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Trump Calls for Missile Defenses

Theodore Postol, professor emeritus of science, technology, and national security policy at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge: the new review “is a policy document in a vacuum relative to science and technology,”

Amazon Pullout

This Shows What Anti-Capitalist Organizing and Leftist Politicians Can Do

Dems Ready Aggressive Response to Trump Emergency Order

GOP splinters over Trump's emergency decree.

3-Part Rapid Response Plan to Defeat Trump's "Emergency

This is an illegal, anti-democratic power grab rooted in racism. The only emergency at the border is the one created by Trump and the Republicans enabling his temper tantrum.

A Green New Deal for Housing

A Green New Deal can’t deliver economic or environmental justice without tackling the housing crisis. We should go big and build 10 million beautiful, public, no-carbon homes over the next 10 years.

The All-White Media’s False Promise of a Press for All

A chart showing the monopolization of the media.
The segregated mainstream media is a force of interlocking interests invested in sustaining the existing racial hierarchy. Trump’s racist administration hasn’t just been good for Fox and Breitbart; it has also boosted media profits across the board.

Jacqueline Steiner, Lyricist Who Left Charlie on the M.

"Charlie on the MTA". They wrote it for a progressive candidate named Walter A. O’Brien, who opposed the latest fare increase.

Trump's Global Politics

Trump is wedded to a racist and non-reality-based view of the United States' relationship to the rest of the world. But we also need to pay attention to the geopolitical calculations of the U.S. elite overall to craft an anti-war strategy.

Australia to Reopen Notorious Offshore Detention Camp

Poster protesting reopening of Australian refugee camp.
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced the reopening of the infamous Christmas Island refugee camp in response to legislation allowing asylum seekers on two other island camps the right to travel to Australia for medical treatment.

Yellow Vests and Red Unions Strike Together

Eyewitness report from France. Deaf to the angry people’s legitimate grievances, unwilling to deal with them, Macron has given himself no other choice than to legislate new repressive legal restrictions to suppress their continued free expression.
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Culture

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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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Hoktvlwv’s Crow

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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The Physics of a Perfect Pizza

Jason Daley Smithsonian Magazine
pizza oven Two physiciists and a food anthropologist analyze the secrets of the perfect pie and come up with a formula for home-use.

Labor

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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.

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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.

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The General Strike that Shut Down Seattle 100 Years Ago

Cal Winslow Working In These Times
Today, this strike is largely forgotten, or worse, when remembered, dismissed as a long lost cause, sometimes reduced to a “disaster” – that is, a near fatal setback for Seattle’s working people. It was neither.

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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

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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.