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Friday Nite Videos | February 26, 2021

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AOC Explains Why the Green New Deal Is Necessary. Barre | Songhoy Blues. Capitol Rioter Turned in to the FBI by Ex-Girlfriend. Amazon Workers in Alabama Fight for a Union. Three Minutes to Mars: Perseverence Touches Down.

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Is Texas’ Disaster a Harbinger of America’s Future?

Jeff Goodell RollingStone
Texas brought this crisis on themselves by insisting on operating their own power grid that doesn’t connect with others; by failing to do anything to make the grid more resilient; by creating a political system that is controlled by power and money.

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The Man Building the Bridge Between Labor Rights and Criminal Justice Reform

Hamilton Nolan In These Times
A new­ly elect­ed pro­gres­sive DA in Austin, Texas is bring­ing some­thing to his posi­tion that none of his coun­ter­parts have before: deep ties to the labor movement. Jose Garza, the new District Attorney in Austin, is the face of progressive pow

The Long Tail of Voter Suppression

Michael Barajas Texas Observer
As the growing number of Black and Latinx voters threaten the GOP’s stranglehold on power, attempts to limit safe voting options during the pandemic reveal a deeper sickness in Texas politics.
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