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No Victory Awaits Israel in Rafah

The call "No to Rafah" is heard only from Washington, not Kaplan Street. The call "No to Rafah" is still not strong enough even from Washington. It is not yet joined by concrete threats. Only Washington can save Rafah now, and Rafah must be saved.

Claudia Sheinbaum-May Be Mexico’s First Woman President

The former student activist and current mayor of Mexico City is poised to make history with an ambitious platform on education, clean energy, and combatting violence against women.

The Election Denial Groups Planning to Disrupt November

Groups like True the Vote and Michael Flynn’s America Project want to mobilize thousands of Trump supporters by pushing baseless claims about election fraud—and are rolling out new technology to fast-track their efforts.

RFK Jr. Official Admits Goal Is to Elect Trump

RFK Jr. Official Admits Goal Is to Elect Trump, who previously canvassed for Trump in 2016 and 2020. Political observers have noted in recent months that Kennedy has drawn support from right-wing billionaires.

Apr. 11, 2024-Reader Comments, Resources, Announcements

Reader Comments: Arizona Abortion Ruling-Make America 'Great' Again; Gaza Killings; Lavender AI Machine; Dental Health; Rural America; Bob Dylan: With God 0n Our Side; Teach Palestine; Deborah Meier; Legacies of the War on Terror; Wagner Act and NLRB

The Final Act on Government Surveillance

The House leadership in both parties is poised to expand, not reform, warrantless spying on Americans. But the rank and file isn’t going along.

Stunning Images Show Palestinian Life Before the Nakba

Zionist propaganda refers to pre-1948 Palestine as a “land without a people.” A new photographic collection pushes back against this erasure of Palestinian history — and shows the vitality of its society before the Nakba.

US Housing Crisis Must Be ‘At the Top of Our Agenda’

"We really need a revolution in housing and how we deal with housing," said Sen. Bernie Sanders at a gathering on the issue.

Where Is America’s ‘Rules-Based Order’ Now?

When U.S. prerogatives diverge from international law, America has no problem violating it — all while declaring its violations to ultimately benefit global stability.

Global Left Midweek – April 10, 2024

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Culture

food

The Black Farmers Growing Rice

Liz Susman Karp Ambrook Research
A hopeful Southern project is helping reclaim lost heritage while building livelihoods, rebuilding old foodways, and rejuvenating land.

tv

Everyone’s Hooked on Netflix’s 3 Body Problem

Eileen Jones Jacobin
Based on Cixin Liu’s megapopular sci-fi novels, 3 Body Problem is an engrossing spectacle about alien invasion. It’s a welcome 21st-century twist on the old War of the Worlds premise.

poetry

War News

Beau Beausoleil Agitate! Journal
San Francisco poet Beau Beausoleil writes a poem each day during the current war in Gaza.

books

How German Atheists Made America Great Again

S. C. Gwynne New York Times
What was the Civil War about? In a word, slavery. The driving force in American politics in the decades after the American Revolution was the rise of an arrogant, ruthless, parasitic oligarchy in the South, built on God-ordained economic inequality.

Labor

labor

Chile on Strike: Worker Anger Spills Over

Ursula Fuentes Rivera speaks to Eric Campos Morning Star
We aim to break the deadlock that we see between a right wing that obstructs change and a government that gives in to it. So, rather than being against the government, we want it to return to the original content of its reforms.

labor

Auto Workers and Class War: The South Stands Up

Liberation Staff Liberation
Following the historic “Stand Up” strike last fall led by the United Auto Workers, the southern organizing drive has spread like wildfire to encompass 150,000 auto workers at 14 companies across Alabama, South Carolina, Tennessee, and more.

labor

To Make Unions Resonate Again, Study the CIO’s History

AN INTERVIEW WITH LISA PHILLIPS Jacobin
Declining union density has diminished American workers’ awareness of labor organizing, pride in union status, and sense of belonging to a tradition of collective struggle. The history of the CIO can teach us how to embed unions in the working class

Friday nite video

video

Against All Enemies | Movie

A documentary feature film that investigates the role of military veterans in violent extremist groups