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Unions support student protestors against campus administrators and police

This story originally appeared in Labor Notes on May 14, 2024. It is shared here with permission. As campus protests—and violent police repression—continue to roll across the country, some unions are getting involved. More than 2,700 protesters have been arrested on 64 college campuses since the initial arrests at Columbia University in New York on April 18. […]

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South Baltimore residents on the toxic reality of living in a ‘sacrifice zone’

“South Baltimore is a sacrifice zone,” Michael Middleton and Dr. Sacoby Wilson wrote in a guest commentary published in Maryland Matters this February. “The six communities that make up South Baltimore—Cherry Hill, Westport, Mt. Winans, Lakeland, Brooklyn, and Curtis Bay—rank in the top 3% of the state for environmental burden using a Maryland Department of […]

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Sports gambling’s takeover of the pro sports world is just beginning

Sports gambling’s rapid takeover of the professional sports industry is arguably the most important development of our time in the world of athletics. The introduction of legal betting has created a powerful new source of temptation with corrosive effects on fans, players, owners, and ultimately the games themselves. Sports journalist Danny Funt joins Edge of […]

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‘Derail Batory’: Senate urged to reject ex-Trump official for Amtrak board

This story originally appeared in Common Dreams on May 07, 2024. It is shared here with permission under a Creative Commons (CC BY-NC-ND 3.0) license. An alliance of unionized rail workers on Tuesday demanded that the U.S. Senate reject President Joe Biden’s nomination of former Trump administration official Ronald Batory to serve on the board of Amtrak, […]

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Bruce Maxwell opens up on the Oakland A’s betrayal

After more than 50 years, the Oakland A’s announced their departure from the city last year, leaving Oakland bereft of its sports teams after the flight of the Warriors in 2019 and the Raiders in 2020. To the dismay of fans, the A’s plan to temporarily relocate to a minor league stadium in Sacramento before […]

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An ethics expert says Sinclair Broadcasting should disclose its business conflicts with Baltimore. I was part of the problem.

Nightly, the local Fox affiliate churns out stories on teen carjackings, students who can’t read, and smashed car windows outside police headquarters, all fodder for an ongoing series with titles like “City in Crisis,” and “Project Baltimore.” The reporting demands transparency from a government often portrayed as hesitant to oblige. It has also been showered […]

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Before East Palestine, there was Portsmouth

“Vina Colley was Erin Brockovich before Erin Brockovich,” Kevin Williams wrote in a 2020 Belt Magazine article titled, “The Poisonous Legacy of Portsmouth’s Gaseous Diffusion Plant.” Williams continues, “Colley has become an unlikely citizen-scientist, spending a lifetime researching and documenting PORTS and its sins… Colley was hired as an electrician at the facility in 1980 and worked […]

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Tennessee Volkswagen workers vote union

This story originally appeared in Labor Notes on Apr. 19, 2024. It is shared here with permission. In a watershed victory, workers at the Volkswagen factory in Chattanooga, Tennessee, voted tonight “UAW, yes!” The company’s sole non-union plant will finally join the rest of the world. “If Volkswagen workers at plants in Germany and Mexico […]

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East Palestine residents demand fully-funded healthcare

In this extended episode, you will hear a compilation of speakers from the March 23 conference in East Palestine. Speakers include: Lauri Harmon, East Palestine resident; Chris Albright, East Palestine resident; Jami Rae Wallace, East Palestine resident, president of East Palestine Unity Council; Christina Siceloff, East Palestine resident; Rob Two-Hawks, East Palestine resident; Daren Gamble, […]

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Technocapitalism: Our dystopian present—and future?

We are living through an incipient technological revolution. AI, blockchain, cryptocurrencies, commercial space travel, and other innovations are rapidly transforming everything from the workplace to the financial architecture of the global economy. While many of these technologies hold vast potential to benefit the social good, the multinational corporations and financial oligarchy that drive innovation and […]