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Hope for Labor at the End of History

Steve Fraser and Joshua Freeman Dissent Magazine
Amid the bleak political landscape of Clinton’s America, a 1996 summit of union organizers and intellectuals proved a surprise success. It also showed the weakness of left ideas without a strong labor movement.

America’s Drug Wars: Fifty Years of Reinforcing Racism

Alfred McCoy Tomdispatch
It’s time to end the war on drug users — repeal the heavy penalties for possession; pardon the millions of nonviolent offenders; replace mass incarceration with mandatory drug treatment; restore voting rights to convicts and ex-convicts.

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Who Killed Habeas Corpus?

Lynn Adelman Dissent
The destruction of habeas corpus—the constitutional protection against unlawful imprisonment by a state court—may be the most tragic development of the modern legal era.

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Bill Clinton: His Career a Disaster for Black Americans

Nathan J. Robinson Jacobin
With all the toxicity coming out of the White House and the GOP-dominated Congress, it's important to remember how insufferable were the politics of the neoliberal Democrats in power under Bill Clinton. The book under review (an article derived from the book is below) should help us remember how malignant were the Clinton years when it came to economic and social justice.

Why It’s Nearly Impossible for Prisoners to Sue Prisons

Rachel Poser The New Yorker
There are currently no regulations governing prison grievance processes, and, in the two decades since the law’s passage, many prisons’ procedures have become so onerous and convoluted—“Kafkaesque,” in the words of one federal judge—that inmates whose rights have been violated are watching their cases slip through the cracks.
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