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Illinois Has Already Had 100 Tornadoes

On Monday, July 15, Chicago issued 16 tornado warnings, the most sent on a single day since 2004. In an average year, the state only experiences 50 tornadoes annually. But as the air becomes more humid, tornadoes will become more common.

New AFL-CIO Guide on Project 2025

"A second Trump term would put everything we've fought for—good jobs, fair wages, healthcare, retirement security, worker safety—on the chopping block," said AFL-CIO president Liz Shuler.

Macron Loyalist Elected Parliamentary Speaker

Unions and left-wing activists staged protests across France on Thursday to put pressure on President Macron to choose a prime minister from the New Popular Front.

Cori Bush Still Inspires Working People Like Me

Rep. Cori Bush is the first line of defense for working-class people and the most vulnerable members of our community. We need her in Congress because we need people to represent us all, people with a moral compass who will stand up to big money.

Zionism: End of an Illusion

Zionism as currently defined connotes Jewish supremacy in Israel, Israeli supremacy in Palestine, and American supremacy in the region.

Friday Nite Videos | July 19, 2024

The GOP Wants Us To Forget. Delta's Illegal Union-Busting Habit. The Project 2025 Song. We Need to Rethink Exercise – The Workout Paradox. How Cults Use Language to Control | Otherwords.

J.D. Vance Praised Alex Jones as a Truth-Teller

Vance may these remarkes in a private speech to the secretive Teneo Network. The GOP vice presidential nominee has been a member of the Leonard Leo-backed group, which seeks to cultivate conservative influence in business and culture.

A Party of Precarious Manhood Led by a Blithering Idiot

Trump’s acceptance speech was a mishmash of self-love, protestations of toughness, and prefabricated lies.

Believe Your Own Eyes

We are asked to believe that the debate was just one bad night, that presidents can have 90-minute stretches of befuddlement. We are asked to believe that this will not happen again. We are asked not to believe our own instincts, our own senses.

Long COVID Puzzle Pieces Are Falling Into Place

Important progress is being made in understanding the pathways by which long COVID wreaks havoc on the body. Studies suggest that an abnormal immune response may underlie long COVID. Removing these antibodies may hold promise as a treatment.
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Culture

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On Thin Ice

Anne Gruner New Verse News
The poets says doomsday: climate heat is serious business, coming sooner than you think.

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Radioactive Radicals!

Paul Buhle Portside
Radioactive Radicals is a vivid, galvanizing portrait of two young radicals thrust into the whirlwind of revolutionary working-class politics from the 1960s to the present. Here is a whopper of a novel by any estimation.

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Cause at Heart: Socialists & the Abolition of Antisemitism

Alan Wald Against the Current
In his omnibus review of these five books, reviewer Wald shows how these authors offer valuable insights into "how and why the abolition of both antisemitism and Zionism are presently intertwined."

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Mocking Birds

Alison Luterman Rattle
California poet Alison Luterman wants to know why two antiques are running for the presidency while the talent of competent women is ignored, and it’s no joke.

Labor

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O’Brien Played Into Trumps’ Phony Pro-Worker Rebrand

Alexandra Bradbury Labor Notes
We get why union leaders want “access”; they’ve been shut out of real influence for so long. But it’s delusional to think that Trump might swap out his anti-worker—really, anti-humanity—policies; they are at the core of his being

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(Mostly) Useful Government Numbers About Poverty, Jobs, and Unemployment

Frank Stricker Dollars & Sense
The population of job-seekers is greater than the BLS’s unemployed population. It is closer to National Jobs for All Network’s (NJFAN) Full Count, which adds part-timers who want full-time work and people who want jobs but have not searched recently.

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eBay Workers Are Playing the Union Card

Alex N. Press Jacobin
Workers at eBay subsidiary TCGplayer, an online trading card marketplace, picketed the company yesterday to protest alleged pregnancy discrimination against one of their own. More than a year after unionizing, they still don’t have a contract.

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The GOP Wants Us To Forget

Donald Trump accepts the GOP nomination in a rambling speech, following Hulk Hogan and Kid Rock

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Delta's Illegal Union-Busting Habit

Delta cargo workers move thousands of pounds each day, in brutal heat and bitter cold, for low wages with little time off. Now they’re on the verge of a historic union victory.

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The Project 2025 Song

After hearing Kevin Roberts of the right-wing Heritage Foundation talk about their Project 2025 plans for America, Mangy Fetlocks feared they might have a public relations problem