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1968 Olympics: An African American Summer of Love

The 1968 Summer Olympics were 50 years ago this week. Tommie Smith's and John Carlos' raised gloved fists were many African Americans' Summer of Love – and Pride, and Reckoning.

Trump Tweeted He Has No Ties to Saudi Arabia ...

“For the record, I have no financial interests in Saudi Arabia,” Trump tweeted. A Fox News account proves him wrong.

Ecuador and the US Military

The change in direction of Ecuador's policies under President Moreno is signaled by the return of a U.S. military presence. This is part of a larger push from Washington to reassert its historical role across Latin America and the Caribbean.

Abolish ICE

The slogan "Abolish ICE" means the removal of Attorney General Sessions, repeal of laws that criminalize migration, an end to all forms of detention, the defunding of Border Patrol, and a halt to ongoing immigration enforcement programs.

Global Left Midweek - October 17, 2018

Youth for Africa, MST Leader on Brazil Elections, Prashad on China, French Communists Debate, Movements Meet in Colombia, Indonesia Cops Bust Anti-World Bank Meeting

Is That All You Got? Georgia Organizations Are Ready

This time, it’s different. In Georgia the people are prepared for the tactics of voter suppression.

Glasgow: Thousands of Women to Strike Over Unequal Pay

More than 8,000 council workers, most of whom have never been on a picket line, will take part in two-day action

Who Supports Brazil's New Strongman?

While he is compared with Donald Trump, Bolsonaro goes much further, making him more analogous to a strongman such as the Philippines’ Rodrigo Duterte.

Jobs Are No Excuse for Arming a Murderous Regime

Regardless of what ultimately happened to Khashoggi, continuing U.S. arms sales and military support to Saudi Arabia under current circumstances is immoral. Jobs should not be an excuse to arm a murderous regime

Media Bits and Bytes - October 16, 2018

#MeToo: Survivors' Stories Still Resonate; Crown Prince Coverage; Brett's Info Terrorists; WaPo Doesn't Get Jealous; Google+ Bug; Taylor Registers a Generation
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Culture

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Frederick Douglass: Prophet of Freedom

Joshua A Claybourn Compulsive Reader
Reviewer Claybourn says this new biography is likely to become the definitive one of the great 19th Century leader of the African American freedom struggle and champion of democracy.

food

What's in America's Freezer?

H. Claire Brown New Food Economy
Frozen spinach in storage outweighs the Statue of Liberty America has millions of pounds of frozen meat and produce in cold storage. As tariffs threaten to curb international trade, those coffers are about to get a lot more crowded. Here's a look at what they hold right now.

poetry

Amoroleck’s Words

Karenne Wood Markings on Earth
On the anniversary of Columbus’s landing in the Caribbean, Virginia poet Karenne Wood depicts the tragic result for North America’s indigenous people.

Labor

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UPS Contract "Ratified"?

Dave Jamieson Huffington Post
UPS Drivers Voted Down Their Union Contract, But The Teamsters Are Ratifying It Anyway

labor

Steelworkers Demand Their Share of New Profits

Carl Green Labor Tribune
US Steel uses new profits from tariffs to attack union rights and conditions. USW Local 1899 charges that the future of the union is at stake in contract negotiations.

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Unions Show Support For Hotel Strike

Allison Schaefers Star Advertiser
Unions representing sheet metal workers, flight attendants and public service employees took steps Tuesday to support the 2,700 Marriott hotel workers in Hawaii who were on their second day of a strike for higher wages and better benefits.

Friday nite video

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I Shot the Sheriff | Playing For Change

We invite you to enjoy this classic Bob Marley song, "I Shot the Sheriff" performed live outside by Mermans Mosengo and Ali Boulala in the beautiful Kingdom of Bahrain.

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Brazilian Elections

Brazil is about to elect a new president during a turbulent period of political corruption and economic uncertainty. John Oliver urges the people of Brazil not to figuratively fingerbang their democracy.