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What Ilhan Omar Actually Said

No one should believe that Ilhan Omar thinks the United States is identical to the Taliban. Omar demonstrably did not say what she’s been accused of having said; what she did say was true...

Senate Dems Weigh $6 Trillion Infrastructure Bill

"The Republican Party has made clear that they are not prepared to stand up for the American people and address the many crises facing working families today. We can get to work without them."

Forget the Alamo - Texas History Made of Myths and Lies

Three Texan authors build on a long tradition of dissent from patriotic accounts of Texas history in a new book on the racism baked into our story of the Alamo.

Palestinians Deserve Reparations from Israel

It is somewhat ironic that thousands of Jews in Israel are getting reparations and passports from Germany because of expulsion, loss of property and persecution, yet Israel will not allow Palestinians to return to a land from which they were expelle

June 17, 2021-Reader Comments, Resources, Announcements

Reader Comments: Infrastructure Plan, Filibuster, Manchin, GOP; Nuclear Weapons; Backroom Attack on Single Payer; Israeli Apartheid; China; Korea; Guns, Racism and Slavery; Take Action - Stop NYT Union Busting; lots of announcements; more....

Texas Passes Law to Stop Teachers Talking about Racism

“The idea is to whitewash American history of any legacy of racism,” said state Democratic Rep. James Talarico.

Trumpism Without Borders

The peculiarly American characteristics of the Trump years have blinded us to the spread of this radical disorder worldwide.

Growing Up With Juneteenth

How a Texan holiday became a national tradition.

“The Billionaires Are Nervous. They Should Be Nervous."

In an interview, Alexa Aviles discusses her history of education organizing, recent billionaire-funded scaremongering attacks against her, and why she’s running for City Council from South Brooklyn as part of a citywide socialist slate.

Global Left Midweek - National Yearnings and Left Polit

When popular struggles defy borders and demand statehood, and left views on the Palestine crisis
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Culture

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Women’s Political Activism in Palestine

Mark Griffiths LSE Review of Books
A deep look at how Palestinian women have practiced creative and often informal forms of everyday political activism and resistance. The reviewer considers the book among the finest social scientific works on contemporary Palestine in recent years.

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Black Communities Have Always Used Food as Protest

Amethyst Ganaway Food & Wine
Beginning with the Transatlantic Slave Trade, Black people in America have used food as a means of resistance, rebellion, and revolution as well as maintaining a closeness with one another through the meals they ate.

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Poem with an Ear Pressed to the Ground

Kindra McDonald Rattle
“So much of this last year has been about breath and breathing,” writes the poet Kindra McDonald, referring to respirators and the words “I can’t breathe.”

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The Railway: An Adventure in Construction

Dragan Plavšić Counterfire
E. P. Thompson a leader among British youth in constructing a Yugoslav railway in 1947. The reviewer faults the book, for boosting the communist regime while exaggerating the role played by the nation’s workers, even as he lauds Thompson’s later work

Labor

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Barbara Bowen Passes the Torch

John Tarleton The Indypendent
The outgoing leader of NYC's leftmost union local looks back on long struggle to transform CUNY.

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There Is No Labour Shortage, Only Labour Exploitation

Sonali Kolhatkar Naked Capitalsm
If the hyperbolic claims are to be believed, American workers are luxuriating in the largesse of taxpayer-funded payments, thumbing their noses at the benevolent and generous employers who are struggling to fill job vacancies.

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A Backroom Deal To Kill Single Payer

Julia Rock The Daily Poster
Under pressure from labor leaders and insurance execs, NY Dem leaders are blocking a vote on health care legislation even though it has majority support in the legislature.

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Trump-inspired Death Threats are Terrorizing Election Workers

Linda So Reuters
Flag that says stop the steal Election officials and their families are living with threats of hanging, firing squads, torture and bomb blasts, interviews and documents reveal. The campaign of fear, sparked by Trump's voter-fraud falsehoods, threatens the U.S. electoral system.

Friday nite video

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Why the US Government Murdered Fred Hampton

This is the story of an assassination, and a coverup. But Fred Hampton's story is about much more than the raid that took his life: the movement he helped create was unique, and revolutionary.