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Why Ireland’s “Yes” Vote on Abortion Changes Everything

“And yes I said yes I will Yes.” This resplendent “yes”—spoken by Molly Bloom at the end of James Joyce’s landmark Irish no...   [ continue reading...]

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Big Coal Is Using This Small Oklahoma Town as a Toxic Waste Dump

BOKOSHE, OKLA.—On the edge of Bokoshe, population less than 500, sits a hill about 60 feet high, covered partly with soil. From a distance, it could be a...   [ continue reading...]

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Why Keith Ellison and Jeremy Corbyn Think We Should Cap CEO Pay

max·i·mum in·come noun 1. A legal limit on how much a person can be paid "Give [the wealthy] awards. Lavish them with praise. Publish th...   [ continue reading...]

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Corporations Are Profiting From Immigrant Detainees’ Labor. Some Say It’s Slavery.

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP VOWED IN MARCH, “My administration will focus on ending the absolutely horrific practice of human trafficking. And I am pre...   [ continue reading...]

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At the University of Montana, You Must Pass an Anti-Rape Test Before You Register

Missoula Mont.—First-year and transfer students at the University of Montana (UM) shuffle into an auditorium for a spring orientation session. Their stude...   [ continue reading...]

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Lessons From the First Palestinian Intifada

On Dec. 9, 1987, four Palestinian workers were killed in a collision with an Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) truck. Within days, protests spread throughout Gaza an...   [ continue reading...]

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Does Post-Human Mean Part-Plant? A Look Inside a Fungal Utopia.

Saya Woolfalk is a New York-based artist whose life-size dioramas create science-fictional worlds meant to reimagine society and peoples. In Lessons From the In...   [ continue reading...]

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Progressives Have Won the Battle to Redefine What an “Establishment Candidate” Is

On Tuesday night, four states held primary elections: Arkansas, Georgia and Kentucky hosted their first rounds of voting and Texas completed its run-off. The e...   [ continue reading...]

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How a Wave of New Voters Could Take Out Scott Walker in 2018

MADISON, WIS.—Voters stream into the Meadowridge Library, a typical polling place on the southwest side. It’s election day, April 3, icy and miserab...   [ continue reading...]

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What We Can Learn From How Laura Moser Made the Democratic Establishment Sweat

Yesterday’s Democratic primary runoff in Texas’ 7th district will come as a major disappointment to anyone who viewed the race as a portent of elect...   [ continue reading...]

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Chase Says It’s Fighting Climate Change. So Why Is It Financing the Fossil Fuel Industry?

JPMorgan Chase (“Chase”) talks a big game on climate change. The Wall Street bank has committed to becoming entirely reliant on renewable energ...   [ continue reading...]

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Illinois Bill Would Allow Cops to Spy on Protesters Using Drones With Facial-Recognition Technology

On May 2, the Illinois Senate approved SB 2562, which would allow police to use drones equipped with facial recognition capabilities to spy on large public gath...   [ continue reading...]

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YIMBYs Exposed: The Techies Hawking Free Market “Solutions” to the Housing Crisis

SAN FRANCISCO—Tensions over the housing affordability crisis were on full display at an April 3 rally against a California housing development bill, SB 82...   [ continue reading...]

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The Never-Ending Nakba

Two weeks ago in Old Hebron, a once-bustling Palestinian city in the West Bank, I saw a ghost town. The streets were empty except for dozens of Israeli soldiers...   [ continue reading...]

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Inside the Closed Facebook Groups Where the Teacher Strikes Began

When Detroit teachers organized their January 2016 “sickout” to protest “abominable” neglect of their schools and classrooms, they...   [ continue reading...]

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The Only Explanation for Why the NRA Has Chosen Oliver North as its New President

It hasn’t exactly been a banner year for the National Rifle Association (NRA). Rattled by the outpouring of student activism that followed the February Pa...   [ continue reading...]

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Socialists and Progressives Just Trounced the Democratic Establishment

If members of the Democratic Party establishment weren’t already worried, after Tuesday night, they should be. In primaries across the country, at least e...   [ continue reading...]

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We’re All Zucked

Thanks to colliding scandals surrounding fake news and the political consultancy Cambridge Analytica, Facebook is dealing with the greatest crisis in its histor...   [ continue reading...]

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Palestinians Are Forcing the World to See Their Humanity

We watch a split screen. On one side: celebrations of the new U.S. embassy opening in Jerusalem. The president's daughter, son-in-law, cabinet officials, Congre...   [ continue reading...]

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Watch This Palestinian-American Woman Crush Every Media Trope About the Gaza Protests

Since Palestinians in Gaza launched the Great Return March on March 30, Israel has killed at least 109 Palestinian protesters and wounded 12,300 others, ac...   [ continue reading...]

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