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Only One Way for Biden To “Restore Roe”

If the president truly wants to protect reproductive rights, he’s going to have to do what he’s so far refused even to consider: expand the Supreme Court.

Fragile Juggernaut: What Was the CIO?

What is there to learn from the history of industrial workers’ struggles in the 1930s, 1940s, and 1950s?

The Endless Journey of “Blowin’ in the Wind”

In celebration of Black History Month, we’re tracing the origins of Bob Dylan’s reverent and timeless Civil Rights anthem “Blowin’ in the Wind”

Assange’s Last Chance To Avoid Extradition

Prosecuting Assange gives a green light to countries around the world that it is possible to protect their government secrets by charging international reporters or editors with crimes.

Americans Paid $11 Billion for Drugs You Can’t Afford

A bombshell report reveals that taxpayers spent billions developing medicines that drugmakers say shouldn’t face Medicare price negotiations.

Georgia, One of the Least Safe States for Women

Women across the state are dying from pregnancy-related causes at the highest rate that has been documented by the state in the past decade. Between 35 and 40 mothers die every year.

Neglected History of the State of Israel

The Revisionist faction of Zionism that ended up triumphing adhered to literal fascist doctrines and traditions.

Demand Permanent Ceasefire and Immigrant Protections

For years, anti-immigrant politicians have told us that immigration is a bad thing. It’s time to dispel this notion and to accept that immigration is a beautiful thing.

Friday Nite Videos | February 23, 2024

Supreme Court Ethics | John Oliver. Alabama’s New Reproductive Law Considers Embryos Children. American Fiction | Movie. How 2023 Broke Our Climate Models with Neil deGrasse Tyson & Gavin Schmidt. Gaza.

The Case for Spending Way More on Babies

Rx Kids has started sending $1,500 to every pregnant person in Flint, Michigan, and $500 a month for their child’s first year. It is a “prescription” against poverty, says pediatrician Hanna-Attisha. It's something the whole country should do.
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Culture

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Dior and Chanel Square Off in the Messy the New Look

Eileen Jones Jacobin
Largely set in occupied France during World War II, the new Apple TV+ series The New Look zeroes in on Christian Dior’s rivalry with Coco Chanel — but it falls flat when it tries to handle Chanel’s infamous Nazi sympathies.

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Philip C. Kolin White Terror Black Trauma
Mississippi poet Philip Kolin traces the history of enslavement since 1619, this extract from his new book White Terror, Black Trauma (Third World Press).

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Strangely Lenin

Paul Buhle Portside
This may be the funniest book about Lenin ever published, a generalization difficult to prove because there have been thousands of books about Lenin in hundreds of languages.

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Restaurant Menus Are Designed To Trick You Into Spending More Money

Mackenzie Filson Women's Health Magazine
Restaurant menus, from fancy sit-down places to fast food restaurants and even take-outs, are full of tricks to increase sales. But once you notice the visual elements that make up a menu, you'll never be able to unsee them

Labor

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No Union Democracy, No Union Revitalization

Chris Bohner Jacobin
Union democracy shouldn’t be seen as an abstract good separate from more important strategic considerations about rebuilding labor. Without democratizing labor, we can’t rebuild labor.

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The 2023 UAW Strike: A Turning Point in Labor History?

Nelson Lichtenstein New Labor Forum
Should the UAW's southern organizing drive succeed, then its 2023 work stoppage will stand with the great strikes of 1937 and 1946 as a social and political achievement of epic proportions.

Friday nite video

American Fiction | Movie

Cord Jefferson's hilarious directorial debut confronts our culture’s obsession with reducing people to outrageous stereotypes. His outlandish “Black” book propels him to the heart of hypocrisy and madness.

Gaza

Demand a ceasefire and an end to U.S. military aid to Israel. Video by Historians for Peace and Democracy's Israel Palestine Working Group.