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The Race To Invent New Particles Is Pointless

In private, many physicists admit they do not believe the particles they are paid to search for exist – they do it because their colleagues are doing it

A Feminist Revolution in Iran?

What the current Iranian anti-Islamist national uprising, the Iranian feminist Revolution of 2022, has thus far demonstrated is that the power of the reactionary clergy over the consciousness of Iranian society with its dark spell after centuries has finally been broken en masse – and for the good. Whatever the outcome of current events – whether the regime falls in short order or over a protracted period – there is no going back.

Modeling the New USPS Delivery Network

It should be clear that the changes to the delivery network now underway are not simply a “broad strategic plan” or “pilot program.” Implementation has already begun with the acquisition of huge spaces in three cities, notification of the employee unions and associations, and a list of the first 200 post offices that will be converted over the coming weeks and months. The scope of the plan is far reaching and nationwide. You don’t need to wait for it to be “scaled up” to see what’s happening.

Brazil Votes; Run-Off October 30

Lula took the lead as more rural votes counted but failed to reach 50%

Will the Next Pandemic Start With Chickens?

This spring, a virulent strain of bird flu ripped through U.S. farms. The public hardly noticed. That we could ignore the disease shows just how little we’ve learned about the origin of new viruses.

‘To Liberate Ourselves, We Must Reinvent Work’

A review of "Work, Work, Work" by Michael Yates

Ben Chavis on the Environmental Justice Movement

Forty-two years ago, North Carolina discovered that a company in the Northeast had dumped tons of polychlorinated biphenyls — PCBs, very cancer-causing carcinogenic substance — along the highways of North Carolina.

Poor People Will Be Voting for Their Lives

New poverty data reveals the effectiveness of pandemic aid programs that are now expired. For poor Americans, building on that success is a matter of life and death.

Alternatives to Police and Prisons

"Punitive systems only create more cycles of trauma and violence.”

Jeff Perry: In Memoriam

Jeff was a glorious model of a human being. Not a man without flaws, but a man with great passion, intelligence, determination, caring, humility, generosity, and an unwavering drive toward justice.
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Behind the Wall

Cory Lambing Rattle
“The debts we make are never paid, for us behind the wall,” write the incarcerated poet Cory Lambing, offering a glimpse of what it’s like to be inside.

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Before We Were Trans: A New History of Gender

Jane Haile New York Journal of Books
This new book, says reviewer Haile, surveys "the existence of non-binary gender ideas, roles and behavior across cultures and from different time periods."

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Welcome to Indian Country

Rena Priest Poetry Magazine
Washington State Poet Laureate Rena Priest celebrates the beloved “Indian Country,” even welcomes people aboard, but adds a surprise twist to the invitation.

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Ladykiller | Official Trailer

In her latest comedy special, Jena Friedman probes America’s obsession with (dead) women, finding humor in marriage, motherhood, and murder. Streaming Sept. 30 on Peacock.

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The 10 Tactics of Fascism | Jason Stanley

Fascism is a cult of the leader, who promises national restoration in the face of supposed humiliation by immigrants, leftists, liberals, minorities, homosexuals and women