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I've Changed My Mind About Bernie

Bernie Sanders can beat Donald Trump — and it would be an epic act of self-destruction for Democrats to try and hobble his campaign. Sanders is unquestionably in the top tier of candidates for the Democratic nomination.

Making American Schools Less Great Again

During that semester I taught six separate classes and was responsible for more than 250 students. Despite the pretense that real instruction was taking place, teachers like me were largely engaged in crowd management and little more.

The Dangerous Bullying of Ilhan Omar

The third Omar controversy in as many months concerns remarks that the congresswoman made during an event of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. Then President Trump tweeted a video “WE WILL NEVER FORGET!!!”

The case for an immediate withdrawal

The case for an immediate withdrawal from Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq. It is time to revive the anti-war movement in the U.S. in order to push the political establishment to abandon its imperialist policies and white-savior tendencies.

Apr. 25, 2019-Reader Comments, Resources, Announcements

Reader Comments: Mueller Report, Now Congress Needs to Investigate; Elizabeth Warren; Taxes; Daniel Ellsberg; Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Chelsea Manning; Puerto Rico; Drug War; Academic Freedom and CUNY; Portside Labor Honored; lots of Announcements

Grief Behind Bars: Prisoners on the Cycles of Violence

Inmates and visitors who have lost loved ones to murder meet inside a Los Angeles prison to talk about healing and justice

Teachers Are Paid Less Than Similar Professionals

See the Breakdown by State

America’s Biggest Lie: We Can’t Afford Medicare for All

Think about how much your income would go up if you didn't have to pay for healthcare at all. That would begin to close the gap between productivity and wages for the first time in a generation.

Only Rebellion Will Prevent an Ecological Apocalypse

No one is coming to save us. Mass civil disobedience is essential to force a political response.

Global Left Midweek - April 24, 2019

International Day of Peasants' Struggle * Morocco * Sudan * Algeria * Climate Crisis Protests * Russia * Nicaragua
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Culture

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Henry Louis Gates Jr. on the ‘Stony Road’ for Black Americans

David Luhrssen Shepherd Express (Milwaukee)
The highly regarded scholar's latest work tackles the deep roots of white nationalism as it emerged from conflicts surrounding Reconstruction and the failure of post-Civil War governments to stamp down racism and secure genuine emancipation.

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Law Versus Power

Fiorella Lecoutteux Peace News
The author of this book, Wolfgang Kaleck, is founder and General Secretary of the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights (ECCHR) in Berlin. He is also Edward Snowden's lawyer.

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The Play’s the Thing

Peter Olney and Gene Bruskin Stansbury Forum
New play, about Reconstruction. This was really a turning point in US history when America almost did the right thing. The South was writing new state constitutions and African Americans were getting elected to local and national offices.

Labor

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'The Fight for $15 Was Never Just About Raising Wages'

Celeste Robinson Workday Minnesota
The Fight for $15 was never just about raising wages, it was also about building public anger at a system where corporations make billions while workers are paid poverty wages. It is a return to labor's roots, the refusal to accept exploitation.

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Dana Nessel, in a Nod To Michigan Workers, Creates Payroll Fraud Unit

Lindsay VanHulle Bridge
Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel created a new unit in her office to investigate payroll and wage theft, following other dedicated enforcement units related to wrongful convictions and hate crimes since taking office in January.

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Another Big Victory for Labor

Lauren Kaori Gurley The New Republic
Stop & Shop workers scored an important win over the New England grocery chain—and the 2020 Democratic field has taken notice.

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We Can Do Better Than Amazon

Barbara Bowen Clarion
Governor Cuomo loves to enjoin us to think big about spending billions on infrastructure. He and Mayor de Blasio were prepared to commit $3 billion to Amazon. But no investment would repay New York more than a major investment in CUNY.

Friday nite video

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Town Hall with Bernie Sanders | Part 1

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders discusses his tax returns, his tax plan, the perception of socialism, calls for new Democratic leadership, a potential Biden candidacy and health care with Fox News moderators Bret Baier and Martha MacCallum.

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When They See Us | Official Trailer

Based on a true story that gripped the country, When They See Us will chronicle the notorious case of five teenagers of color, labeled the Central Park Five, who were convicted of a rape they did not commit. The four part limited series will focus on the five teenagers from Harlem -- Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana and Korey Wise. Beginning in the spring of 1989, when the teenagers were first questioned about the incident, the series will span 25 years, highlighting their exoneration in 2002 and the settlement reached with the city of New York in 2014.

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Indian Elections | Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj

Hasan analyzes the current state of politics in India and what it means to him as an Indian-American, with a focus on the country’s upcoming elections. Hasan discusses how recent conflicts with Pakistan, widespread economic issues under current Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a resurgence of Hindu nationalism, and corruption scandals amongst major political parties in the country will play a role in determining the future, and the identity, of India.

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Gaza | Sundance World Premiere Trailer

Gaza brings us into a unique place beyond the reach of television news reports to reveal a world rich with eloquent and resilient characters, offering us a cinematic and enriching portrait of a people attempting to lead meaningful lives against the rubble of perennial conflict