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Europe: The Left Can’t Win by Running to the Right

The far right showed disturbing strength in the European Parliament elections, but there’s nothing inevitable about a far right wave. To win, the left needs to stick to principles — and stick together.

Cooling California Could Heat Up Europe

Scientists call for regulation to stop regional use of marine cloud brightening that may cool one region in the short term but have negative impact elsewhere

The Christian Right Is Coming for Divorce

A counter-revolution is brewing: Conservative commentators and lawmakers are calling for an end to no-fault divorce, arguing that it has harmed men and even destroyed the fabric of society.

Does Biden Need More Proof Netanyahu Is Not U.S. Ally?

Benjamin Netanyahu's eye-rolling video, in which he accused the Americans of holding up an arms shipment and yet again evoked Winston Churchill, is him playing politics – it's the only thing he knows how to do.

Battling the Second Great Insurrection

We face a second insurrection today, and most people have no idea how closely it’s modeled on the first one. The new GOP motto might as well be, “We don’t need no stinkin’ issues; we just want power and revenge for the heroes of the Old South.”

The Rev. James M. Lawson Jr., 1928–2024

The “greatest teacher of nonviolence in America” was a mentor to generations of activists, from Martin Luther King Jr. to today’s union organizers and immigrant rights campaigners.

Jamaal Bowman Primary Challenger Funded by Republicans

What does a Long Island Republican who ran to replace George Santos have in common with a Westchester Democrat in a solidly blue congressional district? More than 60 donors who, all told, have given both candidates more than $230,000.

June 20, 2024 -Reader Comments, Resources, Shorts

Reader Comments: Campaign Biden Needs to Wage Against MAGA Trump Fascists; UN Commission Finds Israel Guilty of Crimes Against Humanity; Denmark’s Euro Football Squad Refused Pay Raise to Ensure Women’s Team Receives Equal Pay; Cartoons; more....

As Boycott Grows, AOC: 'Revoke Netanyahu Invite'

"This man should not be addressing Congress," said the New York Democrat. "He is a war criminal."

On Juneteenth: Reckoning With the History of Slavery

"If we don't fully understand and account for slavery's history in this country, we won't understand how it shaped the political, economic and social infrastructure of this country and the landscape of inequality today."
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Culture

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Sweet Rain

Teresa Pham-Carsillo Catamaran Literary Reader
California poet Teresa Pham-Carsillo opens the reader to summertime; show some gratitude!

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How To Be a Nonviolent Second-Wave Feminist

Eleanor J. Bader The Indypendent
In 47 essays written from the early 1970s to the late 1990s, prominent Second Wave feminists question how nonviolence might be applied to effectively transform violent systems of aggression, from rape to war.

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An Amish-Chinese Mushroom Collaboration

Laura Reiley Ambrook Research
A business born of necessity and the pandemic, Amish Agriculture Inc and its mushrooms are finding fertile ground. The collaboration, rooted in urgency and with high-tech assistance, is believed to be the first formal Amish-Chinese business venture

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Juneteenth

Peter Neil Carroll
Enslavers typically insisted that Africans lacked "civilization," culture, religion until scholars like P. Sterling Stuckey showed beyond doubt the rich complexity --and survival-- of African traditions among African Americans.

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Israel’s Descent

Adam Shatz London Review of Books
Exterminationist violence is almost always preceded by other forms of persecution, which aim to render the victims as miserable as possible, including plunder, denial of the franchise, ghettoization, ethnic cleansing and racist dehumanization.

Labor

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Insurgent Slate Wins UFT Retiree Chapter Election

Crystal Lewis Chief
In balloting for leadership of the union’s Retired Teachers chapter, the Retiree Advocate slate received 17,226 votes, or 63 percent of the total, while Unity, which is aligned with UFT President Michael Mulgrew, got 10,114 votes, according to unoffi

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There’s a Reason Trump Has Friends in High Places

Jamelle Bouie New York Times
Some business leaders see “the threat to capitalism from the Democrats is more concerning than the threat to democracy from Trump.” Biden’s efforts to regulate markets have led them to look past their misgivings about the Jan. 6th insurrection.

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Unions Must Seize the Moment To Organize the South

Ben Carroll Jacobin
After a victory in Tennessee and a loss in Alabama, the UAW is pressing onward in its fight to organize the notoriously anti-union South. The fate of Southern workers — and all workers — depends on the movement’s willingness to think big.

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Why Has Trump Stopped Attacking Big Business?

Matt Stoller The Big Newsletter
In 2016, Donald Trump went after CEOs so often that the Wall Street Journal set up a tracker of stocks whose leaders he insulted. No longer. What happened?

Friday nite video

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A Time for Choosing

THE SENECA PROJECT is a bipartisan superPAC, led by women, dedicated to mobilizing moderate women voters in key swing states in support of President Joe Biden’s re-election

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Deep-Sea Mining | John Oliver

John Oliver discusses deep-sea mining, whether or not it’s worth doing, and which undersea creature he most wants to eat.