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Dispatches From the Culture Wars - December 10, 2019

SCOTUS Attacks Repro Rights / Fuel Industries Have Known All Along / Free Public Transit / E-Cars and Green Capitalism / Uberization / Jumping the Turnstiles / Sanders and Corbyn / UK Labour and Antisemitism / Chilean Women Change World Culture

Subway protesters in Brooklyn,Photo: SIPA/USA PA Images


SCOTUS Upholds Abortion Rights Attack

By Lawrence Hurley
December 9, 2019

A Kentucky restriction requiring doctors to show and describe ultrasound images to women seeking an abortion was upheld, turning away a challenge arguing that the measure violates the free speech rights of physicians.


Exxon Knew - and So Did Coal

By Élan Young
November 22, 2019

A newly unearthed journal from 1966 shows the coal industry, like the oil industry, was long aware of the threat of climate change.


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Spotlight on Transit

Free Public Transit in Kansas City 

By Julia Conley
December 6, 2019
Common Dreams

Electric Cars and Green Capitalism

By Alanah TorralbaTadzio Müller, and Elis Soldatelli
November 12, 2019
Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung

Up From Uberization

By Sean Sweeney and John Treat
December 5, 2019
Socialist Project

Policing and Resistance on the New York Subways

By Andy Battle
November 20, 2019
Verso Books


Sanders and Corbyn

By Christiana Silva 
November 26, 2019

For a variety of reasons, if Jeremy Corbyn — a lifelong socialist and leader of the country’s left-leaning Labour Party — wins on December 12, it could signal a win for U.S. democratic socialists, too.

More On UK Labour and Antisemitism

By Arielle Angel
December 6, 2019
Jewish Currents

A new British Jewish left is getting organized, attempting to reorient the conversation around the dangers of a Conservative government led by Boris Johnson, and to build relationships with progressive and minority communities. 

New Feminist Anthem (and Dance) From Chile

By Annalisa Merelli
December 2, 2019

Organized by a local feminist collective, the performance was titled “Un violador en tu camino” (“A rapist in your way”). The song and accompanying dance takes on the patriarchy as the cause both of violence against women and the victim shaming that often comes after.