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How a Third Reconstruction Could End American Poverty

Jeffrey D. Sachs CNN
The Third Reconstruction should aim to end -- once and for all -- the oligarchy of rich Whites by creating an America in which all are equal at the voting booth, the school, the clinic and the workplace.

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Reclaiming the Power of Rebellion

Elizabeth Hinton, Derecka Purnell Boston Review
Activist Derecka Purnell interviews historian Elizabeth Hinton about her new book, ‘America on Fire,’ and how the label “riot” discredits Black political demands.

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Black Worker Centers: Building Workplace Power in the Communities

Matthew Cunnington-Cook The American Prospect
Worker centers in general serve as a clearinghouse for workers’ needs when forming a union is all but impossible. Even in anti-union terrains, the centers have found ways to change public and corporate policies.

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Biden Forges Ahead with His Pro-Union Agenda on Several Fronts

Maegan Vazquez CNN
President Biden's statement on Tuesday urging the U.S. House of Representatives to approve the Protecting the Right to Organize Act follows his earlier support for workers who want to organize an Amazon warehouse in Alabama.

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G&Ts on the Veranda: An Homage to Franz Boas and a Better Anthropology

Francis Gooding London Review of Books
Boas was an outlier in a field that tolerated if not justified white racial superiority over the world’s “lesser” breeds, He and his intellectual successors— largely women-did what scholars and journalists need to do: listen, ask questions, observe.

Organizing the Multiracial Working Class

Maurice Mitchell The American Prospect
If working people fail to see real material distinctions between life under Trump and life under Biden, they’ll look for an alternative to the party in power.

Tidbits - Feb. 25, 2021 - Reader Comments: Texas, Climate Change, Solar Energy; Student Debt; GOP as Cult; Rush Limbaugh; Myanmar Mass Civil Disobedience; Healthcare; End Cuban Blockade; Freedomways, Civil Rights, Race; Lawrence Ferlinghetti; more...

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