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Friday Nite Videos | September 29, 2023

Get Up, Stand Up | Bob Marley Live at Munich. The Secret C.I.A. Operation That Haunts U.S.-Iran Relations. AOC Speaks at UAW Strike Rally. Insurance Reps Laugh at Denying Claim. The 'Transformer' That Crawls, Rolls and Flies.

Writers’ Top Reps on Negotiating With Hollywood

Top negotiators for the writers guild believe the studios’ interests “are no longer sufficiently aligned to allow them to easily negotiate together”

The Lost History of East Germany

Katya Hoyer argues for a closer look at the triumphs and travails of everyday life under socialism.

How ‘Reservation Dogs’ Changed Television Forever

As the groundbreaking TV show comes to an end, one Native American pop culture aficionado reflects on its impact

A New Picture of When We Mated With Other Humans

DNA evidence shows that H. sapiens mated with groups including Neanderthals and Denisovans. It even reveals evidence of other “ghost populations” — groups who are part of our genetic code, but whose fossils we haven’t found yet.

Strikes Aren’t Bad For the US Economy

America is in the midst of the biggest surge in labor activity in a quarter-century. Auto workers, writers, actors, Starbucks workers, Amazon workers, UPS drivers, flight attendants – labor isn’t a ‘special interest’. It’s all of us.

New York’s Failure to Support Migrants, Asylum Seekers

We do not accept New York City and State officials’ cruel response to asylum seekers, scapegoating new arrivals to defund public goods for everyone. Mayor Eric Adams announced a city hiring freeze, cuts of 15% for all New York City public agencies.

How Ideology Can Help (Or Hurt) Movements Build Power

Bernie Sanders and the Squad have helped pave the way for open socialists to win elected seats in multiple levels of government at a scale that has not been seen in a century. Many progressives are taking a new look at the importance of ideology.

Maren Morris Distancing Herself From Country Music

Maren Morris, a progressive chart-topping country and pop singer known for hits like “The Middle” and “The Bones,” has announced she’s distancing herself from the genre of country music. “After the Trump years, people’s biases were on full display.”

Sept 28, 2023-Reader Comments, Resources, Announcements

Reader Comments: Holding Oil Industry Accountable; Trump Bankrupt; Netanyahu Middle East Map Without Palestine; Support Striking UAW Auto-workers; Nationwide Free Banned Book Club; Triangle Fire Memorial to be Dedicated; More Announcements; Cartoons
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Where Are We Headed

Beau Beausoleil
Loss of liberty, the rise of civil terror, asks San Francisco poet Beau Beausoleil. Is that where we are headed?


The Bund: A Graphic History of Jewish Labour Resistance

Henry Chamberlain Comic's Grinder
"The Bund was a phenomenal uprising of people doing the right thing at a critical time when it was needed most...Think of The Bund as a coalition, a movement, people power at its best."


Popcorn Is a Time Capsule for How We Snack

Jane Godiner Taste
Popcorn’s path to ubiquity is marked by the same milestones that we associate with the development of culture—from notable technological advancements to the tension between colonization and repatriation.


What Is Left

Bunkong Tuon Copper Nickel
A survivor of the American war in Cambodia, the poet Bunkong Tuon lives with ancestral ghosts and gratitude for what is left.



Labor for Traditional Medicare

Ad Hoc Committee for Traditional Medicare Labor for Traditional Medicare
We are an Ad Hoc group of trade union officials, staff members, and activists who oppose New York City Mayor Adams and the Municipal Labor Committee trying to force us into a Medicare Advantage Plan.


We Can Thank a Union Reform Caucus for the Militant UAW Strike

Jane Slaughter Jacobin
Today the UAW is making headlines for an energetic strike, helmed by new leadership that doesn’t shy away from the language of class war. It’s happening, in large part, because a small group of workers got together four years ago to reform their unio


Chicago Is About To End the Subminimum Wage

Branko Marcetic Jacobin
Brandon Johnson, the labor-backed mayor of Chicago, is poised to deliver his first major victory: scrapping the subminimum wage for tipped workers.

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Insurance Reps Laugh at Denying Claim

UnitedHealthcare tried to deny Chris McNaughton health coverage. He fought back, filed a lawsuit and exposed the insurance company’s inner workings.


The 'Transformer' That Crawls, Rolls and Flies

M4, the multi-modal mobility morphobot, draws inspiration from the natural world, adapting how it uses its limb-like rotors and wheels to move in a wide range of ways


Hannity Tonight | Parody

A Fox-themed parody of Steven Sondheim's Comedy Tonight, with lyrics by Roy Zimmerman and Melanie Harby