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Posted by Portside on April 23, 2017
Labor Notes
Unlike most guestworkers, many in North Carolina have a say in their working conditions and seniority rights because they belong to a union, the Farm Labor Organizing Committee.
Posted by Portside on April 23, 2017
New Republic
Hulu’s adaptation of Margaret Atwood’s novel lays bare the horrors of collusion with the patriarchy.
Posted by Portside on April 22, 2017
In These Times
Writers are fighting concentrated power brokers who have devised all sorts of ways to maintain a stranglehold on the billions of people worldwide who fork over money to watch their favorite characters.
Posted by Portside on April 22, 2017
Chicago Tribune
The Science March is about respecting science, the Peoples Climate March is about acting on it. One march is about listening to science, the other is about acting on it. Today's march, taking place on Earth Day, will march in defense of truth and scientific fact. Next week the Peoples Climate March will put forward a vision to build bold solutions that tackle climate change, create and retain fair jobs, and bring forth justice truly for all.
Posted by Portside on April 22, 2017
Foreign Policy in Focus
Trump's wars are now all over the map. The peace movement can fight back by joining already thriving intersectional campaigns.
Posted by Portside on April 22, 2017
The American Prospect
Amid endless political cacophony in Washington, D.C., House Republicans are quietly advancing legislation that would drive a freight train through a central tenet of New Deal-era labor law: overtime. With Obama’s landmark overtime expansion blocked in the courts, conservatives roll out a plan that would undo overtime pay as we know it.
Posted by Portside on April 22, 2017
TomDispatch
“We have a word for the conscious slaughter of a racial or ethnic group: genocide. For the conscious destruction of aspects of the environment: ecocide. But we don’t have a word for the conscious act of destroying the planet we live on, the world as humanity has known it. A possibility might be ‘terracide’ from the Latin word for earth. It has the right ring, given its similarity to the commonplace danger word of our era: terrorist." Tom Engelhardt, May 2013

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