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August 15, 2020 at 3:37 AM

Friday Nite Videos | August 14, 2020

Friday Nite Videos | August 14, 2020     August 14, 2020xxxxxx Who is Kamala Harris? | The Daily Social Distancing Show. Tom Morello | You Belong To Me. Judas and the Black Messiah. The Risky Way to Speed Up a Coronavirus Vaccine. Like a Kidney Stone | …
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August 15, 2020 at 2:07 AM

What If Trump Won’t Leave?

What If Trump Won’t Leave?     Frances Fox Piven and Deepak Bhargava August 11, 2020The Intercept We must lay the groundwork now for the kind of mass action that defends democracy and evicts this despicable, racist, wannabe authoritarian from the White …
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August 15, 2020 at 1:57 AM

Republicans Are Bending Over Backwards to Help Kanye West’s 2020 Campaign

Republicans Are Bending Over Backwards to Help Kanye West’s 2020 Campaign     Ryan Bort August 14, 2020Rolling Stone The MAGA-friendly artist is already on the ballot in Colorado, Oklahoma, and Vermont. What’s next? Rapper Kanye West speaks dur…
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August 15, 2020 at 1:44 AM

Why I Am Voting No on the Democratic Party Platform

Why I Am Voting No on the Democratic Party Platform     Ro Khanna August 13, 2020Common Dreams History teaches us that sometimes an issue is so great that it should be the yardstick for measuring the wisdom of voting for or against the platform. And Med…
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August 15, 2020 at 1:31 AM

What Should Replace Confederate Statues?

What Should Replace Confederate Statues?     Christian K. Anderson August 13, 2020The Conversation As part of America’s reckoning with its oppressive past, the nation now faces the question not just of what statues and other images should be taken down,…
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August 15, 2020 at 12:00 AM

A Fragment of the Quilt

Portside Culture A Fragment of the Quilt     Geoffrey Philp June 27, 2020Rattle “After living 60 years…as a Black man from Jamaica,” writes poet Geoffrey Philp, “a DNA test … [revealed} my Jewish ancestry. I am astounded by the endurance of Na…
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August 14, 2020 at 3:54 AM

A Message to the Left About Kamala Harris — And Us

A Message to the Left About Kamala Harris — And Us     Richard Eskow August 12, 2020Common Dreams Should activists sit this election out? Not if you believe in activism. The right tactical call for activists is to elect the politicians they're most able…
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August 14, 2020 at 3:42 AM

Want Progressive U.S. Politics? Continue to Reform the Democratic Party Rules

Want Progressive U.S. Politics? Continue to Reform the Democratic Party Rules     Larry Cohen August 7, 2020In These Times There would be far more elected officials like Jamaal Bowman and AOC, if New York complied with the new Party reforms. The Democra…
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August 14, 2020 at 3:27 AM

How Trump Politicized Schools Reopening, Regardless of Safety

How Trump Politicized Schools Reopening, Regardless of Safety     Diane Ravitch July 30, 2020The New York Review of Books If the Trump administration is willing to spend trillions to bail out corporations, banks, and airlines, why is it not willing to p…
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August 14, 2020 at 3:15 AM

The Unraveling of America

The Unraveling of America     Wade Davis August 6, 2020RollingStone Discussion article - Never in our lives have we experienced such a global phenomenon. COVID-19 attacks our physical bodies, but also the cultural foundations of our lives. COVID didn’t …
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August 14, 2020 at 2:56 AM

Tidbits - Aug. 13, 2020 - Reader Comments: Defeat Trump, Defeat His Base, Elect Progressives; Kamala Harris and Charlotta Bass; COVID; Danger - October Surprise with Iran or China; Matt Herron - R.I.P.; Republican Voters Against Trump; Announcements;

Tidbits - Aug. 13, 2020 - Reader Comments: Defeat Trump, Defeat His Base, Elect Progressives; Kamala Harris and Charlotta Bass; COVID; Danger - October Surprise with Iran or China; Matt Herron - R.I.P.; Republican Voters Against Trump; Announcements;     August 13,…
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August 14, 2020 at 12:00 AM

An Interview with Karl Marx

Portside Culture An Interview with Karl Marx     John Swinton May 5, 2020People's World Labor journalist John Swinton visited the Marx family on vacation in Southern England and wrote this dispatch showing Marx in his last years - no less astu…
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August 13, 2020 at 3:00 AM

'Our Movement Didn't Just Win. We Earned Mandate for Change,' Says Ilhan Omar After Soundly Defeating Big-Money Challenger

'Our Movement Didn't Just Win. We Earned Mandate for Change,' Says Ilhan Omar After Soundly Defeating Big-Money Challenger     Jake Johnson August 12, 2020Common Dreams "In Minnesota, we know that organized people will always beat organized money. Despi…
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August 13, 2020 at 2:50 AM

Andrew Cuomo Wants to Protect His Wall Street Donors From Paying Taxes

Andrew Cuomo Wants to Protect His Wall Street Donors From Paying Taxes     Matthew Cunningham-Cook August 11, 2020Jacobin New York Democratic legislators are trying to tax stock trades and capital gains. Wall Street is horrified by such a development — …
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August 13, 2020 at 2:34 AM

'It Means Nothing': Trump’s Pledge to Aid Tenants Won’t Halt Evictions

'It Means Nothing': Trump’s Pledge to Aid Tenants Won’t Halt Evictions     Katy O'Donnell August 11, 2020Politico Donald Trump's executive order wouldn't do much to immediately help the 20 million or so Americans who face losing their homes in the next …
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August 13, 2020 at 12:00 AM

A Darker View of the Renaissance

Portside Culture A Darker View of the Renaissance     John T. Scott August 6, 2020Los Angeles Review of Books A reviewer's respectful, if somewhat critical, look at a new book on the Italian Renaissance that seeks to contextualize that movement…
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August 13, 2020 at 12:00 AM

Global Left Midweek - August 12, 2020

Global Left Midweek - August 12, 2020     August 12, 2020xxxxxx The China debate continues, Lebanon explodes, Bolivians rebel against coup regime, and more “Beirut: Capital of the Revolution”, PHOTO/ AFP   The China Debate Continues Le…
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August 12, 2020 at 3:40 AM

Lebanon’s Gov’t Resigns Amid Public Rage over Beirut Blast, But Protesters Demand Structural Change

Lebanon’s Gov’t Resigns Amid Public Rage over Beirut Blast, But Protesters Demand Structural Change     Ziad Abu-Rish August 11, 2020Democracy Now Democracy Now speaks with Ziad Abu-Rish, a historian and research fellow at the Lebanese Center for Policy…
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August 12, 2020 at 3:18 AM

Campus Workers Sue UNC System, Claiming Unsafe Working Conditions During Pandemic

Campus Workers Sue UNC System, Claiming Unsafe Working Conditions During Pandemic     Kate Murphy August 10, 2020The News & Observer The lead plaintiffs include members of the North Carolina Public Service Workers Union, UE Local 150 and members of …
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August 12, 2020 at 2:08 AM

Charlotta Bass's Acceptance Speech for Vice Presidential Candidate of the Progressive Party (1952)

Charlotta Bass's Acceptance Speech for Vice Presidential Candidate of the Progressive Party (1952)     Charlotta Bass September 21, 2008Black Past Charlotta Bass was the first Black woman to run for Vice President of the United States, on the Progressiv…