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Charles v. Hamilton, Black Power Author, Dies at 94

He popularized the term “institutional racism" and, with Stokely Carmichael, wrote a book in 1967 that was seen as a radical manifesto.

Popular Enforcement of International Law

The International Court of Justice has found that Israel’s actions in Gaza may constitute genocide in violation of international law. A US District Court has added, “It is every individual’s obligation to confront the current siege in Gaza.”

US Vetoes Another UN Resolution Urging Gaza Ceasefire

Majority of members voted to call for an immediate ceasefire in Israel’s war on Gaza that has killed more than 29,000 people.

Julian Assange’s Moment of Truth Has Arrived

If his appeal fails this week, the WikiLeaks founder could soon be on a plane towards a potential jail term of 175 years

Media Bits and Bytes – February 20, 2024

Who knows what evil lurks in the heart of AI?

This Week in People’s History, Feb 20–26

Poster advertising German American Bund Rally
Nazis Parade in Manhattan (in 1939), Imperialists Fight Dirty (1934), Calling a Fraud a Fraud (1989), Vaccines Save Lives (1954), Outlawing Child Labor Isn't Easy (1919), Keep Calm and Carry On (1939), Hitler Takes a Slap on the Wrist (1924)

Retailers Are Mistreating Workers Insidiously

Employers have come to prefer part time workers not only because they're cheaper, but, because they aren't guaranteed a minimum number of hours, employers can cut their hours if they don’t anticipate having enough business to keep them busy.

Enter Putin’s Russia, Stage Right (Putin With Carlson)

According to Putin, Poland started World War II by refusing to give up Gdansk. Hitler had no choice. In a way, Putin is telling us about today. What's truly amazing about our time, however, is the emergence of the GOP as Putin's ally.

Republican Billionaires Funding Democratic Primaries

Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries—who took more money from the Israel lobby in 2022 than from any other group and is featured on AIPAC’s website (alongside House Republican leadership)—has so far refused to condemn this tsunami of Republican money.

The Texas Billionaire Bully's Agenda

The state’s most powerful figure, Tim Dunn, isn’t an elected official. But behind the scenes, the West Texas oilman is lavishly financing what he regards as a holy war against public education, renewable energy, and non-Christians.
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Culture

food

Restaurant Menus Are Designed To Trick You Into Spending More Money

Mackenzie Filson Women's Health Magazine
Restaurant menus, from fancy sit-down places to fast food restaurants and even take-outs, are full of tricks to increase sales. But once you notice the visual elements that make up a menu, you'll never be able to unsee them

poetry

Salaria Kea

Peter Neil Carroll Sketches From Spain: Homage to the Abraham Lincoln Brigade
The only African American woman to serve in the Spanish Civil War, nurse Salaria Kea fought racism all of her life.

books

Why Some Are More Equal Than Others

Richard V Reeves Literary Review
This book, writes reviewer Reeves, "ought to be read by anyone interested in equality, and also anyone interested in people, history, God, politics, religion, nationalism, war or love."

Labor

labor

Strikes and a Boycott Win a Better Deal From Macy’s

Lisa Xu Labor Notes
Local 3000 is the largest local in the UFCW with 50,000 members in grocery, retail, and health care. It has been the most prominent local advocating reform of the union, backing the campaign by Essential Workers for Democracy (EW4D).

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