Rachel Corrie

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March 23, 2013
US peace activist was killed by Israeli bulldozer in Gaza as she tried to block the demolition of a Palestinian home.
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Iraq War anniversary

Iraq War anniversary feature image
March 23, 2013
A crucial lesson as we stand up to the escalation of Obama’s drone war and continue to challenge those who call for war against Iran.
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Back to Work Budget

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March 23, 2013
It is very important for progressives to keep building a movement to demand a plan for jobs – like the Back to Work Budget.
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Ken Loach, Left Party in Britian

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March 23, 2013
Where can we turn politically? Who is on our side, to fight for an alternative?
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How Workers Survive on $7.25 Per Hour

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March 22, 2013
Meet Crystal Dupont and John White. Both are struggling to live on minimum wage, one at the start of her career and the other toward the end of his.
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We're Not Good Because of God

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March 22, 2013
In a book coming out next week called The Bonobo and the Atheist, primatologist Frans de Waal argues that morality is built into our species. Rather than coming to us top-down from God, or any other external source, morality for de Waal springs bottom-up from our emotions and our day-to-day social interactions, which themselves evolved from foundations in animal societies.
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How to Read Stories About Israel in the NYT

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March 22, 2013
Some days the Newspaper of Record says a lot–not always in ways you might expect.
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African Novelist Chinua Achebe Dies

African Novelist Chinua Achebe Dies feature image
March 22, 2013
Nigerian author recognised for key role in developing African literature has died in Boston, where he was working as a professor
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Friday Nite Videos -- March 22, 2013

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March 22, 2013
Tina Fey IS Sarah Palin! Again! * Gun Shop: Why We Need More Guns * A 12-Year-Old's Letter to Justice Roberts on Marriage Equality * The International Arms Trade Treaty * The Trouble I've Seen: Reviving 'Cold' Civil Rights Killings * Dying Iraq War Veteran Explains His Decision to End His Life
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How to Raise Boys to be Kind Men

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March 21, 2013
What can we do to help young men respect women, recognize consent, and have healthy sexual relationships? Teach them kindness to others and the courage to go against the crowd.
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Portside Culture

"Roman J. Israel, Esq." Review – Denzel Washington Captivates In Unusual Legal Drama

Benjamin Lee
The Guardian
The film is a haunting and timeless American tragedy that feels ever prescient given the current administration’s foggy understanding of morality. It might prove to be a tough sell thanks to an awkward title and a strange plot trajectory, but Roman J. Israel, Esq. is a richly rewarding drama blessed with one of the best, most lived-in performances of the year. 

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

Canadian, U.S. Unions Push for Wage Hike Amid NAFTA Talks

Ginger Adams Otis
New York Daily News
Labor leaders in the U.S. have made it clear they are supportive of a NAFTA overhaul — but only if it helps eliminate the wage gap with Mexico and includes Canada’s long-shot demands for labor reform.

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.

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.