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Trump and His Allies Have a Plan for Protecting Themselves, Not You. Stay Home | Baba Brinkman. Spike Lee's New Short Film | New York New York. Mourning in America. Filmmaker Josh Fox Responds to Michael Moore on Bombshell Climate Film.

Mourning in America

Donald Trump’s failed presidency has left the nation weaker, sicker, and teetering on the verge of a new Great Depression.

Science and Politics

Hilary Rose, Steven Rose and Katherine L. Bryant Monthly Review
I think one’s got to look not at the technofix—you’ve got to look at the transformation of the way in which all of us live and ask how you move toward that in a time of gross inequality within and between nations.

Starve the Beast, Feed the Depression

Paul Krugman New York Times
“Starve the beast” — forcing governments to cut services by depriving them of resources — has been Republican strategy for decades. This is just more of the same.

books

White Enough? Race in America

Ayesha Ramachandran Los Angeles Review of Books
This book on modern immigration explores the complex relationship South Asian migrants to the U.S. have with the always contested notion of "whiteness."
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