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Outside from the Inside

Anne Whiteside Street Light
“Outside from Inside,” words found in a letter written from a Japanese American concentration camp, are transformed by New York poet Anne Whitehouse.

Denmark Offers to Buy U.S.

Andy Borowitz The New Yorker
“Denmark would be interested in purchasing the United States in its entirety, with the exception of its government”

Friday Nite Videos | August 16, 2019: Woodstock 50

Portside
The Woodstock music festival was 50 years ago this week. It was an epic example of the power of music. Here we present three performances from Woodstock, plus a prelude (D.A. Pennebaker/Duke Ellington) and a coda (Bernie Sanders/Cardi B). Enjoy.

Tidbits - Aug. 15, 2019 - Reader Comments: Understanding El Paso; Toni Morrison; Brexit; DSA; Socialism; Italy-Migrant Solidarity; Resource: The Great Recession; #ElPasoFirme Against White Supremacy - Sept 7; US Climate Strikes - Sept 20; more

Portside
Reader Comments: Understanding El Paso; Toni Morrison; Brexit; DSA; Socialism; Italy-Migrant Solidarity; Resource: The Great Recession at 10 Years; #ElPasoFirme Against White Supremacy - Sept 7; US Climate Strikes - Nationwide actions - Sept 20; more

Trump's Trade War Could Make the Trump Recession a Reality

John Cassidy The New Yorker
The longer Donald Trump persists in his trade war, the greater the chances are of an outright slump developing. That is what the financial markets are telling us, also the implicit message from the Federal Reserve.

`The Squad' Is the Future of the Democratic Party

Barbara Ransby The New York Times
The squad understands that "diversity" is meaningless if the measure of success is "sameness." The congresswomen are choosing to do politics a different way because they recognize that Congress has never worked for their communities.

A World to Win: A Utopian Vision of Communism's Techno-future

Sarah Jaffe Bookforum
Fascism may be resurging, but so is socialism. Yet what would a genuine post-scarcity, egalitarian, democratic, communist society look like? The author thinks he knows, offering tantalizing if evanescent glimpses that tweak the imagination.