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Peace is a Word that the West has Taken From the Afghan

Talks are not even taking place in the same city, since there are at least two sets of discussions ongoing.

Why the UAW Lost Again in Chattanooga

Those losses are the result of highly sophisticated and intense anti-union campaigns by employers, business groups, and politicians. They are also the result of the unsophisticated, shallow organizing approach of the UAW.

Capitalism Isn't 'Broken'. It's Working All Too Well

Exploitation is a feature of capitalism, not a bug. Our economic system is beyond salvage.

Seniors Were Sold a Risk-Free Retirement With Reverse M

Now they face foreclosure. Urban African American neighborhoods are hardest hit as nearly 100,000 loans have failed.

The Roots of the National Strike in Honduras

Meeting of the Platform in Defense of Health and Education in Cortes, Honduras.
As Honduran teachers and doctors resist the neoliberal restructuring of health and education services, educator/organizer Bayron Rodríguez Pineda explains the roots of the national strike and the rise of popular power 10 years after the coup d’etat.

Friday Nite Videos | June 14, 2019

Valedictorian Reveals Undocumented Status in Speech. Protest Music in the Era of Trump. Republicans for the Rule of Law. 93PUNX, Vic Mensa | Camp America. It's Even Worse When He Tells the Truth.

3-D Chess? We Just Want Pelosi to Connect the Dots

What I’m hearing and seeing are weak arguments made to gaslight late-night viewers into thinking that everything is under control, even as more and more members of her own caucus manifestly break with her position on impeachment in public.

Elizabeth Warren’s Rise Is a Plus for Issue Politics

If Warren is rising, it’s not because people are tired of Sanders. It’s because they’re pissed at soulless, nationless, money-sucking companies and overpaid, under-prosecuted executives. This is also why Sanders is still very much in contention.

Major NY Rent Reform Strengthens Tenant Protections

Legislators have reached a deal to extend and strengthen rent regulation throughout New York state

Brazil Fails to Replace Cuban Doctors, Hurting Millions

“The child mortality rate here dropped to 7 percent from 17 percent in five years thanks to Mais Médicos,” said Dr. Dalva. “I told people to think about that before they voted.”
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Culture

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To Amal

Hedy Habra Verse Daily
The Lebanese American poet struggles to transcend a mother’s worry in a war-torn city, “your nightmare, a faint echo/of raging battles.”

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Remembering the English Revolution

Daniel Johnson New Politics
A book not only for history buffs but for activists focuses on the Levellers in a history from the bottom-up that tells the story of a revolutionary mid-17th century British radical group that turned its world upside down.

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The Age of Surveillance Capitalism

Ico Maly Diggit Magazine
This book argues, says reviewer Maly, that "the Googles and Facebooks of this world are shaping an antidemocratic world," using our data to produce "raw material in the production of predictive products that eliminate our freedom."

Labor

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Why the UAW Lost Again in Chattanooga

Chris Brooks Labor Notes
Those losses are the result of highly sophisticated and intense anti-union campaigns by employers, business groups, and politicians. They are also the result of the unsophisticated, shallow organizing approach of the UAW.

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Why Newsrooms Are Unionizing Now

Steven Greenhouse Nieman Reports
Journalists are saying yes to unions to lift salary floors, win or improve basic benefits, and provide some cushion to the industry’s volatility.

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How We Won a $15 Minimum Wage and More

Liza Featherstone Jacobin
It’s been five years since Seattle’s landmark $15 minimum wage law. It not only helped workers — it raised their expectations about what's possible and what they deserve.

Friday nite video

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Protest Music in the Era of Trump

From Woody Guthrie to the tumultuous 1960s, musicians have responded to the times with music. Musicians across multiple genres are once again responding to the political climate.

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93PUNX, Vic Mensa | Camp America

A Trump official says that the immigrant children ripped from their parents are in places just like "summer camp." Yeah, like this.

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Dr John's Best Version of "Such a Night" Piano Blues

Malcolm John Rebennack (Nov 20, 1941 - June 6, 2019), better known by his stage name Dr. John, was an American singer and songwriter. His music combined blues, pop, jazz, boogie-woogie and rock and roll (Wikipedia).