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US Rights at Stake As Supreme Court Term Begins

As rightwing supermajority starts third term, legal experts ask how far it will go in reconfiguring the legal landscape of US

This Week in People’s History, Oct. 3-Oct. 9

A poster advertising the 1963 Freedom Vote in Mississippi
Exercising the right to vote in Mississippi (in 1963). Air travel revolutionized (1958). Feds can't prove their case (1918). Markets plummet (1973). A new way of walkin' (1923). Deadly influenza (1918). None dare call it mutiny (1971)

Matt Gaetz Accuses McCarthy of Behaving Like an Adult

“Kevin McCarthy needs to look at himself in the mirror and ask if he wants to be an adult, or a Republican,” the congressman said.

Marxism and Class

The working class should not be positioned as the most vulnerable in need of help, but as those who labour and deserve a just distribution of the fruits of their labour. The working class comes not with a begging bowl, but with a clear strong voice.

“Purlie Victorious” Hustles for Social Justice

Sophisticated comedic turns from Leslie Odom, Jr., and Kara Young guide Kenny Leon’s Broadway revival of Ossie Davis’s 1961 play.

Earliest Example of Human Woodworking

Scientists have unearthed logs in Africa that are nearly a half-million years old, the remnants of large wooden structures crafted by our early ancestors.

Congress To Replace 2001 AUMF With … 2001 AUMF

If you were expecting Congress to reassert its war-making authorities, think again.

Hellen Keller’s Forgotten Radicalism

There’s more to Helen Keller than her inspiring story of overcoming serious physical disabilities.

Rethinking the Luddites in the Age of A.I.

Brian Merchant’s new book, “Blood in the Machine,” argues that Luddism stood not against technology per se but for the rights of workers in the face of automation.

Americans Have Already Lived Through a Shutdown

While Republicans threaten to bring the government to a halt, Democrats are caving in to the austerity measures they demand.
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Fighting To Keep Milk a Household — but Not Plant-Based — Name

John McCracken Ambrook Research
Plant-based milk products such as almond milk have reached over $3 billion in annual domestic sales. The dairy industry — and the politicians who support it — want to stop producers from labeling almond, soy, and oat milk as “milk."


Where Are We Headed

Beau Beausoleil
Loss of liberty, the rise of civil terror, asks San Francisco poet Beau Beausoleil. Is that where we are headed?


The Bund: A Graphic History of Jewish Labour Resistance

Henry Chamberlain Comic's Grinder
"The Bund was a phenomenal uprising of people doing the right thing at a critical time when it was needed most...Think of The Bund as a coalition, a movement, people power at its best."


Popcorn Is a Time Capsule for How We Snack

Jane Godiner Taste
Popcorn’s path to ubiquity is marked by the same milestones that we associate with the development of culture—from notable technological advancements to the tension between colonization and repatriation.



Automakers’ Electric Vehicle Lie

Lucy Dean Stockton The Lever
Corporations say they can’t meet auto workers’ demands while also transitioning to electric vehicles — but they just need to fork over the money.


Labor for Traditional Medicare

Ad Hoc Committee for Traditional Medicare Labor for Traditional Medicare
We are an Ad Hoc group of trade union officials, staff members, and activists who oppose New York City Mayor Adams and the Municipal Labor Committee trying to force us into a Medicare Advantage Plan.

Friday nite video


Insurance Reps Laugh at Denying Claim

UnitedHealthcare tried to deny Chris McNaughton health coverage. He fought back, filed a lawsuit and exposed the insurance company’s inner workings.


The 'Transformer' That Crawls, Rolls and Flies

M4, the multi-modal mobility morphobot, draws inspiration from the natural world, adapting how it uses its limb-like rotors and wheels to move in a wide range of ways

Hannity Tonight | Parody

A Fox-themed parody of Steven Sondheim's Comedy Tonight, with lyrics by Roy Zimmerman and Melanie Harby