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Why Is Socialism Becoming Less Scary?

A look at the new documentary, “The Big Scary ‘S’ Word” in which director Yael Bridge explores how socialist ideas that were once considered radical are now taken for granted by most Americans.

It’s Time to Re-Radicalize the Abortion Movement

We shouldn’t despair. The real power lies with the people, not the Court. The Women’s Liberation Movement raised consciousness, raised hell, and raised the banner for “Free Abortion on Demand” when abortion was illegal in all 50 states

Israeli Conscientious Objector Begins Third Prison Term

Conscientious objector Hallel Rabin was sentenced to 25 days behind bars for refusing to join the Israeli army over its policies toward the Palestinians. This is Rabin’s third period of incarceration.

Oct. 29, 2020-Reader Comments, Resources, Announcements

Reader Comments: 2020 elections, Labor Prepares Strike if Trump Interferes; Angela Davis Hope for Present and Future; Bolivia Reclaims Hope; Supreme Court; Pandemic; Economy under Trump; Stock Market; Cuba; Abortion; ORGANIZING TO PROTECT THE RESULTS

"Now We Can Continue the Revolution in Bolivia"

Former senate president Salvatierra told Jacobin how the restored MAS government can undo the damage caused by last year’s coup — and set Bolivia back on the path to social transformation.

U.S. Protest Crackdown: Hundreds Face Trials, Prison

Some protesters face stacked charges and threats of deportation; others have been charged with police assault with no reports of injuries

AOC Says Democrats 'Have to Be Better' to Prevail

"We're not good enough right now," the New York Democrat says of her party, and unless the material lives of working-class people are improved the nation's dangerous slide to the right will continue.

Why Leftists Should Vote for Biden in Droves

Politics is about power, and the left will have more under a Biden presidency.

Global Left Midweek - October 28, 2020

Massive protests rock the world! Nigeria * Chile * Belarus * Iraq * Indonesia * Poland * Thailand * Israel * Costa Rica * Hungary

Trump’s Weakness - Older Voters Could Cost Him Florida

Trump beat Hillary Clinton by 17 points with voters over 65. But his margin is only half of that against Joe Biden, according to recent polls.
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Where are the Social Movements in Fiction

Juliana Barnet Protect our Activists
Ten guesses why social justice activism rarely appears in our novels and movies. In the midst of major popular uprising, where are the lists of stories that would draw us into the heads and hearts of activist characters taking on injustices they face

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In Defense of Knowledge

Alexander Larman The Critic
This new book, by the head of the Bodleian Library in Oxford, is a timely warning. "Its tone is set early on, with an epigraph from Heinrich Heine," writes reviewer Larman: “Wherever they burn books, they will also, in the end, burn human beings."

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Camille T. Dungy Poetry Northwest
In the morbid world of coronavirus, Colorado-based poet Camille T. Dungy finds spontaneous happiness in a familiar song and dance.

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Strike for Democracy!

Stephanie Luce Organizing Upgrade
Strikes are rare but political strikes are on the agenda more than they have been in many years. Labor Action to Defend Democracy has come together to "plant seeds and stir the pot," and work with community partners to protect the vote.

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At-Will Employment Is the Real “Cancel Culture”

Becca Rothfeld Jacobin
A person sitting alone at a desk in the dark. The “cancel culture” debate never focuses on at-will employment, which allows most American workers to be “canceled” at the drop of a hat — even those teaching in higher education.

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The Full Story of Trump and COVID-19

Emmy winner Jeffrey Wright (Westworld) narrates the documentary detailing how four years of Trump's actions brought America to this moment.

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The Last Trump Debate. Make It So.

Stephen goes LIVE after the final Trump-Biden matchup and finds a silver lining amid the lies, cheap shots and unmasked racism.

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How America Bungled the Plague

A year ago, the United States was regarded as the country best prepared for a pandemic. Our government had spent nearly two decades strategizing for a doomsday scenario. So what went wrong?