A Mandate for Left Leadership

Portside Snapshot - December 14, 2018

A Mandate for Left Leadership


Kate Aronoff; Sunrise Movement

The Nation
The Green New Deal embodies the kind of big thinking that party leaders have shirked over the past few decades, during which liberals in Washington opted for incremental policy tweaks and compromises with Republicans and corporations alike.

Anti-Zionism Isn’t the Same as Anti-Semitism


Michelle Goldberg, Opinion Columnist

New York Times
American Jews have nothing to fear from the new congressional critics of Israel. Naturally, conservatives in the United States — though not only conservatives — have denounced Tlaib and Omar’s stance as anti-Semitic. It is not.

The Time Has Come for Congress to Dismantle the USOC


Lindsay Gibbs

ThinkProgress
The newest investigation into the enabling of Larry Nassar paints a picture of an organization that is beyond repair. The organization was willing to overlook everything, as long as programs, like gymnastics were bringing in new medals and money.

Tidbits - Dec. 13, 2018 - Reader Comments: Immigration, Borders; Wisconsin GOP Coup; George H.W. Bush; 2018 elections; Impeachment Dilemma; GM Closings; Break Up Facebook; Marc Lamont Hill; Lots of Resources and Announcements;




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Reader Comments: Immigration and Borders; Wisconsin GOP Attempt Coup; Books About Food; George H.W. Bush; 2018 elections; Impeachment Dilemma; Fighting GM Closings; Break Up Facebook, and ...; Marc Lamont Hill; Lots of Resources and Announcements;

They Took Control of Their Workplace — and They Won




UE News
Ten years ago, 240 workers at Republic Windows and Doors in Chicago occupied their factory to prevent its closure. This victory by UE members demonstrated that employers can be challenged and defeated.

Message from Portside Labor: There's a Storm Ahead


Portside moderators

Portside
We'd like to say that everyone can breathe easier after the midterm elections, which delivered an emphatic judgment on Trump and Trumpism. Congratulations to everyone who contributed to this achievement in any way.

Against the Normal


Scott McLemee

Inside Higher Ed
December 10 was International Human Rights Day, making the book under review a timely, sobering take on the uphill struggle for human rights at home and abroad in the face of rising nativism, racism, xenophobia - paeans to alleged traditional values.
 
 

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