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New Mexico, Free College Tuition Regardless Of Income

New Mexico Unveils Plan To Give Students Free College Tuition Regardless Of Income

Defend the Rain Forest and Oppose Neocolonialism

The Amazon fires led to a wave of indignation around the world. This should be channeled into supporting the inhabitants of the Amazon rainforest and progressive Brazilians in their struggle to extinguish the political cause of this catastrophe.

Brexit, Health Care and Trump

As a US-friendly no-deal Brexit inches closer, Bonnie Castillo of National Nurses United explains why US nurses have joined the fight against NHS privatisation.

Selling Off and Selling Out The Public Sector

Audie L. Murphy Memorial VA Hospital, San Antonio, TX.
Selling off public assets and contracting out basic government functions has never been a cause driven by strong popular sentiment. Nonetheless, Trump is but the latest President, Democrat and Republican alike, to champion privatization.

Lessons from a Big, Flawed Education Story

Public School #10, Brooklyn, New York.
Alexandria Neason critiques a widely circulated article by Atlantic writer George Packer on his experience with New York public schools, and how the lack of diversity in its ranks allows the media to easily label one experience as emblematic of many.

Friday Nite Videos | September 20, 2019

Greta Thunberg and George Monbiot | Short Film on the Climate Crisis. Billie Eilish - All the Good Girls Go to Hell. Where's My Roy Cohn? | Documentary. Trump Whistleblower Complaint Centers on Ukraine. Legal Immigration | John Oliver

Lewandowski's Lesson: Impeachment Hearings Work

The former Trump campaign manager’s disastrous performance in his testimony before the Judiciary Committee shows that impeachment hearings work

Three Takeaways From a Historic D.C. Statehood Hearing

The hearing was over three hours long. Here’s what you need to know.

Youth Climate Strike Around the World in Photos

These images of youth climate activists on strike around the world are simply inspiring.

A DNA Glimpse of an Egnimatic Human Relative

For nearly a decade, researchers have puzzled over what the Denisovans looked like. Now, we have our best model yet of the species' skeleton.
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Culture

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Sonnet for Desiree

Shane McCrae Love's Executive Order
It’s no joking matter, really. as poet Shane McCrae breaks the scam wherein certain members of the current administration deny the obvious.

books

Convergence On the Right

Cathy Nugent Workers' Liberty
As the far right grows world-wide through the confluence of traditional conservatives, authoritarian elements, white nationalists and previously marginal fascists, its sway makes struggles against capital problematic. A new book charts alternatives.

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How To Think Freely

Jennifer Wilson The New Republic
In their encounters with Western art, Soviet audiences found ways to reimagine themselves.

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Once Upon a Time in Tarantino’s Hollywood

J. Hoberman NY Review of Books
Tarantino succeeds in superimposing two meta-narratives: the end of the Western and the self-destruction of the counterculture. Both stories are symptomatic of the war in Vietnam, though here Vietnam is little more than background.

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José Andrés Serving Free Meals In The Bahamas

Mikaela Lefrak WAMU American University Radio
Chef and restaurant owner José Andrés spoke at the National Book Festival in D.C. last month about his humanitarian work. Celebrity chef José Andrés and his nonprofit humanitarian relief organization, World Central Kitchen, have served more than 200,000 free meals in the Bahamas and distributed food in the Carolinas and Florida since Dorian hit.

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Vietnam: Terror Was Absolute

Chris Mullin London Review of Books
Decades after the US retreat from Vietnam, the causes of the war and the outcome are still controversial if not murky, its lessons still not understood by US foreign policy makers. A comprehensive new book aims to clear away much of the detritus.

Labor

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Exposing Wage Theft Without Fear is Possible and Necessary

Noreen Ahmed National Employment Law Project
To tackle the problem of wage theft, which almost always places on workers the burden and risk of coming forward to report violations, we have to address the problem of retaliation.

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GM Strikers Have One Chance: Vote No

Jane Slaughter Labor Notes
With top leaders discredited but refusing to step away, GM strikers have just one tool to use between their rock and their hard place: their right to vote no. Chrysler workers did it in 2015.

Friday nite video

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Greta Thunberg and George Monbiot | Short Film on the Climate Crisis

Living ecosystems like forests, mangroves, swamps and seabeds can pull enormous quantities of carbon from the air and store them safely, but natural climate solutions currently receive only 2% of the funding spent on cutting emissions. The film’s director, Tom Mustill of Gripping Films, said: 'We tried to make the film have the tiniest environmental impact possible.'

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Billie Eilish - All the Good Girls Go to Hell

The lyrics and images off this smash hit reference God, the devil and climate change, with the performer herself posting a note urging participation in the global climate strikes on September 20 and 27 before the UN Climate Summit in New York City

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Where's My Roy Cohn? | Documentary

If you were in his presence, you knew you were in the presence of evil. Where's My Roy Cohn? Opens NY/LA on September 20

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Legal Immigration

John Oliver explains how our legal immigration system works, and how it often doesn’t.