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Portside · [email protected]
July 7, 2020 at 12:10 AM

The Police and the Pentagon Are Bringing Our Wars Home

The Police and the Pentagon Are Bringing Our Wars Home     William J. Barber, Phyllis Bennis June 30, 2020Foreign Policy in Focus Thanks to years of hyper militarization, American police departments are recreating our global war zones here at home. With…
Portside · [email protected]
July 7, 2020 at 12:05 AM

Housing Activists Unite to Fight Mass Evictions and Defund Police

Housing Activists Unite to Fight Mass Evictions and Defund Police     Candice Bernd July 2, 2020Truthout “I just don’t feel that police evicting people is a way to ‘protect and serve.’” A protester holds a flag with the words "Black Housing" in…
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July 7, 2020 at 12:05 AM

The White Left Needs to Embrace Black Leadership

The White Left Needs to Embrace Black Leadership     Barbara Ransby July 2, 2020The Nation While protesters hold up the simple message “Black Lives Matter,” organizers in the Movement for Black Lives make clear that this fight is as much about ending ra…
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July 7, 2020 at 12:00 AM

Oppose Apartheid, Not Just Annexation

Oppose Apartheid, Not Just Annexation     Chance Charley July 6, 2020The Electronic Intifada Far from being an “aberration” from an otherwise “democratic” Israel, the annexation plan reveals the nature of the Israeli state itself – an entity founded on …
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July 7, 2020 at 12:00 AM

Socialist Strategy and the Biden Debate

Socialist Strategy and the Biden Debate     Max Elbaum July 6, 2020Organizing Upgrade Should anti-capitalists urge a vote for Joe Biden to defeat Donald Trump in November 2020 or not? ,   The COVID-19 pandemic and the uprising to defend…
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July 7, 2020 at 12:00 AM

The Cherokee Chefs Bringing Back North America’s Lost Cuisine; Researching traditional foods led them to the revelations of an archaeological dig in Kentucky.

Portside Culture The Cherokee Chefs Bringing Back North America’s Lost Cuisine; Researching traditional foods led them to the revelations of an archaeological dig in Kentucky.     Eric J. Wallace June 4, 2020GastroObscura Undermined by displac…
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July 6, 2020 at 5:22 AM

Husky Ancestors Started Hauling Sleds for Humans Nearly 10,000 Years Ago

Husky Ancestors Started Hauling Sleds for Humans Nearly 10,000 Years Ago     Brian Handwerk June 25, 2020Smithsonian Magazine A genetic study shows that today’s Arctic sled dogs have something curious in common with polar bears Greenland sled d…
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July 6, 2020 at 4:43 AM

Occupied Territory: Why Chicago’s History Matters for Today’s Demands to Defund Police

Occupied Territory: Why Chicago’s History Matters for Today’s Demands to Defund Police     Jeremy Scahill July 4, 2020The Intercept It’s important for people to understand that when people first founded these police departments, they were not designed t…
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July 6, 2020 at 12:05 AM

When France Extorted Haiti – the Greatest Heist in History

When France Extorted Haiti – the Greatest Heist in History     Marlene Daut June 30, 2020The Conversation To me, there’s never been a more clear-cut case for reparations than that of Haiti. Haitian President Jean-Pierre Boyer receiving Charles …
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July 6, 2020 at 12:05 AM

Waiting to Vote

Waiting to Vote     Hannah Klain, Kevin Morris, Max Feldman, Rebecca Ayala July 3, 2020Brennan Center For Justice Long waits at polling places are disruptive, disenfranchising, and all too common. Black and Latino voters are especially likely to endure …
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July 6, 2020 at 12:00 AM

The Black-White Wage Gap Is as Big as It Was in 1950

The Black-White Wage Gap Is as Big as It Was in 1950     David Leonhardt June 25, 2020New York Times Recent research indicates little progress since the Truman administration. , New York Times   That’s remarkable. Despite decades of pol…
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July 6, 2020 at 12:00 AM

Why Hamilton Is As Frustrating As It Is Brilliant — and Impossible to Pin Down

Portside Culture Why Hamilton Is As Frustrating As It Is Brilliant — and Impossible to Pin Down     Aja Romano July 3, 2020Vox The duality of Hamilton is difficult and challenging and frankly upsetting. That’s probably why Hamilton has since it…
Portside · [email protected]
July 5, 2020 at 2:51 AM

In Memoriam: Dr.Howard Croft 1941 - 2020

In Memoriam: Dr.Howard Croft 1941 - 2020     July 25, 2020Washington Socialist An activist in multiple arenas, Howard Croft's impact in the struggle for DC statehood, for peace, racial justice, workers rights, can only begin to be captured by the multip…
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July 5, 2020 at 12:05 AM

House Democrats, Restrict Trump’s Planned Withdrawal of Troops From Afghanistan and Germany

House Democrats, Restrict Trump’s Planned Withdrawal of Troops From Afghanistan and Germany     Glenn Greenwald July 2, 2020The Intercept It should come as absolutely no surprise that House Democrats are finding common cause with Liz Cheney and other GO…
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July 5, 2020 at 12:00 AM

Why the American Left Embodies the True Spirit of Patriotism

Why the American Left Embodies the True Spirit of Patriotism     Amanda Marcotte / Salon July 3, 2020AlterNet Don’t mistake the showy right-wing flag-waving and loud anthem-singing for patriotism. True patriotism resides with people who hope and believe…
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July 5, 2020 at 12:00 AM

The Democrats’ New Climate Plan: Improved But Weirdly Isolationist

The Democrats’ New Climate Plan: Improved But Weirdly Isolationist     Kate Aronoff July 1, 2020The New Republic Shaped by mass demand, Congressional Democrats’ June 30th report on the climate crisis is a welcome improvement. But, in addition to its wea…
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July 5, 2020 at 12:00 AM

A Teacher Discovers What Is Wrong with Online Teaching in Higher Education?

A Teacher Discovers What Is Wrong with Online Teaching in Higher Education?     Jyoti Raina June 30, 2020xxxxxx Forced by the coronavirus into a hastily designed virtual education mode, a college teacher discovers such classes are fraught with problems …
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July 4, 2020 at 2:41 AM

Friday Nite Videos | July 3, 2020

Friday Nite Videos | July 3, 2020     July 3, 2020xxxxxx The CIA Is Hiring | Trevor Noah. The Dangerous Ones | #VoteForOurLives. Native Americans Protest Trump Trip to Mount Rushmore. “Make AMERICA Again” | Langston Hughes Poem Let America Be America Ag…
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July 4, 2020 at 1:43 AM

The Radicalism of the American Revolution — and Its Lessons for Today

The Radicalism of the American Revolution — and Its Lessons for Today     Ezra Klein July 3, 2020Vox Harvard political theorist Danielle Allen discusses the US’s founding, prison abolition, and the future of democracy. Danielle Allen will chang…
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July 4, 2020 at 1:22 AM

What to Do Now With the Biggest Confederate Monument

What to Do Now With the Biggest Confederate Monument     Ryan Gravel and Scott Morris June 30, 2020The Guardian The largest celebration of the Confederacy should be obscured by vegetation and the park outside Atlanta repurposed away from white supremacy…