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August 1, 2021 at 12:05 AM

Bring Back the Sewer Socialists!

Bring Back the Sewer Socialists!     Jordan Fraade July 29, 2021Slate Leftists need a new (old) pitch to lead America’s cities. She, and they, had the right idea. , Photo illustration by Slate. Photos by Stephanie Keith/Getty Images, Wikipedia (Wikipedia https:…
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August 1, 2021 at 12:05 AM

From Nationalisation of Banks in 1969 to Privatisation Agenda Now

From Nationalisation of Banks in 1969 to Privatisation Agenda Now     Prabhat Patnaik July 24, 2021News Click The essence of neoliberalism is to promote classical capitalism and remove the State from its role as regulator and controller, and create a huge increase in …
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August 1, 2021 at 12:00 AM

Blaxploitation Salvation: the Directors’ Children Rescuing Their Fathers’ lost Movies

Blaxploitation Salvation: the Directors’ Children Rescuing Their Fathers’ lost Movies     Ryan Gilbey July 29, 2021The Guardian Melvin Van Peebles and Perry Henzell made seminal 70s films – now their kids have recovered their fathers’ would-be classics, Melvin …
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August 1, 2021 at 12:00 AM

German Deal an “Insult” to Namibia’s Ovaherero and Nama

German Deal an “Insult” to Namibia’s Ovaherero and Nama     Shaun Smillie July 15, 2021New Frame The descendants of the victims of Namibia’s genocide have vowed to continue their quest for direct reparation, after disowning the settlement struck between their governme…
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August 1, 2021 at 12:00 AM

A Tale of Two Countries

A Tale of Two Countries     Greg Godels July 19, 2021ZZ's blog Cuba and Haiti: A Tale of Two Countries Mitchell School & Family Atlas by Edu-Tourist, This image was marked with a CC BY-SA 2.0 license.   A Tale of Two Countries Two countries have made …
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July 31, 2021 at 5:50 AM

Friday Nite Videos | July 30, 2021

Friday Nite Videos | July 30, 2021     July 30, 2021xxxxxx Housing Discrimination. All the Streets Are Silent | Trailer. Capitol Police Officer Recalls Racial Abuse on Jan. 6. How Do People Get Sucked Into Online Conspiracies… and Find a Way Out? Why the US Army Tried…
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July 31, 2021 at 5:25 AM

The Ku Klux Klan Was Also a Bosses’ Association

The Ku Klux Klan Was Also a Bosses’ Association     Chad Pearson July 27, 2021Jacobin The KKK should be understood not just as a white supremacist organization, but as an employers’ organization: it violently resisted the revolutionary gains of the Civil War and Recon…
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July 31, 2021 at 5:05 AM

Vaccine Mandates Are as American as Apple Pie

Vaccine Mandates Are as American as Apple Pie     Matt Ford July 30, 2021The New Republic Those who claim that vaccine resistance is an expression of liberty are historically illiterate. "IPV vaccination" by Sanofi Pasteur, licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 …
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July 31, 2021 at 4:55 AM

Activists Urge Congress to Expand Medicare

Activists Urge Congress to Expand Medicare     Jake Johnson July 30, 2021Common Dreams "As a doctor I can tell you: Your eyes, your ears, and your teeth are connected to your body. I did not have to go to medical school to tell y'all this, but apparently I do have to …
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July 31, 2021 at 4:45 AM

Pandemic Aid Programs Spur a Record Drop in Poverty

Pandemic Aid Programs Spur a Record Drop in Poverty     Jason DeParle July 28, 2021New York Times The most comprehensive study yet of the federal response to the pandemic shows huge but temporary benefits for the poor — and helps frame a larger debate over the role o…
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July 31, 2021 at 12:00 AM

Driving While Black and Jewish

Portside Culture Driving While Black and Jewish     Esther Cohen July 30, 2021 Nothing pushes the panic button faster than the sound of a police siren coming up behind you, as New York-based poet Esther Cohen reports. ,   Driving While Black and Jew…
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July 30, 2021 at 12:50 AM

Here’s a Long List of Top Republicans the 1/6 Committee Should Question

Here’s a Long List of Top Republicans the 1/6 Committee Should Question     David Corn July 27, 2021MotherJones The much tougher task for the committee will be investigating what Trump and his minions did in the months, weeks, days, and even hours leading up to the as…
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July 30, 2021 at 12:41 AM

Heine’s Heartmobile

Portside Culture Heine’s Heartmobile     Michael Hofmann July 22, 2021New York Review of Books The liveliness and invention of Heinrich Heine’s writing changed 19th century German literature for the better. Poet, writer, literary critic, satirist and ironist, bu…
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July 30, 2021 at 12:10 AM

Here’s a Long List of Top Republicans the 1/6 Committee Should Question

Here’s a Long List of Top Republicans the 1/6 Committee Should Question     David Corn July 27, 2021MotherJones The much tougher task for the committee will be investigating what Trump and his minions did in the months, weeks, days, and even hours leading up to the as…
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July 30, 2021 at 12:05 AM

‘WE ALL QUIT’: How America’s Workers Are Taking Back Their Power

‘WE ALL QUIT’: How America’s Workers Are Taking Back Their Power     Lauren Kaori Gurley July 23, 2021VICE Motherboard Something remarkable is happening in fast food establishments, retail stores, and restaurants across America. You may have seen photos of it go viral…
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July 30, 2021 at 12:05 AM

Real Estate Groups Paid GOP Lawmakers Huge Sums to Reinstate Evictions

Real Estate Groups Paid GOP Lawmakers Huge Sums to Reinstate Evictions     Sharon Zhang July 27, 2021Truthout As the national eviction moratorium, originally created for the pandemic, is set to end on July 31, a new report finds that the real estate industry has been …
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July 30, 2021 at 12:05 AM

Cuba: Hell, Purgatory and Paradise

Cuba: Hell, Purgatory and Paradise     Frei Betto July 18, 2021El Cohete I do not wish the future of Cuba to be like the present of Brazil, Guatemala, Honduras or even Puerto Rico...The United States was never satisfied with having lost the Cuba subjected to its ambit…
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July 30, 2021 at 12:00 AM

Tidbits - July 29, 2021 - Reader Comments: Right Wing Crusade - Cultural War; Bob Moses Remembered; Olympics, Simone Biles Hero; Masks and Vaccines Because They Work; Cuba; China; Korean War; Puerto Rico; Black Lung; and more ....

Tidbits - July 29, 2021 - Reader Comments: Right Wing Crusade - Cultural War; Bob Moses Remembered; Olympics, Simone Biles Hero; Masks and Vaccines Because They Work; Cuba; China; Korean War; Puerto Rico; Black Lung; and more ....     July 29, 2021xxxxxx Reader Commen…
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July 29, 2021 at 7:15 AM

'America is Not Racist' Becomes a 2024 GOP Mantra

'America is Not Racist' Becomes a 2024 GOP Mantra     David Siders July 28, 2021Politico Lightning-rod issues such as critical race theory and “defund the police” are a staple for Republican contenders. Former Vice President Mike Pence speaks during the Family …
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July 29, 2021 at 7:05 AM

Critical Measures of Global Heating Reach Tipping Point, Study Finds

Critical Measures of Global Heating Reach Tipping Point, Study Finds     Katharine Gammon July 27, 2021The Guardian “Policies to alleviate the climate crisis or any of the other threatened planetary boundary transgressions should not be focused on symptom relief but o…
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July 29, 2021 at 6:50 AM

The Poor Aren’t Getting the Help Democrats Want to Give Them

The Poor Aren’t Getting the Help Democrats Want to Give Them     David Dayen July 23, 2021The American Prospect Pandemic relief measures are hobbled by serious failures of program design and implementation. People rally for housing reform in Columbus, Ohio, Jun…
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July 29, 2021 at 6:35 AM

Simone Biles Just Demonstrated a True Champion Mind-Set

Simone Biles Just Demonstrated a True Champion Mind-Set     Lindsay Crouse July 27, 2021The New York Times Biles joins a growing number of younger athletes, including her fellow Olympian tennis star Naomi Osaka, who are pushing against the traditional American narrati…
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July 29, 2021 at 2:50 AM

The Problem of Pain

Portside Culture The Problem of Pain     Sophie Pinkham April 1, 2021Dissent It’s easier to blame individuals for the opioid crisis than to attempt to diagnose and cure the ills of a society. ,   White Market Drugs: Big Pharma and the Hidden Histor…
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July 29, 2021 at 12:00 AM

Global Left Midweek - July 28, 2021

Global Left Midweek - July 28, 2021     July 28, 2021xxxxxx World in trouble — Cuba, Tunisia, Iran, Myanmar Survivor, musician, antifascist Esther Bejarano. Credit, © Belga   Cuban Reflections Coup in Tunisia Eastern European Movements Chile’s Primary Win…
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July 28, 2021 at 12:05 AM

'Recess Can Wait': 23 Groups Demand Senate Stay in DC to Pass For the People Act

'Recess Can Wait': 23 Groups Demand Senate Stay in DC to Pass For the People Act     Jessica Corbett July 27, 2021Common Dreams "It would be unconscionable for the Senate to break for recess without addressing the ongoing assaults on our democratic systems happening a…
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July 28, 2021 at 12:05 AM

We’ll Never Fix Hospitals’ Price Gouging If We Don’t Break Their Stranglehold on Congress

We’ll Never Fix Hospitals’ Price Gouging If We Don’t Break Their Stranglehold on Congress     Natalie Shure July 27, 2021The New Republic Rather than force hospitals to be up front with patients about their costs, we should strip them of the power to set them. …
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July 28, 2021 at 12:05 AM

Indigenous Americans Demand a Reckoning with Brutal Colonial History

Indigenous Americans Demand a Reckoning with Brutal Colonial History     John Bartlett, Natalie Alcoba, Joe Parkin Daniels, Leyland Cecco July 27, 2021The Guardian From Canada to Colombia, protests erupt against legacies of violence, exploitation and cultural erasure …
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July 28, 2021 at 12:00 AM

Media Bits and Bytes - July 27, 2021

Media Bits and Bytes - July 27, 2021     July 27, 2021xxxxxx Will Pegasus spyware take surveillance to a new level? Also the big comics rip-off, Forbes predicts next year's social media, and more California Governor Gavin Newsom signs expanded broadband into la…
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July 28, 2021 at 12:00 AM

The Cornerstone - What is Living and What is Dead in the New Deal

The Cornerstone - What is Living and What is Dead in the New Deal     Michael Kazin July 26, 2021The Nation In Why the New Deal Matters, the historian Eric Rauchway gives us his own interpretation and suggests how liberalism might rebound in the present. A Review of W…
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July 28, 2021 at 12:00 AM

10 Black Movies to Stream on Netflix Right Now!

Portside Culture 10 Black Movies to Stream on Netflix Right Now!     Tambay Obenson July 7, 2021IndieWire Among this month's offerings on Netflix: several feature debuts, including Spike Lee's "She's Gotta Have It" and Ryan Coogler's "Fruitvale Station, Mati Dio…
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July 27, 2021 at 12:05 AM

What Biden’s New Executive Order Means for Agriculture

Portside Culture What Biden’s New Executive Order Means for Agriculture     Emily Baron Cadloff July 12, 2021Modern Farmer The wide-ranging executive order focuses on fair and open competition in various sectors of the economy and aims to boost competition and r…
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July 27, 2021 at 12:05 AM

Oriaku Njoku: On Envisioning a South Where Reproductive Justice Is a Reality

Oriaku Njoku: On Envisioning a South Where Reproductive Justice Is a Reality     Jessica Agbemavor July 15, 2021Facing South Especially living in a region, in a country where these systems were never intended for people like me to thrive, I can't keep relying and coun…
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July 27, 2021 at 12:05 AM

To Abolish Prisons and Militarism, We Need Anti-Imperialist Abolition Feminism

To Abolish Prisons and Militarism, We Need Anti-Imperialist Abolition Feminism     Nadine Naber and Clarissa Rojas July 16, 2021Truthout “In this society, safety and security will not be premised on violence or the threat of violence; it will be based on a collective …
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July 27, 2021 at 12:00 AM

Latest News California Oil Lobby Seeks to Strip Environmental Protections for Groundwater Amid Drought

Latest News California Oil Lobby Seeks to Strip Environmental Protections for Groundwater Amid Drought     Aaron Cantu July 13, 2021Capital & Main The move could make it harder for landowners to sue companies that pollute water tables. ,   A prominen…
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July 27, 2021 at 12:00 AM

What’s Happening in Cuba?

What’s Happening in Cuba?     Merriam Ansara July 20, 2021Peace Advocate Will the current situation in Cuba lead to US-backed violence in Cuba? To answer that question, we first need an understanding of what’s happening. There has been ongoing violence from the United…
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July 27, 2021 at 12:00 AM

An All-American Horror Story: Three-Quarters of a Century of Nuclear Follies — And That's Just Where to Begin

An All-American Horror Story: Three-Quarters of a Century of Nuclear Follies — And That's Just Where to Begin     Tom Engelhardt July 1, 2021Tomdispatch In the pandemic year 2020, 76 years after two American atomic bombs left the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in as…
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July 26, 2021 at 8:20 AM

Penetrating Curtains of Deceit: I.F. Stone’s ‘The Hidden History of the Korean War’

Penetrating Curtains of Deceit: I.F. Stone’s ‘The Hidden History of the Korean War’     Gregory Elich, Tim Beal July 2, 2021Liberated Texts Stone illustrates how the eruption of full-scale war on the Korean Peninsula advanced U.S. geopolitical interests and those of i…
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July 26, 2021 at 7:55 AM

The Democrats Are Bungling Voting Rights—but Not in the Way You Think

The Democrats Are Bungling Voting Rights—but Not in the Way You Think     Elie Mystal July 21, 2021The Nation The John Lewis Voting Rights Act is a valuable piece of legislation. So is the For the People Act. Both are destined to fail in front of the Supreme Court. …
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July 26, 2021 at 7:55 AM

Benjamin Franklin’s Fight Against a Deadly Virus

Benjamin Franklin’s Fight Against a Deadly Virus     Mark Canada, Christian Chauret July 1, 2021The Conversation Colonial America was divided over smallpox inoculation, but he championed science to skeptics. As a printer’s apprentice in 1721, Franklin had a fro…
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July 26, 2021 at 7:10 AM

Families Wait Years for Housing Vouchers Due to Inadequate Funding

Families Wait Years for Housing Vouchers Due to Inadequate Funding     Sonya Acosta, Erik Gartland July 22, 2021Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Expanding Program Would Reduce Hardship, Improve Equity ,   Due to limited program funding, families str…
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July 26, 2021 at 6:35 AM

Bob Moses, Crusader for Civil Rights and Math Education

Bob Moses, Crusader for Civil Rights and Math Education     July 25, 2021Mississippi Today, NYT, xxxxxx Bob Moses was teaching math at the Horace Mann School in the Bronx when scenes of Black people sitting at lunch counters across the South inspired him to become an …
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July 26, 2021 at 4:35 AM

Happy 20th Birthday, Trailer Park Boys

Portside Culture Happy 20th Birthday, Trailer Park Boys     Aaron Giovannone July 25, 2021Jacobin This year, the Canadian TV show Trailer Park Boys turns twenty. The program’s refusal to patronize its marginal, working-class characters was key to its comedic and…
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July 25, 2021 at 12:05 AM

Court Stops Police From Blockading Line 3 Protester Camp

Court Stops Police From Blockading Line 3 Protester Camp     Kenny Stancil July 23, 2021Common Dreams One attorney described the blockade as "an outrageous abuse of law enforcement authority serving the interests of the Enbridge corporation against its environmental …
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July 25, 2021 at 12:05 AM

What Radical Black Women Can Teach Us All About Movement-Building

What Radical Black Women Can Teach Us All About Movement-Building     Keisha N. Blain, Premilla Nadasen & Robyn C. Spencer July 15, 2021In These Times Three historians lift up Black women journalists, organizers and activists who were critical to Black freedom mov…
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July 25, 2021 at 12:00 AM

The Three Revolutions of the Chinese Communist Party

The Three Revolutions of the Chinese Communist Party     Waldon Bello June 30, 2021Foreign Policy in Focus The Communist Party of China led three revolutions of world-historic significance in its short 100-year-history: national liberation, the “Cultural Revolution,” …
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July 25, 2021 at 12:00 AM

Every Memorial Tells a Story

Every Memorial Tells a Story     Lynne Walsh July 16, 2021Morning Star Anything we can do to bring the sacrifices and bravery of the International Brigaders to a wider public consciousness is a reminder that we too must join the fight against fascism. NOT FORGO…
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July 25, 2021 at 12:00 AM

Robots Were Supposed to Take Our Jobs. Instead, They’re Making Them Worse.

Robots Were Supposed to Take Our Jobs. Instead, They’re Making Them Worse.     Emily Stewart July 2, 2021Vox Technology doesn’t have to exploit workers, it doesn’t have to mean robots are coming for all of our jobs. These are not inevitable outcomes, they are human de…
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July 24, 2021 at 4:45 AM

Friday Nite Videos | July 23, 2021

Friday Nite Videos | July 23, 2021     July 23, 2021xxxxxx How Pegasus Spyware Was Found on Jamal Khashoggi's Fiancée's Phone. Flashmob at the Odéon (Paris). How Big Pharma Fueled the Opioid Crisis That Killed 500,000. MAGA Crime Spree: Count Up to 12 Indictments. The…
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July 24, 2021 at 4:20 AM

Bernie Sanders: A Big Win for the Working Class Is Within Reach

Bernie Sanders: A Big Win for the Working Class Is Within Reach     Bernie Sanders July 21, 2021Guardian If our budget passes, it would be one of the most important pieces of legislation since the New Deal. But we must fight for it. "Bernie Sanders" by Gage Ski…
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July 24, 2021 at 4:10 AM

The Left Is the Only Reason We’re Talking About Climate Change at All

The Left Is the Only Reason We’re Talking About Climate Change at All     Kate Aronoff July 22, 2021The New Republic It’s become fashionable to suggest climate activists are too hard on Joe Biden. Being hard on Joe Biden is what got climate spending into the infrastru…