Jul 062019
 

After decades of nurturing a culture of violent, racist abuse, Customs and Border Protection cannot be seen as just another working-class job. Like Hitler’s SS, we must see CBP not as a place where good people do bad things, but where bad people do bad things. Protesters demonstrate for the migrants who perished at the US-Mexico border or while in custody of US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) on July 1, 2019 in Los Angeles,…

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Jul 062019
 

In April, hundreds of people packed into the Old South Church in Boston to hear the world-renowned dissident and linguist Noam Chomsky speak. In this hour-long special, we air an excerpt of Chomsky’s speech and his on-stage interview with Amy Goodman.

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Jul 062019
 

The United States is in the middle of a massive housing crisis. Community land trusts can help address it. Tenants march in a protest in the Lower East Side in New York. (Marlis Momber) Over the past fifty years, cycles of disinvestment and aggressive reinvestment in urban real estate markets, stagnating wages, and neoliberal shifts in federal housing policy have created a complex housing system that is fueled by debt and fails to serve a…

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Jul 062019
 

Noah Scalin (previously) writes, “I’m so devastated to learn about Mad magazine’s imminent demise. I just recently finished my own portrait of Alfred E. Neuman, made from stickers, inspired by the reboot of the magazine (which features new works by artists inspired by growing up reading Mad). Mad was such a seminal part of my childhood. As a budding activist I loved seeing popular culture, politics and advertising skewered in such a clever & subversive…

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Jul 062019
 

The Working Families will endorse one Democrat for president later this year, but in the meantime it has announced that the endorsement will go to one of these six candidates: Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, Julian Castro, Bill de Blasio, or Kamala Harris. See this press release, which only relates to West Virginia. See this story, which says that the story is true for the entire Working Families Party, not just the West Virginia…

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