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One Million Join March Against Brexit

Organisers hail UK’s ‘biggest-ever demo’, while Tom Watson leads calls for fresh referendum

How to End Endless War

The case against American military supremacy

Marx and the Democratization of Work

The solution for capitalism’s problems requires transforming the capitalist workplace into democratic institutions where everyone has an equal say on what happens there.

Debunking the Capitalist Cowboy

Business schools fetishize entrepreneurial innovation, but their most prominent heroes succeeded because they manipulated corporate law, not because of personal brilliance.

Golan Heights: Trump’s Election Gift to Netanyahu

Members of Syria’s Druze community hold Syrian and Druze flags.
To help re-elect Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, President Trump endorsed Israeli sovereignty over Syria’s Golan and tore up UN Security Council Resolution 242, the foundation for every effort towards a just and lasting Middle East peace.

Friday Nite Videos | March 22, 2019

"Secret Agent Manafort." President of Planned Parenthood Calls Out Lies About Abortion and Health Care. Whatever You Do DON'T Follow @DevinCow. #MeToon. Means TV: For All of Us.

Mueller Time: Release the Report

"The American people have a right to know..."

Sunrise Movement Is Changing What Is Winnable

To win a Green New Deal and realign the Democratic Party, Sunrise Movement and Justice Democrats are embracing disruption, conflict and polarization

Ta-Nehisi Coates Is an Optimist Now

A conversation about the revived debate over reparations, the 2020 Democratic primary, and the power of pop culture to advance progressive change

Means TV, a Post-Capitalist Streaming Service

The working-class filmmakers behind Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s viral campaign video plan to bring a leftist lens to news and entertainment. “Basically, it’s a cooperatively-run, anti-capitalist Netflix."
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Culture

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School photo: The Jewish school, Warsaw 1929

Jane Spiro Intimate Riches in a Little Room
For the London-born poet Jane Spiro, her father’s school photo taken in 1929 represents the “before” but cannot foresee the changes that await a Polish-born Jewish boy.

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Brecht’s Poetry: Angry or Evil?

Michael Wood The London Review of Books
An extended ode to the revolutionary German playwright-genius Bertolt Brecht, whose exhaustive new collected poems exalt combating injustice while keeping faith in his fidelity to dissent.

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Folk Witness

John T. Edge Oxford American
What draws us to seek pleasure and solace in places often referred to as joints and shacks? Is this about time travel? Are they portals to a Southern past? Is it rooted in rooted in class difference, and a want to span that chasm?

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Fish & Duck Skills

Metta Sáma Poem-a-Day
The poet Metta Sáma depicts the travails of high school taunts and bullying that ultimately reduce to a single trait: race.

Labor

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Minnesota Amazon Workers Walk Off the Job over Speed-Up

Joe DeManuelle-Hall Labor Notes
Stowers are expected to keep up a standard of 240-250 tasks an hour. Any downtime, such as time spent drinking water or using the bathroom, is counted against productive time.

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UAW Must Resist Strategy to Divide Members, NAACP Leader Says

Phoebe Wall Howard Detroit Free Press
“Are you going to be able to keep what you have? Are you going to be able to sit at the table as one?” NAACP National President Derrick Johnson asked UAW members, as he urged them to avoid division based on race, ethnicity, religion, gender.

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How to Use Grievances to Organize

Mike Parker and Martha Gruelle Labor Notes
This excerpt from "Democracy Is Power: Rebuilding Unions from the Bottom Up" explains how to think about grievance handling in another way.

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An Ecosocialist Green New Deal: Guiding Principles

DSA Ecosocialists Democratic Socialists of America
Our role is to help build a militant mass working-class movement that is powerful enough to secure human flourishing for all beyond the critical next decades, not just survival for some.

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"Secret Agent Manafort"

Roy Zimmerman nails it again. "There’s a man who leads a life of treason/Now he can’t believe the trouble he’s in/He gave insider polls/To Putin and his trolls/Odds are he‘s in Leavenworth tomorrow"

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Whatever You Do DON'T Follow @DevinCow

The captain of the Donald Trump fan club, Republican Congressman Devin Nunes, is suing Twitter and two anonymous twitter accounts for $250 million. He is suing @DevinNunesMom & @DevinCow. The @DevinNunesMom account was suspended yesterday, but @DevinCow is still going and we can't have that. We cannot have livestock insulting our esteemed elected officials! So please in the interest of civility we're asking you, please do NOT follow @DevinCow.

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#MeToon

Sam Bee introduces #MeToon. In your favorite cartoons the good guys always win, but this time the good gals won. Produced and animated by an all-female team led by Kaitlin Fontana with Julie Levitsky. Edited by Daphne Gómez-Mena.

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Means TV: For All of Us

Means TV is a worker-owned digital streaming platform with original shows and movies of various genre: news, talk shows, documentary, sitcoms, stand-up comedy, adult animation, dramas and more, featuring your favorite leftist journalists, activists, comedians and influencers.

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Hip Hop: Outta da Bronx, and Around the World

On the latest episode of Patriot Act, Hasan dissects how the rise of music streaming on platforms like YouTube, Spotify, and SoundCloud has influenced the sound, reach, and impact of modern day hip hop. While streaming technology has led to the commercial viability of SoundCloud rappers, it is simultaneously enabling rap as a viable form of protest against oppressive regimes around the world.