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‘We have to flip this seat’: After Senate primary win, Fetterman shifts focus to beating GOP

This story originally appeared in Common Dreams on May 18, 2022. It is shared here with permission under a Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) license….

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Posted in #TheRealNews Politics and Movements: US Racial Justice

Buffalo gunman’s racism directly tied to mainstreaming of white nationalism, say critics

This story originally appeared in Common Dreams on May 15, 2022. It is shared here with permission under a Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) license….

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The fire that Wynn Bruce lit

On Earth Day 2022, Wynn Alan Bruce, a 50-year-old practicing Buddhist from Boulder, Colorado, self-immolated on the steps of the United States Supreme Court. He…

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Florida judge strikes down part of ‘unconstitutional’ map rigged by GOP Gov. DeSantis

This story originally appeared in Common Dreams on May 11, 2022. It is shared here with permission under a Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) license….

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Posted in #TheRealNews Economy and Inequality labor Politics and Movements: US

How 50 years of class war changed the state of Wisconsin

This is the final podcast installment of our special series of conversations with teachers, organizers, scholars, and activists in Wisconsin that TRNN Editor-in-Chief Maximillian Alvarez…

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What happens if Roe v. Wade is overturned? LGBTQ+ legal experts are worried about civil rights.

This story originally appeared in The 19th on May 6, 2022.It is shared here with permission. The Supreme Court’s draft opinion leak has James Esseks…

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Rage is the most natural emotion to be feeling right now

“There are times when I want to scream out: “F*** this entire indifferent, hypocritical and violent world!’” So writes philosopher George Yancy in a recent piece…

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The Chris Hedges Report: Gerald Horne on the unrelentingly radical life of Paul Robeson

Heroic dissidents are demonized, marginalized, physically and psychologically destroyed, or assassinated by the American ruling class. Before the persecution of Julian Assange, before the FBI…

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Texas GOP governor considers challenging 1982 ruling requiring free public education

This story originally appeared in Common Dreams on May 5, 2022. It is shared here with permission under a Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) license….

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Capitalism has always wanted to control our bodies

Perhaps there was no more fitting of a backdrop for the announcement that the Supreme Court appears to be planning to overturn Roe v. Wade…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Economy and Inequality Politics and Movements: US

‘Time to take to the streets’: Mobilizations planned as Supreme Court targets Roe

This story originally appeared in Common Dreams on May 3, 2022. It is shared here with permission under a Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-ND-3.0) license. Abortion…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Economy and Inequality labor Politics and Movements: US

The historic, youthful, rank-and-file movement to unionize Starbucks

The rank-and-file effort to unionize Starbucks stores around the United States is one of the most head-spinningly historic worker-led movements in our generation. Since the…

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‘You’ve got to shut it down’: Lessons from Wisconsin’s 2011 worker uprising

With the passage of Act 10 in 2011, also known as the Wisconsin Budget Repair Bill, Republican Gov. Scott Walker declared war on the labor…

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Workers at Maryland’s first unionized Starbucks describe their fight for workplace democracy

On Monday, April 25, the N. Charles cafe in Baltimore’s Mt. Vernon neighborhood became the first Starbucks location in Maryland to unionize. The final election results, certified…

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GOP accidentally admits that Biden has the power to cancel student debt

This story originally appeared in Common Dreams on April 27, 2022. It is shared here with permission under a Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) license….

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Democrats have no plan to stop the overturning of Roe v. Wade

The Supreme Court is on the verge of overturning Roe v. Wade. And yet, there is currently no cohesive national campaign from either the Democratic…

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The Amazon Labor Union is just getting started

After the independent and worker-led Amazon Labor Union made history by unionizing the JFK8 fulfillment center on Staten Island—the first Amazon facility in the US…

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‘It’s everybody on campus versus the administration’: Indiana graduate workers strike for union recognition

On April 10, members of the Indiana Graduate Workers Coalition—United Electrical Workers (IGWC-UE) at Indiana University in Bloomington voted overwhelmingly to strike in an effort…

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Alabama parents seek emergency court order to block criminalization of trans youth care

This story originally appeared in Common Dreams on April 21, 2022. It is shared here with permission under a Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) license….

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Jailed for a crime she didn’t commit, Dreama Caldwell is now taking on the system

Alamance County, North Carolina, is probably best known for its defense of Confederate monuments and backing Republicans in every presidential campaign since Jimmy Carter. But…

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Posted in #TheRealNews Economy and Inequality Politics and Movements: US

Jailed for a crime she didn’t commit, Dreama Caldwell is now taking on the system

Alamance County, North Carolina, is probably best known for its defense of Confederate monuments and backing Republicans in every presidential campaign since Jimmy Carter. But…

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Posted in #Opinion #TheRealNews Politics and Movements: International Politics and Movements: US War in Ukraine

How the war in Ukraine is being fought in the media

As is the case with any war, the war in Ukraine is being fought on many fronts: in the streets, in the financial realm, and…

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