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UAW Announces New Election at Volkswagen

Chris Brooks Labor Notes
On Tuesday, the United Auto Workers (UAW) filed for an election to represent all 1,709 of the plant’s hourly employees, requesting that the election be held on April 29 and 30.

Imperialism After Empire

Stuart Schrader Boston Review
A new book reveals the extent of the "Greater United States," but territory is not as important as it used to be. Instead, imperialism endures today in the logic of capitalism.

Friday Nite Videos | April 12, 2019

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Indian Elections | Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj. Gaza | Sundance World Premiere Trailer. Ari Melber Blasts Trump DOJ Charges vs Assange. Why This Black Hole Photo Is Such a Big Deal. Socialism of the Rich, Capitalism for the Rest.

Mexican American Disambiguation

José Olivarez Hyperallergic
The son of Mexican immigrants, the poet José Olivarez explores the ambiguities (and realities) that determine who labels whom in the discourse of ethnic identity.

Israel - No Reason for Optimism

Noah Kulwin Jewish Currents
It would be safe to call Israel’s Knesset elections on Tuesday a disaster. Initially depressed Arab voter turnout, a failed opposition campaign, typical right-wing Election Day shenanigans all point to the continuation of an unacceptable status quo.

The Silent Death of Workers in India

Víctor M. Olazábal Equal Times
India's labor market primarily operates within the informal sector and is fraught with the most precarious of conditions, but in an environment where workers can lose their jobs for speaking out, most keep quiet to survive.