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Can democracy in the United States survive naked dictatorial ambition and Christian nationalism in 2024? The biggest danger today: a vengeful would-be dictator and a cultist Christian nationalist movement that are reaching for absolute power in our country. Please help us to inform, to mobilize and to inspire the forces of multi-racial, radical, inclusive democracy to defeat this threat in 2024.

Friday Nite Videos | December 1, 2023: Five Good Things

What Election Day 2023 Says About Election Day 2024. A Historic Strike (and Win) for Auto Workers. A Look Back at the COVID-19 Pandemic. Democrats Seize on Winning Formula for 2024. Progressive Judge Wins Wisconsin Supreme Court Seat.

Nov. 30, 2023-Reader Comments, Resources, Announcements

Reader Comments: Can Pause Become Ceasefire; Social Security; Resources: Film Information on the Background of the Palestine/Israel; Cartoons; more...

Israel's Bombing: A Mass Assassination Factory

Permissive airstrikes on non-military targets and the use of an artificial intelligence system have enabled the Israeli army to carry out its deadliest war on Gaza, a +972 and Local Call investigation reveals.

Henry Kissinger: The Declassified Obituary

The historical record documents the darker side of Kissinger’s controversial tenure in power: his role in the overthrow of democracy and the rise of dictatorship in Chile; disdain for human rights; support for dirty, and even genocidal, wars abroad..

Everyone Please Get on UAW’s Level

Modest goals won’t get us where we need to go. We need to think big. The labor movement needs, before anything, genuine ambition for a new America...We need labor leaders who see their jobs as climbing mountains no matter how high they are.

DeSantis State Guard Partners With Private Thugs

To recruit and train members of a civilian military force under his control, Gov. Ron DeSantis’ administration has hired a company that specializes in combat training and lists as one of its instructors a former U.S. Navy SEAL accused of war crimes.

Bats Could Hold the Secret to Better, Longer Human Life

A team of researchers dreams of anti-aging, disease-tempering drugs—all inspired by bats.

The Blueprint

The far right has a plan to remake America. They even wrote it down.

UAW Launches Largest Organizing Drive in US History

"We've shown the world that this industry is harming workers and consumers to the benefit of company executives and the rich—and it's time that the working class did something about it," said the UAW president.

Israel’s Tactics Will Ensure Hamas' Survival

Israel’s response to the Oct. 7 terror attacks has killed thousands of civilians, and may strengthen the terrorist group
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Today I Am Taking Sides

Irwin Keller
California Rabbi Irwin Keller chooses no sides in the wars but pleads for unconditional peace.


The World That Municipal Socialists Built

Justin H. Vassallo Dissent
Urban socialists blazed a path toward social democracy. Leftists who want to reclaim this tradition face a whole new set of obstacles.



Harry Bridges and the ILWU – Then and Now

Peter Olney Stansbury Forum
Time to follow the containers, march inland and organize! Time to build a multi-union organizing project. Time to strategize and organize!" Read Robert Cherny’s “Harry Bridges Labor Radical, Labor Legend”, University of Illinois Press 2023.


Laney Graduate Students Vote To Unionize

Ilah Ross Emory Wheel
Laney Graduate School students have voted to unionize after years of advocacy, making Emory University the first private university to have a graduate-worker union in Georgia and the second in the South.


Workers at Tacoma Art Museum Vote Unanimously To Unionize

Lauren Gallup Northwest Public Broadcasting
To unionize, Tacoma Art Museum Workers United [TAMWU] needed the majority of its 26 workers to vote yes. After two days of voting in an election overseen by the Washington State Public Employment Relations Commission, the unanimous results came in Th


#GivingTuesday and the Challenge to the Left in 2024

Can democracy in the United States survive naked dictatorial ambition and Christian nationalism in 2024? Here is how we -- the Portside moderators -- see it. And how you can help Portside.


Dockworkers and Labor Activists Can Block the Transport of Arms to Israel

Peter Cole, Rafeef Ziadah, Katy Fox-Hodess Jacobin
Pro-Palestine “Block the Boat” actions, where dockworkers block the transport of arms to Israel, have proliferated in recent years. Recalling actions against apartheid South Africa, they’re an effective way for labor to oppose Israel’s war on Gaza.

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