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February 27, 2021 at 7:50 AM

Friday Nite Videos | February 26, 2021

Friday Nite Videos | February 26, 2021     February 26, 2021xxxxxx AOC Explains Why the Green New Deal Is Necessary. Barre | Songhoy Blues. Capitol Rioter Turned in to the FBI by Ex-Girlfriend. Amazon Workers in Alabama Fight for a Union. Three Minutes …
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February 27, 2021 at 7:40 AM

Joe Biden Can Cancel All Student Debt. He Just Won’t.

Joe Biden Can Cancel All Student Debt. He Just Won’t.     Bridget Read February 25, 2021The Cut We don’t like the word forgiveness because we don’t think student debtors did anything wrong. Your generation didn’t have to borrow like this. We’re just ask…
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February 27, 2021 at 7:20 AM

Progressives Push to Squash Senate Filibuster After Minimum Wage Defeat

Progressives Push to Squash Senate Filibuster After Minimum Wage Defeat     Marianne LeVine, Laura Barrón-López and Sarah Ferris February 26, 2021Politico “So if that $15 minimum wage isn’t in this package, we are going to have to figure out a way to ge…
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February 27, 2021 at 6:30 AM

Is There Life on Mars?

Is There Life on Mars?     John Grant February 25, 2021Smithsonian Magazine Perseverance will use its instruments to look for signs of ancient life in the delta and lake deposits in Jezero crater and will hopefully allow us to finally answer the questio…
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February 27, 2021 at 6:20 AM

New York City and the Persistence of the Middle Passage

New York City and the Persistence of the Middle Passage     Gerald Horne February 24, 2021The Nation John Harris’s The Last Slave Ships offers a comprehensive portrait of the illegal slave trade in the Atlantic, starting with the last slave ships to doc…
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February 27, 2021 at 1:00 AM

Tuff

Portside Culture Tuff     Fred Norman California poet Fred Norman offers a beautiful elegy to Lawrence Ferlinghetti. ,   Tuff By Fred Norman You have to be tuff to be Lawrence Ferlinghetti — tuff, as in t-u-f-f — and you have t…
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February 26, 2021 at 1:10 AM

Our Fundamental Right to Vote Is Under Attack

Our Fundamental Right to Vote Is Under Attack     Jesse Jackson February 23, 2021Chicago Sun-Times In state after state, Republicans want to suppress voting because they know they are a minority party. It took decades to overcome the Jim Crow laws impos…
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February 26, 2021 at 1:05 AM

How Biden Can Tackle the Climate Crisis

How Biden Can Tackle the Climate Crisis     Tina Gerhardt February 11, 2021The Progressive Joe Biden has promised to ensure climate justice, but will his administration rise to the challenge? With the Biden Administration pledging to take the climate cr…
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February 26, 2021 at 1:05 AM

What We Can Learn from the Brief Period When the Government Employed Artists

What We Can Learn from the Brief Period When the Government Employed Artists     Tess Thackara January 31, 2017Artsy Thousands of artists - visual artists, painters, playrights, actor, musicians, singers, and other creatives, were employed by the Federa…
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February 26, 2021 at 1:05 AM

Cornel West: Palestine Is a 'Taboo Issue Among Certain Circles in High Places'

Cornel West: Palestine Is a 'Taboo Issue Among Certain Circles in High Places'     Azad Essa February 25, 2021Middle East Eye Activist and scholar says he is being denied tenure at Harvard University because of his views on Israeli occupation. There is …
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February 26, 2021 at 1:00 AM

Tidbits - Feb. 25, 2021 - Reader Comments: Texas, Climate Change, Solar Energy; Student Debt; GOP as Cult; Rush Limbaugh; Myanmar Mass Civil Disobedience; Healthcare; End Cuban Blockade; Freedomways, Civil Rights, Race; Lawrence Ferlinghetti; more...

Tidbits - Feb. 25, 2021 - Reader Comments: Texas, Climate Change, Solar Energy; Student Debt; GOP as Cult; Rush Limbaugh; Myanmar Mass Civil Disobedience; Healthcare; End Cuban Blockade; Freedomways, Civil Rights, Race; Lawrence Ferlinghetti; more...     February 2…
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February 26, 2021 at 1:00 AM

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Poet and Founder of City Lights Bookshop, Dies Aged 101

Portside Culture Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Poet and Founder of City Lights Bookshop, Dies Aged 101     Sian Cain February 23, 2021The Guardian The much renowned poet, political insurgent and countercultural pioneer put on trial for publishing Alle…
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February 25, 2021 at 3:10 AM

Democrats Are Subsidizing Health Insurance Predators

Democrats Are Subsidizing Health Insurance Predators     Andrew Perez February 24, 2021Jacobin Democrats want to pay billions to put Americans on expensive corporate health insurance plans rather than expand Medicare or create a public option. It’s a gi…
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February 25, 2021 at 3:00 AM

A Corporate, Commodified Black History Month is Taking Hold. We Can't Let It

A Corporate, Commodified Black History Month is Taking Hold. We Can't Let It     Malaika Jabali February 23, 2021The Guardian Instead of transformative changes, we get Black History Month-themed Apple Watches and Black sitcom collections on Netflix …
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February 25, 2021 at 2:50 AM

Four More States Propose Harsh New Penalties For Protesting Fossil Fuels

Four More States Propose Harsh New Penalties For Protesting Fossil Fuels     Alexander C. Kaufman February 20, 2021HuffPost Industry-designed bills to silence climate protests are under consideration in Arkansas, Kansas, Minnesota and Montana. More are …
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February 25, 2021 at 2:35 AM

Myanmar’s ‘Civil Disobedience Movement’ Has Produced Many Inventive Ways of Protesting

Myanmar’s ‘Civil Disobedience Movement’ Has Produced Many Inventive Ways of Protesting     Global Voices South East Asia February 24, 2021Global Voices Even picking up onions and tying shoelaces have become anti-coup activities Protesters in My…
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February 25, 2021 at 2:25 AM

Global Left Midweek - February 24, 2021

Global Left Midweek - February 24, 2021     February 24, 2021xxxxxx Street rage and strikes in South Africa, Myanmar, Thailand, and more news from four continents South African Federation of Trade Unions (SAFTU) gets the word out, via Twitter …
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February 25, 2021 at 1:00 AM

The Dead Are Arising—The Life of Malcolm X

Portside Culture The Dead Are Arising—The Life of Malcolm X     Herb Boyd December 17, 2020The Amsterdam News This award-winning biography mines some hitherto untapped sources, including extensive interviews with members of Malcolm X's immediat…
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February 24, 2021 at 3:00 AM

'Look What I've Lost': A Powerful Decade-Spanning Film About One American Family

Portside Culture 'Look What I've Lost': A Powerful Decade-Spanning Film About One American Family     Adrian Horton February 22, 2021The Guardian Using home video filmed over 20 years, 17 Blocks captures one black American family enduring the j…
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February 24, 2021 at 1:30 AM

Manchin Called to 'Do What's Right' and Confirm Haaland

Manchin Called to 'Do What's Right' and Confirm Haaland     Kenny Stancil February 23, 2021Common Dreams "The opposition to Congresswoman Haaland's confirmation is narrow and guided by money, not the qualifications or historic importance of what the nom…
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February 24, 2021 at 1:30 AM

How Wall Street Killed Grandma

How Wall Street Killed Grandma     Julia Rock and David Sirota February 22, 2021David Sirota's The Daily Poster 20,000 nursing home residents died from 2004 to 2016 because they lived in nursing homes run by private equity firms, according to updated da…
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February 24, 2021 at 1:30 AM

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Poet and Founder of City Lights Bookshop, Dies Aged 101

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Poet and Founder of City Lights Bookshop, Dies Aged 101     Sian Cain February 23, 2021The Guardian Poet and countercultural pioneer put on trial for publishing Allen Ginsberg’s Howl went on to become a beloved icon of San Francis…
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February 24, 2021 at 1:25 AM

Texas’ Freeze Was One Part of a Long Disaster We’re Still Living Through

Texas’ Freeze Was One Part of a Long Disaster We’re Still Living Through     Ty Joplin February 23, 2021Mother Jones How can you recover if the crises never stop? Texas is not accustomed to such cold temperatures and was unprepared. , AP …
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February 24, 2021 at 1:00 AM

Media Bits and Bytes - February 23, 2021

Media Bits and Bytes - February 23, 2021     February 23, 2021xxxxxx Dueling monopolies in Australia, what it means for platform regulation and free speech, and more media news. Credit, MarTech Today   Congress Tangles With the Big Boy…
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February 23, 2021 at 1:05 AM

Taking it to the street: Food vending during and after COVID-19

Portside Culture Taking it to the street: Food vending during and after COVID-19     Catherine Brinkley February 17, 2021The Conversation Curbside produce vendors often help communities that lack a grocery store to maintain access to healthy, …
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February 23, 2021 at 1:05 AM

Build New Infrastructure for a Broader Movement

Build New Infrastructure for a Broader Movement     Jeff Ordower February 20, 2021Organizing Upgrade There is need to invest in different structures, organizing alongside or outside of the traditional unions, base-building and nonprofit organizations fo…
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February 23, 2021 at 1:05 AM

A Private Government in Honduras Moves Forward

A Private Government in Honduras Moves Forward     Beth Geglia and Andrea Nuila February 15, 2021NACLA Hondurans are facing a sudden onslaught of these new jurisdictions, Economic Development and Employment Zones (ZEDEs), which international promoters r…
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February 23, 2021 at 1:00 AM

Appalachia’s Fracking Boom Has Done Little For Local Economies: Study

Appalachia’s Fracking Boom Has Done Little For Local Economies: Study     Kristina Marusic February 12, 2021Environmental Health News Appalachia's fracking boom has failed to deliver on promises of jobs and benefits to local economies, according to a n…
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February 23, 2021 at 1:00 AM

Border Patrol Policies Kill Hundreds of Migrants Each Year—and They Were Designed To

Border Patrol Policies Kill Hundreds of Migrants Each Year—and They Were Designed To     Tina Vásquez February 5, 2021Prism Agents routinely ignore emergency search and rescue calls and push people into harsh terrain as part of a “deterrence” policy, re…
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February 23, 2021 at 1:00 AM

Will Flint Water Trial Spark More Court Battles for Environmental Justice?

Will Flint Water Trial Spark More Court Battles for Environmental Justice?     Leanna First-Arai February 3, 2021Truthout The stakes for environmental racism need to be even higher than jail time. What if any company responsible for major ecological dev…
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February 22, 2021 at 6:50 AM

“Not Doing This Is a Choice”: Biden Drags His Feet on Canceling Student Debt Despite Campaign Pledge

“Not Doing This Is a Choice”: Biden Drags His Feet on Canceling Student Debt Despite Campaign Pledge     Amy Goodman, Nermeen Shaikh, Astra Taylor, Braxton Brewington February 18, 2021Democracy Now! We’re not going to get to full debt cancellation witho…
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February 22, 2021 at 6:20 AM

Why We Can’t Make Vaccine Doses Any Faster

Why We Can’t Make Vaccine Doses Any Faster     Isaac Arnsdorf and Ryan Gabrielson February 19, 2021ProPublica President Biden has promised enough doses for all American adults by this summer. There’s not much even the Defense Production Act can do to de…
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February 22, 2021 at 5:45 AM

The Redistricting Landscape, 2021–22

The Redistricting Landscape, 2021–22     Michael Li February 11, 2021Brennan Center for Justice Political, legal, and demographic changes, along with census delays, will shape the fight for fair maps and representation. ,   Under the be…
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February 22, 2021 at 5:20 AM

Black Families Have a Major Stake in the Future of the Postal Service

Black Families Have a Major Stake in the Future of the Postal Service     Sarah Anderson Scott Klinger Brian Wakamo February 20, 2021Inequality.org USPS is a vital source of decent jobs for Black workers. It could also narrow the racial wealth divide by…
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February 22, 2021 at 4:45 AM

Don't Defend Democracy With Half-Truths About the Past

Don't Defend Democracy With Half-Truths About the Past     Brook Thomas February 21, 2021History News Network Myths about the founders and President Grant cannot restore legitimacy to a democracy in the wake of a second presidential impeachment and acqu…
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February 22, 2021 at 1:00 AM

Nomadland Turns American Iconography Inside Out

Portside Culture Nomadland Turns American Iconography Inside Out     Alissa Wilkinson February 19, 2021Vox Nomadland is a piercing look into a country that’s becoming less and less inhabitable for its older men and women, and more stingy about …
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February 21, 2021 at 1:05 AM

The Deep Rot of the Massachusetts Democratic Party

The Deep Rot of the Massachusetts Democratic Party     Daniel Boguslaw February 18, 2021The New Republic The Bay State’s deep-blue reputation obscures a cynical political establishment that’s more interested in accruing power than in advancing progress…
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February 21, 2021 at 1:05 AM

Will Impunity Reign or Will International Criminal Justice Come for Israel?

Will Impunity Reign or Will International Criminal Justice Come for Israel?     Jonathan Kuttab February 17, 2021Arab Center Washington DC On February 5, the International Criminal Court removed one more barrier to holding Israel accountable for its vio…
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February 21, 2021 at 1:00 AM

Texas Blackouts Show Its Power Grid Isn’t Ready for the Changing Climate

Texas Blackouts Show Its Power Grid Isn’t Ready for the Changing Climate     Sammy Roth February 16, 2021Los Angeles Times Some 4 million Texans are without heat, 12 million are facing water problems, and hundreds are victims of carbon monoxide poisonin…
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February 21, 2021 at 1:00 AM

The Big Lie

The Big Lie     Eli Zaretsky February 15, 2021London Review of Books Hitler defined the Big Lie as an untruth so colossal that people ‘would not believe that others could distort the truth so infamously’. Trump’s claim that he won the election ‘in a lan…
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February 21, 2021 at 1:00 AM

After the Spring

After the Spring     Toufic Haddad January 19, 2021Red Pepper Despite the carnage of contemporary Syria and Libya, and the ruinous stalemate of Yemen, the euphoric appeal of what was once described as the ‘Arab Spring’ continues to feed revolutionary pr…
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February 20, 2021 at 5:00 AM

Friday Nite Videos | February 19, 2021

Friday Nite Videos | February 19, 2021     February 19, 2021xxxxxx Tucker Carlson Plays Jeopardy With Himself. Max Roach and Abbey Lincoln | Driva Man. The Next Pandemic. The Ugly Truth Behind the Will Ferrell G.M. Super Bowl Commercial. Vaccine Side Ef…
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February 20, 2021 at 4:20 AM

By 17-Points, Voters Want Biden to Cancel $50k in Student Debt

By 17-Points, Voters Want Biden to Cancel $50k in Student Debt     Andrea Germanos February 19, 2021Common Dreams "It's almost like the American people want government to meet the scale of the crisis," said New York Congressman Mondaire Jones. …
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February 20, 2021 at 4:10 AM

How the GOP Ceased to Be a Party and Became the Cult of Trump

How the GOP Ceased to Be a Party and Became the Cult of Trump     Harold Meyerson February 18, 2021The American Prospect The very fact that no issue except Trump himself divides the Republicans today reflects the larger fact that issues hardly matter to…
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February 20, 2021 at 3:55 AM

A New Civil Rights Movement, a New Journal

A New Civil Rights Movement, a New Journal     Geoffrey Jacques February 17, 2021jstor Freedomways, the African American journal of politics and culture chronicled the civil rights and Black freedom movements starting in the early 1960s. From t…
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February 20, 2021 at 3:45 AM

Wind Turbines Can Handle the Cold Just Fine. Just Look at Iowa.

Wind Turbines Can Handle the Cold Just Fine. Just Look at Iowa.     Lili Pike February 19, 2021Vox Some Republicans want you to think wind turbines caused the Texas blackout. Here’s why they’re wrong. Wind turbines near Halifax, Nova Scotia, K …
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February 20, 2021 at 1:00 AM

High School Production of Les Miserables

Portside Culture High School Production of Les Miserables     Connie Post January 15, 2021Ovenbird Poetry Connie Post’s remarkable poem illuminates how our culture programs us to grieve for soldiers but accept exploitation of young women. …
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February 19, 2021 at 1:10 AM

Is Texas’ Disaster a Harbinger of America’s Future?

Is Texas’ Disaster a Harbinger of America’s Future?     Jeff Goodell February 17, 2021RollingStone Texas brought this crisis on themselves by insisting on operating their own power grid that doesn’t connect with others; by failing to do anything to make…
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February 19, 2021 at 1:05 AM

The Case for the Financial Transaction Tax in 2021

The Case for the Financial Transaction Tax in 2021     Lenore Palladino February 10, 2021The Appeal Congress should immediately pass the Wall Street Tax Act,(A Financial Transaction Tax - FTT), which would tax the sort of high-speed trading that has tur…
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February 19, 2021 at 1:05 AM

Attack America’s Overlapping Miseries: Why Going Big on Relief Is an Economic, Public Health and Moral Imperative

Attack America’s Overlapping Miseries: Why Going Big on Relief Is an Economic, Public Health and Moral Imperative     Nancy Krieger, Christian Testa, Pamela D. Waterman and Jarvis T. Chen February 17, 2021New York Daily News Healing the dual miseries of…