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Why Europe's Center-Left Keeps Losing Elections

Conn Hallinan Foreign Policy in Focus
Voters can't tell the difference between the center left and the center right, and they don't want either. As the center-left accommodated itself to capital, it eroded its trade union base. Where center-left parties embraced unabashedly progressive policies, on the other hand, voters supported them

Puerto Rico: The Battle for Paradise

Naomi Klein The Intercept
Puerto Ricans and ultra rich “Puertopians” are locked in a pitched struggle over how to remake the island. 'Shock Doctrine,' is playing out in the most naked form seen since New Orleans’s public school system and much of its low-income housing were dismantled in the immediate aftermath of Katrina.

Trump’s Trade Gimmickry

Dani Rodrik Project Syndicate
The imbalances and inequities generated by the global economy cannot be tackled by protecting a few politically well-connected industries, using manifestly ridiculous national security considerations as an excuse. Such protectionism is a gimmick, not a serious agenda for trade reform.

Celebrating the Free Jazz Revolution, in Black and White

Michael J. Agovino The Village Voice
This classic treatment of the 1960s-1970s avant-garde jazz in the United States is an essential guide to one of the most dramatic, significant, and fruitful of modern American artistic movements. That movement's impact is still felt in music played in all styles all over the world.

Support Herman Bell: Four Things You Can Do Right Now!

Supporters of Herman Bell and Parole Justice New York Parole Justice New York
Stand by the Parole Board’s lawful & just decision to release Herman Bell. At 70 years old and after 45 years inside, it is time for Herman Bell to come home.