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Friday Nite Videos | October 14, 2022

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The Trump Allies Who Invoked the Fifth Amendment | Liz Cheney. Crime Reporting | John Oliver. The American Dream and Other Fairy Tales | Movie. The Problem of Gender in Arkansas | Jon Stewart. This Family Made Billions While Killing Half A Million.

The Problem of Gender in Arkansas | Jon Stewart

Jon asks the Attorney General of Arkansas to explain why the state took health care decisions about gender-affirming care out of parents’ hands, overriding the guidelines of every major medical organization.

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Before We Were Trans: A New History of Gender

Jane Haile New York Journal of Books
This new book, says reviewer Haile, surveys "the existence of non-binary gender ideas, roles and behavior across cultures and from different time periods."

Who Is Working-Class, and Why It Matters

Van Gosse Convergence
Throughout U.S. history, class has been bound up with other forms of oppression—so the disenfranchisement of Black men after Reconstruction decisively shifted class relations.

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Where Is the Women’s Movement?

Meredith Tax The Nation
Women’s movements are often born in periods of general political upsurge. Why isn’t that happening? Why do young feminists seem more interested in social media than in building feminist organizations?

Friday Nite Videos | February 4, 2022

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Queen Bee | Taj Mahal, Ben Harper, Rosanne Cash. Love & The Constitution. What It's Like To Be Intersex. The Way to Freedom: Selma and the Making of a Movement. Why This Nuclear Fusion Breakthrough Matters.

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The Political Creativity of Sylvia Pankhurst

Martha Sonnenberg New Politics
A classic text’s reissue charts a key British feminist rebel’s life and work from her organizing immigrant and working women in London’s East End and building the emerging British labor movement to her revolutionary politics and her anti-fascism.

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Women’s Political Activism in Palestine

Mark Griffiths LSE Review of Books
A deep look at how Palestinian women have practiced creative and often informal forms of everyday political activism and resistance. The reviewer considers the book among the finest social scientific works on contemporary Palestine in recent years.
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