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Ganymede

Jericho Brown Poetry Society of America
“Someone with wings,” writes the critic Elizabeth Willis, “may be angelic, but the figure also embodies the predatory power of a country—the one we live in…”

Yes, America Is Rigged Against Workers

Steven Greenhouse New York Times
Academics debate why American workers are in many ways worse off than their counterparts elsewhere, but there is overriding agreement on one reason: Labor unions are weaker in the United States than in other industrial nations.

Friday Nite Videos | August 9, 2019

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The Dark Side of the Video Game Industry. Moscow Mitch, The Musical. Trump Impeachment Inquiry to Look at Broad Range of Offenses. Facts Prove White Supremacy Is Not A ‘Hoax’. Why Democratic Socialism Is Gaining Popularity in the United States.

We Need to Win Our People Back - Lessons from the French Left

Interview with Elsa Faucillon and Éric Coquerel; b Fabien Escalona and Pauline Graulle; Translation by David Broder Jacobin
French workers' top electoral choice isn't Marine Le Pen, but abstention. To mobilize their support, the Left needs to look beyond the workplace alone - and answer a deeper mood of alienation.

Why the Dems Need to Talk About Economics and Racism

Sherry Linkon American Prospect
I’m listening for the candidate who makes clear that we cannot protect democracy, create opportunity, or address injustice without addressing all of who we are—as a country, as communities, as workers, and as voters.

Tidbits - Aug. 8, 2019 - Reader Comments: Racist-White Terrorist Assault; Impeachment Update; Democrats Moving Left; Puerto Rico; Hawaii; Remembering Hiroshima, Nagasaki; Hong Kong; China: Africa; Trade Unionists Support Green New Deal; Announcements;

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Reader Comments: It's a Racist and White Terrorist Assault; Impeachment Update; Democrats Moving Left; Puerto Rico; Hawaii; Remembering Hiroshima, Nagasaki; Hong Kong; China: Africa; Trade Unionists Support Green New Deal; Announcements; and more...