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The MAGA storming of the Capitol is two years old. The attempted coup is still happening. The reshaping of the Republican Party as an insurrectionary force and the expansion of armed gangs aim to smash democracy. Please help us to inform, to mobilize and to inspire the forces of multi-racial, radical, inclusive democracy to defeat this threat in 2023.

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Uber and Lyft’s Proposition 22 Spent Big, Won Big

Jack Ross Capital & Main
In the midst of a pandemic, drivers will be denied sick days, and local laws passed in L.A., San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose to protect drivers during COVID-19 will be retroactively undone.

Friday Nite Videos | March 13, 2020

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Six Key Issues Where Sanders Continues to Fight. Trump’s Coronavirus Address, Blooper Reel Included. Sorry We Missed You | Movie. Italy: Solidarity in Song. Katie Porter Secures Free Coronavirus Testing for All Americans.

Sorry We Missed You | Movie

From director Ken Loach, writer Paul Laverty and the award-winning team behind I, Daniel Blake, comes Sorry We Missed You - a powerful exploration of the contemporary world of work, the gig economy and the challenges faced by one family trying to hold it all together. Full review here.

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Serfs of Academe

Charles Petersen The New York Review of Books
The plight of academic adjuncts, those Ph.D's working full-time at low wages, no benefits and little job security, viewed not just as prototypical exploited gig workers and units of flexibility but also as an advanced contingent of union activists.

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2019 Was the Year Tech Workers Organized

Haidee Chu Mashable
Toxic workplace culture, terrible pay, union busting, weapons contracts, anti-immigrant work, and political misinformation. Tech workers finally had enough.
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