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Long List of Top Republicans Committee Should Question

The much tougher task for the committee will be investigating what Trump and his minions did in the months, weeks, days, and even hours leading up to the assault and what actions Trump and his aides took (or didn’t take) during the seditious riot.

Real Estate Groups Paid GOP to Reinstate Evictions

As the national eviction moratorium, originally created for the pandemic, is set to end on July 31, a new report finds that the real estate industry has been lobbying for federal regulators to end the policy for months.

How America’s Workers Are Taking Back Their Power

Something remarkable is happening in fast food establishments, retail stores, and restaurants across America. You may have seen photos of it go viral. You may have even experienced it and the hostess apologizes for extra-long wait times.

Cuba: Hell, Purgatory and Paradise

I do not wish the future of Cuba to be like the present of Brazil, Guatemala, Honduras or even Puerto Rico...The United States was never satisfied with having lost the Cuba subjected to its ambitions.

July 29, 2021-Reader Comments, Resources, Announcements

Reader Comments: Right Wing Crusade - Cultural War; Bob Moses Remembered; Olympics, Simone Biles Hero; Masks and Vaccines Because They Work; Cuba; China; Korean War; Puerto Rico; Black Lung; and more ....

'America is Not Racist' Becomes a 2024 GOP Mantra

Lightning-rod issues such as critical race theory and “defund the police” are a staple for Republican contenders.

Critical Measures of Global Heating Reach Tipping Point

“Policies to alleviate the climate crisis or any of the other threatened planetary boundary transgressions should not be focused on symptom relief but on addressing their root cause: the overexploitation of the Earth,”

The Poor Aren’t Getting the Help Democrats Want to Give

Pandemic relief measures are hobbled by serious failures of program design and implementation.

Simone Biles Just Demonstrated a True Champion Mind-Set

Biles joins a growing number of younger athletes, including her fellow Olympian tennis star Naomi Osaka, who are pushing against the traditional American narrative of gold at all costs, including the expense of their own mental or physical health.

Global Left Midweek - July 28, 2021

World in trouble — Cuba, Tunisia, Iran, Myanmar
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Culture

Heine’s Heartmobile

Michael Hofmann New York Review of Books
The liveliness and invention of Heinrich Heine’s writing changed 19th century German literature for the better. Poet, writer, literary critic, satirist and ironist, but banned in his homeland and expatriated to Paris, he was well appreciated by Marx

books

The Problem of Pain

Sophie Pinkham Dissent
It’s easier to blame individuals for the opioid crisis than to attempt to diagnose and cure the ills of a society.

film

10 Black Movies to Stream on Netflix Right Now!

Tambay Obenson IndieWire
Among this month's offerings on Netflix: several feature debuts, including Spike Lee's "She's Gotta Have It" and Ryan Coogler's "Fruitvale Station, Mati Diop’s "Atlantics,” and Numa Perrier’s “Jezebel.”

food

What Biden’s New Executive Order Means for Agriculture

Emily Baron Cadloff Modern Farmer
The wide-ranging executive order focuses on fair and open competition in various sectors of the economy and aims to boost competition and review monopolies across a handful of industries.

tv

Happy 20th Birthday, Trailer Park Boys

Aaron Giovannone Jacobin
This year, the Canadian TV show Trailer Park Boys turns twenty. The program’s refusal to patronize its marginal, working-class characters was key to its comedic and popular success, and won it a special place in our hearts.

poetry

Professor Bullhead & Critical Race Theory

Peter Neil Carroll newversenews.com
The denial of racism in education is hardly new, as poet Peter Neil Carroll presents the story of a Native American reformer.

books

How Contingent Faculty Organizing Can Succeed in Higher Education

Steve Early New Politics
They are highly educated, poorly paid, absent union backing and part of the metastasizing precariat. They are also organizing. Two veterans of the contingent college adjunct’s struggle ably tell the story, as reviewed by a veteran labor militant.

Labor

labor

Striking Coal Miners Return to New York to Picket Investor

Steven Wishnia LaborPress.org
“They don’t want to pay the profit back that we earned that company,” UMWA District 20 vice president Larry Spencer told the rally. "Give us a fair contract and we’ll go back to work in these coal mines" The strike is the longest in Alabama history.

labor

California Inks Contract with New 40,000-member Child Care Union

BY DON THOMPSON Associated Press
Some 40,000 child-care workers across the state will receive a 15 percent raise in their new contract. The contract settlement coincided with a state budget agreement to fund 200,000 child-care slots over five years.

labor

McDonald’s and the Failed Promise of Black Capitalism

Sabrina Alli Jacobin
McDonald’s has long portrayed itself as a champion of black uplift through black ownership of its franchises. But McDonald’s version of black capitalism, like the idea of black capitalism as a whole, has only ever benefited the few, not the many.

Friday nite video

video

#ShowMustGoOn - Flashmob at the Odéon (Paris)

Cultural workers stage a flashmob for culture in front of the Odeon Theater in Paris, with three songs: The Sound of Silence (Paul Simon), Dying on Stage (M. Jouveaux / J. Barnel) and The Show Must Go On (Queen).

MAGA Crime Spree: Count Up to 12 Indictments

The chair of Donald Trump’s inaugural committee was recently arrested. MSNBC’s Chief Legal Correspondent Ari Melber is joined by The Nation’s Elie Mystal to discuss the barrage of indictments and convictions surrounding citizen Trump.