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Kansas To Vote on Legislature Veto Power Over Governor

Residents will vote on a ballot measure in November that would give the Legislature veto power over rules and regulations issued by Gov. Laura Kelly. The measure was proposed by Kelly’s opponent, Attorney General Derek Schmidt.

Organized Plunder

In the absence of the tax dollars city governments rely on, American are now funding themselves by fining the poor instead of taxing the rich.

Ecuador Strikes Out Against Indigenous Leaders

In the aftermath of Ecuador's longest-running national strike organized by Indigenous movements, activists now face a wave of criminalization.

The Left, Labor and Inflation

We need to greatly expand the role of fiscal policy relative to monetary policy and address inflation while also promoting low unemployment, needed new investments, decent wages and a much fairer distribution of income and wealth.

Friday Nite Videos | August 12, 2022

Can Trump Can Be Indicted In 2022? Jordan Klepper vs. Wisconsin Trump Supporters. Reservation Dogs | Season 2 Official Trailer. Dive Into a Vanishing, Invisible Forest to See What Climate Has Changed. The Fall (and Rise?) of Unions in the US.

Why Did Document-Shredding Trump Hoard Documents?

What would make the same paper-shredding-president opt to keep a safe with documents that might incriminate him in federal crimes?

Warrant: Trump Being Investigated Under Espionage Act

"If you're not fed up," said watchdog group Public Citizen, "you're not paying enough attention."

How They Won: Kansas Organizers Unpack Their Big Win

The strategies that worked in Kansas – countering misinformation, building a broad coalition – offer lessons for other ballot measures

DNA Sheds New Light on Decades-Old Rape Cases

Baltimore County police have started testing a backlog of evidence from rape cold cases. Ten of 49 cases processed so far have yielded actionable DNA profiles. In at least one case, the answers came too late.

Afghan Military Contractors Pocketed Over $108 Billion

Military contracting "obscures where and how taxpayer money flows," and "makes it difficult to know how many people are employed, injured, and killed," said the Costs of War Project report's author.
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Red Summer

Gerry Sloan Arkansas Review
Phillips County, Arkansas, hometown of the most lynching, inspired the poet Gerry Sloan to remember the tragedy at Elaine a century ago.

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Does Classics Have a Future?

Najee Olya Los Angeles Review of Books
The academic discipline of classics is facing profound challenges from scholars that are looking to renovate its traditional focus on the "whiteness" of its subject. This study is an expression of that challenge.

Labor

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Work, Work, Work—So a Few Can Be Rich

MICHAEL D. YATES Counter Punch
Gravity on a wall:  Shut Down Capitalism Our labor has become a commodity, something bought and sold in the marketplace, no different in principle than raw materials, equipment, and the buildings that house our workplaces.

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Immigrant Detainees Strike Over $1 a Day Pay, Working Conditions

Alejandra Quintero Labor Notes
“They are compelled to do this,” says Alan Benjamin, a delegate to the San Francisco Labor Council who heard directly from striking workers. “It's not voluntary; it's compulsory work, without proper sanitation and equipment.”

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Archie Roach | Took The Children Away

Archibald William Roach (Jan. 8 1956 - July 30, 2022) was an Australian singer, songwriter and Aboriginal activist who campaigned for the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.