Thaddeus Stevens, Revolutionary

Portside Snapshot - April 5, 2020

Thaddeus Stevens, Revolutionary


Bruce Levine

Jacobin
Thaddeus Stevens was born on this day in 1792. A fierce, uncompromising opponent of slavery, he was a true American revolutionary.

Reflections on the Sanders Campaign so Far


Sam Lewis

Organizing Upgrade
Socialism is no longer marginal due to Bernie's campaigns. But his support has been insufficient to win. Key now will be to back the eventual Democratic nominee but still oppose neo-liberalism in its Republican and Democratic guise.

Are We Really All ‘In This Together’?


Sarah Lustbader

The Appeal
The penal system remains a source of diseases that spread among prisoners at rates far exceeding those in the communities from which they came.

Humanity's Origin Story Just Got More Complicated, and Fascinating


George Dvorsky

Gizmodo
Human evolution was a complex process with many human species living and interbreeding at the same time. This emerging narrative, which challenges the old theory of human evolution as a linear march of progress, was bolstered by three new studies.

It’s Not Just Old People: Covid-19’s Unique Threat to the South


Vann R. Newkirk II

The Atlantic
One in 10 Covid-19 deaths in the US have occurred in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia. The virus is rampant in New Orleans and growing in Georgia’s southwest. These outbreaks are unique because so many younger people are dying.

Shut Down Non-Essential Construction


Lauren Sugerman

Submitted to Portside
It is impossible for any contractor, project owner or union steward to monitor the protection of each worker to the fullest under these conditions.
 
 

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