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January 29, 2022 at 5:00 AM

Friday Nite Videos | January 28, 2022

Friday Nite Videos | January 28, 2022     January 28, 2022xxxxxx How Does Income Affect Childhood Brain Development? We Need To Talk About Cosby | W. Kamau Bell. Astronomer Explains "Don't Look Up." Now on SportsCenter: Everyone Is Dead. The Facility : The Lives of De…
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January 29, 2022 at 4:15 AM

The Right Is Losing Its Mind at the Idea of a Black Woman on the Supreme Court

The Right Is Losing Its Mind at the Idea of a Black Woman on the Supreme Court     Paul Blest January 27, 2022Vice Perhaps foreshadowing the confirmation battle we’ll see in the coming months, the right has already dismissed the idea of a Black woman justice of the Su…
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January 29, 2022 at 4:00 AM

Damn Hard Work: The Life of Clyde Bellecourt (1936–2022)

Damn Hard Work: The Life of Clyde Bellecourt (1936–2022)     Nick Estes January 21, 2022American Indian Movement Interpretive Center Bellecourt and the American Indian Movement taught us that colonizing society is weak because of its sense of superiority. It has God, …
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January 29, 2022 at 3:35 AM

The Anti-vaccine Right Brought Human Sacrifice to America

The Anti-vaccine Right Brought Human Sacrifice to America     Kurt Andersen January 25, 2022The Atlantic Since last summer, the conservative campaign against vaccination has claimed thousands of lives for no ethically justifiable purpose. ,   In the early…
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January 29, 2022 at 2:55 AM

Cash Assistance to Mothers Boosted Infants’ Brain Activity, Study Shows

Cash Assistance to Mothers Boosted Infants’ Brain Activity, Study Shows     Danilo Trisi January 26, 2022Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Early neuro-imaging results provide powerful new evidence of what so many other studies have found — a more secure and adequ…
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January 29, 2022 at 1:00 AM

Sensory Details

Portside Culture Sensory Details     Todd Friedman December 14, 2121Radical Teacher New York City poet Todd Friedman, a retired high school teacher, observes the silent censorship that aims to protect pupils from themselves or perhaps from the facts of life. …
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January 28, 2022 at 1:10 AM

Europe for Peace. Stop the war in Ukraine

Europe for Peace. Stop the war in Ukraine     Gerardo Femina January 26, 2022Pressenza International Press Agency The escalation of the conflict in Ukraine between the United States and its allies, on the one hand, and the Russian Federation, on the other, must be sto…
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January 28, 2022 at 1:05 AM

The Dark History of Medicare Privatization

The Dark History of Medicare Privatization     Barbara Caress January 24, 2022The American Prospect Medicare Advantage was supposed to be a money-saver. It’s now become a costly, unaccountable cash cow for private insurance companies that is swallowing traditional Med…
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January 28, 2022 at 1:05 AM

A Jewish Congregation Considers Affirming Anti-Zionism as a Core Value

A Jewish Congregation Considers Affirming Anti-Zionism as a Core Value     Rabbi Brant Rosen January 25, 2022Shalom Rav At our December 2021 meeting, the board of Tzedek Chicago, voted unanimously to recommend amending our core values statement to state explicitly tha…
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January 28, 2022 at 1:05 AM

Defeating the Right: ‘The Blood-Dimmed Tide Is Loosed’

Defeating the Right: ‘The Blood-Dimmed Tide Is Loosed’     Max Elbaum January 21, 2022Organizing Upgrade Democracy defenders need to unify, strategize, and pull from deep wells of conviction to turn back the MAGA tide. Then-President Donald Trump waves after sp…
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January 28, 2022 at 1:00 AM

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...

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...     January 27, 2022xxxxxx…
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January 28, 2022 at 1:00 AM

Review: Angela Davis Revises Herself. She’s Never Mattered More

Portside Culture Review: Angela Davis Revises Herself. She’s Never Mattered More     Andy Lewis January 17, 2022Los Angeles Times Angela Davis sketches out her life since the original publication 50 years ago, then as an activist and academic, self-critically as…
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January 27, 2022 at 4:00 AM

Trump's Travel Ban Forever Changed the Lives of Muslims Around the World

Trump's Travel Ban Forever Changed the Lives of Muslims Around the World     Rowaida Abdelaziz January 26, 2022HuffPost A HuffPost investigation found hundreds of immigration cases where the ban irrevocably affected life--and death. Mohammed Saleh talks with Hu…
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January 27, 2022 at 3:25 AM

Treating Addiction as a Crime Doesn’t Work. What Oregon Is Doing Just Might.

Treating Addiction as a Crime Doesn’t Work. What Oregon Is Doing Just Might.     Maia Szalavitz January 26, 2022The New York Times To reduce stigma and improve the addiction crisis, drug policy must be liberated from the idea that without criminal penalties, no one wo…
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January 27, 2022 at 3:05 AM

Toward a New Political Journalism

Toward a New Political Journalism     Robert Edwards January 12, 2022The King's Necktie The “mainstream media” that is so often accused of being left-leaning is in fact painfully neutral and objective to a fault...that fault being an addiction to false equivalences an…
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January 27, 2022 at 2:50 AM

Why Putin Has Such a Hard Time Accepting Ukrainian Sovereignty

Why Putin Has Such a Hard Time Accepting Ukrainian Sovereignty     Jacob Lassin and Emily Channell-Justice December 21, 2021The Conversation Underpinning Putin’s goal is Russia’s historical view of Ukraine as a part of its greater empire. Understanding this helps expl…
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January 27, 2022 at 2:30 AM

Save By Books

Portside Culture Save By Books     Erica Wagner January 22, 2022The Guardian A Native American rebuilds her life after a prison sentence in this powerfully topical novel from the Pulitzer winner. ,   The Sentence by Louise Erdrich Harper ISBN: 97800…
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January 27, 2022 at 1:00 AM

Global Left Midweek - January 26, 2022

Global Left Midweek - January 26, 2022     January 26, 2022xxxxxx Self-determination? Western encroachment? Understanding the Ukraine showdown, and other international reports The head of Sudan’s No to Oppression of Women initiative, Amira Osman, was detained b…
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January 27, 2022 at 1:00 AM

Your Last Opportunity: Let's Make Waves Together

Portside Culture Your Last Opportunity: Let's Make Waves Together     January 26, 2022Portside The MAGA storming of the Capitol is one year old. The attempted coup is still happening. Please help us to inform, to mobilize and to inspire the forces of multi-racia…
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January 26, 2022 at 1:05 AM

Stripping away the Bull: U.S. and Russian Threats Over Ukraine—What They’re About and Who’s the Aggressor

Stripping away the Bull: U.S. and Russian Threats Over Ukraine—What They’re About and Who’s the Aggressor     Dee Knight January 25, 2022Covert Action Magazine Secretary of State Antony Blinken wants a one-way street where spheres of influence are concerned. The U.S.…
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January 26, 2022 at 1:05 AM

Cryptocurrency Is a Giant Ponzi Scheme

Cryptocurrency Is a Giant Ponzi Scheme     Sohale Andrus Mortazavi January 21, 2022Jacobin Cryptocurrency is not merely a bad investment or speculative bubble. It’s worse than that: it’s a full-on fraud. Tether prices listed on the Kraken website., Tiffany Hagl…
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January 26, 2022 at 1:05 AM

Striking Massachusetts Nurses Outwait Corporate Giant Tenet

Striking Massachusetts Nurses Outwait Corporate Giant Tenet     Sarah Hughes January 24, 2022Labor Notes In a year of health care workers organizing amid Covid surges and staffing shortages, St. Vincent nurses stood out for their willingness to strike indefinitely and…
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January 26, 2022 at 1:00 AM

How to Save Your Liberal Arts College from Greedy Suits 101

Portside Culture How to Save Your Liberal Arts College from Greedy Suits 101     Elinor J. Bader January 21, 2022Indypendent A new documentary film recounts how Hampshire College students and alumni rallied to save their renowned 60’s-era experimental college fr…
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January 26, 2022 at 1:00 AM

Is All This "Polarization" a Cause or a Symptom?

Is All This "Polarization" a Cause or a Symptom?     Frances Moore Lappe January 24, 2022Common Dreams Mistrust of government and the tensions between segments of society have been intentionally constructed and aggravated. Once you recognize that, the solutions to the…
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January 26, 2022 at 1:00 AM

Media Bits and Bytes - International Tech News

Media Bits and Bytes - International Tech News     January 25, 2022xxxxxx Info tech leaving its mark everywhere Kashmir Press Club building is pictured through a closed gate after it was sealed by authorities in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Tuesday, Jan…
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January 25, 2022 at 2:10 AM

Hawaii’s Strictest Pandemic Policies Have Created A Lonely Existence For Kalaupapa’s Surviving ‘Outcasts’

Hawaii’s Strictest Pandemic Policies Have Created A Lonely Existence For Kalaupapa’s Surviving ‘Outcasts’     Brittany Lyte January 24, 2022Civil Beat Nine patients remain of the many former leprosy patients who chose to continue to live in Kalaupapa despite the 1969 …
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January 25, 2022 at 1:10 AM

I Was in an Underground Abortion Network Before Roe v. Wade

I Was in an Underground Abortion Network Before Roe v. Wade     Carter Sherman January 20, 2022Vice In the 1960s and ’70s, a Chicago group known as “Jane” helped tens of thousands of women get abortions. ,   In 1971, Laura Kaplan was 24 years old and a re…
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January 25, 2022 at 1:05 AM

“It’s a Bloodbath”: U.S. Companies are Pillaging Latin America's Tech Talent

“It’s a Bloodbath”: U.S. Companies are Pillaging Latin America's Tech Talent     Vittoria Elliott January 20, 2022rest of world Experts estimate that the region will see 10 million new IT job openings by 2025, driven by outsourcing and "nearshoring" by American Tech c…
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January 25, 2022 at 1:05 AM

The Legacy of Campbell Soup’s Tomato Breeding Program

Portside Culture The Legacy of Campbell Soup’s Tomato Breeding Program     Jeff Quattrone January 12, 2022Modern Farmer The prime growing area for Jersey tomatoes is a region now known as the Inner Coastal Plain, which covers more than 1,000 square miles in sout…
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January 25, 2022 at 1:00 AM

Your Last Opportunity: Let's Make Waves Together

Your Last Opportunity: Let's Make Waves Together     January 24, 2022Portsside The MAGA storming of the Capitol is one year old. The attempted coup is still happening. Please help us to inform, to mobilize and to inspire the forces of multi-racial, radical, inclusive …
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January 25, 2022 at 1:00 AM

The Many Visions of Lorraine Hansberry

The Many Visions of Lorraine Hansberry     Blair McClendon January 17, 2022The New Yorker She’s been canonized as a hero of both mainstream literature and radical politics. Who was she really? With “A Raisin in the Sun,” Hansberry became an emblem of American p…
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January 25, 2022 at 1:00 AM

What Solidarity Journalism Reveals to Us

What Solidarity Journalism Reveals to Us     Anita Varma December 22, 2021Indypendent Solidarity reporting calls on journalists to push beyond reporting the easy soundbite from an official press release in order to do the work of representing people experiencing injus…
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January 24, 2022 at 6:50 AM

‘Euphoria’ Isn't About Gen Z. It's a Fantasy Revision of High School for Millennials

Portside Culture ‘Euphoria’ Isn't About Gen Z. It's a Fantasy Revision of High School for Millennials     Olivia Ovenden January 20, 2022Esquire The HBO series has caught flack for glamorising sex and violence, but the show also offers a Kool-Aid of teenage nost…
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January 24, 2022 at 6:15 AM

Tonga Eruption Was So Intense, it Caused the Atmosphere to Ring like a Bell

Tonga Eruption Was So Intense, it Caused the Atmosphere to Ring like a Bell     Kevin Hamilton January 23, 2022The Conversation The estimated the blast was around 10 megatons of TNT equivalent, about 500 times as powerful as the bomb dropped on Hiroshima, Japan, durin…
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January 24, 2022 at 3:35 AM

Once Again Austerity Proponents Tell it like it Isn’t

Once Again Austerity Proponents Tell it like it Isn’t     Martin Hart-Landsberg January 17, 2022Reports from the Economic Front While inflation-hawks are quick to highlight the cost of higher prices, they rarely, if ever, mention the costs associated with the higher i…
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January 24, 2022 at 2:50 AM

The Radical Vision of Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes

The Radical Vision of Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes     Kim Kelly January 10, 2022The Nation Murdered by gangsters on a dictator’s orders in 1981, these pathbreaking Filipino labor organizers fought for union democracy. An unidentified cannery worker lowers a …
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January 24, 2022 at 1:00 AM

Damning Imperialism: Marx's Writing on China

Damning Imperialism: Marx's Writing on China     Nick Matthews January 11, 2022Morning Star Working for the New York Daily Tribune, Marx excoriated the British empire’s opium trade that brought China under its influence with a staggering human cost A watercolou…
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January 24, 2022 at 1:00 AM

‘The State of Israel vs the Jews’ — Important New Book Chronicles Israel’s Spiritual Demise

‘The State of Israel vs the Jews’ — Important New Book Chronicles Israel’s Spiritual Demise     Robert Herbst January 10, 2022Mondoweiss Sylvain Cypel's "The State of Israel vs. The Jews" shows how bereft of human decency Israelis have become in their treatment of Pal…
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January 23, 2022 at 1:05 AM

Left Municipal Election Platform Launched in Vancouver

Left Municipal Election Platform Launched in Vancouver     January 21, 2022The Bullet The Democratic Socialists of Vancouver (DSoV) are launching a pre-election platform process ahead of this year’s municipal elections. , Vancouver for All   As rents cont…
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January 23, 2022 at 1:05 AM

At the Bottom of the Empire: Homelessness, Housing Injustice, and Jesse Jackson’s Call to “Eradicate Poverty”

At the Bottom of the Empire: Homelessness, Housing Injustice, and Jesse Jackson’s Call to “Eradicate Poverty”     David Masciotra January 21, 2022CounterPunch It was not the failures, but the victories of PUSH that taught Jackson the most crucial of political truths: …
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January 23, 2022 at 1:00 AM

Elza Soares, One of Brazil’s Greatest Ever Singers, Dies at 91

Elza Soares, One of Brazil’s Greatest Ever Singers, Dies at 91     Tom Phillips January 20, 2022Guardian Loss of much-loved samba star prompts outpouring of tributes and praise as six-decade career ends. Elza Soares,   Elza Soares, one of the greatest Bra…
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January 23, 2022 at 1:00 AM

A Critique of Degrowth

A Critique of Degrowth     David Schwartzman January 5, 2022Climate & Capitalism A Global Green New Deal will entail sustainable economic growth, the creation of a wind/solar energy infrastructure replacing fossil fuels, restoration of natural ecosystems, agro-eco…
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January 23, 2022 at 1:00 AM

Nikole Hannah-Jones Gives '1619 Project' Critics the MLK Tribute They Deserve

Nikole Hannah-Jones Gives '1619 Project' Critics the MLK Tribute They Deserve     David Moye January 17, 2022HuffPost "The 1619 Project" author read excerpts from Dr. King's speeches without telling anyone that she was doing so, leading the audience to think King's wo…
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January 22, 2022 at 3:30 AM

Friday Nite Videos | January 21, 2022

Friday Nite Videos | January 21, 2022     January 21, 2022xxxxxx Trump’s Secret Meetings & Mitch McConnell Accidentally Says What He Means. Stand By Me | Playing for Change. If Sharks Were Men by Bertolt Brecht. The Tragedy of Macbeth | Trailer. Carbon Capture Tec…
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January 22, 2022 at 2:30 AM

These 'Trees' Scrub Greenhouse Gases From the Air

These 'Trees' Scrub Greenhouse Gases From the Air     Klaus Lackner January 18, 2022The Conversation The U.S. Department of Energy has an ambitious goal to scale up direct air capture, a technology that uses chemical reactions to capture CO2 from air. We asked a pione…
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January 22, 2022 at 2:00 AM

Hypocritical Scolding Won't Stop a Russian War on Ukraine

Hypocritical Scolding Won't Stop a Russian War on Ukraine     Mitchell Zimmerman January 19, 2022otherwords.org Peace cannot be found if the U.S. relies on the self-righteous assertion of principles that our government refuses to apply to itself. Demonstrators …
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January 22, 2022 at 1:45 AM

Bernie Sanders: The Time for Senate Talk Is Over. We Need to Vote.

Bernie Sanders: The Time for Senate Talk Is Over. We Need to Vote.     Bernie Sanders January 20, 2022CNN If we cannot pass a comprehensive piece of legislation, we should divide it up into separate bills and members of the Senate should have to vote on the very popul…
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January 22, 2022 at 1:05 AM

A Message of Hope and Alarm: 2022

Portside Culture A Message of Hope and Alarm: 2022     January 21, 2022Portside The MAGA storming of the Capitol is one year old. The attempted coup is still happening. Please help us to inform, to mobilize and to inspire the forces of multi-racial, radical, inc…
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January 22, 2022 at 1:00 AM

How Pandemic Inequality Has Killed 21,000 a Day

How Pandemic Inequality Has Killed 21,000 a Day     John Queally January 17, 2022Common Dreams A new report explains how inequality contributed to the death of 21,000 people each day of the pandemic while the wealthiest collectively got $1.2 billion richer every 24 ho…
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January 22, 2022 at 1:00 AM

Small Kindnesses

Portside Culture Small Kindnesses     Danusha Laméris August 11, 2019Healing the Divide As plague years continue, California poet Danusha Laméris writes of “brief moments of exchange” that sustain hope and belief in what is holy. ,   Small Kindness…