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          Hari Kondabolu’s New Doc Shows How the Racist Apu Character on 'The Simpsons' Still Haunts Desi America 
    
          November 19, 2017
    
          Hari Kondabolu, the comedian explores the trouble with the animated Indian convenience store clerk through his own experiences and those of actors such as Aziz Ansari and Kal Penn in an hourlong documentary set to air on truTV. 
    
          https://portside.org/2017-11-20/hari-kondabolu%E2%80%99s-new-doc-shows-how-racist-apu-character-simpsons-still-haunts-desi
  
  
          Off-Year Election Takeaways for Money in Politics
    
          November 19, 2017
    
          Last week’s off-year elections provided a window into the role money plays in our politics, and the possibilities for campaign finance for reform across the country. 
    
          https://portside.org/2017-11-20/year-election-takeaways-money-politics
  
  
          When Carl Sagan Warned the World About Nuclear Winter
    
          November 19, 2017
    
          Before the official report came out, the popular scientist took to the presses to paint a dire picture of what nuclear war might look like.

    
          https://portside.org/2017-11-20/when-carl-sagan-warned-world-about-nuclear-winter
  
  
          The Trump Doctrine 
    
          November 19, 2017
    
          Making Nuclear Weapons Usable Again 
    
          https://portside.org/2017-11-20/trump-doctrine
  
  
          Upton Sinclair is Dead and the Food Industry has the Trump Admin. Right Where It Wants It
    
          November 19, 2017
    
          In an era when the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are increasingly compromised, and workers in the American food industry are often poorly paid and under-protected, advocates and commentators must consciously work to dismantle the elitism that so often surrounds cultural discussions about food in the United States.
    
          https://portside.org/2017-11-20/upton-sinclair-dead-and-food-industry-has-trump-admin-right-where-it-wants-it
  
  
          Second City Has Been a Comedy Mecca for Decades. Now Its Workers Are Voting to Form a Union.
    
          November 19, 2017
    
          UE, the union organizing the Second City workers, has recently helped run several successful unionization campaigns with service employees whose jobs are precarious and without benefits, including graduate student workers in Iowa and movie theater concession workers in New England.
    
          https://portside.org/2017-11-19/second-city-has-been-comedy-mecca-decades-now-its-workers-are-voting-form-union
  
  
          The Punisher Tells A Story About White Male Anger, Wrapped In Blood and Guns
    
          November 19, 2017
    
          The Punisher is a lot angrier and a lot more incisive than it looks. The Punisher is a story about what violence means to white men.

    
          https://portside.org/2017-11-19/punisher-tells-story-about-white-male-anger-wrapped-blood-and-guns
  

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