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Solidarity with Blackjewel Coal Miners

Showing Up for Racial Justice SURJ Showing Up for Racial Justice SURJ
aerial shot of miners' blockage It is defined by the complete disregard by those in charge with the lives of those they exploit in the search for continuous profit and power.

Friday Nite Videos | August 2, 2019

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Kentucky Wants to Break Up with Mitch McConnell. La Bamba | Playing For Change. What If We Ended the Injustice of Bail? Boris Johnson: Last Week Tonight With John Oliver. A Black Lady Sketch Show.

Kentucky Wants to Break Up with Mitch McConnell

 
Sam sits down with one of the only people brave enough to challenge Mitch McConnell for re-election - Amy McGrath! Meanwhile, Allana Harkin takes the temperature of Kentucky voters for the 2020 senate election.

Friday Nite Videos | July 12, 2019

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The Problem With America's College Entrance Exam. Bernie Sanders Sits Down With Rachel Maddow. Feelings for Reasons | Baba Brinkman. Mitch McConnell's Challenger Mimics Joe Manchin. Sheryl Crow - Everything Is Broken (Audio) ft. Jason Isbell.

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The Larger Concerns Behind the Teachers' Strikes

Alia Wong The Atlantic
For educators in Oklahoma and other states, the strike demands go far beyond better pay. The strike gets at the heart of some of the biggest issues facing America’s children: access to  effective teachers, high-quality learning materials, and modern facilities. 

Anti-gay KY Clerk's Case a New Twist on 'Right to Work'

Kathy Wilkes Portside
There's a difference between 'right-to-work', which limits agreements between workers' unions and employers, and First Amendment restrictions on government in matters of religion, speech, expression, association and so on. For conservatives, though, rights are rolled up into one, giant "freedom" ball aimed at imposing individual beliefs at the expense of democracy right down to the duties of a job. Who then are the prisoners of conscience?
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