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Friday Nite Videos | May 20, 2022

India Walton on Buffalo Mass Shooting. Jordan Klepper Meets the MyPillow Guy. Crypto Crash Explained: How Crypto Repeated Wall Street’s Mistakes. How Chile's Socialists Won. Bush's Gaffe; Republicans Vote Against Baby Formula.

Samuel Alito: One Angry Man

If Alito gets his way — and there is no reason to think he won’t — the Supreme Court will increasingly be a religious censor: keeping women in their lane, imposing "Christian rights," and preventing uppity scientists from getting their wicked way.

Abortion and Privacy

The loss of the Roe right to abortion will begin to unravel a whole skein of privacy rights. A radical solution would be to pass the Equal Rights Amendment to ensure access to the full spectrum of childrearing and reproductive rights.

Why Summer Lee Is Running for Congress

Summer Lee is the apparent victor in a close race for Congress in Pennsylvania. Days before the election, she explains why she thinks we need to transform how politics work in the U.S., and let young people lead.

Does an Iconic Journalist Have Redder Blood?

The blood of a famous journalist, no matter how brave and experienced she was – and she was – is no redder than the blood of an anonymous high school student who was traveling home in a taxi full of women in this same Jenin a month ago.

The Long Game of White-Power Activists

It is impossible to separate replacement theory from its violent implications. The mainstreaming of replacement theory, whether through Tucker Carlson’s show or in Elise Stefanik’s campaign ads, will continue to have disastrous consequences.

Biden’s Little-Publicized Medicare Privatization Scheme

The Biden administration hasn’t stopped trying to privatize Medicare. But a pushback is gaining steam.

Attack on Teachers Threatens Future of Public Schools

There are now 567,000 fewer educators in public schools than at the beginning of the pandemic. “What we must have is a high-quality, experienced, certified, and stable public education workforce.”

The Rapidly Growing Starbucks Union in Numbers

Based on current filings alone, the Starbucks Union is already on track to have 6,400 workers at 230 stores.

May 19, 2022-Reader Comments, Resources, Announcements

Reader Comments: Buffalo Murders; Replacement Theory; Abortion; Racial Wealth Gap; Left-wing Populism; Ukraine; Afghanistan; South; Abortion in the 70s - The Janes; Housing Failure; Announcements; more ....
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Culture

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Once

Donna Pucciani
Chicago poet Donna Pucciani depicts Ukraine’s struggle through the colors of its flag and the grief of domestic details.

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How Everyone Got So Lonely

Zoë Heller The New Yorker
The recent decline in rates of sexual activity has been attributed variously to sexism, neoliberalism, and women’s increased economic independence. How fair are those claims—and will we be saved by the advent of the sex robot?

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Hegemony Changes Everything

Jennifer Wilson Bookforum
This new biography sheds light on the work and life of this Italian Communist leader who was one of the most significant Marxist theorists of the last 100 years.

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The Image Machine of Alfredo C. - Serving Two Masters: Mussolini’s Moviemaker and His Red Reels of Albanian Agitprop

Ed Rampell Hollywood Progressive
For almost two decades before 1939, Alfredo Cecchetti worked as a cameraman documenting the rise of the Fascist Party in Italy and its leader Il Duce, Benito Mussolini. Alfredo C. helped to immortalize the great machine of the Italian Fascist Regime – both in Italy covering countless public appearances of Mussolini and after 1939, the Italian invasion of Albania, as he followed the Italian troops and then filmed the new Italian settlers. Embedded in the archive are many films that were part of the Italian Fascist propaganda machine.

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Let’s Call It Assimilation Food

Soleil Ho Taste Cooking
When immigrants adapt to their new surroundings, the most immediate way this happens is through the food they make: They look around at what’s available and try to make it into something they can recognize.

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Ideas To Postpone the End of the World

Aileen Cassinetto, et al Speak Poetry
California poet Aileen Cassinetto, Laureate of San Mateo, brings ecopoetry to youth activists fighting to save the living planet Earth.

Labor

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What’s It Like To Strike?

Don McIntosh Northwest Labor Press
Strikes, once common, are rare today. We asked readers to share their strike stories.

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Power, Wages, and Inequality

Arthur Macewan Dollars and Sense
The American labor market is characterized by high levels of employer power.

Friday nite video

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How Chile's Socialists Won

More than 30 years after the end of the U.S.-backed dictatorship, Chile might soon have a brand new constitution, one that Chileans actually get to vote on and approve.

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Bush's Gaffe; Republicans Vote Against Baby Formula

Seth takes a closer look at former President George W. Bush accidentally confessing to being a war criminal and Republicans voting against bills that would address the nationwide shortage of baby formula.

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Hakeem Jeffries Dismantles Clarence Thomas

Congressman Hakeem Jeffries takes Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas to task after Thomas’s criticism of pro-choice activists outside his home came up in a committee hearing.