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Election in Brazil: Has Lula Already Won

Will Bolsonaro Come Up With Surprises?

Arizona Judge Reinstates Abortion Ban From 1864

A 15-week abortion ban passed this year will take effect on Saturday. But the attorney general has argued that the near-total ban from the 19th century should take precedence.

Rashida Tlaib’s Historic Face-Off With Israel Lobby

The speed with which key House Dems have lined up against Rep Tlaib – over a misrepresented comment challenging progressives-except-on-Palestine – exemplifies both Dems’ commitment to Israeli impunity & their deep undercurrent of anti-Palestinianism.

Colombian President Gustavo Petro UN Speech

In his speech to the UN General Assembly, the Colombian president highlighted the necessity of ending the war on drugs and saving the environment

Sunday’s Italian Election

The elections are the first to occur after a referendum slashed the number of seats in parliament and happen when war rages in Europe, poverty increases, the climate crisis deepens. The descendent of Mussolini’s Fascist Party is the frontrunner.

Friday Nite Videos | September 23, 2022

T**** Confuses Hannity With Wild Mar-a-Lago Excuse. The 10 Tactics of Fascism | Jason Stanley. Yanis Varoufakis on Europe’s Energy Crisis, Ukraine, the Queen’s Death. Rep. Raskin Blows the Roof Off the House. Armageddon Time | Movie.

Trump's Special Master Thing Not a Good Idea After All

Trump is locked in to the special master process with Judge Dearie. And it’s pretty clear that the Eleventh Circuit isn’t prepared to jettison all that stuff about the unitary executive for some bloviating nitwit.

Mahsa, a National Iranian Symbol of Resistance

The death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini, while in the custody of Iranian morals police, has sparked a new wave of street demands for democracy. Iranian rulers are targeting the population they are most scared of: Women.

Alzheimer’s: Controversy, Scandals and New Theories

Alzheimer’s might not be primarily a brain disease. Studying beta-amyloids as abnormal proteins that cause Alzheimer’s disease has not translated into a useful drug or therapy. A new theory suggests it’s an autoimmune condition.

Ukrainian Socialist: Why I Resist the Russian Invasion

As a socialist and internationalist, I abhor war. But the basic premise of self-determination justifies the resistance of ordinary Ukrainians to Vladimir Putin’s brutal invasion of our country.
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Culture

poetry

Welcome to Indian Country

Rena Priest Poetry Magazine
Washington State Poet Laureate Rena Priest celebrates the beloved “Indian Country,” even welcomes people aboard, but adds a surprise twist to the invitation.

books

BRIGADISTAS!: A Review

Harry Targ Diary of a Heartland Radical
40,000 mostly young leftists from 50 countries joined in the military effort to defend democracy. Some 3,000 Americans traveled to Spain to fight fascism. They became known as the Abraham Lincoln Brigade.

food

Meet the Georgia Farmers Who Love to Jam

Emily Baron Cadloff Modern Farmer
The goal of Farmers Jam is to create a more sustainable regional food system, and fruit trees are an integral part of that. They also prioritize BIPOC farmers, in part because of “the history of agriculture in the south and the lack of reparations.”

poetry

Interrupting the Flights of Angels

Beau Beausoleil
As the San Francisco poet Beau Beausoleil explains, “The tidal wave of commercialized mourning for the Queen prompted this poem to write itself.”

Labor

labor

Workers at Big Brands Like Starbucks Aren’t the Only Ones Unionizing

Christopher R. Martin Jacobin
The uptick in union organizing at brands like Amazon and Starbucks has rightly drawn attention from mainstream media. But worker organizing is underway at companies you’ve never heard of, too — and drawing little attention from outlets like the New York Times.

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Wisconsin Nurses Get Possible Path to Union Recognition

Michael Childers and David Nack Labor Notes
A three-day strike by Wisconsin nurses is off this week, after SEIU Healthcare Wisconsin and UW Health (the University of Wisconsin's medical system) reached an agreement on a path toward the potential recognition of the union.

Friday nite video

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The 10 Tactics of Fascism | Jason Stanley

Fascism is a cult of the leader, who promises national restoration in the face of supposed humiliation by immigrants, leftists, liberals, minorities, homosexuals and women

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Armageddon Time | Movie

"A story about the invisible fault lines of inequality, the moral compromises demanded by the American Dream, and the very practical ways in which remembering the past can be the only legitimate defense against the social forces that keep trying to repackage it as a vision of the future." -- Indiewire

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Ron DeSantis' Migrant Stunt | Trevor Noah

Patagonia's founder donates his company to fight climate change, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis sends migrants to Martha's Vineyard, racists lash out at "The Little Mermaid."