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DUP Flounders As Northern Ireland Embraces Change

Northern Ireland has changed – and unionism has been left behind. But if the party can’t dominate, it won’t participate

Plot To Keep Meatpacking Plants Open During COVID-19

Newly released documents reveal that the meatpacking industry’s callousness toward the health of its workers and its influence over the Trump administration were far greater than previously known.

Not War Alone

The global food crisis

God, Dark Matter and Falling Cats

The physics Nobelist and author has not exactly found religion—but that doesn’t mean he’s stopped looking

Mali’s Military Ejects France, Faces Serious Challenges

Protests against the French military presence have been taking place for over a year.

I Invented Gilead. The Supreme Court Is Making It Real.

I thought I was writing fiction in The Handmaid’s Tale.

Corporal Punishment Is Violence

Black communities vow to ban school paddling.

The Global South Needs A New Non-Aligned Movement

We have sat outside looking in for too long to believe that the West will give us a seat at their table — we must develop real financial autonomy and development that can withstand the attacks of the major powers.

Slavery and Abortion Rights

Unfinished in 1865 and unfinished today, the 13th Amendment says to every woman: You are heir in your person to a promise of universal freedom, that recognizes an individual’s right to her life, her labor, her body and self-possession all as one.

Marcos Family Returns to Power in the Philippines

The massive mandate in favor of Marcos Jr and Sara Duterte and the conduct of the COMELEC during the campaigns and on voting day has attracted strong responses from across the country. Civil society groups have spoken about targeting of opposition candidates and parties over the course of the election.
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Culture

poetry

Ideas To Postpone the End of the World

Aileen Cassinetto, et al Speak Poetry
California poet Aileen Cassinetto, Laureate of San Mateo, brings ecopoetry to youth activists fighting to save the living planet Earth.

books

Olga Dies Dreaming

Chris Brooks Facebook post
It’s a surreal experience to read a work of fiction that literally takes everything happening in my neighborhood and turns it into a sweeping epic about Zapatista-inspired guerrilla movements fighting for Puerto Rican liberation

books

Radical Justice

Dana Dunham The Chicago Review of Books
This 2022 Pulitzer Prize winner in history is a tale of crime, racism, power, and the conflict between punitive and restorative justice in settler-colonial North America.

film

Northman Is an Honorable Failure

Eileen Jones Jacobin
The Northman is about a glowering, muscle-bound man-mountain named Prince Amleth (Alexander Skarsgård, son of Stellan) who as a boy witnesses the killing of his father, King Aurvandill (Ethan Hawke), and the abduction of his mother, Queen Gudrún (Nicole Kidman), by the king’s betraying half-bastard brother Fjölnir (Claes Bang). Amleth vows revenge.

food

Pimento-Cracy

Cynthia R. Greenlee Oxford American
Pimento cheese’s history is one of migration and a food’s class-switching. The hankering for an exclusive ingredient created a new labor market and a broader appetite.

Labor

labor

Power, Wages, and Inequality

Arthur Macewan Dollars and Sense
The American labor market is characterized by high levels of employer power.

labor

We Failed To Protect Abortion Rights. We Need a Labor-Based Strategy.

Lillian Cicerchia Jacobin
Despite majority support for abortion rights, we failed to build a majority coalition to defend reproductive freedom. We should honestly assess our failures — and then build a movement that ties together labor, feminists, and health care organizing.

labor

Revolutionary Grounds

Jana Silverman The Forge
The main thing that I would say to comrades is: don't just do the propaganda. Don't just be in the campus group. Go and meet workers in your local high street and unionize them. That is the best thing a socialist could do: help to organize the working class where we find them today and fight the issues that they're facing today.

Friday nite video

video

Hakeem Jeffries Dismantles Clarence Thomas

Congressman Hakeem Jeffries takes Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas to task after Thomas’s criticism of pro-choice activists outside his home came up in a committee hearing.

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Waterman | Documentary w/ Jason Mamoa

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This documentary about five-time Olympic medalist and native Hawaiian Duke Paoa Kahanamoku explores his journey and legacy as a legendary swimmer, trailblazer, and father of modern-day surfing.

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Abortion Ruling | John Oliver

John Oliver discusses the leaked draft opinion that looks set to overturn Roe v. Wade, how we got to this point, and where we may be headed.

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Alyssa Milano | Roe v. Wade and Abortion Rights

'[Roe v. Wade] is the only thing standing between us and a world where women are criminalized for bodily autonomy.' Alyssa Milano breaks down the history of abortion rights in the U.S. and what's at stake