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          I Hate New Year’s Day
    
          January 3, 2016
    
          You end up seriously thinking that between one year and the next there is a break, that a new history is beginning; you make resolutions, and you regret your irresolution, and so on, and so forth. This is generally what’s wrong with dates.
    
          https://portside.org/2016-01-04/i-hate-new-year%E2%80%99s-day
  
  
          Editorial: Wikipedia Fails as an Encyclopedia, to Science's Detriment
    
          January 3, 2016
    
          Problematic entries reinforce the popular impression that science is impossible to understand and isn't for most people—they make science seem elitist. And that's an impression that we as a society really can't afford.
    
          https://portside.org/2016-01-04/editorial-wikipedia-fails-encyclopedia-sciences-detriment
  
  
          How One Man Plans to Make Billions Selling Mojave Desert Water
    
          January 3, 2016
    
          Scott Slater wants to pump billions of gallons to LA and other drought-hit cities - and make $2.4bn in the process
    
          https://portside.org/2016-01-04/how-one-man-plans-make-billions-selling-mojave-desert-water
  
  
          St. Francis Square: How a Union Built Integrated, Affordable Housing in San Francisco
    
          January 3, 2016
    
          The ILWU’s effort to create affordable integrated housing for working people says much about its values and efforts to define the city that birthed the union and remains its headquarters.
    
          https://portside.org/2016-01-04/st-francis-square-how-union-built-integrated-affordable-housing-san-francisco
  
  
          The Next Big Voting-Rights Fight
    
          January 3, 2016
    
          If you’re no longer drawing lines on population but you’re selectively using criteria like age, that hits [the Hispanic] community very hard.  Put aside the whole citizenship issue. The largest group of people who would be subtracted from the apportionment base would be children, and because [Hispanics] have disproportionately so many more children than the Anglo population has, that starts shifting seats all by itself, before you start to even consider citizenship.
    
          https://portside.org/2016-01-04/next-big-voting-rights-fight
  
  
          Who Gets Excluded From the Modern Economy?
    
          January 3, 2016
    
          Experts on banking and labor markets offer their reasons for optimism and pessimism going into 2016.
    
          https://portside.org/2016-01-03/who-gets-excluded-modern-economy
  
  
          Luke Cage in Context - The Racial Politics of an ‘Unbreakable’ Black Man
    
          January 3, 2016
    
          Context is crucial to the politics of a narrative, always. In the context of the #BlackLivesMatter protests, and the increasing public focus on police brutality toward particularly African American communities in the U.S., it is important to ask how the fantasy of Luke Cage – a black man who is “unbreakable” – fits into the current socio-political landscape. 
    
          https://portside.org/2016-01-03/luke-cage-context-racial-politics-%E2%80%98unbreakable%E2%80%99-black-man
  

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