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The Limits of Capitalism

Laurie E. Adkin The Socialist Project
We are at a crossroads where either global apartheid and authoritarian, nativist regimes will prevail, or a radical democratization from below motivated by humanist and universal values as well as love of biodiversity.

Higher Minimum Wage, Fewer Suicides

Dylan Matthews Vox
Four recent studies suggest that higher minimum wage laws might save lives. The newest paper estimated that a $1 increase in the minimum wage led to a 3.4 to 5.9 percent decline in suicides among adults with a high school education or less.

Friday Nite Videos | January 10, 2020

Portside
Bernie Sanders to Stephen Colbert: I Will Do Everything I Can To Stop A War With Iran. Soul Rebel Featuring Bunny Wailer and Manu Chao. Advocate | Movie. What If We Nuke a City? Top Science Breakthroughs of 2019.

A Historian Reflects on the Return of Fascism

Lawrence Wittner History News Network
In the last decade or so, enormous headway has been made by movements and parties following the old fascist playbook, with rightwing demagogues trumpeting its key elements of virulent nationalism, racial and religious intolerance, and militarism

Callie Barr’s Black Bottom

Malcolm Tariq Georgia Review
The identity of an African American woman Callie, who was William Faulkner’s maid, is seen from different perspectives in Malcolm Tariq’s poem.

Linda Silas Announces Bid to Lead Canadian Labour Congress

David Climenhaga Rabble.Ca
"I grew up in a union town that lost everything. I've met with neighbours who have experienced setbacks that last a generation. I've seen how important it is for struggling workers to see the hope that comes from our movement."