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Assange’s Last Chance To Avoid Extradition

Prosecuting Assange gives a green light to countries around the world that it is possible to protect their government secrets by charging international reporters or editors with crimes.

Americans Paid $11 Billion for Drugs You Can’t Afford

A bombshell report reveals that taxpayers spent billions developing medicines that drugmakers say shouldn’t face Medicare price negotiations.

Georgia, One of the Least Safe States for Women

Women across the state are dying from pregnancy-related causes at the highest rate that has been documented by the state in the past decade. Between 35 and 40 mothers die every year.

Neglected History of the State of Israel

The Revisionist faction of Zionism that ended up triumphing adhered to literal fascist doctrines and traditions.

Demand Permanent Ceasefire and Immigrant Protections

For years, anti-immigrant politicians have told us that immigration is a bad thing. It’s time to dispel this notion and to accept that immigration is a beautiful thing.

Friday Nite Videos | February 23, 2024

Supreme Court Ethics | John Oliver. Alabama’s New Reproductive Law Considers Embryos Children. American Fiction | Movie. How 2023 Broke Our Climate Models with Neil deGrasse Tyson & Gavin Schmidt. Gaza.

The Case for Spending Way More on Babies

Rx Kids has started sending $1,500 to every pregnant person in Flint, Michigan, and $500 a month for their child’s first year. It is a “prescription” against poverty, says pediatrician Hanna-Attisha. It's something the whole country should do.

Meet the Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice

In an interview with a QAnon conspiracy theorist that was uploaded the same day as the Alabama Court's IVF ruling Parker claimed that “God created government” and said it’s “heartbreaking” that “we have let it go into the possession of others."

MI Campaign To Protest Biden's Gaza Policy Gains Steam

In a new poll, less than a third of Michigan voters said they supported a continuation in the fighting to eliminate Hamas

Beyoncé’s Foray Into Country Music

As more listeners hear her directive to “just take it to the dance floor,” perhaps the sonic harmony of the country genre will translate to a new way of thinking about whether race ought to segregate art. What a revolution that would be.
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Philip C. Kolin White Terror Black Trauma
Mississippi poet Philip Kolin traces the history of enslavement since 1619, this extract from his new book White Terror, Black Trauma (Third World Press).

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Strangely Lenin

Paul Buhle Portside
This may be the funniest book about Lenin ever published, a generalization difficult to prove because there have been thousands of books about Lenin in hundreds of languages.

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Restaurant Menus Are Designed To Trick You Into Spending More Money

Mackenzie Filson Women's Health Magazine
Restaurant menus, from fancy sit-down places to fast food restaurants and even take-outs, are full of tricks to increase sales. But once you notice the visual elements that make up a menu, you'll never be able to unsee them

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Salaria Kea

Peter Neil Carroll Sketches From Spain: Homage to the Abraham Lincoln Brigade
The only African American woman to serve in the Spanish Civil War, nurse Salaria Kea fought racism all of her life.

Labor

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The 2023 UAW Strike: A Turning Point in Labor History?

Nelson Lichtenstein New Labor Forum
Should the UAW's southern organizing drive succeed, then its 2023 work stoppage will stand with the great strikes of 1937 and 1946 as a social and political achievement of epic proportions.

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Strikes and a Boycott Win a Better Deal From Macy’s

Lisa Xu Labor Notes
Local 3000 is the largest local in the UFCW with 50,000 members in grocery, retail, and health care. It has been the most prominent local advocating reform of the union, backing the campaign by Essential Workers for Democracy (EW4D).

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Supreme Court Ethics | John Oliver

It's really legal!!! John Oliver offers Clarence Thomas $1 million a year for life if he'll resign from the Supreme Court.

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American Fiction | Movie

Cord Jefferson's hilarious directorial debut confronts our culture’s obsession with reducing people to outrageous stereotypes. His outlandish “Black” book propels him to the heart of hypocrisy and madness.

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Gaza

Demand a ceasefire and an end to U.S. military aid to Israel. Video by Historians for Peace and Democracy's Israel Palestine Working Group.