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Friday Nite Videos | October 20, 2017

Portside
General John Kelly's Credibility Takes a Hit. C Jam Blues | Robi Botos, piano,? Dave Young, Bass, and Alvin Queen, Drums. Immigrant Prisons. What Are Gravitational Waves? Generation Revolution: Documentary Trailer.

A People’s Recovery: Radical Organizing in Post-Maria Puerto Rico

Juan Carlos Dávila
The Indypendent
The objective is that everyone becomes involved with the project by volunteering for work, donating food items or contributing money. “If we all are doing this, Puerto Rico would be advancing,” said one man as he waited in line for breakfast.

Did a Psychiatric Hospital Lock Up People for Profit?

Jessica Huseman
ProPublica
BuzzFeed’s Rosalind Adams set out to learn why America’s largest psychiatric hospital chain was under investigation. Source by source, she built a case that Universal Health Services was locking up people for profit.

Day Beginning with Seeing the International Space Station And ...

Jane Hirshfield
New York Review of Books
The full title of prize-winning poet Jane Hirshfield's poem, "Day Beginning with Seeing the International Space Station And a Full Moon Over the Gulf of Mexico and All its Invisible Fishes," reveals the contingency of the natural world and the human imprint upon it, for better and for worse.

The Way We Talk About Puerto Rico Is Bullshit

Jack Mirkinson
Splinter
Puerto Ricans are all U.S. citizens. They pay taxes and serve in the military and don't need a passport to come to the U.S. mainland, and they deserve the same help the people of Texas and Florida received when they were hit by hurricanes. Puerto Rico is a colony, and like other colonial empires, the United States has brutally exploited it's colony.

California Fires - Time for Disaster Socialism

Nato Green
San Francisco Examiner
The West Coast's historically unprecedented drought was followed by historically unprecedented fires. The South and the Caribbean are being ravaged by historically unprecedented hurricanes. It's either God's wrath for squandering a perfectly good planet, or our own squandering a perfectly good planet - and it's becoming uninhabitable. We need a People's Fire Recovery Plan, a "disaster socialism" to answer disaster capitalism.

Documenting U.S. Role in Democracy's Fall and Dictator's Rise in Chile

Pascale Bonnefoy
New York Times
"To see on a piece of paper, for example, the president of the United States ordering the C.I.A. to preemptively overthrow a democratically elected president in Chile is stunning..." Documented the U.S. role to overthrow the democratic government of Chile, and to support the fascist junta.

Tidbits - October 19, 2017 - Reader Comments: Stop Trump War on North Korea; Puerto Rico; The Harvey Weinstein Story; The Anti-War Movement; Socialism; Salsa Meets Jazz For Puerto Rico; ...and more

Portside
Reader Comments: National Mobilization to Stop Trump War on North Korea; Saving Puerto Rico - U.S. Responsibility for Colonialism; The Harvey Weinstein Story; The Anti-War Movement and Ken Burns' PBS Series; Socialism - Readers Exchange Ideas; Reality Winner; Salsa Meets Jazz For Puerto Rico; ...and more

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