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Why Anti-Semitism Is on the Rise in the United States

During the past decade, social media has amplified the voices of white supremacists and anti-Semites, but it is Trump who has lent them legitimacy and emboldened them to come out of the shadows.

The Republicans Impeachment Strategy - Lying

As the trial enters its second day, can anyone stop Trump’s Senate enablers from dissembling their way to an acquittal?

Introducing the Teen Vogue 2020 Youth Voter Committee

As part of Vogue's #TeenVote2020 project, 12 young people will be its sounding board for all things related to the presidential campaign.

The Forgotten Socialist History of Martin Luther King J

King believed that a multiracial working-class movement was required to overcome the failings of capitalism.

Global Left Midweek - January 22, 2020

OSPAAAL Closes - and reports on the left from Israel, UK, India, Australia, Zambia, Singapore, Albania, and Russia

Trump's Gotta Go! Trumpism Too. Please Help.

Trump is on trial. We will, of course, present the case for his conviction and removal. But beyond that, we will work to vaccinate society against Trumpism by providing a continuous stream of fact, analysis and vision.

Moms 4 Housing: Deal Reached For Sale to Non-Profit

On Monday, the mayor’s office announced that a deal had been reached to sell the home to a nonprofit that will eventually sell the home to the mothers.

Progressive Scorn Follows New York Times Endorsement

The newspaper's endorsement of both Warren and Klobuchar, said one critic, reveals "so much about the liberal reaction to a resurgent left, a reaction that holds Trump as an aberration and polite, well-mannered centrism as the greatest virtue."

When Capital Threatens to Strike in Your City

With a resurgent left-labor movement and a new crop of progressive and socialist city council members, nervous Chicago real estate developers are hinting they’ll pull their investments in the city.

Second Largest Physicians Group for Medicare for All

"Major changes are needed," declares the 159,000-member American College of Physicians, "to a system that costs too much, leaves too many behind, and delivers too little."
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Culture

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The Trinidadian That Inspired Sam Mendes’ WWI Epic, ‘1917’

Janine Mendes-Franco Global Voices
'1917' is based on Alfred Mendes’ role as a messenger when he served in the 1st Battalion Rifle Brigade, training as a signaller in France. He was thereafter sent to Belgium, with the rest of his battalion, to win back the village of Poelcappelle.

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We’re Lucky to Have Little America

Kathryn VanArendonk Vulture
 Little America wants to give its episodes extra meaning by being based on truth, because, especially right now, it is heartrending and lovely to see stories about American immigrants that are based on real lives.

Trump's Gotta Go! Trumpism Too. Please Help.

Portside
Trump is on trial. We will, of course, present the case for his conviction and removal. But beyond that, we will work to vaccinate society against Trumpism by providing a continuous stream of fact, analysis and vision.

poetry

Frisking Two Men in Sadiyah

Hugh Martin In Country
Hugh Martin’s poetry captures the interior agonies of US soldiers at war in Iraq.

Labor

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2019 Was the Year Tech Workers Organized

Haidee Chu Mashable
Toxic workplace culture, terrible pay, union busting, weapons contracts, anti-immigrant work, and political misinformation. Tech workers finally had enough.

labor

Trump's Gotta Go! Trumpism Too. Please Help.

Portside
Trump is on trial. We will, of course, present the case for his conviction and removal. But beyond that, we will work to vaccinate society against Trumpism by providing a continuous stream of fact, analysis and vision.

labor

The Yellow Vests and the Erosion of Trade Union Strength

Ben Chacko Morning Star
The emergence of the Yellow Vests showed the absence of the left and labor from large parts of France. Trade unions are still essential to protect workers. But a theoretical need for unions doesn't guarantee that they will be effective.

Friday nite video

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Just Mercy | Movie

A true story of official injustice and the long battle for vindication (in theaters now), based on a book by Bryan Stevenson

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Debunking Anti-Vaxxers

The seven most common anti-vaccination arguments and how to answer them

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Soul Rebel Featuring Bunny Wailer and Manu Chao

Bob Marley once said “One good thing about music, when it hits you feel no pain...” Enjoy Bunny Wailer, Manu Chao and Bushman singing the Wailer’s classic, “Soul Rebel,” along with musicians from around the world.