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Don’t Arrest the Homeless - House Them!

A ruling in a case now under consideration by the U.S Supreme Court must show that those with no home to call their own must be met with compassion, not the cruelty of punishment.

This Isn’t the End for Mercedes Workers’ Fight

Opposed by management and politicians at every turn, Alabama Mercedes workers lost their union election yesterday. It’s a real setback — but the Mercedes workers say they won’t stop organizing until they get a union.

Trump Stepped on the Neck of the US Working Class.

The former president now seeking reelection had plenty of opportunities to raise wages or offer better worker protections. We know exactly what he did instead.

The Threat of Democracy on Campus at UMass

The real danger posed by the Gaza solidarity encampments is their attack on unfettered autocratic governance by university administrations and wealthy benefactors.

Dispatches From the Culture Wars – May 21, 2024

Fear on campus

This Week in People’s History, May 21–27

A thoroughly ransacked draft board office
“Take Your War and Shove It!” (in 1969) |“The Shape of Jazz to Come” (1959) | The Battle of Toledo (1934) | No Taxation Without Representation (1764) | “Unite We Must” (1963) | Good Luck, Huddled Masses (1924) | Close Only Counts in Horseshoes (1918)

ICC Prosecutor Seeks Arrest of Israeli, Hamas Leaders

ICC chief prosecutor accuses the Israeli prime minister and defence minister of "starvation as a method of war" and "deliberately targeting civilians." Hamas leaders are accused of "extermination as a crime against humanity" and "taking hostages."

'No Mood to Mourn' after Iranian President's Death

Iran’s supreme leader has announced a five-day mourning period, but there have been fireworks and cheering in the country since the death was confirmed

Assange’s Fate in Balance

There have been assurances that Assange does not face the death penalty, but no clear answer as to whether the US first amendment will apply to him; regardless, he should be released and returned to Australia.

Segregation Academies Still Operate Across the South.

Seventy years after Brown v. Board, Black and white residents, in Camden, Alabama, say they would like to see their children schooled together. But after so long apart, they aren’t sure how to make it happen.
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Safe Space

Carol Smith Radical Teacher
New Jersey teacher and poet, Carol Smith explains the hazards of racist content, subtle, accidental, sometimes deliberate.

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Oh Say AOC

David Klion Bookforum
This new book is a chronicle of the Democratic Party’s left flank

The Food Blogger Cooking Through Gaza’s Hunger Crisis

Sarah Aziza Bon Appetit
In a refugee camp, Hamada Shaqoura turns aid packages into pizza wraps, curry, and “Gazan style” tacos, gaining internet-wide attention. On Instagram, he offers the world a glimpse into the scarcity and ingenuity that define Palestinian survival.

Labor

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The Art of the Green New Deal

Benjamin Y. Fong Jacobin
Jobs to Move America is pioneering an innovative labor strategy that turns public investments in green infrastructure and manufacturing into opportunities for union organizing and better working conditions.

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“American Lessons” From the Labor Notes 2024 Conference

Salvo Leonardi Stansbury Forum
The key to this grassroots unionism lies in the connection between organizing and collective bargaining aimed at improvements in wages, working and living conditions. What was striking, from an Italian viewpoint, was the lack of political discussion.

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