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Friday Nite Videos | December 9, 2022

Sen. Raphael Warnock's Complete Reelection Victory Speech. Capitalism Will Eat Democracy — Unless We Speak Up | Yanis Varoufakis. Angela Davis Speaks After Attempted Blacklisting. Women Talking | Movie. Love Under Occupation.

Will Guantánamo Close on Biden’s Watch?

Guantanamo, a prison built for those detained in America's never-ending Global War on Terror, has been open for almost 21 years. Will America's forever prison finally close?

Putin’s Russia, Front and Rear

The majority of the population is already in favor of a speedy end to the war. But what bodes ill for the authorities is the confusion, disunity and mutual claims of the upper classes.

Farmworkers Fend for Themselves for Health Care

More than 500,000 California farmworkers play a critical role in providing Americans with the food that nourishes and sustains their health. Yet, for those workers, their own health is too often in jeopardy.

How the Human Brain Is Wired for Romance

Humans are evolutionarily drawn to beauty. How do such complex experiences emerge from a collection of atoms and molecules?

The Added Benefits of Warnock’s Win

Raphael Warnock’s impressive win in Georgia not only gives the Democrats crucial control of committees in the next session of Congress. 51-49 is far more powerful than 50-50—and provides some insurance for 2024.

There Is No “Migrant Crisis”

The problem isn’t new; it’s the bordered logic of global apartheid itself. Borders are not fixed lines demarcating territory: they are elastic and can be enforced anywhere. Workers are declared illegal, but the surplus value they create is not.

Palestine: The Unexpected Star of the 2022 World Cup

From player demonstrations to unfurled flags, Palestinian struggle has been visible and fearless at the World Cup. This World Cup featured memorable performances on the pitch—and powerful statements of solidarity with the Palestinian cause off it.

Fascism Strengthens Israeli Apartheid

"The masks have fallen. After the recent Israeli election, a new coalition with Netanyahu at the helm, supported by far-right parties with outright racist tendencies, represents one step further in the repression between the river and the sea."

Dec 8, 2022 - Reader Comments, Announcements, Cartoons

Reader Comments: Georgia Victory, Electoral Politics, Electoral Strategy; Rail Workers; Doctors and Unions; After Dobbs; Ending the 'American War': Promises, Realities and Impact of the U.S. Peace Movement; Cartoons, more ....
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The New Superstitions

Amy Miller Rattle
Oregon poet Amy Miller responds to the “inappropriate behavior” of celebrities, lamenting “the hypervigilance that women live with daily.”

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Meet the Original Fascists

Steven Wishnia The Indypendent
History’s first fascist regime violently seized power in Italy in 1922. It continues to inspire the far right a century later.

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In Ukraine

Beau Beausoleil
San Francisco poet Beau Beausoleil reminds us that the war in Ukraine goes on, people are dying, all obscured by political shadows and dubious communications.

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Staughton Lynd’s Radicalism From Below

Marcus Rediker The Nation
The historian and activist dedicated his life to showing how, and helping, working people not only imagine but build a better world. Working with his partner Alice (Niles) Lynd, he relentlessly sought out new sources of combat and inspiration.

Labor

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Revolution at the UAW

Harold Meyerson The American Prospect
This week, the votes in the UAW General Officers election are being counted. And, holy shit, the first results appear to signal little short of a revolution.

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Women Talking | Movie

Mennonite women meet in a barn to discuss how to respond to sexual violence in their community. Starring Rooney Mara, Claire Foy, Jessie Buckley, Judith Ivey, Ben Whishaw, and Frances McDormand. In theaters.

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Love Under Occupation

Under an October 2022 Israeli regulation, a foreigner romantically involved with a Palestinian must declare their relationship to the occupying Israeli government as part of their permit or permit renewal application to visit or stay in the West Bank.