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How Farmworkers Are Organizing to Close the Wage Gap

Sara Herschander Capital & Main
Agricultural workers in New York just formed the state’s first farmworker union, but a new law guaranteeing overtime protections and organizing rights for the first time has been delayed.

NYC Lets 800K Non-citizens Vote. Other Cities May Follow.

Sanya Mansoor Time
This action comes after a year marked by voting restrictions by state legislatures across the nation. “For New York City to do this really draws our attention to these questions: How do we think about democracy? Who’s included? Who’s excluded?"

Friday Nite Videos | October 22, 2021

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Multilingual Disinformation | John Oliver. Lorde | Te Ao Mārama / Solar Power. Jordan Klepper at Trump Rally in Des Moines. QAnon Conspiracies Are Tearing Through Evangelical America. India Walton and Chokwe Antar Lumumba | In Conversation.

Friday Nite Videos | October 15, 2021

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The Real Reason the Economy Might Collapse | Robert Reich. Children’s Author Tells the True Story of Columbus’ Exploits. The Last Time the Globe Warmed. Fruits of Labor | PBS. The End of Oil, Explained | Vox + Netflix.

Fruits of Labor | PBS

When ICE raids threaten her family, Ashley, a Mexican-American teenager living in California, is forced to become the breadwinner, working days in the strawberry fields and nights at a food processing company.

Friday Nite Videos | October 8, 2021

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Sanders' Blunt Rejoinder to Manchin's 'Entitlement Society' Word Games. Happy 25th Anniversary Fox News! Here's Why Hollywood Crew Workers Have Authorized a Strike. There’s Hope in the Latest Climate Report. Blue Bayou | Movie.

Blue Bayou | Movie

The timely story of a uniquely American family fighting for their future. A Korean adoptee raised in a small town in the Louisiana bayou, struggling to make a better life for his family, discovers that he could be deported from the only country he has ever called home.

Norway Turns Left

Farooq Sulehria Green Left
It was evident by about midnight on Monday, September 13, that the Left bloc, spearheaded by the Labour Party (Arbeiderpartiet), was comfortably bagging an important victory in Norway’s parliamentary elections.

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America Was Eager for Chinese Immigrants. What Happened?

Michael Luo The New Yorker
In the gold-rush era, initial ceremonial greetings soon gave way to bigotry and violence as Chinese immigrants were tarred as a “coolie race” and cast as a threat to free white labor. The two books under review tell the story of how and why.
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