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October 20, 2021 at 12:00 AM

Netflix Launches New Palestinian Film Collection – Check Out Full List

Portside Culture Netflix Launches New Palestinian Film Collection – Check Out Full List     Palestine Chronicle Staff October 14, 2021Palestine Chronicle The collection, titled ‘Palestinian Stories’, consists in 32 films that are “either helmed by Palestinian fi…
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October 19, 2021 at 12:10 AM

Spies Accused of Leaking U.S. Navy Secrets in a Peanut Butter Sandwich

Portside Culture Spies Accused of Leaking U.S. Navy Secrets in a Peanut Butter Sandwich     Jelisa Castrodale October 11, 2021Food & Wine A Maryland couple allegedly used the sticky sandwiches and chewing gum to deliver intel about nuclear subs to a foreign …
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October 19, 2021 at 12:05 AM

Imagine a World with U.S.-China Cooperation

Imagine a World with U.S.-China Cooperation     Lawrence S Wittner October 10, 2021History News Network When China and the United States cooperate, the two countries and the world will benefit; when China and the United States are in confrontation, the two countries a…
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October 19, 2021 at 12:05 AM

How to Save the World (From a Climate Armageddon)

How to Save the World (From a Climate Armageddon)     Michael T. Klare October 16, 2021Tom Dispatch Only when China and the United States elevate the threat of climate change above their geopolitical rivalry will it be possible to avert disaster. The Florida Bu…
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October 19, 2021 at 12:00 AM

Some Police Budgets are Increasing, but that Doesn’t Mean the ‘Defund the Police’ Movement Isn’t Working

Some Police Budgets are Increasing, but that Doesn’t Mean the ‘Defund the Police’ Movement Isn’t Working     Ray Levy Uyeda October 13, 2021Prism Some cities are restoring police budgets that had been cut in response to last year’s uprisings, but that doesn’t mean the…
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October 19, 2021 at 12:00 AM

CUNY’s Alleged Wrong Doings – How Rumors and Wrongdoings Smeared Dr. Joseph Wilson

CUNY’s Alleged Wrong Doings – How Rumors and Wrongdoings Smeared Dr. Joseph Wilson     Cornel West September 30, 2021Caribbean Times “The unprecedented and unjustified seizure of Professor Wilson’s entire collection of books, letters, computers, research and lectures…
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October 19, 2021 at 12:00 AM

Pedagogy of the Occupied

Pedagogy of the Occupied     Rodrigo Nunes September 30, 2021Verso Blog How can Paulo Freire, who would have turned 100 this year, help us think the limits that Occupy encountered ten years ago? ,   The little remarked coincidence that put the beginning o…
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October 18, 2021 at 6:55 AM

Dark Energy Might Be Neither Particle nor Field

Dark Energy Might Be Neither Particle nor Field     Ethan Siegel September 22, 2021Big Think Everything else in the universe is either a particle or field. Dark energy behaves as neither, and it may be a property inherent to space itself. There is a large suite…
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October 18, 2021 at 4:35 AM

The Man Who Finally Made a ‘Dune’ That Fans Will Love

The Man Who Finally Made a ‘Dune’ That Fans Will Love     How Denis Villeneuve broke the curse. October 13, 2021New York Times Villeneuve’s hugely anticipated, pandemic-delayed adaptation of Frank Herbert’s classic sci-fi novel Dune is an environmental fable, a parabl…
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October 18, 2021 at 4:05 AM

How the GOP Will Try To Subvert Our Elections

How the GOP Will Try To Subvert Our Elections     Marc Elias October 13, 2021Democracy Docket We are one, maybe two, elections away from a constitutional crisis. The future of our democracy rests on whether those committed to free and fair elections will prepare to de…
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October 18, 2021 at 3:50 AM

Walter Rodney’s Lost Book: One Hundred Years of Development in Africa

Walter Rodney’s Lost Book: One Hundred Years of Development in Africa     Leo Zeilig September 13, 2021Liberated Texts The book, and lectures that comprise it, give a powerful impression of an activist and thinker engaged with challenging and wide-ranging issues such …
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October 18, 2021 at 3:25 AM

To Avoid Armageddon, Don’t Modernize Missiles—Eliminate Them

To Avoid Armageddon, Don’t Modernize Missiles—Eliminate Them     Daniel Ellsberg, Norman Solomon October 16, 2021The Nation Land-based nuclear weapons are world-ending accident waiting to happen, and completely superfluous to a reliable deterrent. A vintage Tit…
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October 18, 2021 at 12:00 AM

Hollywood Strike Averted After Union and Producers Reach Last-minute Deal

Portside Culture Hollywood Strike Averted After Union and Producers Reach Last-minute Deal     Staff and agencies October 16, 2021The Guardian Up to 60,000 behind-the-scenes IATSE workers had been set to strike from Monday over claims of excessive hours and unli…
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October 17, 2021 at 12:55 AM

Jury Orders Tesla to Pay $137 Million to a Former Worker Over Racist Treatment.

Jury Orders Tesla to Pay $137 Million to a Former Worker Over Racist Treatment.     Niraj Chokshi October 4, 2021New York Times “It’s a great thing when one of the richest corporations in America has to have a reckoning of the abhorrent conditions at its factory for B…
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October 17, 2021 at 12:05 AM

Bolivia Shows us What is Possible

Bolivia Shows us What is Possible     Ken Livingstone October 10, 2021Morning Star Bolivia’s rapid social progress under a left-wing government and ability to suffer a right-wing coup then overcome it through mass mobilisation is a source of hope and optimism for the …
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October 17, 2021 at 12:00 AM

Socialists Organized in the 1950s Civil Rights Movement

Socialists Organized in the 1950s Civil Rights Movement     Joel Geir October 2, 2021Jacobin In 1950s America, the Cold War was raging, but socialists were playing key roles in the early civil rights movement. We can’t afford to let that radical history be sanitized. …
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October 17, 2021 at 12:00 AM

Built on the bodies of slaves: how Africa was erased from the history of the modern world

Built on the bodies of slaves: how Africa was erased from the history of the modern world     Howard W French October 12, 2021The Guardian The creation of the modern, interconnected world is generally credited to European pioneers. But Africa was the wellspring for al…
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October 17, 2021 at 12:00 AM

Manchin's Means-Testing and Work Requirements Are a Recipe for Building Back Worse

Manchin's Means-Testing and Work Requirements Are a Recipe for Building Back Worse     Nancy J. Altman October 13, 2021Common Dreams Democrats must resist the demands for work requirements and means-testing, if they truly want to build back better. They must resist th…
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October 16, 2021 at 4:15 AM

Friday Nite Videos | October 15, 2021

Friday Nite Videos | October 15, 2021     October 15, 2021xxxxxx The Real Reason the Economy Might Collapse | Robert Reich. Children’s Author Tells the True Story of Columbus’ Exploits. The Last Time the Globe Warmed. Fruits of Labor | PBS. The End of Oil, Explained |…
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October 16, 2021 at 3:50 AM

The Brutal Slave Trade in the US Has Been Largely Whitewashed From History

The Brutal Slave Trade in the US Has Been Largely Whitewashed From History     Joshua D. Rothman The Conversation Mountains of material expose the depravity of the men who ran the largest domestic slave trading operation in American history and reveal the fortitude of …
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October 16, 2021 at 3:25 AM

Occupation Failed Afghanistan. Our Struggle for Freedom Continues.

Occupation Failed Afghanistan. Our Struggle for Freedom Continues.     Malalai Joya October 11, 2021Il Manifesto The only way to save Afghanistan is solidarity of the progressive, democratic and secular forces. We want an Afghanistan free from fundamentalists and fore…
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October 16, 2021 at 3:10 AM

Trump to Skip 2024 Campaign and Go Straight to Claiming He Won

Trump to Skip 2024 Campaign and Go Straight to Claiming He Won     Andy Borowitz October 12, 2021The New Yorker “The 2024 election was so stolen it makes the 2020 election look not stolen.” , "Donald Trump" by Gage Skidmore is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 …
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October 16, 2021 at 2:40 AM

How TV Lied About Abortion

How TV Lied About Abortion     Tanya Melendez October 14, 2021Vox For decades, dramatized plot lines about unwanted and unexpected pregnancies helped create our real-world abortion discourse. Abortion on television rarely focuses on personal agency. In a 2011 e…
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October 16, 2021 at 12:00 AM

Face Mask

Portside Culture Face Mask     Paul Hostovsky August 27, 2021Mostly Mask or No Mask, Boston poet Paul Hostovsky captures a simple aesthetic of these divided times. ,   Face MaskBy Paul Hostovsky        Have you noticed how beautiful everyone looks …
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October 15, 2021 at 1:05 AM

Outcasts and Desperados: On Richard Wright’s Double Vision

Portside Culture Outcasts and Desperados: On Richard Wright’s Double Vision     Adam Shatz October 7, 2021London Review of Books A long forgotten if seminal early Richard Wright novel is brought back to life by Library of America for a new generation of readers.…
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October 15, 2021 at 12:05 AM

The People Who Make Your Favorite Movies and Shows Are Fed Up

The People Who Make Your Favorite Movies and Shows Are Fed Up     Shirley Li October 8, 2021The Atlantic If you watch television, or films, you should think about who is making them and under what conditions. Eighteen-hour workdays, no lunch breaks. Car accidents caus…
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October 15, 2021 at 12:05 AM

Why It’s High Time to Move on From ‘Just-in-Time’ Supply Chains

Why It’s High Time to Move on From ‘Just-in-Time’ Supply Chains     Kim Moody October 11, 2021The Guardian This logistical model is the engine of breakneck capitalism. But its fragility is now being exposed. Decades of deregulation, privatisation and market worship ha…
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October 15, 2021 at 12:05 AM

Strike Support: What Is It and How You Can Help Striking Workers

Strike Support: What Is It and How You Can Help Striking Workers     Jacqui Germain September 29, 2021TeenVogue Well-planned strikes are not only a union's most potent weapon, but also the public's best chance of forcing substantive policy changes to improve working c…
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October 15, 2021 at 12:00 AM

Timuel Black, Civil Rights Champion And Historian, Dies At 102: ‘Tim Gave His All To All Of Us’

Timuel Black, Civil Rights Champion And Historian, Dies At 102: ‘Tim Gave His All To All Of Us’     Maxwell Evans October 12, 2021Block Club Chicago The Civil Rights icon, who moved to Chicago in 1919 as one of the earliest participants in the Great Migration, died We…
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October 15, 2021 at 12:00 AM

Tidbits - Oct. 14, 2021 - Reader Comments: $3.5 Trillion Reconciliation Bill; USPS Postal Banking; Democrats in Congress; Covid Restrictions Still Needed; China; New Films: Young Lords; Harold Washington; more resources; ...

Tidbits - Oct. 14, 2021 - Reader Comments: $3.5 Trillion Reconciliation Bill; USPS Postal Banking; Democrats in Congress; Covid Restrictions Still Needed; China; New Films: Young Lords; Harold Washington; more resources; ...     October 14, 2021xxxxxx Reader Comments:…
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October 14, 2021 at 3:50 AM

The Abortion Backup Plan No One Is Talking About

The Abortion Backup Plan No One Is Talking About     Olga Khazan October 12, 2021The Atlantic Even in states with the strictest abortion laws, pregnant people have a safe, inexpensive option to terminate their pregnancies. But few know about it. , Atlantic …
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October 14, 2021 at 3:40 AM

Cutting the Reconciliation Bill to $1.5 Trillion Would Support Nearly 2 Million Fewer Jobs per Year

Cutting the Reconciliation Bill to $1.5 Trillion Would Support Nearly 2 Million Fewer Jobs per Year     Adam S. Hersh October 7, 2021Economic Policy Institute Besides delivering fewer tangible benefits to typical families, scaling back Build Back Better also severely …
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October 14, 2021 at 3:20 AM

Krysten Sinema: The Epitome of Political Corruption

Krysten Sinema: The Epitome of Political Corruption     Thom Hartmann October 13, 2021Economy for All Shortly after her close election, Sinema quickly joined other Democrats who’d followed the Citizens United path to the flashing neon lights of big money. , …
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October 14, 2021 at 3:00 AM

Grieving Family Of 27-Year-Old Mom Call Attention To Missing Indigenous Women

Grieving Family Of 27-Year-Old Mom Call Attention To Missing Indigenous Women     Sarah Ruiz-Grossman October 12, 2021HuffPost Young Indigenous mother Bessie Walker went missing, then was found dead in California. Her case got only a fraction of the attention that Gab…
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October 14, 2021 at 12:00 AM

China’s Market Reformers

Portside Culture China’s Market Reformers     Jake Werner October 1, 2021Dissent While China is often seen as an outlier from neoliberal trends, its transformation in recent decades was not at odds with tectonic shifts in the global system of growth but an esse…
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October 14, 2021 at 12:00 AM

Global Left Midweek - South African Strikes

Global Left Midweek - South African Strikes     October 13, 2021xxxxxx What the climate movement can learn from the anti-Apartheid movement. The anti-Semitism question. And HAPPY 90th Archbishop Desmond Tutu! Tunisians raise national flags as thousands join a …
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October 13, 2021 at 3:49 AM

Dispatches From the Culture Wars - October 12, 2021

Dispatches From the Culture Wars - October 12, 2021     October 12, 2021xxxxxx Nobel awards an African author — what's the history? School boards showdowns, and more Pandemonium at a school board meeting in Ashburn, Virginia. Credit, CNN   School Board Wa…
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October 13, 2021 at 12:05 AM

Sally Rooney Boycotts Israeli "Apartheid," Refuses Work With Publishers

Sally Rooney Boycotts Israeli "Apartheid," Refuses Work With Publishers     Lexi McMenamin October 12, 2021Teen Vogue The "Normal People" author was inaccurately accused of boycotting the Hebrew language. Sally Rooney attends a photocall during the Edinburgh In…
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October 13, 2021 at 12:05 AM

4 Senate Democrats Say They Won’t Back Budget Deal If Manchin Axes Climate Provisions

4 Senate Democrats Say They Won’t Back Budget Deal If Manchin Axes Climate Provisions     Mike Ludwig October 9, 2021Truthout “President Biden must be able to put a deal on the table that reflects what we then expect from the rest of the world, so we begin a downward …
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October 13, 2021 at 12:05 AM

FEMA Ignores Puerto Rico's Once-in-a-Lifetime Chance to Build a Clean Energy Grid

FEMA Ignores Puerto Rico's Once-in-a-Lifetime Chance to Build a Clean Energy Grid     Patrick Parenteau, Rachel Stevens October 13, 2021The Conversation FEMA plans to spend $9.4 billion on fossil fuel infrastructure instead. A person waves a flag reading "Fuera…
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October 13, 2021 at 12:00 AM

Toni Gilpin on Her New Book, The Long Deep Grudge

Toni Gilpin on Her New Book, The Long Deep Grudge     Randi Storch October 12, 2021The Labor And Working Class History Association (LAWCHA) Toni Gilpin’s The Long Deep Grudge: A Story of Big Capital, Radical Labor, and Class War in the American Heartland details the l…
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October 13, 2021 at 12:00 AM

“Little Girl": A Brilliantly Directed Documentary About a Transgender Child

Portside Culture “Little Girl": A Brilliantly Directed Documentary About a Transgender Child     Richard Brody September 20, 2021The New Yorker In this illuminating and moving documentary, seven-year-old Sasha questions her gender – and challenges prejudice. …
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October 12, 2021 at 1:05 AM

How Other Nations Pay for Child Care. The U.S. Is an Outlier.

How Other Nations Pay for Child Care. The U.S. Is an Outlier.     Claire Cain Miller October 6, 2021New York Times Rich countries contribute an average of $14,000 per year for a toddler’s care, compared with $500 in the U.S. The Democrats’ spending bill tries to shrin…
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October 12, 2021 at 12:05 AM

Why Easing Covid Restrictions Could Prompt a Fierce Flu Rebound

Why Easing Covid Restrictions Could Prompt a Fierce Flu Rebound     Nicola Jones October 7, 2021Nature As pandemic restrictions ease, other respiratory viruses are returning in unexpected ways. ,   The COVID-19 pandemic is continuing to have unusual and u…
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October 12, 2021 at 12:05 AM

The Fight to Rein in Delivery Apps

Portside Culture The Fight to Rein in Delivery Apps     Helen Rosner October 5, 2021New Yorker The antitrust researcher Moe Tkacik discusses New York’s new laws and the future of DoorDash, Grubhub, and Uber Eats.“It’s conventional wisdom now that these companies…
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October 12, 2021 at 12:00 AM

USPS Begins Postal Banking Pilot Program

USPS Begins Postal Banking Pilot Program     David Dayen October 4, 2021The American Prospect The United States Postal Service (USPS) has taken the most dramatic step in a half-century to re-establish a postal banking system. The test allows customers to cash business…
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October 12, 2021 at 12:00 AM

From Columbus to Enbridge: Colonial Exploitation Continues

From Columbus to Enbridge: Colonial Exploitation Continues     Winona Laduke October 9, 2021Minneapolis Star-Tribune It's time to end conquest and begin survival. The pipeline is colonialism at work in the 21st century, but water protectors are making waves. It's time…
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October 12, 2021 at 12:00 AM

A Migrant Appears to Have Been Lynched in South Texas

A Migrant Appears to Have Been Lynched in South Texas     Bill Minutaglio October 7, 2021Texas Monthly The incident serves as a reminder that over the past two centuries, hundreds of migrants and Texans of Mexican descent have been murdered. ,   The trage…
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October 11, 2021 at 9:20 AM

Colonial Panic Over Syphilis in Uganda

Colonial Panic Over Syphilis in Uganda     Joanna Naylor July 15, 2021Lady Science The campaigns aimed to create feelings of guilt amongst those believed to be suffering with STDs, particularly syphilis. Medical missionary and patient at the Church Missionary S…
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October 11, 2021 at 8:30 AM

Century-old Racist U.S. Supreme Court Cases Still Rule over Millions of Americans

Century-old Racist U.S. Supreme Court Cases Still Rule over Millions of Americans     Eric Bellone October 5, 2021The Conversation There are five territories of the US that are unincorporated, meaning not expected to become states. Not all constitutional protections a…