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Why Unions Must Bargain for Affordable Housing—and How

With housing costs gobbling up wage increases for union members and almost everyone else, labor must prioritize housing affordability.

Bernie Is Running, Thank God

Bernie Sanders is running for president again. His message is simple: there's a class war raging and working people need to win it.

West Virginia Teachers Strike Again, Another Victory

“I’m willing to say, keep the $4,000 because the soul of West Virginia and our students are worth more than $4,000 a year,” she said. “So we’re not going to sell them out.” Mingo County teacher Katie Endicott told New York magazine.

The U.S., Haiti, Venezuela and Regime Change

Their message is simple: if you won’t let us breathe, we won’t let you breathe, and if you suffocate Venezuela, you suffocate us

Media Bits and Bytes - February 19, 2019

New Report Exposes Facebook Fake News Schemes; Net Neutrality: FCC's Ajit Pai Loses in Court; The End of Amazon HQ2; Digital Pollution; New Tech for Privacy Protection; Automated Propaganda; The Ressa Case; We Interrupt This Emergency Declaration  

'Resistance Can Be Fun’: Angela Davis Speaks in Alabama

Davis was greeted with a standing ovation, fists raised, as she took the stage to address the generations of activists that came together to make sure she was in Birmingham on Feb.16.

Prisons Across the U.S. Are Quietly Building Databases

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The technology also allows authorities to mine call databases and cross-reference the voices of individuals prisoners have spoken with.

The Military is Poisoning America’s Groundwater

military base firefighting near grass and trees
The military allows the poisons to leach into the groundwater to contaminate neighboring communities which use groundwater in their wells and municipal water systems.

“Wet’suwet’en Strong”: Indigenous Resistance in Canada

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The Wet’suwet’en struggle in British Columbia is the latest Indigenous resistance that builds on hundreds of years of organizing against colonial Canada.

Ongoing Lessons of the Zapatista Revolution 25 Years On

Zapatista women
What are the lessons of the EZLN's revolutionary struggle for Indigenous autonomy, a quarter-century after declaring war on Mexico and global capitalism?
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Netflix's 'Sex Education' Nails A Crucial Aspect of Sex Positivity

Proma Khosla Mashable
As television continues to expand its world of stories, we find inclusivity extending; Sex Education’s diversity includes race, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, gender, and a skillful study of sexuality and sex drive itself.


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Jennifer Elise Foerster Bright Raft in the Afterweather
Jennifer Elise Foerster’s poetry depicts the natural environment—songbirds, hackberry trees, a butterfly named Question—fated for an apocalyptic ending.



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We Portside moderators send you our thanks for responding generously to our annual appeal. You are one of 500 readers who contributed $32,000+.


The Rebirth of Mexico’s Electrical Workers

David Bacon NACLA
The Mexican Electrical Workers Union (SME) is Mexico’s most important independent union on the Left. Ten years ago, it was nearly destroyed. Today, its members are rebuilding through a new labor cooperative.


Should We Mourn the Loss of Industrial Jobs?

James Partick Ferns Working Class Perspectives
We should, of course, avoid simplistic nostalgia for industrial work, nor should we forget its dangers and adverse health effects. Yet workers are right to remember and value many aspects of industrial employment.

Friday nite video


Ari Melber Interview With Four Key Mueller Witnesses

Four witnesses involved in Bob Mueller’s Russia probe – Jerome Corsi, Sam Nunberg, Michael Caputo and Carter Page – are each linked to President Trump, each directly involved in the Russia probe and have each given testimony to federal investigators


Get Me Roger Stone | Movie Trailer

One man was plotting a Donald Trump presidential run for years: Roger Stone. Diving deep into the mind of the master manipulator, Get Me Roger Stone provides a raw perspective on American politics from Joe McCarthy to Richard Nixon to Donald Trump.