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May 21, 2020 at 2:03 AM

The Journey of the Jobless

The Journey of the Jobless     Kalena Thomhave May 20, 2020The American Prospect Congress boosted unemployment benefits. Now the challenge lies in getting them out to the unemployed, through underfunded state-level programs. A mural in New York…
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May 21, 2020 at 12:00 AM

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Pandemics In 'The End Of October'

Portside Culture Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About Pandemics In 'The End Of October'     Scott Detrow May 6, 2020NPR Journalist Lawrence Wright brings his considerable skills to bear in this novel about a pandemic, written before our cur…
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May 21, 2020 at 12:00 AM

Global Left Midweek - May 20, 2020

Global Left Midweek - May 20, 2020     May 20, 2020xxxxxx Parties and movement groups, Cuba and Vietnam, and African scholar activists face the Corona crisis Pham Trung Ha, an acclaimed painter, joined forces with the ministry of health and Vie…
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May 20, 2020 at 12:05 AM

Mothering in a Pandemic

Mothering in a Pandemic     Anne L. Alstott May 10, 2020Boston Review Society relies on the unpaid, invisible work of parents—mostly mothers—to care for children and to buffer kids from trauma and stress. Supporting that work during COVID-19 requires di…
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May 20, 2020 at 12:05 AM

We Need a Whole New Plan for Black Voters in the South

We Need a Whole New Plan for Black Voters in the South     Nsé Ufot May 19, 2020The New York Times It breaks my heart that even black women at church — unfailing voters who rally their friends to turn out for every election — have asked me, “Will our vo…
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May 20, 2020 at 12:05 AM

Member States Back WHO After Renewed Donald Trump Attack

Member States Back WHO After Renewed Donald Trump Attack     Patrick Wintour and Julian Borger May 19, 2020The Guardian US president claimed WHO too willing to accept Chinese explanations over coronavirus outbreak The WHO’s director general, T…
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May 20, 2020 at 12:00 AM

Remembering the Legacy of Brown v. Board of Education

Remembering the Legacy of Brown v. Board of Education     Remembering the Legacy of Brown v. Board of Education May 19, 2020Chicago Sun Times The Supreme Court decision fueled the civil rights movement and the call for voting rights that are now under a…
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May 20, 2020 at 12:00 AM

Never Rarely Sometimes Always - Profoundly Moving Abortion Drama

Portside Culture Never Rarely Sometimes Always - Profoundly Moving Abortion Drama     Mark Kermode May 10, 2020The Guardian Elliza Hittman’s coming-of-age story about a teenager seeking an abortion is heartbreaking and painfully authentic. Hitt…
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May 20, 2020 at 12:00 AM

Media Bits and Bytes - May 19, 2020

Media Bits and Bytes - May 19, 2020     May 19, 2020xxxxxx Gaming and the class struggle, media myths busted, and more Lina Attalah has been arrested in a growing crackdown on freedom of expression linked to Covid-19, Photograph: Roger Anis/AP …
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May 19, 2020 at 12:05 AM

The Queens Night Market’s new guide brings the international flavors of the city’s boroughs into your home

Portside Culture The Queens Night Market’s new guide brings the international flavors of the city’s boroughs into your home     Michelle Herrmann May 13, 2020Smithsonian Magazine The many flavors of the Queens Night Market, a popular open-air m…
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May 19, 2020 at 12:05 AM

Stop the $2 Billion Arms Sale to the Philippines

Stop the $2 Billion Arms Sale to the Philippines     Amee Chew May 17, 2020Jacobin Amid the worsening COVID-19 pandemic in the Philippines, the US government is brokering a $2 billion arms sale to Rodrigo Duterte’s repressive regime. The sale would only…
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May 19, 2020 at 12:05 AM

The Troubling History of the Georgia Bureau Now Investigating the Ahmaud Arbery Cover-Up

The Troubling History of the Georgia Bureau Now Investigating the Ahmaud Arbery Cover-Up     Akela Lacy May 14, 2020The Intercept The history of the GBI, established in 1937, is interwoven with the history of the Ku Klux Klan, which was a terrorizing fo…
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May 19, 2020 at 12:00 AM

COVID-Related Strikes Hit Washington’s Apple Sheds

COVID-Related Strikes Hit Washington’s Apple Sheds     David Bacon May 14, 2020Capital & Main This week the COVID-related strike in Washington state’s Yakima Valley quadrupled in size, as workers walked out at three more apple packinghouses with two…
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May 19, 2020 at 12:00 AM

Beware the Pentagon’s Pandemic Profiteers: Hasn’t the Military-Industrial Complex Taken Enough of Our Money?

Beware the Pentagon’s Pandemic Profiteers: Hasn’t the Military-Industrial Complex Taken Enough of Our Money?     Mandy Smithberger May 3, 2020TomDispatch When it comes to the Pentagon and the CEOs running a large part of the arms industry, examples abou…
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May 19, 2020 at 12:00 AM

US Inmate With Coronavirus Dies Weeks After Giving Birth On A Ventilator

US Inmate With Coronavirus Dies Weeks After Giving Birth On A Ventilator     Lois Beckett April 29, 2020The Guardian Andrea Circle Bear, 30, had been sentenced to 26 months in federal prison on a drug charge. , Lakota People's Law Project …
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May 18, 2020 at 7:02 AM

A Planet of Viruses

A Planet of Viruses     Carl Zimmer October 15, 2014pangeaprogressredux Viruses have been a part of our lives for so long, in fact, that we are actually part virus: the human genome contains more DNA from viruses than our own genes. ,  …
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May 18, 2020 at 5:59 AM

Sanctions in the Era of Pandemic

Sanctions in the Era of Pandemic     Phyllis Bennis May 12, 2020Al Jazeera From Venezuela to Iran, Washington's illegal and inhumane economic sanctions are putting millions of lives at risk. US President Donald Trump is seen as he delivers a st…
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May 18, 2020 at 4:41 AM

Clarence Thomas Wants to Shrink Your Free Speech Rights — Unless You Are a Rich Donor

Clarence Thomas Wants to Shrink Your Free Speech Rights — Unless You Are a Rich Donor     Ian Millhiser May 12, 2020Vox Clarence Thomas has an expansive view of free speech for campaign donors. For most everyone else, not so much. Vice Presiden…
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May 18, 2020 at 4:24 AM

"Reconstruction Never Ended": A Review of Eric Foner's Second Founding

"Reconstruction Never Ended": A Review of Eric Foner's Second Founding     Thomas Simpson May 11, 2020Facing Today This book argues the fight for true equality begun 150 years ago continues and draws clear connections between the limitations and loophol…
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May 18, 2020 at 3:29 AM

Will Americans Lose Their Right to Vote in the Pandemic?

Will Americans Lose Their Right to Vote in the Pandemic?     Emily Bazelon May 5, 2020New York Times The safest way to cast a ballot will very likely be by mail. But with opposition from the president, limited funding and time running out, will that opt…