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Information is power. Our mission at Portside is to seek out and to provide information that empowers you -- that empowers the left. Every day we search hundreds of sources to connect you with the most interesting, striking and useful material. Just once a year we appeal to you to contribute to make it possible to continue this work. Please help.

 

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Documentary: MLK/FBI

Award-winning editor and director Sam Pollard lays out a detailed account of the FBI surveillance that dogged King’s activism throughout the ’50s and ’60s, fueled by the racist and red-baiting paranoia of J. Edgar Hoover. Full review.

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How QAnon Addicts Its Followers

VICE News investigates the who, what, and why behind the QAnon conspiracy movement to understand its radicalizing impact on society, in the wake of the Capitol riots.

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How Trump Has Incited Violence for Years

'Knock the crap out of 'em, would you? I promise you, I will pay for the legal fees' — Trump has been inciting violence from his supporters for years.

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Do You Love Me?

They may not have soul, but they've definitely got moves. The Boston Dynamics menagerie lightens up the New Year.

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The True Story Behind Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

This is the true story of the life of Gertrude "Ma" Rainey, the “Mother of the Blues,” and the subject of the Netflix film starring Oscar-winner Viola Davis and Chadwick Boseman.

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Merry Christmas Baby | Keb' Mo'

Turn it up and enjoy this bluesy rendition of "Merry Christmas Baby" performed by our friend Keb' Mo'. Happy Holidays!

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"Twas The Coup Before Christmas"

The little Late Show Elves have crafted another holiday cartoon classic, tailor-made for the steaming pile of joy that was 2020!

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The Mitch Who Stole Justice

Sam takes a page from a holiday favorite (you know the one) to explain what’s at stake in the Georgia runoff elections! With help from Senate candidate Jon Ossoff.

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Will YOU be the next AOC??

Sunrise volunteers worked tirelessly to elect Jamaal Bowman, Marie Newman, and Cori Bush, defend Senator Ed Markey, defeat Trump, and more. Now, it’s our turn: it’s time for the takeover.

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Deb Haaland | In Her Own Words

Rep. Deb Haaland of New Mexico is Joe Biden's nominee for Interior Secretary, where she would be the first indigenous person to hold a Cabinet office. She introduced herself at the Democratic National Convention as 'a proud 35th generation New Mexican.'

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The War on Cuba — Episode 3

Episode 3 explores Cuba's healthcare program and medical brigades. We talk to doctors who served in Brazil, Bolivia and Italy, and of course the ones who held it down in Cuba during COVID-19. 

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The Social Dilemma | Trailer

What are the consequences of our growing dependence on social media? Silicon Valley insiders discuss how social media is reprogramming civilization - and us.

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The War on Cuba — Episode 2

Mother and daughter speak frankly about everyday life, getting around and how things are changing

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