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Can democracy in the United States survive naked dictatorial ambition and Christian nationalism in 2024? The biggest danger today: a vengeful would-be dictator and a cultist Christian nationalist movement that are reaching for absolute power in our country. Please help us to inform, to mobilize and to inspire the forces of multi-racial, radical, inclusive democracy to defeat this threat in 2024.

Israel, Palestine and Definitions

According to pro-Israel groups it is unacceptable to refer to what Israel is doing in Gaza as “genocide” or “terrorism,” as if there were better terms to use to describe: the indiscriminate bombing of heavily populated areas.

Big Banks’ Drive To Weaken Capital Rules

Why are civil rights groups and Black mayors concerned with the profits of giant financial institutions?

Fiscal Commission As Path to Social Security Cuts

In a controversial move, the GOP-led House Budget Committee's hearing to establish a fiscal commission raises alarms for potential cuts in Social Security and Medicare.

The Dominance of Platform Foods

Pizza, burgers, and tacos are not only delicious, they are essential to how capital shapes our lives.

Jews and American Popular Culture

These days, flourishing popular culture studies unearths more heavily-Jewish subjects long buried away. Along with them, the old divisions of Right and Left within Jewish American life seem to be on display once more.

Judge: Trump Must Face Trial for Election Subversion

In stinging opinion, judge Tanya Chutkan rejects idea that being commander in chief confers lifelong ‘get-out-of-jail-free’ pass

Netanyahu Says He Alone Can Prevent a Palestinian State

"Look Joe Biden: Netanyahu is spitting in your face," said one critic. "Are you going to keep hugging him in public or are you going to finally end the blank check and hold him accountable for his words and actions?"

Think #MeToo Didn’t Make a Real Difference? Think Again

It takes effort to track the impacts of mass mobilizations like #MeToo, Occupy or Black Lives Matter, but understanding social change is impossible without such work.

Chicago Police With Ties Oath Keepers

Chicago Police and other Illinois law enforcement officers have ties to several white supremacist groups, most notably the Oath Keepers, who planned and staged the attack on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021.

Friday Nite Videos | December 1, 2023: Five Good Things

What Election Day 2023 Says About Election Day 2024. A Historic Strike (and Win) for Auto Workers. A Look Back at the COVID-19 Pandemic. Democrats Seize on Winning Formula for 2024. Progressive Judge Wins Wisconsin Supreme Court Seat.
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Taking Sides

Irwin Keller
California Rabbi Irwin Keller chooses no sides in the wars but pleads for unconditional peace.


The World That Municipal Socialists Built

Justin H. Vassallo Dissent
Urban socialists blazed a path toward social democracy. Leftists who want to reclaim this tradition face a whole new set of obstacles.



Harry Bridges and the ILWU – Then and Now

Peter Olney Stansbury Forum
Time to follow the containers, march inland and organize! Time to build a multi-union organizing project. Time to strategize and organize!" Read Robert Cherny’s “Harry Bridges Labor Radical, Labor Legend”, University of Illinois Press 2023.


Laney Graduate Students Vote To Unionize

Ilah Ross Emory Wheel
Laney Graduate School students have voted to unionize after years of advocacy, making Emory University the first private university to have a graduate-worker union in Georgia and the second in the South.


Workers at Tacoma Art Museum Vote Unanimously To Unionize

Lauren Gallup Northwest Public Broadcasting
To unionize, Tacoma Art Museum Workers United [TAMWU] needed the majority of its 26 workers to vote yes. After two days of voting in an election overseen by the Washington State Public Employment Relations Commission, the unanimous results came in Th


#GivingTuesday and the Challenge to the Left in 2024

Can democracy in the United States survive naked dictatorial ambition and Christian nationalism in 2024? Here is how we -- the Portside moderators -- see it. And how you can help Portside.


Dockworkers and Labor Activists Can Block the Transport of Arms to Israel

Peter Cole, Rafeef Ziadah, Katy Fox-Hodess Jacobin
Pro-Palestine “Block the Boat” actions, where dockworkers block the transport of arms to Israel, have proliferated in recent years. Recalling actions against apartheid South Africa, they’re an effective way for labor to oppose Israel’s war on Gaza.

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