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Labor Is on the Offensive

Todd E. Vachon Barron's
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.

1-2-3-4; We Don’t Want Your F—Ing War!

Harold Meyerson The American Prospect
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.

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

Donna Nevel South Florida Sun-Sentinel
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.

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."