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Republicans Move to Recognize Israeli Rule in the Golan

An Israeli soldier in Syria’s Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.
After President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, congressional Republicans are rallying around the Netanyahu government’s next big ask, sovereignty over Syria’s Golan Heights. Could the annexation of the West Bank be next?

Global Left Saturday - July 21, 2018

São Paulo in Havana; Corbyn's March; Slovenia Vote; Death of a Comrade; AMLO's Big Win; Trouble in Russia

New Mexico’s 90 Million Gallon Nuclear Tragedy

A warning sign at Church Rock after the 1979 uranium tailings disaster.
The uranium tailings spill at Church Rock, NM was the largest single release of radioactive contamination in US history. But the radioactive spill in this small Native American farming community is the nuclear accident that almost no one knows about.

Counties Cancel ICE Detention Contracts

After hearing the news of the impending closure of the immigrant detention center, the families of a dozen detainees and their supporters held a rally outside. But advocates want detainees freed, not sent to for-profit jails.

Can a New Left Movement Shift Israeli Politics?

Standing Together is uniting Jewish and Palestinian citizens of Israel in a shared struggle for economic and political justice. To create such a coalition requires a meaningful cultural change.

Friday Nite Videos | July 20, 2018

What Do You Mean Trump And Putin Are Meeting Again?. Rasta Children | Playing for Change. Key Moments From Obama's Mandela Lecture. 'Sister Survivors' Accepting Arthur Ashe Courage Award. Parkland Survivors Come to Kansas City.

New Young Voters May Decide Florida in 2018

Youth voter registration went up 41 percent in Florida after Parkland

The Urgency of a Third Reconstruction

The ratification of the Fourteenth Amendment marked a turning point in U.S. history. Yet 150 years later, its promises remain unfulfilled.

Democratic Socialism Hits the Heartland

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders campaign in deep-red Kansas

Electric Vehicles Are Gaining Momentum, Despite Trump

Politics is a dumpster fire and democracy may not survive, but by God, the EVs are coming. It’s really happening.
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American Arithmetic

Natalie Diaz Verse Daily
“I am doing my best to not become a museum,” writes Native American poet Natalie Diaz of complexities of preserving her identity as a person among people.

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Reading Irish Revolutionary James Connolly

Kevin Crane Counterfire
Considered Ireland's key revolutionary, James Connolly was active in workers' movements in the United States, Scotland and Ireland. This collection reflects his struggles for an Ireland and a world free from militarism, injustice, and deprivation.

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The Socialist Imperative from Gotha to Now

Kai-Li Cheng Marx & Philosophy Review of Books
Thinking about how the lessons of the 20th Century might inform a socialist vision for our times is the task the author of this book has set for himself. Reviewer Kai-Li Cheng offers an assessment.

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The Surprisingly Long History of Racial Oppression in Coffeehouses: Centuries before two Black men were arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks, capitalists met at coffee shops to profit from the transatlantic slave trade.

Tasha Williams Yes Magazine
Traders, bankers, and Lloyd’s merchants also met in coffeehouses in Bristol, England, to enrich themselves with profits from over 2,000 slave ships processed in that city Coffeehouses connected goods and capital streams with seekers, facilitating the very aspect of slavery that amplified capitalism. Enslaved peoples’ bodies were not only bought and sold, but made into part of the processes of of credit and finance.

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The Embarrassment of Being in the World

Kathy Nilsson What Nature: Poems
Massachusetts poet Kathy Nilsson exposes feelings of alienation in the current state of the world: “I don’t recall being American, or even here.”

Labor

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NFL Anthem Policy, Union Grievance on Hold

Danny Heifetz The Ringer
Just hours after apparent confusion over the Miami Dolphins’ disciplinary-policy proposals sparked outcry, the league and the NFLPA announced on Thursday that no new rules related to the anthem “will be issued or enforced”

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Mandela 100: Living the Legacy

Lynn Collins TUC
On the centenary of Nelson Mandela’s birth, Lynn Collins, British Trade Union Congress regional secretary, explains how his legacy will live on in Liverpool for generations to come.

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OECD Employment Outlook 2018

AFSCME AFSCME Information Highway
In particular, the report shows the United States’s unemployed and at-risk workers are getting very little support from the government, and their employed peers are set back by a particularly weak collective-bargaining system.

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Key Moments From Obama's Mandela Lecture

In what has been described as his most significant speech since leaving office, Obama used the Nelson Mandela annual lecture in front of a 15,000-strong crowd in Johannesburg to warn 'the politics of fear, resentment, retrenchment' are on the move 'at a pace unimaginable just a few years ago'

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Parkland Survivors Come to Kansas City

The March for Our Lives bus tour came to Reardon Convention Center in Kansas City, Kan., on Monday. Parkland shooting survivors joined with local high school students to address gun violence and urge young people to vote.