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May 12, 2021 at 12:05 AM

Union Nurses in Massachusetts Are Waging the Longest Current Strike in the US

Union Nurses in Massachusetts Are Waging the Longest Current Strike in the US     Nora De La Cour May 11, 2021Jacobin The longest active picket line in the US is in Worcester, Massachusetts, where over 700 union nurses are entering their third month on strike. Their c…
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May 12, 2021 at 12:05 AM

Break the Fear Barrier and Speak Up for Palestine

Break the Fear Barrier and Speak Up for Palestine     Mark Muhannad Ayyash May 11, 2021Aljazeera Saying the Palestinian issue is ‘complex’ is no excuse for not speaking up against Israeli crimes. This uprising is led by educated Palestinian youth that demand at…
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May 12, 2021 at 12:05 AM

How Corporations Pumped Up CEO Pay While Their Low-Wage Workers Suffered in the Pandemic

How Corporations Pumped Up CEO Pay While Their Low-Wage Workers Suffered in the Pandemic     Sarah Anderson May 11, 2021Inequality More than half of the country’s 100 largest low-wage employers rigged pay rules in 2020 to give CEOs 29 percent average raises while thei…
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May 12, 2021 at 12:00 AM

Cob Structures House Kitchen, Clinic, Shower, in West Oakland Homeless Community

Cob Structures House Kitchen, Clinic, Shower, in West Oakland Homeless Community     Zack Haber April 29, 2021Post News Group A community of homeless residents lives near Cob on Wood, surrounding the site. Advocates and some residents estimate the population of that c…
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May 12, 2021 at 12:00 AM

Dispatches From the Culture Wars - May 11, 2021

Dispatches From the Culture Wars - May 11, 2021     May 11, 2021xxxxxx Who's getting canceled? The disabled, critical race theory, and more reports from the cultural front Schoolchildren in San Francisco confront the manager of a supermarket where one of their …
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May 12, 2021 at 12:00 AM

‘The People vs. Agent Orange’ Documentary Chronicles the Ongoing Fight

Portside Culture ‘The People vs. Agent Orange’ Documentary Chronicles the Ongoing Fight     Robert Abele March 4, 2021LA Times The Vietnam War ended, but the fight against the use of the chemical compound Agent Orange is far from over. Two women from opposite en…
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May 11, 2021 at 12:05 AM

Is It Time for a Second White House Summit on Food?

Portside Culture Is It Time for a Second White House Summit on Food?     Josh Voorhees May 7, 2021Modern Farmer The first White House food summit took place a half-century ago and changed the trajectory of hunger in America. Has the time come for a serious rethi…
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May 11, 2021 at 12:05 AM

Biden's 100 Days

Biden's 100 Days     Filipino Migrant Center April 29, 2021Filipino Migrant Center We use the Filipino American Agenda to launch local and national campaigns advocating for concrete solutions to problems our kababayan are facing here. We advocate for our kababayan in …
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May 11, 2021 at 12:05 AM

Anti-Asian Violence and the U.S. Role in Asia

Anti-Asian Violence and the U.S. Role in Asia     Kent Wong and Stewart Kwoh May 10, 2021xxxxxx What are fundamental causes resulting in thousands of documented acts of anti-Asian hatred and violence, in many instances directed at Asian American women and elders? This…
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May 11, 2021 at 12:00 AM

UE Fought for Child Care as “Infrastructure” as Far Back as WWII

UE Fought for Child Care as “Infrastructure” as Far Back as WWII     United Electrical, Radio & Machine Workers of American (UE) May 9, 2021United Electrical, Radio & Machine Workers of American (UE) “An adequate child program must be made available to every …
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May 11, 2021 at 12:00 AM

Fossil Fuel Phase Out Must Begin Where the Industry Has Hurt People the Most

Fossil Fuel Phase Out Must Begin Where the Industry Has Hurt People the Most     Leanna First-Arai April 14, 2021Truthout “We must move funds to frontline communities for clean energy projects and stop fossil fuel developers from perpetuating conventional investments …
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May 11, 2021 at 12:00 AM

Biden’s Jobs Plan Could Build Racial Equity With One Simple Fix

Biden’s Jobs Plan Could Build Racial Equity With One Simple Fix     Larry Buhl April 28, 2021Capital & Main How the infrastructure bill could easily be engineered to also build justice. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the American Jobs Plan on April…
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May 10, 2021 at 2:45 AM

Financial Transactions Taxes: The Perfect Way to Pay for Biden’s Infrastructure Package

Financial Transactions Taxes: The Perfect Way to Pay for Biden’s Infrastructure Package     Dean Baker May 5, 2021CounterPunch Biden’s investment plan addresses longstanding needs in the country. We will likely have to reduce other spending in the economy to make room…
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May 10, 2021 at 2:20 AM

Another Bite at the Apple: Isaac Newton's Time as a Man of Politics and Economics

Another Bite at the Apple: Isaac Newton's Time as a Man of Politics and Economics     Patricia Fara May 2, 2021History News Network Newton may have been exceptional, but he can no longer be seen as William Wordsworth’s Romantic genius soaring in strange seas of though…
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May 10, 2021 at 2:00 AM

Pharma Loses Vaccine IP Battle Despite Record Q1 Lobbying -- Vaccine Patent Waivers Face More Hurdles Despite Biden Support

Pharma Loses Vaccine IP Battle Despite Record Q1 Lobbying -- Vaccine Patent Waivers Face More Hurdles Despite Biden Support     Alyce McFadden, Nathaniel Weixel May 4, 2021Open Secrets, The Hill Two articles: Pharma Loses Vaccine IP Battle Despite Record Q1 Lobbying (…
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May 10, 2021 at 1:05 AM

Reaching ‘Herd Immunity’ Is Unlikely in the U.S., Experts Now Believe

Reaching ‘Herd Immunity’ Is Unlikely in the U.S., Experts Now Believe     Apoorva Mandavilli May 5, 2021New York Times Widely circulating coronavirus variants and persistent hesitancy about vaccines will keep the goal out of reach. The virus is here to stay, but vacci…
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May 10, 2021 at 12:35 AM

Was Folk Music a Commie Plot?

Was Folk Music a Commie Plot?     Mat Callahan April 1, 2021Monthly Review U.S. music was shaped to a considerable extent by people the government sought to destroy. Even as it mounted an effective attack on the Communist Party, the government was unable to erase the …
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May 10, 2021 at 12:00 AM

The Strange Bipartisan Appeal of Ted Lasso

Portside Culture The Strange Bipartisan Appeal of Ted Lasso     Joanna Weiss May 2, 2021Politico It's an apolitical show. So why do politicians keep talking about it? It’s ironic that so many people have hung the American self-image on a show with its roots in a…
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May 9, 2021 at 12:05 AM

On VE Day, We Remember the Partisans Who Risked Everything for Freedom

On VE Day, We Remember the Partisans Who Risked Everything for Freedom     Adam J Sacks May 8, 2021Jacobin This day in 1945, Nazi Germany finally surrendered. Faced with revisionist attempts to claim the war was a struggle between “twin totalitarianisms,” we should re…
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May 9, 2021 at 12:05 AM

Police and the License to Kill

Police and the License to Kill     MATTHEW D. LASSITER April 29, 2021The Boston Review Detroit police killed hundreds of unarmed Blacks in response to the civil rights movement. Their ability to get away with it reveals why most of today’s proposals to make police mor…
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May 9, 2021 at 12:00 AM

The ignorance that Underpinned Empire and Slavery Still Has Staunch Defenders

The ignorance that Underpinned Empire and Slavery Still Has Staunch Defenders     Zoe Williams May 3, 2021The Guardian It’s not the ‘woke’ who want to erase the past, but those who are determined that it should never be examined. "We've Got To Tell The Unvarnis…
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May 9, 2021 at 12:00 AM

Colombia on the Brink

Colombia on the Brink     Alejandra Marín Buitrago May 7, 2021CounterPunch The defeat of the regressive tax bill is an unprecedented triumph for the youth, the urban poor, and the unions of teachers and health care workers who promoted the uprising. , Humano Sa…
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May 9, 2021 at 12:00 AM

If Mumia Abu-Jamal’s Case Is a ‘Non-Issue,’ Why Have Media Gone to Such Lengths to Silence Him?

If Mumia Abu-Jamal’s Case Is a ‘Non-Issue,’ Why Have Media Gone to Such Lengths to Silence Him?     Janine Jackson May 1, 2021FAIR Elite media would have us believe they are engaged in a serious reckoning with the racism of the US criminal justice system, that they ca…
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May 8, 2021 at 4:30 AM

Friday Nite Videos | May 7, 2021

Friday Nite Videos | May 7, 2021     May 7, 2021xxxxxx A 60-Second Rant for DC Statehood | Mehdi Hasan. Yasmin Williams | "Restless Heart". We Will Transform Kentucky | Charles Booker. Desi Lydic Foxsplains: Is America a Racist Country? The Black Church That Could Ban…
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May 8, 2021 at 3:45 AM

How Liz Cheney and Her Dad Paved the Way for the Big Lie

How Liz Cheney and Her Dad Paved the Way for the Big Lie     David Corn Mother Jones She says Donald Trump crossed a line. But the Bush-Cheney administration didn’t? Liz Cheney in Buffalo Wyoming by Milonica, licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0   In recent days, L…
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May 8, 2021 at 3:35 AM

This Mother’s Day, Recognize the Care Work That Powers Our Economy

This Mother’s Day, Recognize the Care Work That Powers Our Economy     Heidi Shierholz May 7, 2021Economic Policy Institute Care isn’t a burden for women and families to shoulder alone. It’s the foundation of our economy, and it deserves to be treated as such. …
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May 8, 2021 at 2:45 AM

$15 an Hour for Federal Contractors Is Great. A Union Is Better.

$15 an Hour for Federal Contractors Is Great. A Union Is Better.     Elias Alsbergas May 7, 2021The American Prospect Biden could kick-start labor organizing, without approval from Congress. ,   After Democrats in March voted down a national $15 minimum w…
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May 8, 2021 at 1:45 AM

Cicadas Have an Existential Problem

Cicadas Have an Existential Problem     Ed Yong May 5, 2021The Atlantic Cicadas, like us, have come to rely on an interconnected ecosystem of their own creation that becomes more unwieldy and fragile with time, and that they can barely control. "Cicada" by balh…
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May 8, 2021 at 12:00 AM

Under Corporate Skies

Portside Culture Under Corporate Skies     Al Young afropoets “Where profit ignites,” writes the late poet Al Young, “lives go out.” ,   Under Corporate Skies By Al Young Dawn, you miserable slow-cookerof goat meat, why do you parkyourself at my wi…
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May 7, 2021 at 12:10 AM

Biden to Support Waiving Patents for COVID-19 Vaccines

Biden to Support Waiving Patents for COVID-19 Vaccines     Daniel Marans and Sara Boboltz May 5, 2021Huff Post As vaccination rates increase in the U.S., developing nations — which have sought the patent waiver for months — are facing massive coronavirus outbreaks. …
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May 7, 2021 at 12:05 AM

Amidst Pandemic and Economic Sufferings, 2020’S Global Military Spending Reached Highest Level in Decades

Amidst Pandemic and Economic Sufferings, 2020’S Global Military Spending Reached Highest Level in Decades     Countercurrents Collective April 27, 2021CounterCurrents World military expenditure in 2020 is estimated to have been $1981 billion, the highest level since 1…
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May 7, 2021 at 12:05 AM

The ‘New Redlining’ Is Deciding Who Lives in Your Neighborhood

The ‘New Redlining’ Is Deciding Who Lives in Your Neighborhood     Richard D. Kahlenberg April 19, 2021New York Times If you care about social justice, you have to care about zoning. Taking on exclusionary zoning also begins to address two other challenges the Biden a…
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May 7, 2021 at 12:05 AM

Biden’s New Moonshot: An Offshore Wind Industry to Rival Europe’s

Biden’s New Moonshot: An Offshore Wind Industry to Rival Europe’s     Derrick Z. Jackson April 28, 2021Grist Having fallen a decade behind in developing the renewable energy, the U.S. is priming itself for a space race-style comeback. Amelia Bates / Grist, …
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May 7, 2021 at 12:00 AM

Tidbits - May 6, 2021 - Reader Comments: Biden Recovery Plan; Struggle for Racial Justice; Heroes-Not Saints; Myanmar; Yiddish Immigrants; Book Sale; Puerto Rican Socialist Party; Climate Change; Pensions; Labor and Media; Zoom events; more....

Tidbits - May 6, 2021 - Reader Comments: Biden Recovery Plan; Struggle for Racial Justice; Heroes-Not Saints; Myanmar; Yiddish Immigrants; Book Sale; Puerto Rican Socialist Party; Climate Change; Pensions; Labor and Media; Zoom events; more....     May 6, 2021xxxxxx R…
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May 7, 2021 at 12:00 AM

‘Jackpot’ Looks at How Inequality Is Experienced by the Very, Very Rich

Portside Culture ‘Jackpot’ Looks at How Inequality Is Experienced by the Very, Very Rich     Jennifer Szalai April 28, 2021New York Times With plagues, political dysfunction and near-Dickensian economic differences rampant, a Mother Jones editor charts the lives…
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May 6, 2021 at 5:05 AM

How Socialism Stopped Being a Dirty Word for Some Voters - And Started Winning Elections Across America

How Socialism Stopped Being a Dirty Word for Some Voters - And Started Winning Elections Across America     Joshua Kluever May 5, 2021The Conversation In Democratic primaries across the country, DSA candidates ran to replace older, centrist, white incumbents with youn…
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May 6, 2021 at 4:45 AM

Another Nakba: 'This Is My House, This Is My Door, You Are a Thief'

Another Nakba: 'This Is My House, This Is My Door, You Are a Thief'     Abby Zimet May 3, 2021Common Dreams In 2020, 140 Palestinian families lost their homes, about double the number in 2019, a surge in Israel's ethnic cleansing many see as part of a "100 year Zionis…
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May 6, 2021 at 4:00 AM

In The CIA's 1st Plot Against the Castros, Fidel Wasn't the Target

In The CIA's 1st Plot Against the Castros, Fidel Wasn't the Target     Greg Myer May 4, 2021NPR New details have emerged of the first such plan, which was actually directed against Castro's brother Raúl Castro, in July 1960. Cuban leader Fidel Castro (right) an…
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May 6, 2021 at 3:45 AM

Here's How to Force Biden to Cut the Pentagon Budget

Here's How to Force Biden to Cut the Pentagon Budget     Medea Benjamin and Marcy Winograd May 5, 2021Alternet Get organized. Ask for meetings with your representatives or their foreign policy staffers. Be fierce; be relentless. Channel the grit of a Pentagon lobbyist…
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May 6, 2021 at 12:00 AM

Epidemic Empire: Colonialism, Contagion, and Terror 1817-2020

Portside Culture Epidemic Empire: Colonialism, Contagion, and Terror 1817-2020     Joshua Moufawad-Paul April 27, 2021Marx & Philosophy Review of Books This book offers an examination of how the language of imperialism portrays anti-imperialism and rebellion…
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May 6, 2021 at 12:00 AM

Global Left Midweek - May Day 2021

Global Left Midweek - May Day 2021     May 5, 2021xxxxxx Reports and messages from far and wide, and 50 years of the pathbreaking Italian daily il manifesto Palestinian protesters raise national flags as they gather near the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem's Old Cit…
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May 5, 2021 at 12:40 AM

Democrats Bankrolled by Big Pharma Are Refusing to Back Covid Vaccine Patent Waiver

Democrats Bankrolled by Big Pharma Are Refusing to Back Covid Vaccine Patent Waiver     Jake Johnson May 4, 2021Common Dreams The top Democratic recipients of Big Pharma cash in Congress are echoing industry talking points in opposition to a push to suspend key intell…
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May 5, 2021 at 12:35 AM

Where the Federal Government’s Charter School Program Went Wrong

Where the Federal Government’s Charter School Program Went Wrong     Jeff Bryant May 3, 2021Our Schools The program gives millions to schools that disrupt rather than improve a system of public education that needs to serve all students. ,   From the out…
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May 5, 2021 at 12:35 AM

The “Asian exception” and the Scramble for Legibility: Toward an Abolitionist Approach to Anti-Asian Violence

The “Asian exception” and the Scramble for Legibility: Toward an Abolitionist Approach to Anti-Asian Violence     Dylan Rodriguez April 8, 2021Society and Space What if anti-Asian violence is not reducible to “hate,” and is in fact a persistent, unexceptional presence…
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May 5, 2021 at 12:35 AM

National Lawyers Guild Urges Biden to Align US Israel-Palestine Policy With International Law

National Lawyers Guild Urges Biden to Align US Israel-Palestine Policy With International Law     Brett Wilkins May 3, 2021Common Dreams "The United States cannot turn its back on the atrocities, including war crimes, enabled by U.S. policies, particularly its decades…
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May 5, 2021 at 12:00 AM

Media Bits and Bytes - World Press Freedom Day

Media Bits and Bytes - World Press Freedom Day     May 4, 2021xxxxxx Journalism remains a dangerous trade in 2021 ,   Unhappy World Press Freedom Day 2021 Reporting: Unraveling the Protest Paradigm Falun Gong, Steve Bannon and Internet Freedom Media Sides…
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May 5, 2021 at 12:00 AM

Best Picture Winner Nomadland Doesn’t Just Tell A Story About America. It Embodies It.

Portside Culture Best Picture Winner Nomadland Doesn’t Just Tell A Story About America. It Embodies It.     Alissa Wilkinson April 26, 2021Vox The quiet drama 'Nomadland' makes a lot of sense for this strange Oscars year. Frances McDormand as Fern in Noma…
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May 4, 2021 at 12:10 AM

Biden Is Reviewing US Policy in North Korea: The Brutal Sanctions Must End.

Biden Is Reviewing US Policy in North Korea: The Brutal Sanctions Must End.     Simone Chun April 26, 2021Truthout Continuing a sanctions regime that is, by design, based on collective punishment violates international norms. The U.S. must return to politics of engage…
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May 4, 2021 at 12:05 AM

Child Care New Benefit Raises Old Question: Which Mothers Should Work?

Child Care New Benefit Raises Old Question: Which Mothers Should Work?     Emily Badger and Claire Cain Miller April 26, 2021New York Times The thing that makes the Biden child credit so revolutionary, its universality, is also what makes it controversial. Policymaker…
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May 4, 2021 at 12:05 AM

Unhealthy Foods Aren’t Just Bad For You, They May Also Be Addictive

Portside Culture Unhealthy Foods Aren’t Just Bad For You, They May Also Be Addictive     Anahad O’Connor February 18, 2021New York Times Highly processed are engineered in ways similar to how we create other addictive substances; they can trigger problematic beh…