Stand Down on Korea - Prevent Nuclear War

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April 11, 2013
The use of threats and isolation against Iran and North Korea is a bizarre, perilous way to conduct foreign relations
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Capitalism: A Disaster for All Seasons

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April 11, 2013
More Sandys are surely headed our way, more climate-driven disasters of all sorts...They will be no more "natural" than the Chicago fire, the Johnstown flood or the San Francisco earthquake. We need to deal with now is the power of the finance, insurance and real estate sector whose leading corporations now effectively run our economy. Without doing that, the "nature" these interests have helped create will punish us all while providing a ghoulish...
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Tidbits - April 11, 2013

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April 11, 2013
Readers comments: CPI, Grand Bargain, Social Security Cuts; Labor Party Time?; Whither the Socialist Left; Plan B; Thatcher - Reality & Myth; Incredibly Angry Songs About Iron Lady; Forgotten Radical History of March on Washington; Medi-Cal interpreters; How Maggots Heal; Announcements - Two events with Angela Davis - Berkeley - Apr 17; Los Angeles - Apr 19; May Day 2013 - New York; The Labor Film Database In Memoriam: Harry Kelber; Philip Bonosky (memorial...
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Judicial Amendments Against Worker Rights

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April 11, 2013
NLRB passed by Congress and later amended by Congress - weakened by the courts - judges who are not elected. The answer is that the strong protections in the law Congress passed have been weakened by "judicial amendments" - that is, by court decisions that weaken or even eliminate worker rights and protections created by Congress.
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Correcting the New Yorker's View of Venezuela

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April 10, 2013
What got lost in the story though is just how wrong Anderson’s claim is. In fact, just how wrong many of his claims about Venezuela are.
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Rallies for Peace Talks With FARC

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April 10, 2013
Tens of thousands of Colombians have taken to the streets of Bogotá in support of peace talks aimed at ending Latin America's longest-running insurgency
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Hunger Strike for Union Rights in San Diego

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April 10, 2013
The struggle of these immigrant workers is part of a much larger struggle over what the future of San Diego’s and America’s workplace will be.
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The Politics and Poetics of Exhuming the Dead

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April 10, 2013
On its surface, a poem seems incapable of stopping a bullet. Yet Chile’s transition to democracy was facilitated by the poet’s survival in people’s minds, his lines repeated time and again, as a form of subversion. Life cannot be repressed, he whispered in everyone’s ears. It was a message for which he may have died, but that lives on in his verse.
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Anti-war Protests on Tax Day

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April 10, 2013
On April 15 people in communities across the United States will be leafleting, marching, doing street theatre, committing civil disobedience, and picketing at post offices, IRS offices, federal buildings, among other public spaces, using materials calling attention to the harmful effects of military spending.
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The Stealth Sequester

April 9, 2013
So far, the much-dreaded "sequester" - some $85 billion in federal spending cuts between March and September 30 - hasn't been evident to most Americans.
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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.