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Tidbits - Apr. 22, 2021 - Reader Comments: Earth Day; Chauvin conviction, Black Lives Matter; Exterminate All the Brutes; Afghanistan troop withdrawal; Teaching Climate Justice; May Day; zoom events; Job Opening; Call for Creative Activists!

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Reader Comments: Earth Day; Chauvin conviction, Black Lives Matter; Exterminate All the Brutes; Afghanistan troop withdrawal; FDR, New Deal; Teaching Climate Justice; May Day; zoom events; Job Opening - Organizing Upgrade; Call for Creative Activists

Biden’s Civilian Climate Corps Comes Straight Out of the New Deal

Kate Yoder Grist
The Green New Deal is all about a jobs and justice approach to climate policies, so I think that the new climate corps proposal really encapsulates that. One of the most popular programs from the New Deal is making a comeback, nearly 90 years later.

Jacob Lawrence Went Beyond the Constraints of a Segregated Art World

Rachel Himes Jacobin
Jacob Lawrence was one of twentieth-century America’s most celebrated black artists. In Struggle, his series of paintings on the American Revolution, he opened up new territory in American history- beyond had become synonymous with black art.

Left History - Gil Green: Mensch and Mentor

Michael Myerson Monthly Review
The politics Gil fought for in 1934 informed his entire life. For the thirty years following his release from prison, Gil argued against the sectarianism of the Communist Party. Countless times he said, “You can’t have a united front with yourself..

The Enduring Lessons of a New Deal Writers Project

Jon Allsop Columbia Journalism Review
The goal of a new Federal Writers Project would be economic and cultural, putting writers to work capturing stories of the pandemic and this broader moment, while also serving as an archive for the existing work of local newspapers and non-profits.
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