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13 Facts About American Prisons That Will Blow Your Mind

The U.S. prison system is a crime against humanity. Here are just some of the reasons why. By Lee Camp Scheerpost May 10th, 2021 By Lee Camp / Original to ScheerPost In a few minutes time you’ll want to abolish prisons. If you’re not ready for that intellectual and emotional transformation, then…

Counterpoints: A San Francisco Bay Area Atlas of Displacement and Resistance

By UC Santa Cruz Arts, Lectures, and Entertainment May 4th, 2021 On May 4th 2021, we celebrate the launch of Counterpoints: A San Francisco Bay Area Atlas of Displacement and Resistance (PM Press) by Erin McElroy, UC Santa Cruz Feminist Studies alum and co-founder of the Anti-Eviction Mapping Projec…

The Blue New Deal: Making a Living on a Living Ocean

By Jeremy Brecher, Senior Strategic Advisor, LNS Co-Founder Labor Network for Sustainability Last year Senator and presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren called for “A Blue New Deal for our Oceans.” Since then, there have been many additional proposals for a Blue New Deal–including measures t…

George Floyd (October 14, 1973–May 25, 2020): Make Future Public Health Better Than the Past

By Michael Fine MD AJPH April 7th, 2021 One year later, George Floyd’s murder requires reflection from public health. The epidemic of police violence and the criminalization of Black lives have existed for generations. The murder of George Floyd on May 25, 2020 was not new information. It was the…

The People’s Republic of Neverland on New Frame

New Frame May 5th, 2021 Robb Johnson writes on behalf of children, finding in them curiosity and empathy mixed with wonderment – before the voracious capitalist society drills it out of them. This is a lightly edited excerpt from The People’s Republic of Neverland: The Child Versus the State (PM…

Who Funds the Climate Crisis?

For fossil fuel companies, what drives their profit is ownership of carbon in the ground. That’s why they have spent billions of dollars stoking the climate denial industry and fighting regulations. By Cynthia Kaufman Common Dreams May 14th, 2021 First the good news: The technology needed for a ca…

The ascent of Sara Nelson, workers’ great hope

The Association of Flight Attendants president has become America’s most prominent labor leader. Now she’s poised to help the entire worker movement take off. By Morgan Clendaniel/Photographs by Jared Soares FastCompany May 2021 Sara Nelson was supposed to be accepting a lifetime achievement awa…

Streams and lakes have rights, a US county decided. Now they’re suing Florida

By Isabella Kaminski The Guardian May 1st, 2021 A novel lawsuit is taking advantage of a local ‘rights of nature’ measure passed in November in effort to protect wetlands The Florida lawsuit is part of a growing trend around the world of laws protecting rights of nature. Photograph: Jupiterimage…

The Day the Klan Came To Town on PW Comics World: More to Come 466

Publishers Weekly This week on the More to Come Stargazing special Calvin talks with PW graphic novels reviews editor Meg Lemke about their personal Staff Picks: Keiler Robert’s irresistibly droll collection of autobiographical vignettes ‘My Begging Chart,’ and Bill Campbell and Bizhan Khodaba…

Revolutionary Mothering Reviewed on Literary Mama

By Kimberly Lee Literary Mama March/April 2021 The list of ingredients required to make my cousin’s coveted gumbo is a long one: shrimp, andouille sausage, Dungeness crab, chicken wings, hot links, tomato paste, chicken stock, filé powder. He prepares it by first focusing his attention on the bro…

We Love Our Schuylkill Nurses — So Should LVHN!

By George Maroukis and Mitch Troutman anthraciteunite.com May 6th, 2021 How many dishes can a waitress carry? How many students can a teacher teach? More importantly, what happens when they are given too many? That’s the theme of the classic I Love Lucy scene from the 1950s, where she works in a c…

Red Nation Rising: From Bordertown Violence to Native Liberation

April 29th, 2021

Fighting for a College’s Survival

By Henry Reichman AAUP May 2nd, 2021 After four horrifying years of the Trump administration’s nonstop assault on public education, science, expertise, and even truth itself, it is easy to forget that many of the educational policies and practices promoted by the forty-fifth president and his mini…

Reading Greece: Nick Mamatas on the Meeting Point Between Fantastical Fiction and Reality

By Athina Rossoglou Greek News Agenda May 4th, 2021 Nick Mamatas is the author of several novels, including I Am Providence and The Second Shooter. His short fiction has appeared in Best American Mystery Stories, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Tor.com, and many other venues. His latest collec…

Golden Crown Literary Society Finalist Spotlight— Bodies and Barriers

Join us to hear readings from 2021 Goldie Finalists. Today we hear from: Twice Shy by Aurora Rey, Bold Strokes Books, The Lost Temple of Psiere by K. Aten, Regal Crest Enterprises, Bodies and Barriers: Queer Activists on Health by Adrian Shanker (ed.), PM Press, The Year Shakespeare Ruined My Life b…

The Problem With Housework Isn’t Your Partner — It’s Capitalism

But seriously, they should just empty the dishwasher every now and then By Annaliese Griffin April 22nd, 2021 I think things are fairly equal in my marriage. I make most of the money. My husband does almost all of the cooking and more of the daily child care than I do. I run admin. He deals with law…

Investing in Destruction: California Teachers Pension Money Should Not Be Funding Line 3

By Cynthia Kaufman Originally posted on Common Dreams February 18th, 2021 A review of Tomorrow’s Economy: A Guide to Creating Healthy Green Growth The main goal of Norwegian economist Per Espen Stoknes’ new book, Tomorrow’s Economy: A Guide to Creating Healthy Green Growth, is to offer the con…

May Day & The Undeniable Power of Interracial Unions

By We the Black People April 30th, 2021 Though largely unacknowledged in America in favor of Labor Day in September, May 1st is internationally recognized as International Worker’s Day, the anniversary of the struggle for an 8-hour workday in Chicago in 1886. Looking back on that brings up a lot o…

50 years of “Strike!”

By Chris Garlock and Patrick Dixon; social media guru: Harold Phillips Labor History Today May 2nd, 2021 “So many people have been unwilling to say the word strike, but say it with me: Strike, strike, strike!” AFA president Sara Nelson’s inspirational keynote at the April 6 symposium celebrati…

David Correia Discusses Red Nation Rising On Radio Free Galisteo

By John Shannon Radio Free Galisteo April 27, 2021 David Correia – Associate Professor of American Studies at the University of New Mexico , discusses his contribution to the book Red Nation Rising: From Bordertown Violence to Native Liberation. Red Nation Rising can be found at PMPRESS.org

The Long Struggle to Save City College of San Francisco

By Peter Olney Jacobin May 2nd, 2021 Review of Free City! The Fight for San Francisco’s City College and Education for All by Marcy Rein, Mickey Ellinger, and Vicki Legion (PM Press, 2021). After a five-year struggle against an accrediting agency trying to shut down City College of San Francisco…

Mellon Sawyer Seminar on Contemporary Political Struggle: abolition x communism

UC Davis Humanities Institute April 26th, 2021 This event brings together our favorite thinkers of both abolition and communism not as official upper-case ideologies but as lower-case ideas about how to organize social existence. While some would say that each implies the other, tensions between the…

Melanie K. Yazzie Discusses Red Nation Rising On Radio Free Galisteo

By John Shannon Radio Free Galisteo April 28, 2021 Melanie K. Yazzie Assistant Professor of Native American and American Studies at the University of New Mexico , discusses her contribution to the book Red Nation Rising: From Bordertown Violence to Native Liberation. Red Nation Rising can be found a…

The future and the remotest beach in the world

By Mark Hurst Creative Good April 22nd, 2021 Not long ago, before the pandemic, Bob Ostertag traveled to West Papua, Indonesia. Hundreds of islands there make up the Raja Ampat archipelago, which is known for its scuba diving, as the coral reefs have not yet sustained the bleaching that is so pervas…

Migration and asylum: industry and business behind human mobility

Argos International Observatory on Human Migration April 29th, 2021 Adrienne Pine is a critical medical anthropologist whose work has explored the embodiment of structural violence and imperialism in Honduras, cross-cultural approaches to revolutionary nursing, and neoliberal fascism. She has serve…


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