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This Week in People’s History, May 28–June 3

Code talkers working during World War 2
Can’t Understand a Word (2019), Go to Jail and Stay There (1964), Deadly Force on Film (1937), Just Following Orders (1779), A New Broom for Civil Rights (1909), Too Young to Work? Think Again. (1924), 149 Seconds (1954), Wasn’t That a Time? (1949)

MA’s New Millionaire Tax Is Doing Better Than Expected

The Biden campaign would be smart to highlight the windfall a new surtax on millionaires is generating in its first year.

Voices for Justice in Palestine

Greenfield, Massachusetts residents talk about what drives then to protest Israel's war on Gaza

Children Are the First To Die

There is a particular historical pattern of colonial settler genocide that links Africa to Palestine.

Students for Gaza Undeterred

Beaten, doxxed, threatened, arrested, and suspended, college students learned from past movements to put their bodies on the line for Gaza.

Why Chile Has a Palestinian Football Team

Chile is home to the largest population of Palestinians outside of the Middle East. At the heart of this community, Palestino has not only served as a rallying point for the diaspora, but also an instrument of cultural exchange and diplomacy.

Revolutionary Research Shows RNA May Rule Our Genome

Scientists have recently discovered thousands of active RNA molecules that can control the human body

ANC, and SA Election – Apartheid’s Long Shadows

Party’s leaders are more nervous than ever that it will lose its majority for the first time since Nelson Mandela led it to victory -- As the government has failed to make good on its promises, protests have become increasingly common.

The Right Lessons From the UAW Loss in Alabama

Mercedes put on an “A-level boss fight.” Which was only to be expected. So how can the union win next time?

The Truth About the Comstock Act

The anti-obscenity law is unenforceable and probably unconstitutional. Conservatives still want to use it to ban medication abortions.
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Culture

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Becoming Educated

Joanne Durham Vox Populi
The grief of today’s wars, North Carolina poet Joanne Durham reminds us, falls heaviest on the children of the victims.

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How the Black Meme Turns a Trope Into a Trap

Eileen Isagon Skyers Hyperallergic
Legacy Russell’s Black Meme argues that owning, replicating, and remediating Black material is a theft rooted in historical frameworks of subordination.

Labor

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Operation Dixie Failed 78 Years Ago

Chandra Childers, Dave Kamper, and Jennifer Sherer Economic Policy Institute
Are today’s Southern workers about to change all that?

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Labor Federation Denounces Arrests at UMass

Western Massachusetts Area Labor Federation Portside
Chancellor Reyes and the police violated the constitutional First Amendment rights to free speech, freedom to assemble, and freedom to petition the Government for a redress of grievances;

Friday nite video

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Disneyland Workers Dispel the Fairytale

“The magic starts to fade away and you’re just left with not being able to pay rent, permanent injuries, and management who doesn’t value or respect you.”