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US Urgently Needs a Bigger Grid. Here’s a Fast Solution

A rarely used technique to upgrade old power lines could play a big role in fixing one of the largest obstacles facing clean energy, two reports found.

Over 400 Physicians Move To Unionize

— "This is a movement that needs to happen in medicine," one physician said

Israel’s Covert War on the ICC Exposed

Top Israeli government and security officials have overseen a nine-year surveillance operation targeting the ICC and Palestinian rights groups to try to thwart a war crimes probe, a joint investigation reveals.

Trump Says He'll Deport Pro-Palestinian Protesters

In a closed meeting with Jewish donors, Trump promises swift action against student protesters if elected, while affirming Israel's right to conduct its 'war on terror' in contradiction to previous statements calling to end the war.

Media Bits and Bytes - May 28, 2024

Banning TikTok is a bad idea

This Week in People’s History, May 28–June 3

Code talkers working during World War 2
Can’t Understand a Word (2019), Go to Jail and Stay There (1964), Deadly Force on Film (1937), Just Following Orders (1779), A New Broom for Civil Rights (1909), Too Young to Work? Think Again. (1924), 149 Seconds (1954), Wasn’t That a Time? (1949)

MA’s New Millionaire Tax Is Doing Better Than Expected

The Biden campaign would be smart to highlight the windfall a new surtax on millionaires is generating in its first year.

Voices for Justice in Palestine

Greenfield, Massachusetts residents talk about what drives then to protest Israel's war on Gaza

Children Are the First To Die

There is a particular historical pattern of colonial settler genocide that links Africa to Palestine.

Students for Gaza Undeterred

Beaten, doxxed, threatened, arrested, and suspended, college students learned from past movements to put their bodies on the line for Gaza.
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Culture

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Becoming Educated

Joanne Durham Vox Populi
The grief of today’s wars, North Carolina poet Joanne Durham reminds us, falls heaviest on the children of the victims.

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How the Black Meme Turns a Trope Into a Trap

Eileen Isagon Skyers Hyperallergic
Legacy Russell’s Black Meme argues that owning, replicating, and remediating Black material is a theft rooted in historical frameworks of subordination.

Labor

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How Women Are Changing Labor Unions

Emma Cordover Politico
Within unions — spaces once largely dominated by white men — leaders say they are pushing women of all races and men of color to take on leadership roles and incentivizing women to join previously male-dominated industries.

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Operation Dixie Failed 78 Years Ago

Chandra Childers, Dave Kamper, and Jennifer Sherer Economic Policy Institute
Are today’s Southern workers about to change all that?

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Labor Federation Denounces Arrests at UMass

Western Massachusetts Area Labor Federation Portside
Chancellor Reyes and the police violated the constitutional First Amendment rights to free speech, freedom to assemble, and freedom to petition the Government for a redress of grievances;

Friday nite video

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Disneyland Workers Dispel the Fairytale

“The magic starts to fade away and you’re just left with not being able to pay rent, permanent injuries, and management who doesn’t value or respect you.”