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Voters Prioritize Creating Jobs Over Inflation

Our polling demonstrates that voters across party lines are rejecting the GOP’s narrative, and are enthusiastic about creating jobs and stimulating our economy.

Celebrating Juneteenth

As we celebrate Juneteenth this year, the promise of freedom alone isn’t enough to move us forward. Instead, we need to celebrate it every year with sustained action and investment to repair the inequality still lacking today.

Ireland's Support for Palestine

Dublin may lie 4,000km (2,485 miles) from Jerusalem on the map, but in the Irish political imagination, Palestine feels much closer, with both perceived as sharing a history of struggle against colonialism and oppression.

How Black Culinary Historians Are Rewriting History

African American food culture is one of many aspects of African American identity that represents an unbroken line from Africa to present-day America.

The Father of Modern Policing ‘Abolished’ the Police

August Vollmer has been hailed by many in law enforcement as the father of modern American policing. He has also been criticized for pioneering the militarization of the police and espousing the racist theories of eugenics.

Friday Nite Videos | June 18, 2021

Election Officials Are Under Attack. Iko Iko | Playing for Change. The One and Only Dick Gregory | Documentary. New Study Shows the Single Biggest Motivation for the Jan. 6 Rioters. Why It Actually Might Be 'Survival of the Friendliest.'

The Hidden History of Juneteenth

A false story of Reconstruction spread by propagandists for Jim Crow segregation and disseminated in popular culture through Birth of a Nation continues to shape the national imagination.

Warren Buffett and the Myth of the ‘Good Billionaire’

We are tempted into believing that a system can be defended that allows a man to accumulate more than $100 billion. It can’t.

Bernie Sanders: Don't Start a New Cold War With China

Americans must resist the temptation to try to forge national unity through hostility and fear. Developing a mutually beneficial relationship with China will not be easy. But we can do better than a new Cold War. 

Black Voters Matter Holds Freedom Ride Across the South

The Freedom Ride for Voting Rights will kick off with a Juneteenth celebration in Jackson, Mississippi, and make stops in seven states, concluding with a June 26 rally in Washington, DC.
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Culture

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Myanmar Military in Pursuit of Poetry

Phyllis Klein New Verse News
As the generals imprison over 30 poets, California poet Phyllis Klein attacks the killers of poetry in Myanmar, the futility of trying to erase words with bullets.

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Women’s Political Activism in Palestine

Mark Griffiths LSE Review of Books
A deep look at how Palestinian women have practiced creative and often informal forms of everyday political activism and resistance. The reviewer considers the book among the finest social scientific works on contemporary Palestine in recent years.

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Black Communities Have Always Used Food as Protest

Amethyst Ganaway Food & Wine
Beginning with the Transatlantic Slave Trade, Black people in America have used food as a means of resistance, rebellion, and revolution as well as maintaining a closeness with one another through the meals they ate.

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Poem with an Ear Pressed to the Ground

Kindra McDonald Rattle
“So much of this last year has been about breath and breathing,” writes the poet Kindra McDonald, referring to respirators and the words “I can’t breathe.”

Labor

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Rutgers Unions Find Power in Coalition

Rebecca Givan Organizing UpGrade
The Coalition of Rutgers Unions backed up their negotiations with street actions, including a protest in support of Latinx families in New Brunswick, NJ whose school was facing demolition because of the university’s real estate development plans.

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Barbara Bowen Passes the Torch

John Tarleton The Indypendent
The outgoing leader of NYC's leftmost union local looks back on long struggle to transform CUNY.

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There Is No Labour Shortage, Only Labour Exploitation

Sonali Kolhatkar Naked Capitalsm
If the hyperbolic claims are to be believed, American workers are luxuriating in the largesse of taxpayer-funded payments, thumbing their noses at the benevolent and generous employers who are struggling to fill job vacancies.

Friday nite video

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Election Officials Are Under Attack

The Big Lie of widespread voter fraud and a stolen election has made election officials the target of abuse, intimidation, and even death threats.

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The One and Only Dick Gregory | Documentary

By 1968, Dick Gregory was speaking out against the Vietnam War, which made him a target of the FBI. Watch the premiere on Sunday, July 4 at 9/8c on SHOWTIME.