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War is ‘Til We Stop It for Maria and Manar

The invasion ended in February, and soon after, I visited what had been a gleaming city. Light still glinted off towering office buildings, six lane highways still sped international traffic in and out. Public...
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Capital Not Charity

Capital not charity, that's what people need. It's an obvious point, but worth making again and again, and it's one South Bronx native Majora Carter makes well in a new book titled "Reclaiming Your...

Win or Lose, Nominations Debates are Dangerous

Justice Breyer has announced his resignation from the Supreme Court and a Biden/Harris pick is expected to win confirmation. The Democrats’ choice is unlikely to shift the court’s balance, we’re told, but the media’s...
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A Fascist World is Breathing

Have you checked your American exceptionalism lately? I mean it. Have you checked where you stand on the idea that the United States is inherently different from other nations, and that the ghastly things that...
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Work and Anti-Work From Karl Marx to Reddit

In 1853 Karl Marx took issue with the British "Economist" magazine over its reporting on workers and wages. A decrease in population had led to a slight increase in pay which afforded workers a golden opportunity...
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Federal Action for Media Could undo some Federal Damage

A Free Press is vital if we are to have any chance at a functioning democracy.  On that, you’d think, Right and Left might agree.  By “free press”  these days, we mean media of every...
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What Does It Take to Imagine the Future? Ask a NIC Unit Nurse

What does it take to imagine change and bring it into being? It’s hard to think of a better place to consider that question than Buffalo, New York’s second largest city, the first in...

A Para/Military Industrial Complex is Growing in Americans’ Backyards

Hoffman, North Carolina, population 588, is a majority Black town in a majority-white county, next to which, not long ago, Oak Grove Technologies moved in. Oak Grove is a self described Tactical and Cultural...

After Ida, Build Back Green, Not Gray

As Hurricane Ida approached the Gulf Coast this August, exactly sixteen years after Hurricane Katrina, all eyes were on New Orleans’ new levee system. The city levees that failed so disastrously back then have...
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The Complete Picture of Our Work Culture

What if we told the people we cared about just what we thought of them more often, and not just the bad stuff either, but also the good. Secondly, how about we did the...

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