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October 5, 2022 at 12:45 AM

The 40-Year Robbing of Rural America

The 40-Year Robbing of Rural America     Olivia Weeks October 3, 2022In These Times - Rural Since the 1980s, says Professor Marc Edelman, financial capital has developed imaginative new ways to seize assets from small towns and rural areas. Abandoned buildings…
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October 5, 2022 at 12:40 AM

The Onion Files ‘Masterfully Written’ Amicus Brief in Support of Jailed Parodist

The Onion Files ‘Masterfully Written’ Amicus Brief in Support of Jailed Parodist     Brett Wilkins October 4, 2022Common Dreams "As the globe's premier parodists, The Onion's writers also have a self-serving interest in preventing political authorities from imprisoni…
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October 5, 2022 at 12:40 AM

Wall Street Helped Create Jackson’s Water Crisis

Wall Street Helped Create Jackson’s Water Crisis     Matthew Cunningham-Cook & Ricardo Gomez October 4, 2022The Lever A major credit rating agency jacked up interest rates in Jackson, Mississippi, curtailing infrastructure investments in the years leading up to t…
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October 5, 2022 at 12:40 AM

‘People Feel Intimidated’: The Battle To Unionize Second US Amazon Warehouse

‘People Feel Intimidated’: The Battle To Unionize Second US Amazon Warehouse     Steven Greenhouse September 29, 2022The Guardian Wages and safety concerns are behind the push but the company is fighting fiercely to defeat the union drive, workers say Amazon w…
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October 5, 2022 at 12:00 AM

Media Bits and Bytes – October 4, 2022

Media Bits and Bytes – October 4, 2022     October 4, 2022xxxxxx Journalists pay the price when they report the truth Katie Halper went too far for The Hill TV. Credit, Informed Comment   Gonzalez v. Google The Draining of NPR Trevor Noah Leaving The Dai…
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October 5, 2022 at 12:00 AM

Blonde Is Marilyn Monroe Abased All Over Again

Portside Culture Blonde Is Marilyn Monroe Abased All Over Again     Eileen Jones September 30, 2022Jacobin Based on Joyce Carol Oates’s novel, Andrew Dominik’s film Blonde ignores the assertive and hardworking real-life Marilyn Monroe and instead gives us a lur…
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October 4, 2022 at 1:15 AM

SFO Restaurant Workers Win $5 Raise, Free Family Health Care Following Strike

SFO Restaurant Workers Win $5 Raise, Free Family Health Care Following Strike     Tyche Hendricks October 3, 2022KQED Restaurant workers at San Francisco International Airport approved a new union contract on Sunday, giving them a $5 per hour raise and free family he…
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October 4, 2022 at 12:05 AM

Grassroots Voices: How We Won Georgia

Grassroots Voices: How We Won Georgia     Linda Burnham October 3, 2022xxxxxx Georgia was the epicenter of the struggle for political power in 2020 and is again a central player in 2022, with races for governor and U.S. Senate up for grabs. Here are the perspectives …
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October 4, 2022 at 12:05 AM

From Fireman to Pieman: How a Miami Firefighter Baked up a Pie Empire

Portside Culture From Fireman to Pieman: How a Miami Firefighter Baked up a Pie Empire     Laine Doss September 30, 2022Broken Palate Derek Kaplan always had a knack for baking since he was a teen but took a detour to become a firefighter before reigniting his …
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October 4, 2022 at 12:00 AM

Why Babcock Ranch Survived Hurricane Ian but Others Florida Cities Didn’t

Why Babcock Ranch Survived Hurricane Ian but Others Florida Cities Didn’t     Thom Hartmann October 3, 2022The Hartmann Report The Babcock Ranch community near Ft Meyers shows building a resilient and low-carbon America will save both money and lives. We need to star…
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October 4, 2022 at 12:00 AM

Lula and Bolsonaro Will Dispute the Second Round of the Presidential Election

Lula and Bolsonaro Will Dispute the Second Round of the Presidential Election     October 2, 2022Brasil de Fato With 96,9% of the polls counted, Lula had a plurality, leading Bolsanaro by 4.7 million votes. The second round of the elections will take place on October…
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October 4, 2022 at 12:00 AM

Antitrust Action Moves Forward

Antitrust Action Moves Forward     David Dayen September 30, 2022The American Prospect A package of bills to improve antitrust enforcement passes the House. Sens. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) speak at a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee…
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October 3, 2022 at 6:10 AM

No One in Physics Dares Say So, but the Race To Invent New Particles Is Pointless

No One in Physics Dares Say So, but the Race To Invent New Particles Is Pointless     Sabine Hossenfelder September 26, 2022The Guardian In private, many physicists admit they do not believe the particles they are paid to search for exist – they do it because their c…
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October 3, 2022 at 5:50 AM

A Feminist Revolution in Iran?

A Feminist Revolution in Iran?     Wahid Azal September 30, 2022CounterPunch What the current Iranian anti-Islamist national uprising, the Iranian feminist Revolution of 2022, has thus far demonstrated is that the power of the reactionary clergy over the consciousnes…
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October 3, 2022 at 5:30 AM

Modeling the New USPS Delivery Network

Modeling the New USPS Delivery Network     Steve Hutkins September 15, 2022Save the Post Office It should be clear that the changes to the delivery network now underway are not simply a “broad strategic plan” or “pilot program.” Implementation has already begun with …
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October 3, 2022 at 5:00 AM

Brazil Votes Live: Lula Wins the First Round Over Far-Right Bolsonaro; Run-Off Oct. 30

Brazil Votes Live: Lula Wins the First Round Over Far-Right Bolsonaro; Run-Off Oct. 30     Common Dreams Staff October 2, 2022Common Dreams Lula took the lead as more rural votes counted but failed to reach 50% Former President of Brazil and Candidate for the …
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October 3, 2022 at 4:40 AM

Will the Next Pandemic Start With Chickens?

Will the Next Pandemic Start With Chickens?     Boyce Upholt September 19, 2022The New Republic This spring, a virulent strain of bird flu ripped through U.S. farms. The public hardly noticed. That we could ignore the disease shows just how little we’ve learned about…
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October 3, 2022 at 12:00 AM

Sidney Poitier Was an Icon. But Oprah Winfrey’s Documentary Sidney Is Too Worshipful a Tribute.

Portside Culture Sidney Poitier Was an Icon. But Oprah Winfrey’s Documentary Sidney Is Too Worshipful a Tribute.     Eileen Jones September 29, 2022Jacobin The new Oprah Winfrey–produced Sidney Poitier documentary, Sidney, is a gushing tribute film, not a fully…
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October 2, 2022 at 12:05 AM

‘To Liberate Ourselves, We Must Reinvent Work’

‘To Liberate Ourselves, We Must Reinvent Work’     Herman Rosenfeld September 30, 2022The Bullet A review of "Work, Work, Work" by Michael Yates ,   Mike Yates is a long-time Marxist and socialist writer and analyst, one of the editors of Monthly Review.…
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October 2, 2022 at 12:05 AM

Ben Chavis on the Environmental Justice Movement

Ben Chavis on the Environmental Justice Movement     Ben Chavis September 28, 2022Facing South Forty-two years ago, North Carolina discovered that a company in the Northeast had dumped tons of polychlorinated biphenyls — PCBs, very cancer-causing carcinogenic substan…
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October 2, 2022 at 12:00 AM

Poor People Will Be Voting for Their Lives in the Midterms

Poor People Will Be Voting for Their Lives in the Midterms     Rev. Dr. William Barber II and Tope Folarin September 22, 2022Newsweek New poverty data reveals the effectiveness of pandemic aid programs that are now expired. For poor Americans, building on that succes…
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October 2, 2022 at 12:00 AM

Alternatives to Police and Prisons: Activists Share How To Better Address Violence

Alternatives to Police and Prisons: Activists Share How To Better Address Violence     Teen Vogue Staff, Photography by Nyia Sissac August 18, 2022Teen Vogue "Punitive systems only create more cycles of trauma and violence.” ,   The backlash against crim…
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October 2, 2022 at 12:00 AM

Long Live Jeff Perry

Long Live Jeff Perry     Gene Bruskin September 26, 2022Stansbury Forum Jeff was a glorious model of a human being. Not a man without flaws, but a man with great passion, intelligence, determination, caring, humility, generosity, and an unwavering drive toward justic…
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October 1, 2022 at 2:15 AM

Friday Nite Videos | September 30, 2022

Friday Nite Videos | September 30, 2022     September 30, 2022xxxxxx "Fuck the Election. Let's Get Right to the Violence." 'Hillbilly Elegy' Republican J.D. Vance Exposed. Ladykiller | Official Trailer. 'Putin Is a Fool': Russian Soldiers Phoning Home. How Climate C…
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October 1, 2022 at 1:05 AM

Dear Gov. DeSantis: You’re Wrong About Flooding

Dear Gov. DeSantis: You’re Wrong About Flooding     Juan Cole September 30, 2022Informed Comment Hurricane Ian isn’t a once-in-500-years flooding event, it is the New Normal. And Gov. DeSantis' policies in Florida are making it worse. ,   Ann Arbor (Info…
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October 1, 2022 at 12:50 AM

Who Knew Tumors Have Their Own Microbiomes?

Who Knew Tumors Have Their Own Microbiomes?     Carl Zimmer September 29, 2022New York Times New research reveals that cancer is rife with bacteria and fungi — a rich ecosystem that scientists say offers new possibilities for the detection and even the treatment of …
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October 1, 2022 at 12:40 AM

In Italy, a Setback for a More Equal Future

In Italy, a Setback for a More Equal Future     Sam Pizzigati September 29, 2022Inequality.org A let-the-rich-be government has opened the doors to the smiling heirs of Italy’s neofascist factions. ,   In any unequal society becoming substantially more u…
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October 1, 2022 at 12:30 AM

Last Term: Reproductive Rights. This Term: Voting Rights.

Last Term: Reproductive Rights. This Term: Voting Rights.     Michael Waldman September 27, 2022Brennan Center for Justice The Supreme Court majority aren’t done undermining American democracy. Supreme Court - Sepia, by IslesPunkFan, licensed under CC BY-NC 2.…
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October 1, 2022 at 12:00 AM

Behind the Wall

Portside Culture Behind the Wall     Cory Lambing July 25, 2022Rattle “The debts we make are never paid, for us behind the wall,” write the incarcerated poet Cory Lambing, offering a glimpse of what it’s like to be inside. ,   Behind the Wall By C…
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September 30, 2022 at 12:05 AM

Lula’s Lead Over Bolsonaro Widens Days Before Brazil Election

Lula’s Lead Over Bolsonaro Widens Days Before Brazil Election     Al Jazeera September 28, 2022Al Jazeera Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has widened his lead over incumbent Jair Bolsonaro, less than a week before one of the most divisive preside…
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September 30, 2022 at 12:05 AM

1-2-3-4; We Don’t Want Your F—Ing War!

1-2-3-4; We Don’t Want Your F—Ing War!     Harold Meyerson September 27, 2022The American Prospect In just five days after Putin's speech calling up 300,000 reservists, the independent newspaper Novaya Gazeta, citing government sources, reported that 261,000 Russian …
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September 30, 2022 at 12:05 AM

Labor Is on the Offensive

Labor Is on the Offensive     Todd E. Vachon September 27, 2022Barron's Aided by a historically tight labor market and a supportive president and National Labor Relations Board, unionized workers have been able to use their newfound leverage to win demands that forwa…
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September 30, 2022 at 12:00 AM

What Antisemitism Is, What It Is Not, and Why It Matters

What Antisemitism Is, What It Is Not, and Why It Matters     Donna Nevel September 25, 2022South Florida Sun-Sentinel Antisemitism, like all forms of injustice, harms people and communities. Many Jewish organizations speak about criticism of Israel or Zionism as anti…
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September 30, 2022 at 12:00 AM

Tidbits – Sept. 29, 2022 – Reader Comments: Climate Crisis; Morality Police – Iran AND USA; War on Drugs; Cuba; Socialist Values; Amanda Gorman; Cartoons; Resources; Announcements; More; ...

Tidbits – Sept. 29, 2022 – Reader Comments: Climate Crisis; Morality Police – Iran AND USA; War on Drugs; Cuba; Socialist Values; Amanda Gorman; Cartoons; Resources; Announcements; More; …     September 29, 2022xxxxxx Reader Comments: Climate Crisis; Morality Police …
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September 29, 2022 at 12:25 AM

Cuba’s Gay Rights Vote Is a Victory for Socialist Values

Cuba’s Gay Rights Vote Is a Victory for Socialist Values     Ben Burgis September 28, 2022Jacobin A referendum to end discrimination against gay couples in marriage and adoption just won big in Cuba. That’s a victory for the core values underlying the socialist proje…
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September 29, 2022 at 12:15 AM

‘People Power Has Won the Day’: Manchin Dirty Deal Defeated

‘People Power Has Won the Day’: Manchin Dirty Deal Defeated     Jessica Corbett September 27, 2022Common Dreams The win was the result of "hundreds of national and grassroots organizations, along with concerned Americans from coast to coast, working together for the …
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September 29, 2022 at 12:05 AM

Brooklyn’s Library Moves To Slip Books Through Red State Bans

Brooklyn’s Library Moves To Slip Books Through Red State Bans     Madina Touré September 24, 2022Politico A program has lent tens of thousands of e-books in places they're forbidden. The Central Library branch of the Brooklyn Public Library system is visible i…
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September 29, 2022 at 12:05 AM

How To Turn Out Young Voters in November

How To Turn Out Young Voters in November     Harold Meyerson September 20, 2022The American Prospect Banging pro-choice drums has a distinctly positive effect, but Democrats have to address the economy, too. John Fetterman, Democratic candidate for Senate, gre…
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September 29, 2022 at 12:00 AM

Before We Were Trans: A New History of Gender

Portside Culture Before We Were Trans: A New History of Gender     Jane Haile September 12, 2022New York Journal of Books This new book, says reviewer Haile, surveys "the existence of non-binary gender ideas, roles and behavior across cultures and from differen…
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September 29, 2022 at 12:00 AM

Global Left Midweek – September 28, 2022

Global Left Midweek – September 28, 2022     September 28, 2022xxxxxx Reports and analyses from movements, parties and trends on the international left Credit, Ernesto Mastrascusa/LatinContent/Getty Images/File   Cuba’s New Family Code Russia’s Peace Mov…
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September 28, 2022 at 12:05 AM

Puerto Rico’s Colonial Status Left It Vulnerable to Hurricane Fiona

Puerto Rico’s Colonial Status Left It Vulnerable to Hurricane Fiona     Ryan Cooper September 23, 2022The American Prospect When a place is controlled by a government in which it has no representation, it will be abused. View of a house that was washed away by…
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September 28, 2022 at 12:05 AM

In Italy’s Deserted Democracy, Far-Right Giorgia Meloni Has Emerged Victorious

In Italy’s Deserted Democracy, Far-Right Giorgia Meloni Has Emerged Victorious     David Broder September 26, 2022Jacobin Yesterday’s Italian election brought victory for Giorgia Meloni’s far-right Fratelli d’Italia — and record-low turnout. The opposition between te…
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September 28, 2022 at 12:05 AM

The Supreme Court’s Public Legitimacy Crisis Has Arrived

The Supreme Court’s Public Legitimacy Crisis Has Arrived     Matt Ford September 26, 2022The New Republic Americans’ antipathy toward the high court is deepening—and for the first time, a slim majority favors expansion. , Jabin Botsford/Getty Images   Th…
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September 28, 2022 at 12:00 AM

Walkouts Underway in Virginia Against Youngkin’s Attack on Trans Students

Walkouts Underway in Virginia Against Youngkin’s Attack on Trans Students     Brett Wilkins September 27, 2022Common Dreams "It is shameful to pin your political hopes on your willingness to harm an already marginalized group of kids," said one critic of the Republic…
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September 28, 2022 at 12:00 AM

Dispatches From the Culture Wars – September 27, 2022

Dispatches From the Culture Wars – September 27, 2022     September 27, 2022xxxxxx The right raves, the people respond Credit,, ALEX WONG/GETTY IMAGES   Polls Show Division on Migrant Trafficking Labor Stirs Chattanooga High School Walkout Against Police…
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September 28, 2022 at 12:00 AM

‘Don’t Worry Darling’ Is the Antidote to TikTokers’ Obsession With Being a Tradwife

Portside Culture ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ Is the Antidote to TikTokers’ Obsession With Being a Tradwife     Kylie Cheung September 23, 2022Jezebel The film premieres amid a growing social media trend that romanticizes tradwives. But in Don’t Worry Darling, being a…
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September 27, 2022 at 12:40 AM

Dia Workers Unionize

Dia Workers Unionize     Leonard Sparks September 23, 2022Highland Current More than 90 percent of workers at Dia:Beacon and the other exhibition spaces run by the Dia Art Foundation voted on Sept. 13 to join Local 2110 of the United Auto Workers’ Technical, Office a…
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September 27, 2022 at 12:05 AM

Eating and Aging: A Complex Dynamic System

Eating and Aging: A Complex Dynamic System     September 22, 2022Columbia University How does what we eat affect our healthspan and longevity? The answer is unavoidably complex, according to a new study of how normal variations in dietary patterns affect human aging,…
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September 27, 2022 at 12:05 AM

A Second Look at the Tuna Sandwich’s All- American History

Portside Culture A Second Look at the Tuna Sandwich’s All- American History     Mari Uyehara September 11, 2022Taste Cooking Japanese-Americans helped launch the California tuna-canning industry—and one of America’s most beloved sandwiches. The humble tu…
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September 27, 2022 at 12:00 AM

For Donald Trump, Information Has Always Been Power

For Donald Trump, Information Has Always Been Power     Andrea Bernstein September 14, 2022ProPublica People have wondered why the former president collected classified intel, speculating that he is just a packrat. But he has a long history of gathering and wielding …