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          These Hotel Workers Took On Trump -- and Won 
    
          December 21, 2016
    
          Workers at Trump’s Vegas hotel voted to unionize last December after several months of campaigning. A labor agreement, though, was slow to materialize until last week, when over a few days, union representatives and Trump Organization executives negotiated a four-year contract, taking effect Jan. 1, that will cover roughly 520 housekeepers, bartenders, servers, porters and other staff at the hotel.
    
          https://portside.org/2016-12-21/these-hotel-workers-took-trump-and-won
  
  
          Officer Involved 2016
    
          December 21, 2016
    
          Sourced from Guardian data and scripted through Google Street View, this project catalogs the locations of all 1000 sites of police killings in the US via images pointing toward the sky.
    
          https://portside.org/2016-12-21/officer-involved-2016
  
  
          This Cruel New Policy Makes It Near Impossible for Kids to See Their Incarcerated Parents 
    
          December 21, 2016
    
          This past July, the Federal Detention Center instituted a policy that makes inmate visits even more difficult: It limited visits to immediate family only. Practically speaking, the policy cuts off inmates from the people they love at precisely the moment they need those connections most.


    
          https://portside.org/2016-12-21/cruel-new-policy-makes-it-near-impossible-kids-see-their-incarcerated-parents
  
  
          A Radical Proposal for Radical Times
    
          December 21, 2016
    
          Amidst a national flurry of immigrant rights initiatives, the Immigrant Worker Center Collaborative of Boston (IWCC) came up with a proposal that was radical in its simplicity: a demand that President Obama pardon all undocumented people in the United States. 
    
          https://portside.org/2016-12-21/radical-proposal-radical-times
  
  
          Leader of Party Founded by Nazis Claims He Met With Trump’s National Security Adviser
    
          December 21, 2016
    
          “This is not just any opposition party: It is one with Nazi sympathies,” a former state department official said.

    
          https://portside.org/2016-12-21/leader-party-founded-nazis-claims-he-met-trump%E2%80%99s-national-security-adviser
  
  
          A New Lucas Plan for the Future
    
          December 21, 2016
    
          Forty years ago, shop workers in Britain developed the Lucas Plan to save jobs by converting arms manufacturing to industrial production.  The struggle for economic conversion, and against the deskilling of work through computer-controlled technology remains relevant today in the search for solutions to the environmental crisis and the employment crisis.
    
          https://portside.org/2016-12-21/new-lucas-plan-future
  
  
          Reading Albert Murray in the Age of Trump
    
          December 21, 2016
    
          Albert Murray (1916-2013), was the kind of intellectual for whom Duke Ellington would write a book jacket blurb. He called the African American writer and esteemed cultural critic “a man whose learning did not interfere with understanding," in praise of Murray's 1975 book Train Whistle Guitar, adding that Murray was "the unsquarest person I know." The Library of America has published new volume of Murray's writing. Greg Thomas takes a look.
    
          https://portside.org/2016-12-21/reading-albert-murray-age-trump
  

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