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Friday Nite Videos | June 2, 2023

What a Vietnam War Riot Says About Today’s Culture Wars. Color of the ‘Āina | Pō & the 4fathers | Playing for Change. This Could Be the Biggest Strike in U.S. History. The Boys – Season 3 Official Trailer. Why the Dyslexic Brain Is Misunderstood.

Bernie: Why I Could Not Vote for the Debt Ceiling Bill

This bill cuts programs for the most vulnerable, and is totally unnecessary – why doesn’t Biden invoke the 14th amendment?

The Surprising Pervasiveness of American Arrogance

Advocates of "peace now" in Ukraine would do well to listen to what Ukrainian and Russian progressives have to say.

Paxton Is Burning

While Paxton burns—or simmers or escapes entirely—intra-party fighting and dirty laundry airing be damned, the USA’s largest, richest, and most powerful wing of the GOP have screwed Texas on such a large, systemic scale that they'll still prevail.

Kareem Abdul-Jaabar: My Body Wants To Assassinate Me

As the NBA playoffs begin, all-time basketball great Kareem Abdul-Jaabar reflects on the love/hate relationship he has had with his own body as he and it have aged in the years since he retired.

The For-Profit Takeover of Medicare Is a Huge Scam

Last year, the federal government spent $20.5 billion overpaying private insurers for Medicare Advantage plans — and the industry’s aggressive lobbying campaign is kneecapping efforts by lawmakers to stop the scheme.

Biden’s Antisemitism Strategy - Has One Problem

By failing to push back on problematic definitions of antisemitism, the White House is missing a golden opportunity in the fight against hate.

Sara Innamorato Upends Pennsylvania Fracking Politics

A resounding victory in the primary race to be the next Allegheny County Executive shows that bold candidates can defy conventional wisdom by taking on the fossil fuel industry in its own backyard.

The Fed’s 2% Inflation Target – Good for the Rich

The Fed’s pursuit of its 2% inflation target will slow economic growth, repress wage gains, make almost everyone’s job less secure, and put us at risk for a recession.

June 1, 2023- Reader Comments, Resources, Announcements

Reader Comments: Debt Ceiling Agreement; Tina Turner; Ukraine War; Amanda Gorman; Tribute book for Charlene Mitchell; Nakba 75 Conference; Fascism 101 - 8-Part Series; Cartoons; more....
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Upon Voiding Pills

Lavinia Kumar New Verse News
Lavinia Kumar’s poetry protests the government’s repression of safe medical abortion.


The Struggle for a Decent Politics: On “Liberal” as an Adjective

Mario Clemens LSE Review of Books
In this new book, writes reviewer Clemens, author Walzer "muses on the evolution of the word liberal, from indicating a fixed ideology to signifying a ‘universal’ set of values that can be attached to a diverse array of political projects."


The Discovery of a Little-Known History of the Nuremberg Trials

Peter Canby The NewYorker
“Filmmakers for the Prosecution” producer describes emptying out her mother's loft and under a daybed, found boxes of documents concerning the first Nuremberg trial and a 1948 never-released 16 mm film "Nuremberg: It's Lesson's for Today."


Simply Breathing

Beau Beausoleil Killing George Floyd
Three years after the murder of George Floyd on March 25 2020, San Francisco poet Beau Beausoleil offers a limited portfolio of 20 poems as homage and legacy. (More will follow in June.)



In 49 States, Your Boss Can Hold You Captive

Hamilton Nolan Working In These Times
Minnesota just banned captive audience meetings, presumably understanding that it is unreasonable to force working people to attend mandatory meetings at which their boss delivers to them the equivalent of an Ayn Rand book reading.

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The Boys – Season 3 Official Trailer

The Boys learn of a mysterious anti-Supe weapon, crash into The Seven, start a war, and chase the legend of the first Superhero: Soldier Boy. Arrives June 3.