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Friday Nite Videos | April 9, 2021

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The National Debt | John Oliver. Biko | Peter Gabriel. Jordan Klepper Debunks “Good Guy With a Gun”. Fighting for Equality in Computer Science and Beyond. Why So Many QAnon Believers Are Evangelical Christians.

Earth Shovel

Dan Albergotti Cincinnati Review
“The thing about the universe,” writes poet Dan Albergotti, “is that it seems infinite, but really it’s only a ceaseless series of extinctions.”

Bessemer - A Big Step Forward

Frank Emspak Portside
A victory at Bessemer would be great. But even without that workers at Amazon, Walmart, and Microsoft will continue to organize. Why? Because management can never represent the interests of the workforce.

Jim Crow Voting Laws — Then and Now

Bruce Hartford Civil Rights Movement Archive
Republicans claim that the wave of GOP voter suppression laws sweeping across the nation are not a return to Jim Crow because they "apply fairly and equally" to everyone regardless of race and they don't contain explicitly racial provisions.

The Filibuster Threatens Both Civil Rights and Workers’ Rights

Craig Becker ACS Expert Forum
The For the People Act and the Protecting the Right to Organize Act are essential to ensuring working people are heard in legislative chambers and corporate boardrooms. The fate of these bills hinges on an anti-democratic Senate rule: the filibuster.

Tangled Up in Blue: Lessons for Police Reform?

Steve Early CounterPunch
Law professor and scion of a widely read radical activist/author family, Rosa Brooks went beyond the blue wall of silence in her inside view of American policing.  Among the retrograde lessons stressed in training, “Anyone can kill you at any time.”

Tidbits - Apr. 8, 2021 - Reader Comments: Policing, George Floyd murder; Amazon workers; Refugees, Displacement Crisis; Puerto Rico; Nazi Germany; China; Elizabeth Davis - Presente!; Labor resources; Constructing a New Social Compact; Zoom events;

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Reader Comments: Policing, George Floyd murder; Amazon workers; Refugees, Displacement Crisis; Puerto Rico; Nazi Germany; China; Elizabeth Davis - Presente!; Labor resources; Constructing a New Social Compact; lots of Zoom events;