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Pruitt-Igoe: A Black community under the “atomic cloud”

This story originally appeared in Protean on Nov. 28, 2022. It is shared here with permission. The true story of the Pruitt-Igoe Housing Complex may…

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Striking Case New Holland workers prepare to spend the holidays on the picket line

This time last year, 10,000 workers and UAW members at John Deere waged a massive strike that became a national news story. This year, workers…

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The 48,000-worker strike at the University of California is still going

This story originally appeared in Jacobin Magazine on Nov. 25, 2022. It is shared here with permission. A strike involving 48,000 graduate student workers, postdocs,…

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10 years later, the Fight for $15 and a Union continues

On Nov. 29, 2012, over 100 fast food workers in New York City walked off the job to demand that their wages be increased to…

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Could We See a Rail Strike?

This story originally appeared in Labor Notes on Nov. 24, 2022. It is shared here with permission. Despite fanfare from the White House and Secretary…

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Ralph Nader explains why Democrats lost the House

The midterm elections are over, and two more years of Congressional gridlock are likely in store. Republicans have taken a narrow majority in the House,…

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Twitter may be in violation of German labor law

Twitter has been conducting massive layoffs across its global workforce in the weeks since the company was officially acquired by Elon Musk, but Musk’s slash-and-burn…

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Jim Thorpe: Biography of an Indigenous icon

Jim Thorpe’s athletic career was a marvel. As a two-time Olympic gold medal winner, as well as a professional football, baseball, and basketball player, Thorpe…

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Amid devastating floods, Pakistan and China partner to build climate resilience

As part of an ambitious initiative to build climate resilience in the aftermath of disastrous floods, Pakistan has, with Chinese assistance, put up a high-tech…

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A retired Brazilian subway operator and trade unionist on how workers delivered Lula’s victory

Last month, the world watched with bated breath as Brazilians voted in two rounds of high-stakes elections that pitted far-right president Jair Bolsonaro against former…

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After 26 years in prison, Cambodian refugee Phoeun You was supposed to be paroled. ICE deported him instead.

When Phoeun You’s family left Cambodia as refugees, he was only one year old. After spending a number of years in a refugee camp in…

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Why hundreds of Planned Parenthood workers in the Midwest unionized

This story originally appeared in Workday Magazine on Nov. 16, 2022. It is shared here with permission. The Supreme Court may have struck down Roe…

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LGBTQ+ Nightclub shooting in Colorado Springs probed as possible hate crime

This story originally appeared in Common Dreams on Nov. 20, 2022. It is shared here under a Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) license. A mass…

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New York Times draws sweeping conclusions when reform district attorneys lose, ignores them entirely when they win

When San Francisco voters recalled their reform prosecutor Chesa Boudin in June of this year, The (non-San Francisco-based) New York Times ran several articles about…

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What the hell is going on with the British Conservative Party?

For anyone seeing the international news about the UK’s currently-ruling Conservative Party, it can be difficult to follow just what the hell is going on….

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Marcel Proust’s ‘In Search of Lost Time,’ 100 years later

Marcel Proust’s 4,000 page magnum opus, À la recherche du temps perdu (In Search of Lost Time) was written shortly before his death in 1922. Proust’s sprawling work is…

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Alabama’s striking coal miners are upping the ante

Hundreds of coal miners at Warrior Met Coal in Brookwood, Alabama, have been out on strike since April 1, 2020—and, as the strike nears its…

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How Steve Bannon is influencing Bolsonaro’s playbook

Brazil has a new president-elect. Former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva won the Brazilian presidency on Oct. 30. He defeated far-right president Jair Bolsonaro…

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William Robinson: How COVID-19 will lead to a global capitalist police state

Capitalism was in crisis before the COVID-19 pandemic, and existing conditions of inequality, dispossession, and ecological ruin set the stage for the deadly success of…

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Biden needs to accept that the US can’t intimidate North Korea

An increasingly tense standoff has been simmering on the Korean Peninsula for months, and is now escalating to a potentially “uncontrollable phase,” North Korean officials…

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48,000 University of California staff strike in the largest higher education strike in US history

The largest strike in the US since 2019 is currently underway across University of California campuses. 48,000 teaching assistants, postdocs, researchers and graders on the…

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Indigenous resistance and the roots of Ecuador’s National Strike

“He was my uncle. They killed him during the strike in the center of Puyo, here in Ecuador. He was my uncle, he was Oldemar…

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