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May 13, 2020 at 12:10 AM

Cancel the Rent

Cancel the Rent     Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor May 12, 2020The New Yorker Evictions and foreclosures in the U.S. could trigger a new wave of infection and illness—but it’s not too late to act. Members of the Los Angeles Tenants Union and their su…
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May 13, 2020 at 12:09 AM

How Amazon Workers Are Organizing for the Long Haul

How Amazon Workers Are Organizing for the Long Haul     Amazonians United May 11, 2020Labor Notes As the dust now settles and the company seeks to revoke temporary gains such as a $2 wage increase and unlimited unpaid time off, it is important to work o…
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May 13, 2020 at 12:09 AM

This Empire Has No Clothes: In the Classroom That Zoom Built

This Empire Has No Clothes: In the Classroom That Zoom Built     Belle Chesler May 11, 2020Tom Dispatch Today, all we’re left with is a deafening silence that muffles the sound of so much suffering. The unfolding public health, mental health, and econom…
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May 13, 2020 at 12:00 AM

Dispatches From the Culture Wars - Society Ablaze

Dispatches From the Culture Wars - Society Ablaze     May 12, 2020xxxxxx The pandemic inflames inequalities throughout the country Protester displays Ahmaud Arbery's likeness on her face mask, Photo: John Bazemore/AP   The “Plandemic” …
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May 13, 2020 at 12:00 AM

“Capital In the 21st Century”: Finally, A Movie That Tells The Story of How We Got Into This Mess

Portside Culture “Capital In the 21st Century”: Finally, A Movie That Tells The Story of How We Got Into This Mess     Jon Schwartz May 5, 2020The Intercept “Capital in the 21st Century” is based on the 2013 book by Thomas Piketty, a French eco…
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May 12, 2020 at 12:05 AM

Our Diets Are Changing Because of the Coronavirus Pandemic. Is It for the Better?

Portside Culture Our Diets Are Changing Because of the Coronavirus Pandemic. Is It for the Better?     Mandy Oaklander April 28, 2020Time Magazine The shift toward home cooking and eating at home during the past months of the pandemic may lead …
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May 12, 2020 at 12:05 AM

Reopening the Economy Will Send Us to Hell

Reopening the Economy Will Send Us to Hell     Mike Davis April 22, 2020Labor Notes As we head into the fifth month of the outbreak millions of working families feel like they have been kidnapped and sent to hell. Medical workers prepare with p…
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May 12, 2020 at 12:05 AM

The Pandemic Proves We Need Single Payer, Medicare For All

The Pandemic Proves We Need Single Payer, Medicare For All     Marilyn Albert May 11, 2020xxxxxx From our vantage point at the beginning of this pandemic, it is not hard to see how it would have been different if we had had a Medicare for All system bef…
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May 12, 2020 at 12:00 AM

After Wrecking the Gulf, Big Oil Is Worsening the COVID-19 Crisis

After Wrecking the Gulf, Big Oil Is Worsening the COVID-19 Crisis     Sue Sturgis April 24, 2020Facing South But oil industry pollution doesn't hurt human health in times of disaster only. It turns out that a common type of pollution emitted by the oil …
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May 12, 2020 at 12:00 AM

Big Plastic Asks for $1 Billion Coronavirus Bailout

Big Plastic Asks for $1 Billion Coronavirus Bailout     Sharon Lerner April 27, 2020The Intercept The 223 companies that belong to and fund the American Chemistry Council and the Recycling Partnership — both of which signed the letter — include 60 publi…
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May 12, 2020 at 12:00 AM

Older Workers Can’t Work From Home and Are At a Higher Risk For COVID-19

Older Workers Can’t Work From Home and Are At a Higher Risk For COVID-19     Elise Gould March 31, 2020Economic Policy Institute Nearly three-fourths of workers age 65 and older—over 5 million older workers—are unable to telecommute. That means that th…
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May 11, 2020 at 6:48 AM

Armageddon at 10,000 BCE

Armageddon at 10,000 BCE     Javier Barbuzano March 30, 2020Eos Fragments of a comet likely hit Earth 12,800 years ago, and a little Paleolithic village in Syria might have suffered the impact. The Paleolithic settlement of Abu Hureyra, in what…
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May 11, 2020 at 6:29 AM

How We Got to Sesame Street

How We Got to Sesame Street     Jill Lepore May 4, 2020The New Yorker The show was created to put kids’ screen time to good use. Half a century later, how is it holding up? Educational shows for kids responded to two conditions: the scarcity of…
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May 11, 2020 at 5:46 AM

Historic Power Struggle Between Trump and Congress to Be Reviewed by Supreme Court

Historic Power Struggle Between Trump and Congress to Be Reviewed by Supreme Court     Stanley M. Brand May 8, 2020The Conversation Were the Supreme Court to validate Trump’s position in either case, or decline to decide the cases, it would stymie Congr…
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May 11, 2020 at 4:08 AM

Pandemic Sparks Concerns about Surging STD, HIV Rates

Pandemic Sparks Concerns about Surging STD, HIV Rates     Jessie Hellmann April 23, 2020The Hill Our resources to ensure those individuals are tested are even more compromised in this era. Reaching the undiagnosed is even more challenging, difficult and…
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May 11, 2020 at 3:47 AM

New York Tried to Get Rid of Bail. Then the Backlash Came.

New York Tried to Get Rid of Bail. Then the Backlash Came.     Jamiles Lartey April 23, 2020Politico A national movement stalled by backlash politics gets some new wind at its back. , Michael Appleton/The New York Times/Redux   The nati…
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May 11, 2020 at 12:10 AM

Netflix’s ‘Hollywood’: Ambitious Love Letter to A Tainted Industry

Portside Culture Netflix’s ‘Hollywood’: Ambitious Love Letter to A Tainted Industry     Chauncey K. Robinson April 29, 2020People's World Hollywood on Netflix serves as a love letter speaking to what the future may hold through a bold retelling…
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May 10, 2020 at 1:14 PM

In Times of Emergency: No Sacrifices of the Public Interest

In Times of Emergency: No Sacrifices of the Public Interest     Adam M. Sowards May 6, 2020The Revelator The Trump Administration continues to strip away environmental protections in the face of the pandemic. But Trump isn’t the first to try to use emer…
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May 10, 2020 at 1:08 PM

Brazil: the Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor Named Sergio Moro

Brazil: the Story of a Shipwrecked Sailor Named Sergio Moro     Daniel Cerqueira May 6, 2020OpenDemocracy On the rise and fall (for now) of Operation Car Wash’s patron in Brazil, former judge and now former Bolsonaro minister of Justice Sergio Moro. Is …
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May 10, 2020 at 1:06 PM

Statement for a Feminist Foreign Policy to Confront the Coronavirus Pandemic

Statement for a Feminist Foreign Policy to Confront the Coronavirus Pandemic     May 5, 2020Women Cross DMZ, This pandemic calls for us to challenge our militarized notion of security. There is ample evidence that a militarized response will further cri…