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Friday Nite Videos | August 28, 2020

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Kenny Smith Walks Off the Inside Set. Jerry Falwell Jr.'s Link to Trump. Ramy Youssef - Shattering Muslim Stereotypes on TV. Yusuf Hawkins: Storm Over Brooklyn (Movie). Deadly Sins and Cardinal Virtues: A Voter Checklist.

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Texas Teachers Union May Strike Over COVID-19 Precautions

Jef Rouner Reform Austin
The president of the Texas branch of the American Federation of Teachers says that going on strike is an option if teachers are forced back into the classroom this fall without proper precautions for COVID-19.

“Stay Home and Have the Baby”

Jenny Brown Jacobin
pregnant woman wearing mask Texas and Ohio have ordered a stop to abortions, saying they’re not essential medical services. Other states will follow. Right-wing forces are using the pandemic as a pretext to crack down dramatically on abortion rights. We can’t let them.

Death And Texas

Liliana Segura The Intercept
Race Looms Ever Larger as Death Sentences Decline

Where the Bodies Are Buried

Where the Bodies Are Buried Texas Observer
In 1910, East Texas saw one of America’s deadliest post-Reconstruction racial purges. One survivor’s descendants have waged an uphill battle for generations to unearth that violent past.

Tidbits - Nov.14, 2019 - Reader Comments: Impeachment Hearings Start; Bolivian Coup; Jack O'Dell Remembered; Greensboro Massacre; Berlin Wall; Take Action- Stop Rodney Reed Execution; Puerto Rico; Newsrooms Today; Next Climate Strike - Dec. 6

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Reader Comments: Impeachment Hearings Start; Bolivian Coup; Jack O'Dell Remembered; Greensboro Massacre; Berlin Wall; Cuba Solidarity with Africa; Take Action- Stop Rodney Reed Execution; Puerto Rico; Newsrooms Today; Next Climate Strike - Dec. 6...

Greg Abbott vs. Austin’s Homeless

Gus Bova The Texas Observer
As Texas’ governor promotes sensational stories of homeless violence and threatens a state crackdown, the people living on Austin’s streets tell a different story.
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