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Assessing 40 Years of Labor Notes

Labor Notes is one of the most successful socialist projects in the labor movement in US history. It has trained and connected tens of thousands of union militants throughout the world.

A Left Strategy for the 2020 Elections and Beyond

Election campaigns are not a sideshow. We use them to make our local base communities stronger, more connected and more aware.

Jails Replacing In-Person Visits with Video

Jails across the country are replacing in person visits of family members and friends with video calls.

Protesting Elliot Abrams at Holocaust Museum

Activists protest war criminal Elliot Abrams' affiliation with Washington DC’s Holocaust Museum in the wake of his appointment as special envoy to Venezuela

Dispatches From the Culture Wars - April 23, 2019

Taxes; Voting Rights; Private Insurance vs Medicare For All; Collegiate Survival; Reading vs Racism; Fascist Cops Fired

Palestinians End Hunger Strike After Israeli Concession

Children demonstrating in support od Palestinian prisoners
Palestinian prisoners have suspended their hunger strike in Israeli jails after eight days without food.

Beyond the Rank-and-File Strategy

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The rank-and-file strategy isn't enough. We should examine the broad range of working-class organizing strategies and experiences that are today's socialists' collective heritage.

Decriminalizing the Drug War?

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...the U.S. has worked through the U.N. (and its predecessor, the League of Nations) to build a harsh global drug prohibition regime -- grounded in draconian laws, enforced by pervasive policing, and punished with mass incarceration.

US Military Base Threatens Biodiversity in Okinawa

...Oura Bay is a hotspot of biodiversity, home to more than 5,300 species of corals, fish, invertebrates and Okinawa’s last remaining population of dugong, an endangered manatee-like marine mammal.

Building Memphis For All

Memphis For All is fighting to build a different kind of city and state, one that is run for and by all of us. We need an economy that works for all of us, instead of one rigged for corporations; we need a legal system that treats everyone fairly...
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Culture

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The Play’s the Thing

Peter Olney and Gene Bruskin Stansbury Forum
New play, about Reconstruction. This was really a turning point in US history when America almost did the right thing. The South was writing new state constitutions and African Americans were getting elected to local and national offices.

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There Is a Scottsboro in Every Country

Amanda Reid Public Books
Two books look to the histories of the Communist International and the Tricontinental movement to evaluate how organizing around color and region can effect global struggles against oppression and grow in tandem with multiracial workers’ movements.

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Appeasing Hitler

Susan Pedersen The Guardian
This study, published as Appeasing Hitler in the UK, focuses on a vain, narrow-minded prime minister, and on how few Britons understood the Third Reich. The book will be published in the USA in June under the title Appeasement.

Labor

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Another Big Victory for Labor

Lauren Kaori Gurley The New Republic
Stop & Shop workers scored an important win over the New England grocery chain—and the 2020 Democratic field has taken notice.

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We Can Do Better Than Amazon

Barbara Bowen Clarion
Governor Cuomo loves to enjoin us to think big about spending billions on infrastructure. He and Mayor de Blasio were prepared to commit $3 billion to Amazon. But no investment would repay New York more than a major investment in CUNY.

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Rutgers Faculty and Grads Win Historic Contract!

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Nearly 5,000 full-time faculty and graduate employees at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, won a tentative agreement on the brink of a strike.

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As Strike Goes on, Impact on Stop & Shop is Increasing

Katie Johnston Boston Globe
Inside stores, shortages are evident. Meat and produce are rapidly disappearing from shelves, and aren’t being replaced because truck drivers in the Teamsters union are refusing to cross the picket line.

Friday nite video

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Town Hall with Bernie Sanders | Part 1

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders discusses his tax returns, his tax plan, the perception of socialism, calls for new Democratic leadership, a potential Biden candidacy and health care with Fox News moderators Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum.

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When They See Us | Official Trailer

Based on a true story that gripped the country, When They See Us will chronicle the notorious case of five teenagers of color, labeled the Central Park Five, who were convicted of a rape they did not commit. The four part limited series will focus on the five teenagers from Harlem -- Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana and Korey Wise. Beginning in the spring of 1989, when the teenagers were first questioned about the incident, the series will span 25 years, highlighting their exoneration in 2002 and the settlement reached with the city of New York in 2014.

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Indian Elections | Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj

Hasan analyzes the current state of politics in India and what it means to him as an Indian-American, with a focus on the country’s upcoming elections. Hasan discusses how recent conflicts with Pakistan, widespread economic issues under current Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a resurgence of Hindu nationalism, and corruption scandals amongst major political parties in the country will play a role in determining the future, and the identity, of India.

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Gaza | Sundance World Premiere Trailer

Gaza brings us into a unique place beyond the reach of television news reports to reveal a world rich with eloquent and resilient characters, offering us a cinematic and enriching portrait of a people attempting to lead meaningful lives against the rubble of perennial conflict