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'Claws' Has the Best Politics on Television

Brenden Gallagher Complex
Representation alone isn’t enough to make a show political. You have to do something with it. Claws finds a way to tie its characters to a broader political narrative in almost every episode.

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Anthony Bourdain Was the Best White Man

Malika Rao Vulture
Bourdain engaged without fetishizing, touristed with ease, in the way of a person who’s been toggling between identities so long, the act of meeting a stranger from a strange land is the only familiar feeling.

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Race and the Logic of Capital

Alan Wald Solidarity
Shortly before his death, James Baldwin wrote that in the U.S., “White is a metaphor for power,” an observation that is deep background for much of the discussion in the masterly book under review, where race and class are intertwined, yet surface differences are used to split the labor force and maintain capital’s hegemony. The book can usefully inform debate on race and class and aid in reconstructing a revolutionary project in the context of Trumpworld.

Two Billion Dollars in Stolen Wages Were Recovered for Workers in 2015 and 2016—and That’s Just a Drop in the Bucket

Celine McNicholas, Zane Mokhiber, and Adam Chaikof Economic Policy Institute
Given that wage theft disproportionately affects workers from low-income households—who are already struggling to make ends meet—the loss of wages can be devastating. And these recovery numbers likely dramatically underrepresent the pervasiveness of wage theft—it has been estimated that low-wage workers lose more than $50 billion annually to wage theft.

We Didn’t Start the Fire

Meagan Day Jacobin
Class conflict isn’t something we choose to engage in. It’s just how capitalism works.

The US Women’s Movement, the Left, and United Fronts

Meredith Tax Meredith Tax's Blog -- Taxonomy
Lean-in feminism and other variants of corporate feminism have failed the overwhelming majority of us, who do not have access to individual self-promotion and advancement and whose conditions of life can be improved only through policies that defend social reproduction, secure reproductive justice, and guarantee labor rights.

Friday Nite Videos | September 22, 2017

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Back in Black - Republicans Don't Know What Insurance Is. Hard Hat Stuns Audience With His Piano Skills. You Don’t Need a Brain to Sleep -- Just Ask Jellyfish. No Irish Need Apply | Documentary. Who Belongs in a City? | OluTimehin Adegbeye.

Who Belongs in a City? | OluTimehin Adegbeye

In this moving, poetic talk, OluTimehin Adegbeye details how government land grabs are destroying the lives of thousands who live in the coastal communities of Lagos, Nigeria, to make way for a "new Dubai."

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