks as the real
danger was ignored by the State...

Vila

RE: HOW PANDEMIC INEQUALITY HAS KILLED 21,000 A DAY

    "Oxfam found that the 10 richest men in the world saw their
fortunes grow ... at a rate of over $1.2 billion per day, since the
pandemic hit nearly two years ago." 

10 men getting 1.2 billion EVERY DAY! Will they ever voluntarily limit
themselves? The details are yet to be written, but I am with Bob
Marley on this one. We just have to figure out what the pitchforks
will be. Perhaps tax the rich.

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Sonia Cobbins
Posted on xxxxxx's Facebook page
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KAEPERNICK VS RODGERS. CONTRAST AND COMPARE  --  CARTOON BY LALO
ALCARAZ

Lalo Alcaraz
November 10, 2021

RE: ONCE AGAIN AUSTERITY PROPONENTS TELL IT LIKE IT ISN’T

There are more than a few assumed discrepancies in this article. Well
written, but when your bias the whole truth is not an option.

JL Pedersen
Posted on xxxxxx's Facebook page
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RE: CRYPTOCURRENCY IS A GIANT PONZI SCHEME

“… This, we are told, is revolutionary. But making unmediated
online transactions securely in a trustless environment in this way is
not without costs. Cryptocurrency blockchains generally don’t allow
previously verified transactions to be deleted or altered. The data is
immutable. Updates are added by chaining a new “block” of
transaction data to the chain of existing blocks.

But to ensure the integrity of the blockchain, the network needs a way
to trust that new blocks are accurate. Popular cryptocurrencies like
Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Dogecoin all employ a “proof of work”
consensus method for verifying updates to the blockchain. Without
getting overly technical, this mechanism allows blockchain users —
known as “miners” in this context — to compete for the right to
verify and add the next block by being the first to solve an
incredibly complex math puzzle.…”

George Lessard
Posted on xxxxxx's Facebook page
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Does The word Ponzi come to mind? IT should.

Kenneth P Bailey
Posted on xxxxxx's Facebook page
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Rarely read such nonsense.

For one thing, the author does not distinguish between Bitcoin and
Shitcoins. The latter are in fact Ponzi schemes. But how he can
overlook the fact that the US dollar is the worst Ponzi scheme of all
is a mystery to me, especially since you can feel it in your own
wallet for more than a year now with the ever faster inflation.

The only way out against the fraudulent policies of figures like Biden
and others is to move into Bitcoin. It is the only sensible way out of
the demonetization caused by fiat currencies.

I recommend everyone to read the books of authors like for example
Saifedean Ammous (Bitcoin Standard and Fiat Standard). 

see: Max Keiser - This Bitcoin Price Is A Given In 2022 As Fiat
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Stefan Adler
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Giant is the operative word. Money grubbing at an unprecedented level.

Willie Williamson
Posted on xxxxxx's Facebook page
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RE: ALABAMA AMAZON WORKERS ARE ABOUT TO RERUN THEIR UNION ELECTION

(posting on xxxxxx Labor
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Workers at the Amazon BHM1 Fulfillment Center will be casting their
union votes starting Feb 4th, a rerun election after Amazon was found
guilty of illegal union-busting activities last year. We're in awe of
the union organizers/activists holding Amazon accountable and making
this election possible. Shame on Amazon for interfering last time
around; let's hope for an unobstructed election this time.
h/t: Portsid
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Rosenberg Fund for Children
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Posting on Facebook

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Let me explain one thing about Unionism, MPO is this, your local union
is as strong as the local membership, Regional, National Union
membership is totally bullshit!!! The true power is in the local
membership!!!!! It is all about how the local handles grievances,
firings, and wrongful infractions!! Read your contract, demand
clarification of anything you don't understand, pay your dues and
attend Union Meetings!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Michael Thompson
Posted on xxxxxx's Facebook page
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RE: UNIONS HAVE THE POTENTIAL AND THE RESPONSIBILITY TO ADVANCE A
“JUST TRANSITION”

smart conversation, thanks. Though I wonder if we can have a green
world and capitalism??

Tim Sheard

RE: STRIKING MASSACHUSETTS NURSES OUTWAIT CORPORATE GIANT TENET

Tenet Corp. is equally as bad as the HCA hospital system - Have worked
in both - Go Mass. Nurses!

Beth Emma Goldman
Posted on xxxxxx's Facebook page
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RE: REVEALED: THE FLINT WATER POISONING CHARGES THAT NEVER CAME TO
LIGHT

I appreciate the new research and the importance of the Bonds but WHO
OWNS THE F**KING BONDS and WHAT ARE THEIR POLITICAL CONNECTIONS. IT IS
HIGHLY UNLIKELY THAT BIG BANKS OR NATIONALLY KNOWN CAPITALISTS OWNED
THESE BONDS. What about the political connections of the pipeline
company, and the pipe maker. I also heard that there were other
commercial interests who wanted water along the route of the pipeline
like potential frackers.

Congrats to these authors this is excellent and important work. I sent
Brother Leduff an email on this with another good Detroit scoop. WHO
OWNED THE BONDS AND ARE THEY CONNECTED POLITICALLY TO THE GOP?

William Bryce

RE: “IT’S A BLOODBATH”: U.S. COMPANIES ARE PILLAGING LATIN
AMERICA'S TECH TALENT

U.S. is pillaging worldwide healthcare workers too.

Lorraine Suzuki
Posted on xxxxxx's Facebook page
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MITCH, PLEASE  --  CARTOON BY MIKE LUCKOVICH

Mike Luckovich
January 27, 2022
Atlanta Journal-Constitution
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RE: TONGA ERUPTION WAS SO INTENSE, IT CAUSED THE ATMOSPHERE TO RING
LIKE A BELL

The estimated the blast was around 10 megatons of TNT equivalent,
about 500 times as powerful as the bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan,
during World Word II. the wave looked like a ripple produced by
dropping a stone in a pond.

Ben Manuel
Posted on xxxxxx's Facebook page
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Amazing article!!!!

Stephen Michael Sands
Posted on xxxxxx's Facebook page
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RE: THE SMEARING OF EMMA WATSON

I detest Israel's abuse of its Palestinian residents and citizens.
 That does not make me antisemitic.  Nor Ms. Watson.

John Dietzel
Posted on xxxxxx's Facebook page
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Perhaps Emma Watson, and others so focused on the situation in Israel,
could use equal resources to address inequality and abuse based on
racial, religious, and economic persecution in the United States,
China, and many other nations. People in glass houses shouldn’t
throw stones. There are few nations with clean hands on these issues.
Many Jews support the State of Israel because the Holocaust happened
and Israel is viewed as a safe haven. Many in the world simply do not
want Jews to have a safe haven.

Gina Klein
Posted on xxxxxx's Facebook page
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HISTORY  --  MEME

RE: REST IN POWER MIKE PARKER, 1940-2022

I first read about Mike in 1960 in an article in the Socialist Party
newspaper, New America.

Through the years, our paths would cross and we occasionally bopped
each other stuff on FB.

Of all the comrades I have known, Mike was one of the kindest,
toughest guys around.

SHIT! mike parker's gone.

David Berger
Posted on xxxxxx's Facebook page
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RE: THE RADICAL VISION OF SILME DOMINGO AND GENE VIERNES

Thanks for this article, we need to remember, honor and learn from
their story. Michael Withey's book Summary Execution, is a worthwhile
read on this too
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Capn' Steve Krug

RE: THE MANY VISIONS OF LORRAINE HANSBERRY

Overlooked in this otherwise excellent article is Hansberry's
membership in the Harlem Writers Workshop led by Phillip Bonosky
during the 1950s. Bonosky , who died in 2013 at age 96 was a lifelong
Communist and prolific writer, best known for his coming-of-age novel
Burning Valley, first published in 1953. Hansberry was one of many
notable writers who honed their skills in the workshop, including Maya
Angelou. In the 1970s and 80s Bonosky worked for the Daily World as
cultural editor and Moscow correspondent.

Michael Kaufman

RE: SIDNEY POITIER – HOLLYWOOD’S FIRST BLACK LEADING MAN REFLECTED
THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT ON SCREEN

The first Black leading man in Hollywood was Paul Robeson, not Sydney
Poitier as you state - in an article right next to your piece on
Robeson and the petition. Yes Poitier was the Black actor that held
leading roles throughout the fifties – but Robeson, the Great
Forerunner” – was that in the forties! I love Poitier and
wouldn’t diminish him in any way, but his and Belafonte’s mentor
was the first.

Carolfrances Likins

RE: TREATING ADDICTION AS A CRIME DOESN’T WORK. WHAT OREGON IS DOING
JUST MIGHT.

Yes just a addiction is not a crime   neither is the murder of
another human by a 12 year old   whose traumatized brain has not been
healed even though he/she has demonstrated many times before the
murder that he/she needed therapy of the injury to their traumatized
brain

To understand the violent behavior of today

It (Violent behavior) is all about the DEVELOPING BRAIN (traumatized
brain) of the individual whose finger is on the trigger.  Unpack that
simple statement and you quickly arrive at when kids act out, are
belligerent, they are asking for help, therapy, not more abuse

Peace

Thomas Spellman

RE: ELZA SOARES, ONE OF BRAZIL’S GREATEST EVER SINGERS, DIES AT 91

Thank you for this sad news. I've added this (cum comment with the
xxxxxx link) here :

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And added it to my social justice song list just below my recent
student additions.

Michael Dover

RE: DAMNING IMPERIALISM: MARX'S WRITING ON CHINA

People who do not want to show China any sort of respect will probably
not bother reading this article. The same applies to those who believe
that Communism itself is an evil concept. However, this article does
an excellent job in showing us how "The West" with its "Capitalism"
treated China for so many years.

John Aldis
Posted on xxxxxx's Facebook page
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RE: WHY WAS JOHN F. KENNEDY ASSASSINATED?

They think Kennedy was on a progressive path? Cuba? Vietnam?
I’ve never heard these things.

Ellen Yaroshefsky

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Would  someone tell Messrs. Smith and Lafferty and their editors at
xxxxxx that in 1963 there was no “former” Soviet Union? 

Shalom, 

Rabbi Arthur Waskow

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These attempts to turn the cold war hard liner JFK into a martyr for
peace are about as credible as the notion that Biden stole the
election from Trump. No, I take that back, they are even less
credible.

Stan Nadel

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A documentary called Truth is the Only Client
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Sadie Jones
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Delusional. JFK caused the Cuban Missile Crisis w deployment of
Jupiter nuclear missiles to Turkey. He shoehorned Green Berets from
their European focus to undercover civilian aid 1961 Strategic Hamlet
program in Vietnam. The cult of JFK is rife w fantasy

Andy Heap
Posted on xxxxxx's Facebook page
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The new Stone film is quite convincing, especially around the "single
bullet theory" concocted by Arlen Spector.

Marilyn Albert
Posted on xxxxxx's Facebook page
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I'm agnostic on the forensics, number of shooters, angle of wounds,
and all that. Just seems that for something that elaborate, somebody
at some time would have spilled the beans... and yes, I'm aware also
of the pattern of premature deaths among potential witnesses, yes; but
still. Secrets of this magnitude don't stay secret. AND, I just don't
buy the related thesis that JFK was an anti-Cold War quasi peacenik.
That really is contrary to anything I've read about him. He was
sincerely anti-communist. He didn't want WWIII, but he was very much a
Cold Warrior.

James Berger
Posted on xxxxxx's Facebook page
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Stone's documentary is total crapola. Read Chomsky's book about
Kennedy and the romantic myth surrounding his assassination.

Lisa M Carney
Posted on xxxxxx's Facebook page
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[Republished by Haymarket Books and available here
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The two hour Lamar Waldron / Thom Hartmann radio recording on you tube
is much better - but one of their hooks, that Almeida in Cuba was an
agent seems hard to corroborate- the rest seems like the true story -
and sadly the same bunch have their prints all over major coups
everywhere incl Jan 6

Marguerite Horberg
Posted on xxxxxx's Facebook page
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When Lee Harvey Oswald was arrested, the first words out of his mouth
was "I am the patsy." There should be no doubt at all that his murder
was a government conspiracy. To this day I believe that murder of
Robert Kennedy was designed to keep him from investigating his
brother's murder, something he said he would do if he was elected.

Jan Bauman
Posted on xxxxxx's Facebook page
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RE:  SMALL KINDNESSES

(posting on xxxxxx Culture
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Thank you for choosing this to send, reminding us of who we can be if
only we try.
Kindness finds a place, and is never old...

Gail Joseph

RE: THE LEGACY OF CAMPBELL SOUP’S TOMATO BREEDING PROGRAM

(posting on xxxxxx Culture
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Nothing like a Jersey beefsteak!

Mary Bang
Posted on xxxxxx's Facebook page
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RE: HOW TO SAVE YOUR LIBERAL ARTS COLLEGE FROM GREEDY SUITS 101

(posting on xxxxxx Culture
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The last paragraph tells it all. Liberal arts colleges are for the
rich, the well off willing to go into debt, and a smattering of the
talented tenth.

Jay Mazur
Posted on xxxxxx's Facebook page
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HOW THE NEW DEAL HELPED AMERICA JOIN THE FIGHT AGAINST FASCISM AND WIN
WORLD WAR II (THE LIVING NEW DEAL)

The USS Yorktown, an aircraft carrier commissioned by the US Navy, was
built with federal Public Works Administration (PWA) funds during the
1930s. The vessel served during World War II and was lost in the
Battle of Midway in 1942.
PREPARING FOR WAR: HOW THE NEW DEAL HELPED AMERICA JOIN THE FIGHT
AGAINST FASCISM AND WIN WORLD WAR II

A BICOASTAL DIALOGUE FEATURING KEVIN BAKER (EAST) AND BOB LEIGHNINGER
(WEST) ON ZOOM

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 2022, 8:00 ET/5:00 PT

RSVP here
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It is often said that the New Deal didn’t end the Depression—the
war did. But Baker and Leighninger contend that the opposite is the
case. The many programs devised by the Roosevelt Administration to
combat the Great Depression also provided the personnel,
infrastructure, and experience that allowed the country to respond to
the expansionist aims of Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan swiftly and
effectively, turning the tide in favor of the Allies and ultimately
winning the war.

The sheer speed of the U.S. response is all the more telling when you
consider that as late as 1938, the United States had the 17th largest
army in the world, right behind Rumania.

To probe the connections between the New Deal, war preparedness, and
the Depression, Kevin Baker will interview Bob Leighninger, who is
writing a book on the topic. Together, they will explore these
relationships, dive into the specifics, and query the transformation
of America into a modern superpower.

KEVIN BAKER is a novelist, historian, and journalist. He has recently
completed a book on the history of New York City baseball and is
currently working on a cultural and political history of the United
States between the wars, for which he received a Guggenheim Fellowship
in 2017. He has written for many major periodicals and is a
contributing editor at Harper's Magazine.

BOB LEIGHNINGER is a former professor of sociology at SUNY-Oswego and
the past editor—for nearly 40 years—of the Journal of Sociology
and Social Welfare. He is the author of two books: Building Louisiana:
The Legacy of the Public Works Administration and Long-Range Public
Investment: The Forgotten Legacy of the New Deal. And he’s working
on a third, focused on the theme of this evening’s discussion.

The Living New Deal – New York City Chapter
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2578 Broadway #188
New York, NY 10025
[email protected]
livingnewdeal.org/living-new-deal-nyc
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VIRTUAL FILM SHOWING-THE POWER TO HEAL: MEDICARE AND THE CIVIL RIGHTS
REVOLUTION - FEBRUARY 7 (NEW YORK LABOR HISTORY ASSOCIATION)

Monday, FEBRUARY 7th  6 p.m.-7: 15
The Power to Heal: Medicare and the Civil Rights Revolution

New York Labor History Association Black History Month Event

A screening of the film will be followed by a discussion with the
filmmaker Barbara Berney, a distinguished scholar in public health,
environmental justice, and the U.S. health care system. Dr. Berney is
an Emeritus Associate Professor at the City University of New York
(CUNY) Graduate School of Public Health and Health Management.

Co-hosted by New York Labor History Association & the PSC Retiree
Chapter and co-sponsored by NYU Tamiment-Wagner Collection and
LaborArts

RSVP
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Tamiment Library & Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives/ NYU Special
Collections
Elmer Holmes Bobst Library
70 Washington Square South, 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10012

ORGANIZING THE BLACK MEDICAL COMMUNITY: PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE -
FEBRUARY 16 (NEW YORK LABOR HISTORY ASSOCIATION)

Organizing the Black Medical Community: Past, Present, and Future
Featuring Donald E. Moore, Doris Browne, Julius Johnson, and Lystra
Sawney
Wednesday, February 16 (6:00-7:15 PM ET)

In Celebration of Black History Month

The New York Labor History Association is hosting a panel discussion
to explore organizing in the Black medical community. Most white
people, including progressives, are not aware of the extent and depth
of these efforts. The panel: ORGANIZING THE
BLACK MEDICAL COMMUNITY, PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE, will explore the
origins, challenges, and future visions of prominent leaders,
especially the concept of collaboration.

Dr. Donald Moore, President of Provident Clinical Society, the
Brooklyn Affiliate of the NMA, and a Board Member of Physicians for a
National Health Program-Metro (PNHP) will be the moderator. The
panelists are Dr. Doris Browne, 118th President of the
National Medical Association (NMA), Dr. Julius Johnson, president
and founder of Greater NYC Black Nurses Association, and Lystra
Sawney, VP of a new organizing department of SEIU local 1199 focused
on home health care workers.

Dr. Browne has said, “We must know our history if we are to move
forward and not be destined to repeat some of the atrocities of the
past.” Dr. Johnson agrees, “I think we should address past issues
and how we plan on addressing them through collaborative approaches in
the future.” There is currently bi-partisan support in the NY State
Legislature for a Fair Pay for Home Care Act.

 

Co-hosted by New York Labor History Association & the PSC Retiree
Chapter and co-sponsored by NYU Tamiment-Wagner Collection and
LaborArts.

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New York, NY 10012

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