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The General Strike that Shut Down Seattle 100 Years Ago

Cal Winslow Working In These Times
Today, this strike is largely forgotten, or worse, when remembered, dismissed as a long lost cause, sometimes reduced to a “disaster” – that is, a near fatal setback for Seattle’s working people. It was neither.

Everybody In, Nobody Out

Benjamin Day, Mark Dudzic Common Dreams
What We Know So Far About the Medicare for All Act of 2019

The Northam Controversy

Bill Fletcher, Jr. Bill Fletcher Jr.com
So, let’s start by my alerting you that my views on the Governor Northam controversy may be different from what you expect. I don’t think that he should resign.

Forty years of Iran’s unfinished revolution

Mohammad Omidvar Morning Star
An interview with Mohammad Omidvar, spokesperson of the Tudeh Party and editor of ‘Nameh Mardom’, the party's central organ, on the 40th anniversary of the Iranian Revolution.

Invasive Species

Amit Majmudar Massachusetts Review
Taking a global perspective, Ohio poet Amit Majmudar masterfully links issues of ecology and refugees.

Venezuela: The U.S.’s 68th Regime Change Disaster

Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies Independent Media Institute
The most valuable way the U.S. can help is to stop making the Venezuelan economy and people scream (on all sides), by lifting its sanctions and abandoning its failed regime change operation. Only public education and outrage can make that happen.

Could Trump Really Launch a War With Iran?

Conn Hallinan Foreign Policy in Focus
Of course, if the United States and/or Israel join in, Iran will be hard pressed. But as belligerent as Bolton and the Israeli government are toward Iran, would they initiate or join a war? But we should take neocons like Bolton at their word.