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          James Baldwin: How To Cool It 
    
          August 2, 2017
    
          In Esquire's July 1968 issue, published just after the death of Martin Luther King, Jr., the magazine talked to James Baldwin about the state of race relations in the country. On what would be the author's 93rd birthday, we've republished the interview in full—and his words are incredibly relevant today.


    
          https://portside.org/2017-08-02/james-baldwin-how-cool-it
  
  
          When Organizers Are Professionals 
    
          July 21, 2017
    
          Is the transformation of community organizing into a “profession” a barrier to radical political change?
    
          https://portside.org/2017-08-02/when-organizers-are-professionals
  
  
          Trump Is Serious When He Jokes About Police Brutality 
    
          August 2, 2017
    
          There’s little comedy in the ways in which President Trump’s recent law-enforcement speech reflected his Administration’s broader priorities when it comes to policing.
    
          https://portside.org/2017-08-02/trump-serious-when-he-jokes-about-police-brutality
  
  
          The Invisible Segregation of Diverse Neighborhoods
    
          August 2, 2017
    
          Today, segregation in America looks different than it did a generation ago. Neighborhood-level diversity is increasingly common and, correspondingly, that all-white neighborhoods aren’t as prevalent.  However, even in diverse neighborhoods, divisions of race and class still exert their power.  Most social institutions, churches, recreations centers, restaurants, barber shops and hair shops, schools, and civic associations remain segregated.
    
          https://portside.org/2017-08-02/invisible-segregation-diverse-neighborhoods
  
  
          The Backstory Behind the Unions that Bought a Chicago Sun-Times Stake
    
          August 2, 2017
    
          An investment group led by former Chicago alderman and businessman Edwin Eisendrath and the Chicago Federation of Labor recently pulled off an unusual feat when it acquired the Chicago Sun-Times. The purchase is a return to labor’s long tradition in fostering a broader public sphere.
    
          https://portside.org/2017-08-02/backstory-behind-unions-bought-chicago-sun-times-stake
  
  
          Mourning in America
    
          August 2, 2017
    
          This new book, says Peter E. Gordon, argues that "ever since the fall of communism, a culture of defeat has characterized the left’s understanding of political history and theoretical critique." Gordon guides us through the intricacies of the case author Enzo Traverso makes in this volume. 
    
          https://portside.org/2017-08-02/mourning-america
  

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