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Why Health-Care Workers Are Quitting in Droves

About one in five health-care workers has left their job since the pandemic started. This is their story—and the story of those left behind.

Charlottesville’s Nazis On Trial

A civil lawsuit four years in the making ended on a high note for plaintiffs this week, when a jury awarded more than $26 million in damages.

Chile's Elections and Future

Chileans face a stark choice in the second round of their presidential election – a far-right candidate who admires the legacy of Pinochet or a left-wing reformer pledging to tackle social inequality.

Ultra-Rich Skip Estate Tax

Revenue from the U.S. estate tax has been cut in half in two years, new data from the Internal Revenue Service shows, even as dynastic wealth soars.

Interview: Jazz Star Charles Lloyd

He played gigs to a young Elvis, got high with the Grateful Dead and made an enemy in Miles Davis. And, at 83, the saxophonist who collided jazz and rock still has his spirit of adventure.

Friday Nite Videos | November 26, 2021

Jeanine Pirro Cold Open | SNL. Bolivian Andean Music | KAMAQ. Passing | Movie. NASA Launches 'Planetary Defense' Probe vs Asteroid. In the Dark of the Valley | Documentary.

Lincoln’s Thanksgiving Was All About Black Lives Matter

Lincoln' Thanksgiving intended to unite a divided country and to include in an unprecedented way African-Americans in the ideal of liberty announced in 1776. Thanksgiving should be the Fourth of July without enslaved and masters.

Heavily Mutated Coronavirus Puts Scientists on Alert

Researchers in South Africa are studying whether a new variant of the Covid-19 virus is more transmissible and whether it causes disease that is more severe or milder than that produced by other variants.

The Russia Connection Wasn’t a Hoax

People with scant illusions about Trump are volunteering to help him execute one of his Big Lies.

Kyle Rittenhouse, BLM, and the Idea of Self-Defense

There’s no legal right anywhere in the United States to self-defense against systemic injustice. By contrast, there is a right, in many states, to “stand your ground.”
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Culture

Giving Tuesday - A Portside Message: Our Vision for 2022

Portside
The threat to the survival of our democracy is clear: a would-be dictator and a cultist political party. A truly multiracial, inclusive, radical democratic movement that has a vision beyond capitalism is key. You can help.

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On the Fourth Wednesday of November

Peter Neil Carroll newversenews.com
By silent agreement, I watch two women—one white, one black—honor a personal transaction.

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The Culinary World of Pompeii

Sally Grainger Legion of Honor
The Roman culinary experience, as reflected in the vast amount of evidence that survives in Pompeii, was a great deal more ordinary than we have been led to believe.

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Dark Capitalism Is the Biggest Trend in TV

Olivia Ovenden Esquire
Series like 'Squid Game', 'Succession' and 'Dopesick' show the view from the bottom and very top of the economic ladder, and remind us there's a great distance between the two

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Return to the White Chrysanthemums

Esther Kamkar
Esther Kamkar writes political poetry indirectly, taking us back to the unforgettable images of the death of a child trying to cross the Rio Grande.

Labor

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Inflation and Corporate Profits

Dominick Reuter and Andy Kiersz Business Insider
Corporations are using inflation as an excuse to raise prices and make fatter profits — and it's making the problem worse

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A Look at How Unions Lift Workers

Steven Greenhouse American Prospect
Unions aren’t just about strikes and politics—the stories the media covers. There’s a big story the media usually misses about unions: how, concretely, they improve workers’ lives.

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Here's Why Gen Z is Unionizing

Ramishah Maruf CNN Business
Many of the Gen Z generation say they want to join a movement where social causes are part of their workplace values.

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Let's Find Alternatives to Striking

Rasmus Hästbacka and Kristian Falk Organizing Work
Authors from the Swedish syndicalist union SAC caution against the “romanticization” of strikes and argue workers must re-learn how to build pressure within the workplace.

labor

Giving Tuesday: A Portside Message: Our Vision for 2022

Portside
The threat to the survival of our democracy is clear: a would-be dictator and a cultist political party. A truly multiracial, inclusive, radical democratic movement that has a vision beyond capitalism is key. You can help.

Friday nite video

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Jeanine Pirro Cold Open | SNL

Jeanine Pirro (Cecily Strong) discusses the Kyle Rittenhouse verdict and welcomes Donald Trump (James Austin Johnson) to discuss Biden’s Build Back Better infrastructure bill.

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Bolivian Andean Music | KAMAQ

Live music from the heights of Bolivia. Tupac Katari nation interpretation by the Bolivian group KAMAQ.

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Passing | Trailer | Netflix

The story of two Black women, Irene Redfield (Tessa Thompson) and Clare Kendry (Academy Award nominee Ruth Negga), who can “pass” as white but choose to live on opposite sides of the color line during the height of the Harlem Renaissance.

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NASA Launches 'Planetary Defense' Probe vs Asteroid

Borrowing a page from Hollywood’s playbook, NASA on Tuesday launched its first-ever attempt to redirect an asteroid, an important test for the future of the defense of the Earth from catastrophic impacts.

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In the Dark of the Valley | Documentary

In 1959, the Santa Susana Field Lab experienced an unconfined partial meltdown which resulted in what many now consider to be the worst nuclear disaster in United States history. It remained concealed from the public eye for twenty years.

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Union Busting | John Oliver

John Oliver discusses the mechanics of union busting, why the companies who do it face so few consequences, and what it really means when your manager wants to talk to you about “your attendance.”

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The Real Charlie Chaplin | Trailer

For decades he was the most famous man in the world – but who was the real Charlie Chaplin? A remarkable archive of newly unearthed material reveals a poignant portrait of Hollywood’s most iconic figure.