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Will Trump's Separated Children Receive Justice?

This time we have an opportunity to make right a crime committed in the immediate past while all the co-conspirators and perpetrators are still alive

You’ve Got To Be Carefully Taught

How U.S. history textbooks and prominent American universities justified slavery, perpetuated racial stereotypes and promoted white supremacy.

Historic: 1st Super Bowl With 2 Black Quarterbacks

It's historic because team owners and managers historically discriminated against Black players— especially in so-called "thinking positions" like center, middle linebacker and quarterback.

Biden Forges a New Democratic Paradigm

The president repudiates the neoliberal ideologies of the past and puts the party on solid economic and political ground.

Global Left Midweek – February 8, 2023

An in-depth analysis of the Peru uprising, and updates from Europe, Myanmar and more

The Left and the The Labor Movement in Los Angeles

Between several massive strikes, democratic socialists getting elected to city council, new union organizing campaigns, successful ballot measures to tax the rich, and the ouster of several reactionary political figures, it’s a good time to be a leftist in Los Angeles.

Google Ads for ‘Fake Abortion Clinics’ target the Poor

"People generally tend to consider Google's search engine as an equalizer... but that's just not the case," said one researcher. "Lower-income women are being targeted, and they're the ones that are going to suffer the most."

How Worker Ownership Builds Community Wealth

Community wealth building initiatives are taking hold in cities across the world, strengthening worker pay, local economies and democracy.

Biden the Unappreciated

Despite his historic achievements, the public doesn’t think he’s done much at all.

Media Bits and Bytes – February 7, 2023

What's missing from economics coverage?
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Culture

poetry

UnAmerican Activities

Gerry Sloan
Arkansas poet Gerry Sloan speaks to global absurdity (think Ukraine) “weapons of mass destruction place…victory out of reach…”

books

Making Sense of the Ukraine War

Eric Draitser Tempest
In a critical assessment of this new book, reviewer Draitser challenges some widely-held views and assumptions about the Russia-Ukraine war.

film

The Responsibility of Watching

A.O. Scott The New York Times
The Responsibility of Watching the video of Memphis police beating Tyre Nichols challenges public complacency — and complicity. What are our duties as citizens and as human beings?

Labor

labor

Fear and Loathing Among the Union Busters

Julia Rock The Lever
The tactics suggested by "union avoidance" consultants, such as “old-fashioned captive audience [speeches],” remain the same, with a slightly different twist to match the moment.

Friday nite video

video

Do You Need a Brain To Sleep?

You might think you need a brain to sleep, but organisms with super simple neural networks can still "sleep" sort of like we do.