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Will the Supreme Court Make Homelessness a Crime?

Unhoused people in Grants Pass were arrested for sleeping outside, but there was nowhere else for them to go.

FTC To Finalize Noncompete Rule Today

The fight now shifts to the courts, where the U.S. Chamber of Commerce will likely try to strip the agency of its rulemaking authority.

Bernie Sanders; ‘Stop Murdering Innocent People’

Vermont senator makes remarks after Israeli strike kills seven aid workers, amid war that has killed more than 32,000 Palestinians

War & Genocide on Earth Day

U.S. military aggression and imperial ambitions leave a trail of natural destruction — all under the guise of national security, writes Melissa Garriga.

Dispatches From the Culture Wars – April 23, 2024

Rights in free fall

This Week in People’s History, Apr 23–29

The cover of the book, The Ragged-Trousered Philanthropists
Class Struggle by the Book (in 1914), The Global South Gets Organized (1955), Portugal Dumps Fascism (1974), Apartheid’s End (1994), Nixon on the Skids (1974), Pray for the Dead, Fight for the Living (1989), A College with No Color Line (1854)

Green Groups Cheer $7B in US ‘Solar for All' Grants

President Joe Biden marked Earth Day by announcing $7 billion in federal grants for residential solar projects serving 900,000-plus households in low- and middle-income communities.

UAW Scores One for the North in Our Endless Civil War

We still have two labor systems, and need mass unionization to end our immense inequality, which has its roots in the South.

Wisconsin on Earth Day:

We know our health depends on the health of our planet. Clean Wisconsin, the state’s oldest environmental organization, was founded on the first Earth Day in 1970. But for all of us, every day is Earth Day.

Agent and Informant Behind Fred Hampton’s Murder

Special Agent Roy Martin Mitchell was recognized in the FBI for his skill in developing informants in “the racial field.” Now we know the extent of Mitchell’s activities — including how they aided the killing of the Black Panther Party’s Fred Hampton
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Strange Soups and Brass Bands

David Bacon The Reality Check: Stories and Photographs by David Bacon
Soups are made from the traditions of the countryside where people are used to eating the animals that live there (the rat is a country creature, not the urban variety) and some think of them even as a kind of medicine.


Si, Se Puede (It Can Be Done)

Philip Kolin
Marking the anniversary of his death (April 23, 1993), Cesar Chavez continues to inspire support for immigrant farm workers’ rights around the country.


New York City’s New Gilded Age

Linette Lopez Business Insider
Beneath the city's victory over the pandemic and dining's glorious return is great divide between the haves and the have-nots. This new economy reveals the dramatic difference between those who can handle an inflationary shock and those who cannot.



Workplace Militancy Isn’t Enough for Labor

Bob Master Jacobin
The uptick in high-profile strikes in recent years has been heartening. But sustaining and expanding the gains won by that militancy will require careful strategizing and deep political engagement that starts with but goes beyond the shop floor.


Antitax Nation

David Cay Johnston American Prospect
Michael Graetz’s new book explains how clever marketing duped America into shoveling more tax breaks to the wealthy and corporations.


UAW Wins Organizing Election at VW Tennessee Plant

Luke Ramseth Detroit News
The United Auto Workers achieved a historic organizing victory Friday night at a Volkswagen AG plant in Tennessee plant as workers voted overwhelmingly to join the union following a three-day election.


Militancy—and Beyond

Bob Master Convergence
Millions of non-union workers took notice of the 2023 strike wave. But moving from a year of high-profile strikes to building working class political power, let alone transforming US politics, will not happen automatically.

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