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Beyond Protest: War and the Israeli Left

July 29, 2014 · Blog

Many Israelis who define themselves as “on the left” (about 20 percent of the population on a good day) support Operation Protective Edge. It’s a small and lonely subset that is both left wing and opposes the war. Over the … {…}

By Dahlia Scheindlin
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Dear Nick Kristof: Your Palestinian Gandhis are Already Here

July 26, 2014 · Blog

Writing on July 19 in a column intended to “correct a few common misconceptions” about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Nicholas Kristof perpetuated one of his own. Offering unsolicited advice to Palestinian political leaders, Mr. Kristof wrote: “If Palestinians turned to huge … {…}

By Sam Sussman
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Facebook for Space? Airbnb’s Weird Corporate Nationhood

July 26, 2014 · Blog

Airbnb’s announcement of its new #branding struck the tech community on a lot of levels, not least of which were the many genitalia-related ways in which the logo can be interpreted. What I find most interesting in the new branding, … {…}

By Kate Losse
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Belabored Podcast #57: Organizing the South, with Ben Speight

July 25, 2014 · Blog

This week, Belabored talks to Ben Speight, a veteran organizer with Teamsters 728 in Georgia, about building the labor movement in the South. Plus: transgender discrimination at Hobby Lobby, teachers supporting postal workers, and why workers should have a say in who runs the company. {…}

By Sarah Jaffe and Michelle Chen
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More Horror Than Hope: The Comic Art of World War 3 Illustrated

July 24, 2014 · Blog

Since the late 1970s, World War 3 Illustrated has channeled comic artists’ outrage at a world of endless war, ecological exploitation, and the brutalization of social relations. {…}

By Paul Buhle
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Stuck in Congress’s Pothole

July 23, 2014 · Blog

The federal transportation fund is running out of money, threatening the country with potholes, stopped construction, and economic downturn. Congress, which has kept the program solvent with short-term patches for years, now finds itself unable to do more than buy … {…}

By Benjamin Ross
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Gaza: The Longest War

July 18, 2014 · Blog

What response should we have to the current bloodletting in Gaza and Israel? In the current situation, it may seem useful to apply F. Scott Fitzgerald’s famous line about “a first-rate intelligence” being able to “hold two opposed ideas in … {…}

By Michael Kazin
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How Social Movements Can Win More Victories Like Same-Sex Marriage

July 16, 2014 · Blog

The rapidly expanding victory around same-sex marriage demonstrates how a transformational vision can create social change. {…}

By Mark Engler and Paul Engler
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Belabored Podcast #56: The Post–Harris v. Quinn Future

July 11, 2014 · Blog

What does Harris v. Quinn mean for home care workers, for other public sector workers, and for any of us who care about labor? Belabored asks Harvard Law professor Benjamin Sachs and Minnesota care worker Sumer Spika. Plus: strikes in California and Greece, labor struggles at the opera, and more. {…}

By Sarah Jaffe and Michelle Chen
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A World Cup Win for Brazil?

July 9, 2014 · Blog

FIFA thought Brazil was an easy mark, but has learned what every three-card monte dealer knows: when the law comes around, you better fold up your table and beat it, or you might find yourself in real trouble. Police in … {…}

By Bryan McCann
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