Portside Snapshot - November 15, 2017



Poison Ivies

Chris Lehmann
The Baffler
The Paradise Papers, Elite Universities, Endowments, Tax Avoidance, and The Engines of Inequality

In Recording, John Kerry Says Israeli Government Doesn’t Want Peace

Alexander Fulbright
The Times of Israel
In recordings published Tuesday by Channel 10, (In Israel) America’s former top diplomat can be heard praising the Palestinian Authority’s commitment to nonviolence following a wave of terror attacks beginning in the fall of 2015, which he said has been ignored by Israelis due to right-wing configuration of the current government.“The Palestinians have done an extraordinary job of remaining committed to nonviolence.

Iowa Workers Defy Attempt to Weaken Their Unions

Bill Knight
Peking Daily Times
Under a new anti-union law, public-sector unions must re-certify each time they’re scheduled to bargain new contracts, every two or three years. Right-wing backers of the law hoped it would weaken unions by forcing them to devote time and resources to the recertification process and lead workers to drop their membership. But the members of the state's 468 union locals voted overwhelmingly to stick with their union.




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