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The Human Costs of the Pandemic Olympics

Dave Zirin and Jules Boykoff The Nation
The Tokyo Games should be a warning to potential Olympic hosts everywhere. The 2020 Olympics are unfolding like the nightmare scenario so many medical officials predicted.

Culture War in the Classroom

Leo Casey Dissent
It is time for educators to go on the offensive against the conservative campaign to ban “critical race theory” from schools. The story of American democracy cannot be told without according a central role to the Black freedom struggle.

How Contingent Faculty Organizing Can Succeed in Higher Education

Steve Early New Politics
They are highly educated, poorly paid, absent union backing and part of the metastasizing precariat. They are also organizing. Two veterans of the contingent college adjunct’s struggle ably tell the story, as reviewed by a veteran labor militant.

Tidbits - July 22, 2021 - Reader Comments: GOP Wants Wolves to Investigate Themselves; COVID Re-Do; Cuba; Portside's Israel coverage; Space travel; Boycott Pepsico - Support Frito-Lay Workers; Afghanistan; Medicare; Medicare for All; more....

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Reader Comments: GOP Wants Wolves to Investigate Themselves; COVID Re-Do; Cuba; Ethel Rosenberg's Murder; Portside's Israel coverage; Space travel; Boycott Pepsico - Support Frito-Lay Workers; Afghanistan; Medicare; Medicare for All; more....

The China Fear Factor

Michael Wong Pivot to Peace
The Cold War was long over, China’s economic rise was a peaceful one, it had no aggressive intentions towards the US or anyone, and prior to Obama’s “Pivot to Asia,” relations had been stable and tension low, China argued.

We Owe Haiti a Debt We Can’t Repay

Annette Gordon-Reed New York Times
Americans’ debt to the Haitian people may never be repaid. But if we are supposed to be able to learn from history, we should be obliged, in true good faith, to try.

How to Raise Kids Who Won’t Be Racist

Melinda Wenner Moyer New York Times
If race is largely a social construct, then teaching children about it will only perpetuate racism — right? Wrong: Studies show precisely the opposite.