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Trump Gives a Taste of How Black People Feel Every Day

Of course, I don’t trust Trump, but to actually see him side with Putin in that moment was stunning. Soon after I watched it, I started realizing just how familiar that feeling was.

Defending Undocumented Caregivers

As an organization with many members who have disabilities, Hand in Hand is making important connections between immigrant liberation and disability justice.

Immigrant Mothers Are Staging Hunger Strikes

A rolling hunger strike has been occurring at Port Isabel for the past two weeks, with some 15 women fasting for a couple of days, then eating while another impromptu group fasts.

Speak Freedom

We need new ideas, new creativity, and new language that is equal to the challenges before us.

Opposing Views on Trump-Putin Summit

Joe Cirincione, president of Ploughshares Fund, a global security foundation and Glenn Greenwald, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and one of the founding editors of The Intercept debate the Trump-Putin Summit

America Must Deal with Donald Trump the Rogue President

His meeting with Vladimir Putin revealed the US leader to be a one-man threat to global peace and security

Thing-makers, Tool Freaks and Prototypers

The title and iconic cover image of this counterculture classic celebrated the first publicly released NASA photographs showing the whole planet Earth from space. These images profoundly changed the way humans thought about the environment.

Climb Down From the Summit of Hostile Propaganda

Contempt for diplomacy with Russia is now extreme

Bulletin: Ocasio-Cortez’s Blueprint for a New Politics

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez prioritizes accountability to movements over loyalty to the Democratic Party. It's the embryo of a new way of approaching left-wing politics.

Dispatches From the Cuture Wars - July 17, 2018

Politicizing workers; Uncivil rights; Wade's triumph; Nazified GOP; Nazified NFL; Piers Morgan is an idiot
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Culture

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The Socialist Imperative from Gotha to Now

Kai-Li Cheng Marx & Philosophy Review of Books
Thinking about how the lessons of the 20th Century might inform a socialist vision for our times is the task the author of this book has set for himself. Reviewer Kai-Li Cheng offers an assessment.

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The Surprisingly Long History of Racial Oppression in Coffeehouses: Centuries before two Black men were arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks, capitalists met at coffee shops to profit from the transatlantic slave trade.

Tasha Williams Yes Magazine
Traders, bankers, and Lloyd’s merchants also met in coffeehouses in Bristol, England, to enrich themselves with profits from over 2,000 slave ships processed in that city Coffeehouses connected goods and capital streams with seekers, facilitating the very aspect of slavery that amplified capitalism. Enslaved peoples’ bodies were not only bought and sold, but made into part of the processes of of credit and finance.

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The Embarrassment of Being in the World

Kathy Nilsson What Nature: Poems
Massachusetts poet Kathy Nilsson exposes feelings of alienation in the current state of the world: “I don’t recall being American, or even here.”

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Taking on Dirty Power in Richmond, California

Michael Hirsch The Indypendent
A founding member of California's independent Richmond Progressive Alliance pens a memoir detailing how her fledgling group waged its successful electoral and community organizing effort against Chevron, the city’s largest, predatory employer.

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Is Life in a 'Post-Truth' World Sustainable?

Robert Daniel Evers Pop Matters
We now live in a world where "alternative" facts have replaced truth and feelings are now counted as "evidence." How did such a discourse become so widespread? What does it mean? This new book offers some perspective.

Labor

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OECD Employment Outlook 2018

AFSCME AFSCME Information Highway
In particular, the report shows the United States’s unemployed and at-risk workers are getting very little support from the government, and their employed peers are set back by a particularly weak collective-bargaining system.

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New Hampshire Reacts To Janus Decision

Matt Murray NH Labor News
By joining together and working in union, we will fight the corrupt forces intent on dismantling worker protections and continue the fight for safe jobs with good wages and benefits, dignity and respect in the workplace for all.

Friday nite video

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Green Day - American Idiot (With Lyrics)

Written and performed by British punk rockers Green Day for the George Bush presidency, and appropriately revived for Donald Trump's visit to Great Britain.

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Movie | Sorry to Bother You Trailer

Boots Riley mines his own experience as a telemarketer into compelling storytelling magic about a worklife that millions of Americans have experienced (review). In theaters now.

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Workplace Safety: Gun Edition

While we’re celebrating America, what’s more American than gun violence? Michelle Wolf mocks the NRA’s notion of a good guy with a gun.

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What Is the Tragedy of the Commons?

What happens when individuals each seek to exploit a shared resource without rules that protect the common good? Another story of markets being irrational.