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Gordon Sondland Throws Trump, Giuliani Under the Bus

“Was there a quid pro quo? The answer is yes.” Mr. Giuliani’s requests were a quid pro quo for arranging a White House visit for President Zelensky...the Ukraine had to make a public statement announcing investigations of the 2016 election/DNC server

Netanyahu Decries 'Attempted Coup' Against Him

Benjamin Netanyahu called corruption charges filed against him "an attempted coup" against an acting prime minister, the process is meant to topple him. Saying he 'will not let lies prevail,' calls to 'investigate the investigators'. Sound familiar?

A Letter to Intellectuals Who Deride Revolutions

Revolutions do not happen suddenly, nor do they immediately transform a society. A revolution is a process, which moves at different speeds whose tempo can change rapidly if the motor of history is accelerated by intensified class conflict.

Hundreds of Chileans Blinded by Police

More than 200 protesters have been blinded by pellets fired by state security agents. The National Congress has bowed to a key demand of the monthlong rallies and ordered a referendum on a new constitution.

Nov. 21, 2019-Reader Comments, Resources, Announcements

Reader Comments: Medicare4All, Sanders, Warren, and the Left; Bolivia Coup; AFL-CIO Denounces Coup; Electoral College Racist Origins; Announcements: Right to the City; Peggy Lipschutz Memorial; Kurdish Feminists; Delegation to Venezuela; and more...

Weak US Air Pollution Rules Cause Thousands of Deaths

Researchers linked nine causes of death with a certain type pollution when reviewing medical records of deceased veterans

Western Media Whitewash Bolivia’s Far-Right Coup

For all the supposed threat Trump represents and the enthusiasm sparked by his possible impeachment, Western media continue to march lockstep behind his administration’s coups in Latin America.

The Trials of Julian Assange

A new book offers a sweeping defense of the controversial Wikileaks publisher.

The Growing Crisis of Public Education in Indiana

Indiana is a leader among the 50 states in shifting resources from public education to vouchers and charter schools

Global Left Midweek - November 20, 2019

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Culture

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Fascism in Multiple Translations

Yuliya Komska Boston Review
Far-rightists glorify one nation united under one language, yet are adept at using translation to spread their politics. E-commerce behemoths like Amazon allow fascism in translation the reach and veneer of a successful global business venture.

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“We Are All Fast-Food Workers Now”:

Thomas J. Adams Labor: Studies in Working-Class History
This book is a must-needed introduction to the rising international labor movement against the neoliberal wage and labor regime.

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The Cranberry Caucus is Insanely Powerful

Dan Nosowitz Modern Farmer
You may not know that there is such a thing as the Congressional Cranberry Caucus. ...the cranberry industry is saying that it is unfair for them to have to correctly label their added sugars, because a product, like raisins naturally have a high sugar content, and thus (correctly) do not need to use the “added sugar” phrasing.

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Redlining

Ashley M. Jones Steel Toe Review
The Alabama-based poet Ashley M. Jones has a thing or two to say about “redlining” (aka housing discrimination).

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Why is the Workplace a Dictatorship?

Eric Dirnbach Organizing Work
A deep dive into why our workplaces are authoritarian private governments—and why we can't see it.

Labor

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When Unions Passed On Gaining Right to Strike

Marc Kagan The Chief
One New York public employee union —the New York State Nurses Association—is advocating for the abolition of the Taylor Law's no-strike rule. Other unions recognize that labor needs offensive weapons. Yet most are ambivalent or opposed.

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Agency Workers Stage Protest Against Labor Board Actions

Hassan A. Kanu Bloomberg Law
The labor board’s current leaders have been described as anti-labor by worker advocates, and accused of working to gut the public’s ability to file unfair labor practice charges by a number of its own staffers.

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The Strike at McDonald’s

Eli Day Working In These Times
It's About More Than Fighting Abuse—It’s About Workplace Democracy

Friday nite video

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Billionaires Freak Out About Warren and Sanders

Seth takes a closer look at billionaire Mike Bloomberg reportedly being on the brink of joining the Democratic primary as Wall Street panics about the current crop of candidates

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The Report | Movie

In the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, CIA agents begin using extreme interrogation tactics on those they think were behind it

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Understanding the Science of Climate Change

Made in consultation with leading climate scientists, this groundbreaking documentary explains how we may be in the middle of the most crucial moment of Earth's history. It decodes data into digestible science, punctuated in places by clever CGI