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November 18, 2021 at 1:20 AM

Socialism with Chinese Characteristics: A Guide for Foreigners

Portside Culture Socialism with Chinese Characteristics: A Guide for Foreigners     Tamara Prosic June 21, 2021Friends of Socialist China This book is written by a professor in the School of Marxism Studies at Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China, and …
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November 18, 2021 at 1:00 AM

Global Left Midweek - November 17, 2021

Global Left Midweek - November 17, 2021     November 17, 2021xxxxxx Why COP 26 was an “utter betrayal”, and why Gramsci is good for us Credit, China Media Project   Women Arm Against Myanmar Military Rule More on COP26 Cuba: Speech Rights and Existential …
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November 17, 2021 at 1:05 AM

The Post Office at a Crossroads

The Post Office at a Crossroads     Monique Morrissey November 16, 2021Economic Policy Institute - Working Economics Blog Politics and special interests, not economic constraints, are what’s keeping the U.S. Postal Service from becoming a hub for affordable banking a…
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November 17, 2021 at 1:05 AM

The Rich Already Have Paid Leave. Meet One of the Activists Behind the Fight to Make it Universal.

The Rich Already Have Paid Leave. Meet One of the Activists Behind the Fight to Make it Universal.     Sarah Anderson November 8, 2021Inequality.org Advocates have overcome opposition from conservative Democrats to secure four weeks of paid leave in the House budget b…
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November 17, 2021 at 1:05 AM

‘Tell the Bosses We’re Coming’

‘Tell the Bosses We’re Coming’     Eric Dirnbach November 16, 2021Organizing Upgrade Book Review, Tell the Bosses We’re Coming: A New Action Plan for Workers in the Twenty-First Century, by Shaun Richman. NYU Press, 2020. Workers, picketing outside Health Syste…
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November 17, 2021 at 1:00 AM

‘The Harder They Fall’: A Big, Star-Studded Black Western

Portside Culture ‘The Harder They Fall’: A Big, Star-Studded Black Western     David Erlich October 6, 2021IndieWire “The Harder They Fall”, the dynamic black western, corrects the historical record. Manifest Destiny may have been a uniquely Anglo-Saxon concept…
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November 17, 2021 at 1:00 AM

Cubans More Excited About School Reopening Than Regime Change

Cubans More Excited About School Reopening Than Regime Change     Medea Benjamin November 16, 2021Common Dreams Even if they blame their government for mismanagement, corruption, and a system that stifles private enterprise, few fail to recognize the enormous impact o…
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November 17, 2021 at 1:00 AM

Media Bits and Bytes - November 16, 2021

Media Bits and Bytes - November 16, 2021     November 16, 2021xxxxxx Income disparity on the small screen, Zuckerberg's big rip-off, and more Credit, Netflix, Siren Pictures Inc., YouTube   Mark’s Meta Megascheme The Infrastructure Bill and the Digital Di…
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November 16, 2021 at 5:55 AM

Leonard Peltier Is America’s Longest-Serving Political Prisoner. Biden May Be His Last Hope.

Leonard Peltier Is America’s Longest-Serving Political Prisoner. Biden May Be His Last Hope.     Jennifer Bendery November 12, 2021HuffPost The FBI put the Native American activist behind bars 44 years ago based on lies, threats and no proof he committed a crime. Why …
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November 16, 2021 at 1:05 AM

How the Other Half Eats:The Untold Story of Food and Inequality in America

Portside Culture How the Other Half Eats:The Untold Story of Food and Inequality in America     Sara Hayden November 3, 2021The Sixty-Five In Priya Fielding-Singh’s book “How the Other Half Eats: The Untold Story of Food and Inequality in America,” the author ar…
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November 16, 2021 at 1:05 AM

Roots of the Black Chicago Renaissance

Roots of the Black Chicago Renaissance     Malik Jackson August 20, 2021South Side Weekly A new collection explores the early twentieth-century artists and institutions that made the Black Chicago Renaissance possible. , Maya Jain   Most cultural movement…
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November 16, 2021 at 1:00 AM

Moments of Rupture: The 1930s and the Great Depression

Moments of Rupture: The 1930s and the Great Depression     Michael Goldfield and Cody R. Melcher November 9, 2021Organizing Upgrade Occasionally, in politics and social-economic struggles, there occur "moments of rupture," periods of dizzying and dramatic change when …
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November 16, 2021 at 1:00 AM

Bringing the Supply Chain Back Home

Bringing the Supply Chain Back Home     Robert Kuttner October 21, 2021New York Review of Books Is Biden ready to insist that national economic planning is not just ideologically permissible but urgently necessary? Employees in the GlobalFoundries semiconductor…
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November 16, 2021 at 1:00 AM

Sudanese Women on the Front Lines of the Resistance

Sudanese Women on the Front Lines of the Resistance     Hala Al Karib November 8, 2021Africa is a Country Sudanese women took part in the revolution in large numbers for the same reasons they are now part of the resistance against this treacherous coup: Their human ri…
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November 15, 2021 at 5:35 AM

The Uncomfortable Truths of American Spaceflight

The Uncomfortable Truths of American Spaceflight     Marina Koren November 10, 2021The Atlantic The Artemis program didn’t transpire because a bunch of lunar scientists got together in a room and decided to do it; it exists because Trump sought to bolster his presiden…
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November 15, 2021 at 5:10 AM

Medicare Advantage Plans Costing Billions More Than They Should

Medicare Advantage Plans Costing Billions More Than They Should     Fred Schulte November 11, 2021Kaiser Health News There is “little evidence” that higher payments to Medicare Advantage are justified because their enrollees are sicker than the average senior. …
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November 15, 2021 at 4:40 AM

Conservationists See Rare Nature Sanctuaries. Black Farmers See a Legacy Bought Out From Under Them.

Conservationists See Rare Nature Sanctuaries. Black Farmers See a Legacy Bought Out From Under Them.     Tony Briscoe, photography by Rashod Taylor October 14, 2021ProPublica In Pembroke, the well-intended efforts of mostly white nature conservationists overlook one t…
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November 15, 2021 at 3:20 AM

Madison Saw Something in the Constitution We Should Open Our Eyes To

Madison Saw Something in the Constitution We Should Open Our Eyes To     Jamelle Bouie November 12, 2021New York Times It is not too much to say that the Republican Party has cleared itself a path to nullifying the votes of millions of Americans. ,   Not …
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November 15, 2021 at 2:55 AM

Highly Paid Union Workers Give UPS a Surprise Win in Delivery Wars

Highly Paid Union Workers Give UPS a Surprise Win in Delivery Wars     Thomas Black November 4, 2021Bloombert FedEx’s less costly contractor drivers were supposed to give it an edge. But labor shortages are hobbling services. ,   Dave Helminski will drop …
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November 15, 2021 at 1:00 AM

Ted Cruz Condemns Big Bird For Advocating Covid Vaccines For Kids

Portside Culture Ted Cruz Condemns Big Bird For Advocating Covid Vaccines For Kids     Martin Pengelly November 7, 2021The Guardian Other rightwingers piled on Cruz's criticism of Big Bird: ‘Brainwashing children’ Big Bird on getting the Covid vaccine. ‘M…
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November 14, 2021 at 1:05 AM

How the FBI and Kenosha Police Received Wisconsin’s BLM Protester List

How the FBI and Kenosha Police Received Wisconsin’s BLM Protester List     Isiah Holmes November 11, 2021The Progressive The FBI investigated Black Lives Matter and anti-police violence and anti-racism protesters — while ignoring far-right violence that was being com…
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November 14, 2021 at 1:05 AM

Countries Strike Deal at COP26 Climate Summit

Countries Strike Deal at COP26 Climate Summit     Sam Meredith November 13, 2021CNBC “This does not bring hope to our hearts, but serves as yet another conversation where we put our homes on the line while those who have other options decide how quickly they want to …
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November 14, 2021 at 1:00 AM

The Bomb Didn’t Beat Japan ... Stalin Did

The Bomb Didn’t Beat Japan … Stalin Did     Ward Wilson November 11, 2021GetPocket Have decades of nuclear policy been based on a lie? TIME cover Feb 05-1945 ill. of Soviet leader Joseph Stalin by manhhai, This image was marked with a CC BY 2.0 license.  …
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November 14, 2021 at 1:00 AM

Reflections on the History of the Partito Communista Italiano (PCI)

Reflections on the History of the Partito Communista Italiano (PCI)     Nicola Benvenuti November 10, 2021Stansbury Forum The dissolution of the PCI was a great loss for it had been characterized by the vitality of an open mass party that operated as a collective inte…
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November 14, 2021 at 1:00 AM

How Textbooks Taught White Supremacy

How Textbooks Taught White Supremacy     Liz Mineo September 4, 2020Harvard Gazette A historian steps back to the 1700s and shares what's changed and what needs to change. by opensourceway, This image was marked with a CC BY-SA 2.0 license.   Historian Do…
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November 13, 2021 at 5:30 AM

Friday Nite Videos | November 12, 2021

Friday Nite Videos | November 12, 2021     November 12, 2021xxxxxx El Carretero | Giovanni Hidalgo & Friends. Your COP-26 Questions Answered: Is It Too Late? Tom Morello | Hold the Line. The Drummer | Danny Glover Movie. Big Bird Has a New Word for Ted Cruz. …
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November 13, 2021 at 5:00 AM

The Walter Rodney Murder Mystery in Guyana 40 Years Later

The Walter Rodney Murder Mystery in Guyana 40 Years Later     Mary E. Curry November 12, 2021National Security Archive Guyana’s National Assembly has accepted the findings of a commission of inquiry that concluded that scholar-political activist Walter Rodney was assa…
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November 13, 2021 at 4:40 AM

Reuters Unmasks Trump Supporters Who Terrified U.S. Election Officials

Reuters Unmasks Trump Supporters Who Terrified U.S. Election Officials     Linda So and Jason Szep November 9, 2021Reuters Law enforcement has taken little action as backers of Donald Trump aim stark threats at election officials. Reuters tracked down nine of the hara…
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November 13, 2021 at 4:10 AM

Danny Glover: Still Marching to a Different Drummer

Danny Glover: Still Marching to a Different Drummer     Steve Early and Suzanne Gordon November 12, 2021Counterpunch Danny Glover, Sam Underwood and Prema Cruz star in this dramatic portrayal of the interwoven stories of three veterans that reveal the traumatic effect…
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November 13, 2021 at 3:55 AM

Actually, Joe Biden Was Elected to Be FDR

Actually, Joe Biden Was Elected to Be FDR     Michael Tomasky November 8, 2021The New Republic Abigail Spanberger is wrong: Biden campaigned explicitly by comparing his ideas to the New Deal. That’s what millions of people voted for. Joe Biden , by Gage Skidmor…
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November 13, 2021 at 1:00 AM

Under Subpoena

Portside Culture Under Subpoena     Michel Steven Krug October 16, 2021New Verse News Minneapolis poet/lawyer Michel Steven Krug captures the uneasy mood of these political times, the degradation of democracy, its vulnerability. ,   Under Subpoena B…
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November 12, 2021 at 1:05 AM

Aaron Rodgers Didn't Just Lie

Aaron Rodgers Didn't Just Lie     Kareem Abdul-Jabbar November 8, 2021Kareem Abdul-Jabbar What’s especially bothersome is that Aaron Rodgers didn’t just lie and threaten the health of those around him, he also damaged professional sports. I can’t help but think of Col…
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November 12, 2021 at 1:05 AM

Report Outlining How to Cut $1 Trillion From Defense Budget Is Just a Start

Report Outlining How to Cut $1 Trillion From Defense Budget Is Just a Start     Mandy Smithberger & William D. Hartung November 9, 2021TomDispatch New report from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has outlined three different ways to cut $1 trillion in Departm…
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November 12, 2021 at 1:05 AM

Israel Moves to Silence the Stalwarts of Palestinian Civil Society

Israel Moves to Silence the Stalwarts of Palestinian Civil Society     Zena Agha November 5, 2021New York Times Palestinian human rights activists and civil society groups are not "terrorists." The effective criminalization of Palestinian institutions and the expansio…
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November 12, 2021 at 1:00 AM

November 11 Armistice Day: Honor Peace Day

November 11 Armistice Day: Honor Peace Day     H. Patricia Hynes November 7, 2021xxxxxx On Veterans Day November 11, peace groups across the country, reclaim the original intent of Armistice Day: peace among nations through seeking peaceful, effective alternatives to …
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November 12, 2021 at 1:00 AM

Tidbits - Nov. 11, 2021 - Reader Comments: Swing Voters, Virginia, Progressive Caucus, The Squad; Films and Set Workers; Spartacus at 60; Langston Hughes; Palestine and Gaza; Student Vote; Multi-Cultural Children's Books; End Blockade of Cuba; more....

Tidbits - Nov. 11, 2021 - Reader Comments: Swing Voters, Virginia, Progressive Caucus, The Squad; Films and Set Workers; Spartacus at 60; Langston Hughes; Palestine and Gaza; Student Vote; Multi-Cultural Children's Books; End Blockade of Cuba; more....     November 11, 20…
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November 11, 2021 at 6:10 AM

White Supremacists Declare War on Democracy and Walk Away Unscathed

White Supremacists Declare War on Democracy and Walk Away Unscathed     Carol Anderson November 10, 2021The Guardian The United States has a terrible habit of letting white supremacy get away with repeated attempts to murder American democracy ‘This horrific at…
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November 11, 2021 at 6:00 AM

Last Week’s Elections Actually Gave Leftists Plenty to Cheer

Last Week’s Elections Actually Gave Leftists Plenty to Cheer     Branko Marcetic November 8, 2021Jacobin For many on the Left, last week’s elections came like a gut punch. But zoom out beyond the high-profile races cable news pundits fixated on, and Tuesday saw many s…
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November 11, 2021 at 5:50 AM

COP26: Fossil Fuel Industry Has Largest Delegation at Climate Summit

COP26: Fossil Fuel Industry Has Largest Delegation at Climate Summit     Matt McGrath November 7, 2021BBC "Their influence is one of the biggest reasons why 25 years of UN climate talks have not led to real cuts in global emissions." , Getty Images   Ther…
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November 11, 2021 at 5:30 AM

We Urgently Need a Transformative Approach to Public Safety

We Urgently Need a Transformative Approach to Public Safety     Dr. Melina Abdullah November 5, 2021Medium Black Lives Matter demands we upend it and dare to imagine and build new systems that invest deeply in resources: like youth programs, good jobs, mental healthca…
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November 11, 2021 at 1:00 AM

Beautiful World, Where Are You

Portside Culture Beautiful World, Where Are You     Anne Enright September 2, 2021The Guardian Rooney examines meaning, art, friendship, and the price of fame through the story of two couples. ,   Beautiful World, Where Are You A Novel Sally Rooney…
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November 11, 2021 at 1:00 AM

Global Left Midweek - November 10, 2021

Global Left Midweek - November 10, 2021     November 10, 2021xxxxxx Protesters confront COP26, Elections in Nicaragua and Venezuela, Pink tide in... Greenland Demonstrators join the Fridays for Future march in Glasgow, Nov. 5. Credit, Jeff J Mitchell / Getty Im…
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November 10, 2021 at 2:00 AM

At COP 26, Island Nations Demand Action on Funding and Emissions

At COP 26, Island Nations Demand Action on Funding and Emissions     Tina Gerhardt November 9, 2021The Nation Islands have contributed little to global emissions yet stand to suffer disproportionately from climate change. Now, they are demanding more funding to protec…
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November 10, 2021 at 1:55 AM

The Hidden Side of Fossil Fuel Investments: Private Equity

The Hidden Side of Fossil Fuel Investments: Private Equity     Michael McCann & Riddhi Mehta-Neugebauer November 1, 2021Yes! Responding to this pressure, public companies are selling their fossil fuel assets, only to have them repeatedly scooped up by private equi…
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November 10, 2021 at 1:55 AM

New Poll Tries to Understand Blue-Collar Swing Voters.

New Poll Tries to Understand Blue-Collar Swing Voters.     David Leonhardt November 9, 2021The New York Times In the current polarized political atmosphere, many college graduates follow politics obsessively and identify with one of the two parties. Many working-class…
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November 10, 2021 at 1:55 AM

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill is Both Historic and Not Nearly Enough

The Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill is Both Historic and Not Nearly Enough     Li Zhou November 9, 2021Vox The $550 billion legislation includes some massive investments — while failing to fully address the country’s needs. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, accompanie…
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November 10, 2021 at 1:00 AM

'Attica' Puts Audiences in the Middle of America’s Bloodiest Prison Uprising

Portside Culture 'Attica' Puts Audiences in the Middle of America’s Bloodiest Prison Uprising     Interviewer: Ed Rampel November 6, 2021Jacobin The new Showtime documentary 'Attica' covers the 1971 Attica uprising. Award-winning filmmaker Stanley Nelson talks t…
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November 10, 2021 at 1:00 AM

Dispatches From the Culture Wars - November 9, 2021

Dispatches From the Culture Wars - November 9, 2021     November 9, 2021xxxxxx The wages of wokeness Credit, Dave Whamond   What is Woke Washing? Woke Racism Texas’s Book Ban List The Politics of Jewface Eco-Activism Affirmative Action and the War on CRT …
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November 9, 2021 at 1:10 AM

Will Democrats Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth?

Will Democrats Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth?     Marc Dann and Leo Jennings III November 8, 2021Working-Class Perspectives The gift comes courtesy of the 25 GOP governors who opted not to accept billions in federal unemployment benefits. As a result of their callou…
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November 9, 2021 at 1:05 AM

The World’s Best Mayor Is a French Communist

The World’s Best Mayor Is a French Communist     David Broder interviews Philippe Rio November 6, 2021Jacobin Philippe Rio from Grigny, south of Paris, has been voted the world’s best mayor. He told Jacobin about the local social programs that have made his Communist …