New York Housing

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April 27, 2013
We need a mayor who will make affordable housing permanent.
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Education Yes, Young Workers Need Jobs Now

Education Yes, Young Workers Need Jobs Now feature image
April 27, 2013
We are confronted with a much bigger problem than a lack of skills. Right now there just aren’t enough jobs to go around.
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Take Action to Fix a Broken Senate

Take Action to Fix a Broken Senate feature image
April 26, 2013
The Campaign for America’s Future is joining 100 other organizations in delivering a message to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and his Republican counterpart, Mitch McConnell: Enough is enough. End the obstruction. Stop the constant abuse of the filibuster.
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Friday Nite Videos -- April 26, 2013

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April 26, 2013
Gil Scott-Heron -- Work for Peace. Money to be made in conspiracy dating. Harvest of Empire / Global Labor Film Festival. The moral behavior of animals. The Bartles and Jaymes of austerity economics.
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Leo Branton - Won Freedom for Angela Davis

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April 26, 2013
Leo Branton, who died on April 19, was a member of a formidable defense team that conducted a successful courtroom defense of radical black activist and former UCLA professor Angela Davis. He was a prominent entertainment lawyer who also conducted numerous important civil rights court cases.
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One Tweet Almost Broke US Financial Markets

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April 26, 2013
When a phony Associated Press tweet reported explosions in the White House, Wall Street's computers reacted as if it were real.
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Maduro Did Not Steal the Venezuelan Election

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April 26, 2013
The Venezuelan election was nearly stolen – by the US-backed anti-Chávistas. How? That’s what Chávez wanted Maduro to find out from me: how could US operatives jerk with Venezuela’s voter rolls? It wasn’t a mere policy question: they knew Chávez wouldn't be allowed to survive through another coup. My answer: They could steal the vote the same way Bush did it in Florida – in fact, using the very same contractor. Take a look at these documents.
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Flawed Policies in Korea Crisis

Flawed Policies in Korea Crisis feature image
April 25, 2013
While the acute tensions of the past month appear to be receding - all of the parties involved seem to be taking a step back - the problem is not going to disappear and, unless Washington and its allies re-examine their strategy, another crisis is certain to develop.
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Tidbits - April 25, 2013

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April 25, 2013
Readers Comments: Henry Kissinger; Richie Havens; Chechnya, Terrorism; Whither the Socialist Left; Korea; Venezuela; Texas Plant; Nude Protests; Robin Hood Tax; Labor's Organizing Model; Announcements: Angela Y. Davis, Feminism & Abolition: Theories & Practices for 21st Century - Chicago - May 3; Labor Historians - AFL-CIO Needs Your Help: Organizing: New & Forgotten Methods; Maudelle Shirek Memorial - Berkeley - Apr 30; Resource: Workers Memorial...
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Portside Culture

Shh! These Quiet Food Videos Will Get Your Senses Tingling

Clare Leschin-Hoar
The Salt
A whole new genre of food videos, focusing on specific intense sounds like crinkling, chopping, sautéing and stirring, is becoming popular. These eating sounds trigger pleasing tingling sensations in the brains of viewers who experience ASMR, which stands for Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response.

Not Our Tribe

Jed Myers
Solstice
Seattle poet Jed Myers speaks of the fear of strangers, how our eyes assess and judge newcomers, searching for the glimmer that makes them one of us.

A Memoir of Life as Che Guevara’s Kid Brother

Peter Canby
New Yorker
Che’s youngest sibling, Juan Martin Guevara, remembers his revolutionary brother and the family's travails after his murder by the Bolivian military with the aid of the CIA.

Portside Labor

McDonald's Labor Abuses and the GOP

Thor Benson
Working In These Times
If successful, the bill would mark a historic shift in labor law. Millions of low-wage workers across the country would be directly impacted, losing a key mechanism to protect their rights on the job, while corporations which regularly escape liability would gain protections.

Dolores – A Film Review

Duane Campbell
Democratic Left
That Dolores Huerta is not better known in the nation provides a commentary on how little the mainstream media, and much of the Left, know about the growth of Latino power in the labor and feminist movements.

Hospitality Workers Union Gains a Foothold at New Orleans' Largest Hotel

Richard Thompson
The New Orleans Advocate
Earlier this year, hundreds of workers at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside, the city's largest hotel, voted to unionize, a rare development locally that labor leaders think could give them a long-sought foothold in the city's mostly low-wage but critical hospitality industry, which employs nearly 80,000 workers.

Friday Nite Videos

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Lin-Manuel Miranda’s “Almost Like Praying,” featuring a variety of artists, was written and recorded to benefit hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico with proceeds benefiting The Hispanic Federation's Unidos Disaster Relief Fund. Download and stream here.

Posted by Portside on October 13, 2017

Seth takes a closer look at how powerful men in entertainment and politics - from Harvey Weinstein to Donald Trump - abuse their power to silence, bully or coerce.

Posted by Portside on October 13, 2017

The Try Guys take on the immigration system and find out how hard it really is to become a US citizen.

Posted by Portside on October 13, 2017

The President called for 'anti-Trump' late night host(s) to give him 'equal time' on their show. Stephen can only think of one person to help play, excuse the phrase, devil's advocate.

Posted by Portside on October 12, 2017

Eminem is back! And he's in classic bar-for-bar form blasting at Donald Trump from his Detroit home. The cyphers went crazy too. Peep.

Posted by Portside on October 6, 2017

John Oliver discusses the way the NRA not only works to prevent gun control, they work to prevent an informed discussion about gun control.

Posted by Portside on October 6, 2017

On 4 October 1936 antifascists of London came out en masse in what became known as The Battle of Cable Street to confront Oswald Mosley and his British Union of Fascists as they planned to march through the East End.