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Friday Nite Videos | June 22, 2023

The Scheme To Capture the Court. Hannity Tonight | Parody. Rupert Murdoch Resigns, Will Lachlan Be More Extreme? Long Knife | Documentary. The Real Reason Auto Workers Are Fed Up.

Clarence Thomas Joined in Koch Network Donor Events

Thomas has attended at least two Koch donor summits, putting him in the extraordinary position of having helped a political network that has brought multiple cases before the Supreme Court.

Hip-Hop—and America—Are Changing, Not for the Better

Hip-hop was rooted in politics and social justice and a diversity of voices. But now, at 50, has it become a minstrel show?

The Animals Are Talking. What Does It Mean?

Language was long understood as a human-only affair. New research suggests that isn’t so.

Is Devastated Libya a Glimpse of North Africa’s Future?

Storm Daniel was a Mediterranean hurricane that struck Greece, Bulgaria, Libya, Egypt and Turkey, killing thousands. Climatologists are struggling to understand whether this is a harbinger of North Africa's future.

How Federal Govt Can Hold Oil Industry Accountable

Oil and gas companies have been cheating the leasing and drilling system for years, but the Biden administration has the tools to hold them accountable.

Labor’s Militant Creativity

UAW builds on a tactic—selective strikes—pioneered 30 years ago by the Flight Attendants. It conserves the strike fund, which would only last about 90 days if all workers were out. Not knowing which plant will be struck keeps companies off-balance.

Trump Attacked Me. Then Musk Did. It Wasn’t an Accident

Donald Trump publicly attacked me. Two years later, following his acquisition of Twitter and after I resigned my role as the company’s head of trust and safety, Elon Musk added fuel to the fire. I’ve lived with armed guards outside my home

Mayor Adams - Wrong About Migrant Crisis

No sensible New Yorker should believe for a moment that a stream of migrants — despite the daunting financial and logistical issues involved in giving them food and shelter, as required by law — can literally destroy our city.

Sept 21, 2023 -Reader Comments, Announcements, Cartoons

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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.


America’s Bee Problem Is an Us Problem

Lex Pryor The Ringer
You may have heard America’s honeybees are dying. But what does that mean for the people on the front lines—and what could it mean for what ends up on your plate?


Yellow Stars

Elizabeth Zelvin
“I will not be invisible,” writes NY poet Elizabeth Zelvin of her Jewish female identity, “I will not be herded/…I do not accept your yellow stars.”



Bernie Sanders to UAW Rally: “We Refuse To Live in an Oligarchy”

Bernie Sanders Jacobin
Bernie Sanders headlined a United Auto Workers rally in Detroit on the first day of the strike, declaring that “every worker, white collar, blue collar, in between, has got to stand with the UAW in your struggle for justice.” We reprint his remarks


Here’s What Striking Autoworkers Are Fighting For

Jeff Schuhrke Working In These Times
The Big 3 automakers have made record profits in recent years. Now, union workers are calling for big raises, an end to tiers, a shorter work week and a just transition.


Auto Workers Strike Plants at All Three of the Big 3

Luis Feliz Leon, Jane Slaughter Labor Notes
Photo of happy workers walking out of a plant. “For the last 40 years, the billionaire class has been taking everything and leaving everybody else to fight for the scraps,” UAW President Fain said. “We are not the problem. Corporate greed is the problem.”

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Hannity Tonight | Parody

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

Long Knife | Documentary

Greg Palast’s brand new documentary Long Knife centers on the billion-dollar theft of oil from the Osage by Charles Koch and Koch Oil.