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Portside Snapshot - September 6, 2017

   
 

 


Left Strategy After Charlottesville

Max Elbaum
Organizing Upgrade
In shorthand: this essay is an argument for the left to interact with the post-Charlottesville surge of resistance by pursuing a strategy that is anti-right, anti-racist, gender-inclusive, grounded in the interests of the working class and oriented toward working both inside and outside of the Democratic Party.



How Ending DACA Hurts All Low-Wage Workers

Daniel Costa
Working Economics Blog of the Economic Policy Institute.
The impact of this political decision is significant: 800,000 young immigrants—many of whom have never known another country except when they were small children—will become instantly deportable and lose the ability to work legally and contribute to the United States, and will be effectively left without labor rights and employment law protections in the workplace.



Diseases of Despair

Chris Hedges
Truthdig
A loss of income causes more than financial distress. It severs, as the sociologist Émile Durkheim pointed out, the vital social bonds that give us meaning.



"Care in Chaos": New Documentary Uncovers Rising Tide of Attacks on Abortion Clinics Under Trump

Amy Goodman
Democracy Now!
A new documentary by Rewire chronicles the rising tide of harassment and violence against abortion providers and clinics under the Trump administration. Called "Care in Chaos," it features Calla Hales, director of A Preferred Women’s Health Center, one of the busiest abortion clinics in North Carolina. She faces a gauntlet of harassment, threats and physical violence just to do her job.


 
 
 
 
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