The Deconstructed May Day Special

May Day is the biggest day on the calendar for the international labor movement, but it passes almost unmentioned each year in the United States. That’s in spite of the fact that the holiday commemorates the workers killed in the …

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Empire Politician

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ICE Subverting Biden’s Priorities for Detention and Deportation

On the first day of Joe Biden’s presidency, the acting secretary of the Department of Homeland Security issued a memo to change immigration enforcement priorities and limit the number of people U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement would target and detain. …

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A Climate Dystopia in Northern California

It’s a ritual that has been repeated many times over the coldest months of Northern California’s winter. The Chico police arrive between 9 a.m. and noon on a Thursday, perhaps in the hopes of catching people when they are home. …

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There’s someone you know in Philadelphia who deserves more recognition.
Maybe it’s a close friend who’s suddenly doing …

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Health officials report 3,321 cases of COVID-19 in Illinois, 36 deaths

Health officials Friday announce 3,321 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus in Illinois, including 36 additional deaths.

Illinois Department of Public Health is now reporting a total of 1,351,497 cases, including 22,171 deaths.

Pfizer officially seeking FDA approval for …

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Teachers’ unions run interference at the CDC

When the Centers for Disease Control released guidance for school reopenings in mid-February, the president of the powerful American Federation of Teachers praised the document as “a rigorous road map based on science.
Turns out it was also based on …

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