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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.

Interview: Reporting on COVID From Behind Bars

Paco Alvarez Type Investigations
In this conversation, we talk to Juan Moreno Haines, editor of the San Quentin News, about what drew him to investigate the Adjustment Center, and what it was like to report on the prison’s Covid-19 crisis as he was living through it.

An Uptick in Elder Poverty: A Blip, or a Sign of Things To Come?

Lydia DePillis New York Times
In the 1960s, more than a third of seniors lived in poverty. Federal programs like Medicare to help the elderly, the situation improved significantly. But last year, the poverty rate for those 65 or older increased, even as it sank for everyone else.

Tidbits – Oct. 13, 2022 – Reader Comments: Los Angeles City Hall Racism; Segregation; Amazon Workers; Ukraine War Dissent; COVID-19 Protocols and Feminist Ethics of Care; Abortion Access-A Workers’ Issue; Cartoons; Announcements; More;

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Reader Comments: Los Angeles City Hall Racism; Segregation; Amazon workers; Alabama PaperMill Workers; Ukraine War dissent; Covid-19 Protocols and Feminist Ethics of Care; Abortion Access-A Workers' Issue; Cartoons; Announcements; more;

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Severance: A Novel

Chris Brooks Facebook
The story is full of very relatable pandemic moments: workers questioning whether it’s safe to go to work or whether they should stay home, streets suddenly emptied, N-95 masks. What makes this all so remarkable is that it was published in 2018...

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How Everyone Got So Lonely

Zoë Heller The New Yorker
The recent decline in rates of sexual activity has been attributed variously to sexism, neoliberalism, and women’s increased economic independence. How fair are those claims—and will we be saved by the advent of the sex robot?

Friday Nite Videos | May 6, 2022

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For Religious Right, Abortion Was a Means to Power. Alyssa Milano | Abortion Rights. Happening | Movie. Days of the Theocracy. Covid-19: Where It Came From, and Why There Are More To Come.

Covid-19: Where It Came From, and Why There Are More To Come

Researchers who monitor emerging infectious diseases say that in the last decade the number has increased to about five per year. “It’s our human behavior and the risky things that we do that put ourselves at risk for exposure to these viruses.”

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