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Walt Whitman Whitman Archive
Pride Flag Waves Over San Francisco's Gay Pride Parade
In this season of gay pride and the varieties of love, Walt Whitman speaks to us on the 200th anniversary of his birth.

12 Ways the Progressive Takeover Is Transforming New York

Jesse McKinley and Vivian Wang New York Times
Democrats, leading both chambers of the New York legislature for the first time in nearly a decade, enacted an agenda that was undeniably liberal, often landmark, and for those in the majority, made up for lost time

Dogs Have Eyes Just for Us. Literally.

Haley Weiss The Atlantic
In a remarkably short period of time, dogs have evolved specialized eye muscles that allow them to display their emotions to their human friends

Tidbits - June 20, 2019 - Reader Comments: Bernie Sanders; Elizabeth Warren: Impeachment; Iran war; Healthcare; Cuba Travel; How Well Are We Doing?; Religion and Gay Rights; Resources: South Africa; Gay Pride; New York Rent Laws; more...

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Reader Comments: Bernie Sanders; Elizabeth Warren: Impeachment; Iran war threat; Healthcare; Cuba Travel; How Well Are We Doing - Who You Asking; United Methodist Church and Gay Rights; Resources: South Africa; Gay Pride; New York Rent Laws; more...

The Freedom Summer of 1964 Launched a Voting Rights Revolution

Ray Uyeda Teen Vogue
June marks the 55th anniversary of the Freedom Summer, when more than 700 college students - whose average age was 21 - traveled mostly from the North to Mississippi to work with local Black-led organizations to support their civil rights work.

Barcelona's Occupy Mayor Wins a Second Term

Elia Gran The Indypendent
Three weeks after appearing to lose her re-election bid, Barcelona's leftist mayor Ada Colau won another four-year term Saturday. Barcelona was not the only city that had elected a "municipalist" government.

Are We the New Radical Republicans?

Van Gosse Organizing Upgrade
Bill Fletcher, Jr. and Carl Davidson have recently argued that leftists should work inside-and also alongside-the left flank of the Democratic Party to grow a new party inside the husk of the old one.

Portside Labor Awarded Labor Communicator of the Year

Carl Ginsburg; Kurt Stand; Jay Schaffner Portside
Metro New York Labor Communications Council held its annual convention on May 10 at IBT Local 237. The Communicators of the Year award was presented to the Portside Labor collective. Portside Labor has been a vital resource for the labor community.