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Ten Years Ago, Chicago Teachers Gave Us All a Jolt of Hope

Alexandra Bradbury Labor Notes
On the tenth anniversary of the Chicago Teachers Union’s groundbreaking strike, Labor Notes is reissuing their award-winning book "How to Jump-Start Your Union: Lessons from the Chicago Teachers." This is the new introduction.

Ukraine’s Tale of Two Colonizations

Slavoj Žižek Project Syndicate
It would be tragic if Ukraine defeated Russian neo-imperialism only to yoke itself to Western neoliberalism. While being a Western economic colony is certainly better than being absorbed into a new Russian empire, neither outcome is worthy of the suffering Ukrainians are now enduring.

Is Kentucky the New Kansas?

Deborah Yetter Louisville Courier-Journal
On Nov. 8, Kentucky will vote on a constitutional amendment which, if approved, would eliminate the right to abortion in Kentucky's Constitution. The proposed amendment was approved last year by the Republican-controlled Kentucky General Assembly.

What Is Neurogastronomy?

Sebastian Dieguez Alimentarium
If there’s one thing neurogastronomy can teach us, it’s that when it comes to food, sometimes it’s better to rack our brains.

Energy, Cost of Living and Recession

Michael Roberts Michael Robert's Blog
To avoid the energy catastrophe and reverse the huge loss in living standards already under way, we need to take over the fossil fuel companies and phase out their production with increased investment in renewables, to reduce fuel prices for households and small businesses.