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Historic Wave of Women Candidates Sweep to Power on Guam

Jon Letman Truthout
“What Guam came to realize is that what’s most important to us [is]— our islands, our people, our environment, our land — and regardless of what you are, we wanted to put the people in office who are going to fight for those things.”

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Why Reds Were Better in Bed

Ann Schneider The Indypendent
A counterintuitive if rigorous argument that the sex lives of men and women under the Soviets were better than those in the capitalist West, based on the system's ability to deliver the sort of social benefits unavailable even in Scandinavia.

Farrakhan and Related Subjects

Linda Sarsour Portside
If you have come here to help me you are wasting your time but if you have come here because you believe that your liberation is bound up with mine, let us work together. -- Lila Watson

Did All Chicagoans Support The Civil War?

Jesse Dukes WBEZ - Public Radio Chicago
The story of Irish-American draft resisters, African-Americans who defied the odds in order to fight, and women who found alternate ways to support the war.

How the Anti-Trump Resistance Is Organizing Its Outrage

Charlotte Alter Time
If Democrats retake one or both houses of Congress in November, it will be largely because of this emerging national network of progressive organizers. But winning the midterms is just the first step in a movement designed to rebuild and transform.

Working People Will Make a Better World

Priscilla Murolo and Andy Piascik ZNet
My tendency as a labor historian has always been to look at life beyond the workplace. Life taught me that working people are multi-dimensional. They care about many things in addition to work and unions, they bring multiple concerns and aspirations.
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