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A Watershed Year for Black Women's Political Power in the South

Rebekah Barber Facing South
The recent Power Rising Summit in Atlanta brought together nearly a thousand Black women from across the country to strategize on how to build political power and harness the momentum behind the surge of Black women running for office.

Media Bits and Bytes – The Big Hack Edition

The real election hack; Big media merger mania; Google can incriminate you; Amazon’s endless tentacles; SXSW follows tech to the dark side; Tweeting bitterness and changing the conversation

Workers Need an Industrial Policy Not Tariffs

UE General Executive Board United Electrical Workers Union, UE
Meeting in Chicago on Friday, March 9, the UE General Executive Board issued the following statement on President Trump's announcement about steel and aluminum tariffs.

Florida Teachers on Edge as New Law Threatens Their Unions

Jeffrey S. Solochek  Tampa Bay Times
A new collective bargaining law--supported by the Koch brothers’ Americans for Prosperity--requires local unions to prove they represent a majority of the teachers in their districts. The measuring stick? At least half of all employees eligible to be in the union must be paying dues.

Brazilian Democracy in Peril

Gianpaolo Baiocchi, Marcelo K. Silva Boston Review
Marielle Franco represented a progressive new left, built on advocating for Brazil’s most vulnerable citizens, making her murder doubly tragic.

Uncoddling White Women: An Interview with Community Organizer Becky Rafter

Amanda Hendler-Voss The Feminist Wire
Becky Rafter could have been among the 67% of white women voters in Alabama who cast their lot with Roy Moore. She grew up all over the South, including an Alabama small town shaped by white flight. Reared in a household of modest means in rental housing, her parents budgeted every dollar. Their financial planning, aid, and scholarships allowed her to sometimes attend private school, with the added help of white privilege. Maybe it was growing up queer in the South or the dissonance of the segregated societies of her childhood.