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The Borders of Gravity and Quantum Physics

The results may offer insight into the inconsistency between quantum mechanics and the theory of general relativity, which describes gravity and the behaviour of the universe at very large scales.

Power, Wealth, and Justice in the Time of Covid-19

With almost four million dead, the saddest story of all is the tale of vaccine nationalism that Menon tells in a world in which neither the words “fair” nor “share” seem much in fashion, but “profits” and “patents” certainly are.

Republicans Tried to Kill the ACA -- It Got Stronger

While not a complete victory, the Supreme Court’s ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act places it on its firmest legal ground yet.

10 Things We Get Wrong About Reparations

The federal government alone is capable of paying the bill. And, as the entity that created and maintains the black-white wealth gap, it should pay the debt.

WPA’s Federal Theatre: Jobs and Creative Achievement

The Federal Theater is a model for employing jobless people and at the same time building the nation’s physical, environmental, social, and cultural resources.

Voters Prioritize Creating Jobs Over Inflation

Our polling demonstrates that voters across party lines are rejecting the GOP’s narrative, and are enthusiastic about creating jobs and stimulating our economy.

Celebrating Juneteenth

As we celebrate Juneteenth this year, the promise of freedom alone isn’t enough to move us forward. Instead, we need to celebrate it every year with sustained action and investment to repair the inequality still lacking today.

Ireland's Support for Palestine

Dublin may lie 4,000km (2,485 miles) from Jerusalem on the map, but in the Irish political imagination, Palestine feels much closer, with both perceived as sharing a history of struggle against colonialism and oppression.

How Black Culinary Historians Are Rewriting History

African American food culture is one of many aspects of African American identity that represents an unbroken line from Africa to present-day America.

The Father of Modern Policing ‘Abolished’ the Police

August Vollmer has been hailed by many in law enforcement as the father of modern American policing. He has also been criticized for pioneering the militarization of the police and espousing the racist theories of eugenics.
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Myanmar Military in Pursuit of Poetry

Phyllis Klein New Verse News
As the generals imprison over 30 poets, California poet Phyllis Klein attacks the killers of poetry in Myanmar, the futility of trying to erase words with bullets.

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Women’s Political Activism in Palestine

Mark Griffiths LSE Review of Books
A deep look at how Palestinian women have practiced creative and often informal forms of everyday political activism and resistance. The reviewer considers the book among the finest social scientific works on contemporary Palestine in recent years.

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Black Communities Have Always Used Food as Protest

Amethyst Ganaway Food & Wine
Beginning with the Transatlantic Slave Trade, Black people in America have used food as a means of resistance, rebellion, and revolution as well as maintaining a closeness with one another through the meals they ate.

Labor

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Houston, We Have a Labor Dispute

Meagan Day Jacobin
It has long been rumored that a strike in outer space occurred in 1973. Astronauts say that isn’t quite true, but the real story is still a testament to the potential of strikes — or even just the threat of strikes — to shift the balance of power.

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Rutgers Unions Find Power in Coalition

Rebecca Givan Organizing UpGrade
The Coalition of Rutgers Unions backed up their negotiations with street actions, including a protest in support of Latinx families in New Brunswick, NJ whose school was facing demolition because of the university’s real estate development plans.

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Barbara Bowen Passes the Torch

John Tarleton The Indypendent
The outgoing leader of NYC's leftmost union local looks back on long struggle to transform CUNY.

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There Is No Labour Shortage, Only Labour Exploitation

Sonali Kolhatkar Naked Capitalsm
If the hyperbolic claims are to be believed, American workers are luxuriating in the largesse of taxpayer-funded payments, thumbing their noses at the benevolent and generous employers who are struggling to fill job vacancies.

Friday nite video

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Election Officials Are Under Attack

The Big Lie of widespread voter fraud and a stolen election has made election officials the target of abuse, intimidation, and even death threats.

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The One and Only Dick Gregory | Documentary

By 1968, Dick Gregory was speaking out against the Vietnam War, which made him a target of the FBI. Watch the premiere on Sunday, July 4 at 9/8c on SHOWTIME.