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Friday Nite Videos | April 7, 2023

TN Lawmaker Responds to Expulsion. AOC Calls Out Republicans' "Wokeism" Term. Mehdi Hasan Debates Matt Taibbi. The Corporations Bringing Back Child Labor. The Guardian’s Links to Slavery: ‘That Reality Can’t Be Negotiated With.’

A Four-Day Workweek Trojan Horse

Adam Barrington Labor Notes
Management’s four-day workweek proposal delivers a two-fold blow to workers: It allows them to manipulate our contract without negotiating with us, and it distracts from the question of higher wages.

Tidbits – Apr. 6, 2023 – Reader Comments: Trump Indictment; Nashville Students Protest, Tenn Legislators Dixiecrat Policies; Israeli Protests; Dolly Parton; Russian Neo-Imperialism; the Measures Taken-Live Theater Performance of Bertolt Brecht Play;

Reader Comments: Trump Indictment; Nashville Students Protest, Tenn Legislators Continue Dixiecrat Policies; Israeli Protests; Dolly Parton censored; Russian neo-imperialism; The Measures Taken - Live Theater Performance of Bertolt Brecht play;

Should Leftists Call for Ending NATO?

David Bacon Portside
Russia should withdraw its troops, there should be a cease-fire, and negotiations. Writer David Bacon wrote this in response Michael Kazin's earlier piece, "Reject the Left Right Alliance Against Ukraine," after Finland's admission to NATO.

The War of Surprises in Ukraine

Rajan Menon TomDispatch
The world was surprised first by Vladimir Putin's invasion of Ukraine and then by his army's failure to capture Kyiv and obliterate the government of Volodymyr Zelensky. In truth, though, we Americans probably shouldn't have been.

We Finally Know the Case Against Trump, and It Is Strong

Karen Friedman Agnifilo and Norman Eisen New York Times
There is nothing weak about Alvin Bragg's case against Donald Trump. Big cases involving powerful, high-profile individuals have been handled by the Manhattan DA for decades. That was proved most recently by the conviction of the Trump Organization

Books Bob Dylan’s the Philosophy of Modern Song

Raymond Foye The Brooklyn Rail
Dylan, writes reviewer Foye of this new coffee table-size book, "is sweeping out the ashes from the cave of a long career. He is casting a light on the Jungian shadows of popular song, examining both mechanics and metaphysics."

Auto Workers Convention Lurches Towards Reversing Concessions

Keith Brower Brown and Jane Slaughter Labor Notes
With the election breakthrough by a rank-and-file caucus, the UAW is set for a landmark test of how union reformers, both at the very top and in the ranks, will be able to turn the course of a major industrial union.