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Lula’s Lead Over Bolsonaro Widens Days Before Election

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has widened his lead over incumbent Jair Bolsonaro, less than a week before one of the most divisive presidential elections in Brazil’s history.

Ukraine, Vietnam, and the necessity of draft evasion

In just five days after Putin's speech calling up 300,000 reservists, the independent newspaper Novaya Gazeta, citing government sources, reported that 261,000 Russian men had fled the country.

Labor Is on the Offensive

Aided by a historically tight labor market and a supportive president and National Labor Relations Board, unionized workers have been able to use their newfound leverage to win demands that forward their agenda.

What Antisemitism Is, What It Is Not, Why It Matters

Antisemitism, like all forms of injustice, harms people and communities. Many Jewish organizations speak about criticism of Israel or Zionism as antisemitic, but that is a misuse and, in fact, an abuse of what antisemitism is.

Sept 29, 2022-Reader Comments, Resources, Announcements

Reader Comments: Climate Crisis; Morality Police - Iran AND USA; War on Drugs; Cuba; Socialist Values; Amanda Gorman; Cartoons; Resources; Announcements; more; ....

Cuba’s Gay Rights Vote Is Victory for Socialist Values

A referendum to end discrimination against gay couples in marriage and adoption just won big in Cuba. That’s a victory for the core values underlying the socialist project.

People Power Defeated Manchin's Dirty Deal

The win was the result of "hundreds of national and grassroots organizations, along with concerned Americans from coast to coast, working together for the health and safety of frontline communities and a livable future for the planet," said one campaigner.

Brooklyn’s Library to Slip Books Through Red State Bans

A program has lent tens of thousands of e-books in places they're forbidden.

How To Turn Out Young Voters in November

Banging pro-choice drums has a distinctly positive effect, but Democrats have to address the economy, too.

Global Left Midweek – September 28, 2022

Reports and analyses from movements, parties and trends on the international left
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Culture

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Before We Were Trans: A New History of Gender

Jane Haile New York Journal of Books
This new book, says reviewer Haile, surveys "the existence of non-binary gender ideas, roles and behavior across cultures and from different time periods."

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Welcome to Indian Country

Rena Priest Poetry Magazine
Washington State Poet Laureate Rena Priest celebrates the beloved “Indian Country,” even welcomes people aboard, but adds a surprise twist to the invitation.

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BRIGADISTAS!: A Review

Harry Targ Diary of a Heartland Radical
40,000 mostly young leftists from 50 countries joined in the military effort to defend democracy. Some 3,000 Americans traveled to Spain to fight fascism. They became known as the Abraham Lincoln Brigade.

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The 10 Tactics of Fascism | Jason Stanley

Fascism is a cult of the leader, who promises national restoration in the face of supposed humiliation by immigrants, leftists, liberals, minorities, homosexuals and women

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Armageddon Time | Movie

"A story about the invisible fault lines of inequality, the moral compromises demanded by the American Dream, and the very practical ways in which remembering the past can be the only legitimate defense against the social forces that keep trying to repackage it as a vision of the future." -- Indiewire

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Ron DeSantis' Migrant Stunt | Trevor Noah

Patagonia's founder donates his company to fight climate change, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis sends migrants to Martha's Vineyard, racists lash out at "The Little Mermaid."