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October 24, 2019 at 12:00 AM

Global Left Midweek - Storm Centers!

Global Left Midweek - Storm Centers!     October 23, 2019xxxxxx Furious mass protests in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe, election news with left parties in play, and more! Protesters throw projectiles at police during the fifth night of…
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October 23, 2019 at 2:58 AM

Climate Change Deniers Become Extinct in Canadian Election

Climate Change Deniers Become Extinct in Canadian Election     Gary Engler October 22, 2019Common Dreams The four parties that do offer climate action plans (of varying seriousness) collected almost 65 percent of the vote. (FromL) Federal party…
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October 23, 2019 at 2:58 AM

Elizabeth Warren Says Make the Rich Pay for Striking Chicago Teachers’ Demands

Elizabeth Warren Says Make the Rich Pay for Striking Chicago Teachers’ Demands     Jeff Schuhrke October 22, 2019Jeff Schuhrke “I’m here to stand with every one of the people who stand for our children every day.” Elizabeth Warren told the strikers. So …
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October 23, 2019 at 2:57 AM

Donald Trump Is Not Being Lynched. But The Effects of Lynch Culture Are Real

Donald Trump Is Not Being Lynched. But The Effects of Lynch Culture Are Real     Jeneé Osterheldt October 22, 2019The Boston Globe Donald Trump says we’re witnessing a lynching. A lynching isn’t something you can win. Emmett Till was lynched. He was 14 …
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October 23, 2019 at 2:57 AM

Rudy Giuliani Turned NY’s Southern District Into a Spin Machine. His Legacy Is Coming Back to Haunt Him.

Rudy Giuliani Turned NY’s Southern District Into a Spin Machine. His Legacy Is Coming Back to Haunt Him.     Johnny Dwyer October 22, 2019The Intercept New York City’s most famous former mayor has provided the president legal advocacy that suggests a co…
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October 23, 2019 at 12:00 AM

David Clennon: I’m a Hollywood Actor. I Support BDS. Will I Be Blacklisted?

Portside Culture David Clennon: I’m a Hollywood Actor. I Support BDS. Will I Be Blacklisted?     David Clennon October 19, 2019TRUTHOUT There is no more important time for creative people in Hollywood to say NO and join the wider cultural boyco…
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October 23, 2019 at 12:00 AM

Media Bits and Bytes - October 22, 2019

Media Bits and Bytes - October 22, 2019     October 22, 2019xxxxxx Facebook * WBAI * China's Spy Media * Splinter's Demise * BBC * Alexa and Google Home * Media Monopoly ,   Facebook and Free Speech Alternatives to Facebook Pacifica’s …
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October 22, 2019 at 12:05 AM

Don’t Forget: Nuclear Weapons Are an Existential Threat, Too

Don’t Forget: Nuclear Weapons Are an Existential Threat, Too     Olivia Alperstein October 16, 2019Foreign Policy in Focus There’s a growing awareness now that climate change is an existential threat to humanity. But there’s another existential threat t…
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October 22, 2019 at 12:05 AM

'Work Or Go To Jail': How LA Courts Force Thousands To Do Unpaid Labor

'Work Or Go To Jail': How LA Courts Force Thousands To Do Unpaid Labor     Sam Levin October 16, 2019The Guardian UCLA Labor Center study finds county relies on laborers – largely people of color – threatened with debts and jail to do work that would ot…
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October 22, 2019 at 12:05 AM

Black Southern Mayors Issue Endorsement “Roadmap” to Presidential Hopefuls

Black Southern Mayors Issue Endorsement “Roadmap” to Presidential Hopefuls     Olivia Paschal September 25, 2019Facing South Some of the South’s most prominent Black mayors, in four states with the earliest and most competitive primaries, are telling pr…
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October 22, 2019 at 12:00 AM

New Survey Shows Americans Want a More Progressive Foreign Policy and, Yes, That Includes Israel

New Survey Shows Americans Want a More Progressive Foreign Policy and, Yes, That Includes Israel     Michael Arria October 18, 2019Mondoweiss “Over 18 years, the United States has spent $4.9 trillion on wars, with only more intractable violence in the M…
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October 22, 2019 at 12:00 AM

The Left Needs A United Front In Every State

The Left Needs A United Front In Every State     Anthony Thigpenn and Jon Liss October 17, 2019Organizing Upgrade There has been a growing movement of grassroots state power building independent political organizations (IPOs). Drawing lessons directly f…
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October 22, 2019 at 12:00 AM

What Will Humans Eat on Mars?

Portside Culture What Will Humans Eat on Mars?     Andrea Michelson October 2, 2019Smithsonian Magazinem Planetary scientist Kevin Cannon talks about the logistics of feeding a population of one million on the Red Planet. Scientists at…
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October 21, 2019 at 4:09 AM

Chicago’s Teachers Are Making History. Again.

Chicago’s Teachers Are Making History. Again.     Jane McAlevey October 15, 2019The Nation Rank-and-file workers are finally taking back their unions, and strikes are spreading across the country as a result. Members of community group Parents …
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October 21, 2019 at 3:51 AM

In a Strong Economy, Why Are So Many Workers on Strike?

In a Strong Economy, Why Are So Many Workers on Strike?     Noam Scheiber October 19, 2019New York Times Last year, the number of workers who participated in significant strikes soared to nearly 500,000, its highest point since the mid-1980s, while the …
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October 21, 2019 at 3:30 AM

PKK Letter to the American People and President Trump

PKK Letter to the American People and President Trump     Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) Foreign Relations Committee October 18, 2019ANF News We are not guilty of terrorism; we are victims of state terrorism. But we are guilty of defending our people”, …
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October 21, 2019 at 3:21 AM

Without Encryption, We Will Lose All Privacy. This Is Our New Battleground

Without Encryption, We Will Lose All Privacy. This Is Our New Battleground     Edward Snowden October 15, 2019The Guardian The US, UK and Australia are taking on Facebook in a bid to undermine the only method that protects our personal information …
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October 21, 2019 at 3:18 AM

Now Retired, Top U.S. Environmental Scientist Feels Free to Speak Her Mind

Now Retired, Top U.S. Environmental Scientist Feels Free to Speak Her Mind     Warren Cornwall October 17, 2019Science Magazine I think there’s been a chilling impact on certain kinds of research … Linda Birnbaum in 2011, Scott J. Ferrell/Congr…
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October 21, 2019 at 12:00 AM

Damon Lindelof’s Watchmen Is A Reckoning Worth Waiting For

Portside Culture Damon Lindelof’s Watchmen Is A Reckoning Worth Waiting For     Danette Chavez October 15, 2019AV Club HBO's Watchmen's writing presents through-lines from slavery to Reconstruction to the so-called “alt-right”; from, as Rage Ag…
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October 20, 2019 at 12:05 AM

Closing Rikers: Competing Visions for the Future of New York City’s Jails

Closing Rikers: Competing Visions for the Future of New York City’s Jails     Anakwa Dwamena October 4, 2019New York Review of Books The history of Rikers is a warning about putting the onus of reform on infrastructure rather than the systems that lead …