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Teaching Without Mask and Vaccine Mandates

At the University of Iowa, faculty are forbidden from asking students to wear masks in classrooms or offices.

The California Recall’s Warning for Democracy

Governor Gavin Newsom will remain in office, but GOP attempts to undermine elections aren’t going anywhere.

Afghan Women on the Lives They Left Behind

Four Afghan women who sought refuge in America talk about their lives now and everything they gave up.

The Supreme Court is Drunk on Its Own Power

A Court that used to prize careful deliberation now seems to care more about making big change quickly.

Global Left Midweek - Election News

Labor unrest, European elections, signs of a people's war in Myanmar, and a left perspective on vaxxing

Striking Cookie Workers Refuse to Crumble

“The company just refuses to hire more workers,” says Flowers-Lewis, “They’d rather work us to death than pay the benefits for more employees.” She has worked at the former Nabisco plant for 21 years and is the first shift steward in the plant.

Government Support in 2020 Offset Pandemic Damage

Figures released by Census Bureau showing drop in poverty rate to 9.1% bolster arguments about effectiveness of state intervention

When British Workers Stood Against the Pinochet Coup

When Chile’s generals overthrew Salvador Allende on September 11, 1973, Britain’s Tories welcomed the coup as good news for investors. But British trade unions worked to block trade with the newly empowered Chilean fascists.

The Only Way to Effectively Counter Terror - End War

As we approach the 20th anniversary of 9/11, U.S. citizens must insist on paying reparations and choose to lay aside the cruel futility of our forever wars.

Dispatches From the Culture Wars - September 14, 2021

Aftershocks 9/11/01, international attacks on abortion rights, and “The Activist” - the reality show
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Culture

books

The Kremlin Letters

Jonathan Steele The Guardian
This newly published edition of this exchange of letters between the leaders of the three major countries of the anti-fascist alliance sheds new light on an almost forgotten aspect of the World War II years.

food

Growing Food Justice in Brooklyn

Monica R. Goya & Valery Rizzo Yes Magazine
ENYF! is an urban agriculture, food justice-led project in East New York.They grow produce and also hire and train community members—people who love food and want to learn how to cook. They basically educate the community on healthy eating.

poetry

Professional Rioters

José A. Alcántara Plainsongs
Colorado poet José A. Alcántara has a thing or two to say about the difference between so-called professional revolutionaries and mere amateurs.

Labor

labor

Labor Day 2021: UNITE HERE, the 2020 Elections and Beyond

Martin Bennett Beyond Chron
The key takeaway from the election is that workers saved our democracy—workers did the essential door-to-door canvassing and everyday working voters turned out. With their votes comes a mandate for change to help working and low-wealth people.

labor

Labor Shortage Leaves Union Workers Feeling More Emboldened

Ben Finley and Tom Krisher AP
The growing demand for labor has also benefited lower-paid workers. But the financial gains for union workers mean that a category of jobs that have long been seen as supportive of a middle-class lifestyle may now be moving closer to that reality.

Friday nite video

video

CODA | Movie

Every family has its own language. A CODA (Child of Deaf Adults) has two. Now on Apple TV+ and in select theaters.