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Green Groups Slam RFK Jr.

"With so much at stake, we stand united in denouncing RFK Jr.'s false environmentalist claims."

Is Spain’s Ready To Build “A Culture of Memory?

“The aim of an exhumation is not only to recover the victims in physical terms, to recover their bodies, but also to recover their lives, their biographies, to reconstruct who they were.”

Tennessee Volkswagen Workers Vote Union

To head off a union drive, Volkswagen boosted wages 11 percent to match the immediate raise UAW members received at Ford.

How We Rebuilt Young Democratic Socialists

DSA's youth section used lessons from Mao and contemporary labor to build a winning strategy: When a strategy and its tactics cease producing desired results, you need to reassess. Sometimes that means going beyond your comfort zone to find success.

Anti-Zionism in the Jewish Community

We must demonstrate that one can leave Zionism and still be part of a Jewish community that lives its traditions, its values, and – if so inclined – its spiritual life with vitality and integrity.

Friday Nite Videos | April 19, 2024

The Biggest Win for Workers in Decades. Criminalizing Homelessness Won't Make It Go Away. If I Were a Rich Man (Fiddler on the Roof Parody). Jordan Klepper Crashes Trump's Criminal Trial. A Bombshell Supreme Court Case on Jan. 6.

We Watched Bob Marley: One Love, and Here Is Our Take

An undeniable truth in both the movie and real life is the message of peace, love, and redemption, and that is what Marley and The Wailers were fighting for.

The War on Protest

Since 2017, 21 states have passed 41 laws enhancing penalties and fines for common protest-related crimes—part of a wave of nearly 300 anti-protest bills introduced nationwide.

Dead Last (With an Emphasis on Dead!)

Despite the fact that the Middle East has experienced hellish heat waves and epic floods, Middle Eastern regimes get failing grades on climate action

Blinken Urged To Act on Accused Israeli Military Units

A special State Department panel told Secretary of State Antony Blinken that the U.S. should restrict arms sales to Israeli military units that have been credibly accused of human rights abuses. He has not taken any action.
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Culture

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Si, Se Puede (It Can Be Done)

Philip Kolin
Marking the anniversary of his death (April 23, 1993), Cesar Chavez continues to inspire support for immigrant farm workers’ rights around the country.

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New York City’s New Gilded Age

Linette Lopez Business Insider
Beneath the city's victory over the pandemic and dining's glorious return is great divide between the haves and the have-nots. This new economy reveals the dramatic difference between those who can handle an inflationary shock and those who cannot.

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The One Who’s Left Water

Jed Myers First published in Tinderbox
Washington state poet Jed Myers pays homage to the “one who’s left water” for the migrants crossing Arizona deserts facing “liberty or a cage.”

Labor

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Workplace Militancy Isn’t Enough for Labor

Bob Masters Jacobin
The uptick in high-profile strikes in recent years has been heartening. But sustaining and expanding the gains won by that militancy will require careful strategizing and deep political engagement that starts with but goes beyond the shop floor.

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Antitax Nation

David Cay Johnston American Prospect
Michael Graetz’s new book explains how clever marketing duped America into shoveling more tax breaks to the wealthy and corporations.

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UAW Wins Organizing Election at VW Tennessee Plant

Luke Ramseth Detroit News
The United Auto Workers achieved a historic organizing victory Friday night at a Volkswagen AG plant in Tennessee plant as workers voted overwhelmingly to join the union following a three-day election.

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Militancy—and Beyond

Bob Master Convergence
Millions of non-union workers took notice of the 2023 strike wave. But moving from a year of high-profile strikes to building working class political power, let alone transforming US politics, will not happen automatically.

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America’s Newest Doctors Fuel Efforts To Unionize

Tina Reed Axios
A new generation of doctors struggling with ever-increasing workloads and crushing student debt is helping drive unionization efforts in a profession that historically hasn't organized.

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