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100+ Groups Condemn Israeli Violence in East Jerusalem and Gaza

Brett Wilkins Common Dreams
A statement signed by 124 groups says the current conflagration is part of a "broader context of Israel's ongoing policy to forcibly remove Palestinians from their homes through eviction, home demolition, and displacement."

Friday Nite Videos | May 14, 2021

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Jordan Klepper - Arizona's Shady Recount. Line Rider Race - Who Will Survive? Colette: The French Resistance Fighter Confronting Fascism. Rashida Tlaib Delivers Powerful Speech About Palestine. The Underground Railroad | Series Trailer.

The Feminist History of “Child Allowances”

Lucie Levine JSTOR DAILY
A woman sitting over and holding an infant.
The Biden administration’s proposed “child allowances” draw on the feminist thought of Crystal Eastman, who advocated “motherhood endowments” 100 years ago.

Big Mouth of Words

Hilary Cruz Mejia migozine
Hilary Cruz Mejia, a young Latinx poet from Guatemala, protests the genocidal history of her homeland, while seeking to preserve its indigenous roots.

Brain Computer Interface Turns Mental Handwriting Into Text on Screen

Howard Hughes Medical Institute Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Researchers have, for the first time, decoded the neural signals associated with writing letters, then displayed typed versions of these letters in real time. They hope their invention could one day help people with paralysis communicate.

Palestinianism: Charting the Life and Work of Edward Said

Adam Shatz London Review of Books
A biography of protean intellectual Edward Said situates the advocate for Palestinian statehood as a deep political thinker and skeptic of identity politics would both excoriate the crimes of Israel and the US and denounce Arab despotism.

Rushing to Judgment on Scott Stringer

Katha Pollitt The Nation
The facts are too scarce, and the stakes are too high, to jump to conclusions. We cannot flourish as a society if a single accusation out of the blue upends an election overnight and ruins a 30-year career in politics.