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How the Israeli Extreme Right Has Achieved Victory

The settler movement in the West Bank has been key to the rise of Israel's far right.

Biden To Unveil National Rent Control Plan

"The rent is too damn high—and rent control is a real fix," one group said, praising the proposal.

J.D. Vance Wants PDs To Track People Who Have Abortions

Trump’s vice presidential pick pressured regulators to let police access the records of people who cross state lines for abortions.

Teamsters President's Speech at Republican Convention

Sean O’Brien thanks ex-president for ‘opening RNC’s doors’, breaking with most major unions who have backed Biden

Dispatches From the Culture Wars – July 16, 2024

Bang! Now what?

This Week in People’s History, July 17–23

Musicians on the first night of the first Newport Jazz Festival
Jazz in Rhode Island (1954), United Against Fascism (1969), Self-Defense Works (1919), Pickets Killed by Minneapolis Police (1934), Vietnam’s Disastrous Cease-Fire (1954), Whitewash as Public Service (2004), Civil War Before the Civil War (1859)

‘All of Our Tricks Worked’: Spoof ExxonMobil Ad

"Do you have any idea how easy it is to get you off our backs with a little bullsh*t about your responsibilities to the planet?"

Only One Party Favors Political Violence

Political violence should never be acceptable. But one party has winked at, enabled or outright encouraged violence time after time. The record is clear and extensive.

Marta Harnecker and the “Social Movement Left"

Marta Harnecker meant radical mass movements, not individual leftists or NGOs.

Tariffs Don’t Protect Jobs. Don’t Be Fooled.

Both Trump and Biden imposed high tariffs on imported products made in China and other countries. Those impositions broke with and departed from the previous half century’s policies favoring “free trade.”
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Culture

poetry

Mocking Birds

Alison Luterman Rattle
California poet Alison Luterman wants to know why two antiques are running for the presidency while the talent of competent women is ignored, and it’s no joke.

books

Towards a Materialist Theory of Law

Rosie Woodhouse Marx & Philosophy Review of Books
This book, writes reviewer Woodhouse, "aims to revitalise Marxist legal theory that has lagged behind the disciplinary flourishing of Marxism elsewhere."

film

The Bikeriders Is Running on Fumes

Eileen Jones Jacobin
Jeff Nichols’s The Bikeriders coasts on Austin Butler’s outlaw charm and an excellent performance from Tom Hardy. But neither can get this nostalgia piece into third gear.

food

New Map Captures Immigrant Influences on Food

Aviva Bechky San Francisco Chronicle
Stories of migration through food is a powerful way to challenge typical narratives; food can be a gateway to understanding where people come from. It’s a kind of portal to our memories.

Labor

labor

eBay Workers Are Playing the Union Card

Alex N. Press Jacobin
Workers at eBay subsidiary TCGplayer, an online trading card marketplace, picketed the company yesterday to protest alleged pregnancy discrimination against one of their own. More than a year after unionizing, they still don’t have a contract.

labor

3 Ways Project 2025 Will Impact American Workplaces

Janice Gassam Asare Forbes
Project 2025 wants to dismantle workers’ rights to organize via unions and proposes that employees instead be provided a less powerful alternative called “employee involvement organizations.”

Friday nite video

video

How to Replace Biden

Longtime Democratic National Committee member Jim Zogby proposes a process by which to pick a new nominee

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Trump’s Second Term | John Oliver

John Oliver discusses Donald Trump’s plans for a second term, why it could be much worse than his first term, and what Trump has in common with a hamster