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Friday Nite Videos | April 9, 2021

The National Debt | John Oliver. Biko | Peter Gabriel. Jordan Klepper Debunks “Good Guy With a Gun”. Fighting for Equality in Computer Science and Beyond. Why So Many QAnon Believers Are Evangelical Christians.

Prince Philip: Godfather of Anglo-British Nationalism

He pulled together TV, tabloids and monarchy. But that won’t work for younger generations – as Harry and Meghan know.

Biden Creates Commission to Study Supreme Court Reform

"To restore our democracy, we must expand the Supreme Court," says Rep. Mondaire Jones.

Researchers Are Hatching a Low-Cost Coronavirus Vaccine

A new formulation entering clinical trials in Brazil, Mexico, Thailand and Vietnam could change how the world fights the pandemic.

Interview: Noam Chomsky Without Regrets

In a wide-ranging talk, the 92-year-old rebel with many causes discusses the role of activists, intellectuals and Joe Biden in America.

Jim Crow Voting Laws — Then and Now

Republicans claim that the wave of GOP voter suppression laws sweeping across the nation are not a return to Jim Crow because they "apply fairly and equally" to everyone regardless of race and they don't contain explicitly racial provisions.

Baseball Says No to Jim Crow 2.0

Major League Baseball is a conservative institution. It speaks volumes that it moved the All-Star Game from Brian Kemp’s Georgia...Baseball needed to make this move. It had to finally do more than talk a good game.

Corporate Vs. Public Control of Science And Technoloy

A comprehensive vision of a society in which the science and technology produced by humanity serve the public good rather than private interests can contribute to a healthier, more equitable, and sustainable future.

Bessemer - A Big Step Forward

A victory at Bessemer would be great. But even without that workers at Amazon, Walmart, and Microsoft will continue to organize. Why? Because management can never represent the interests of the workforce.

Apr. 8, 2021-Reader Comments, Resources, Announcements

Reader Comments: Policing, George Floyd murder; Amazon workers; Refugees, Displacement Crisis; Puerto Rico; Nazi Germany; China; Elizabeth Davis - Presente!; Labor resources; Constructing a New Social Compact; lots of Zoom events;
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Earth Shovel

Dan Albergotti Cincinnati Review
“The thing about the universe,” writes poet Dan Albergotti, “is that it seems infinite, but really it’s only a ceaseless series of extinctions.”

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Tangled Up in Blue: Lessons for Police Reform?

Steve Early CounterPunch
Law professor and scion of a widely read radical activist/author family, Rosa Brooks went beyond the blue wall of silence in her inside view of American policing.  Among the retrograde lessons stressed in training, “Anyone can kill you at any time.”

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Thief

Lee Sharkey AGNI
The late poet Lee Sharkey illuminates varieties of theft—“The CEO,” “The tyrant,” “the thief of memory.”

Labor

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The Enormous Impact of Eroded Collective Bargaining on Wages

Lawrence Mishel Economic Policy Institute
Group of brown chess pawns facing one blue chess pawn Legislation that expands collective bargaining by enabling workers to choose union representation and strengthens union rights is critically important to restoring wage growth and wage equality.

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The Filibuster Threatens Both Civil Rights and Workers’ Rights

Craig Becker ACS Expert Forum
The For the People Act and the Protecting the Right to Organize Act are essential to ensuring working people are heard in legislative chambers and corporate boardrooms. The fate of these bills hinges on an anti-democratic Senate rule: the filibuster.

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Biko | Peter Gabriel

“You can blow out a candle, but you can't blow out a fire.” Featuring Yo-Yo Ma, the Cape Town Ensemble, the Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe, Taiko Project, Dynamic Music Collective and Silkroad.