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The Wall (running the changes)

Philip Fried
New York poet Philip Fried traces the evolution of THE WALL, “the quintessential barrier/for keeping the future out and the past in.”

Friday Nite Videos | January 18, 2019

Portside
Is Donald Trump Working for Russia? There Is Nothin' Like a Wall - Randy Rainbow Song Parody. Cardi B & Nancy P Take on Trump. Spoken Word 'Daydreaming.' Shoplifters | Movie Trailer.

How to Win Public Support for a Global Carbon Tax

Stefano Carattini, Steffen Kallbekken and Anton Orlo Nature
A Climate Dividend, or People's Payout, is an increasingly popular idea. The left likes it because low-income households are better off. The Citizens’ Climate Lobby champions climate dividends: a bill to deliver it is being consider in the House.

Our Approach to Zionism

Jewish Voice for Peace Jewish Voice for Peace
Jewish Voice for Peace is guided by a vision of justice, equality and freedom for all people. We unequivocally oppose Zionism because it is counter to those ideals.

It’s Time for Federal Workers to Get Sick

Joseph A. McCartin The American Prospect
A sickout by unpaid federal employees could bring the impasse—and their status as hostages to the president’s whim—to an end. Federal workers might learn from the successful example set by teachers from West Virginia to Arizona in 2018.

Why the Working Class Matters

Steve Early LA Progressive
With the rise of popular interest in socialism, this book goes beyond promoting efforts boosting needed protective legislation and improved social welfare for working people to look globally at struggles against capital and strategies for winning.