New and Noteworthy 2018

This Sunday, January 21 at 2 pm will be our next discussion of the books Capitalism & Slavery / Capitalism & Freedom. You can comment on them here. We’ll be discussing chapters 6&7 of both books.

From the week of January 14 to January 20

  1. Corporate power
  2. Mistreatment of immigrants
  3.  Drugs:
  4. HuffPost, Breaking From Its Roots, Ends Unpaid Contributions
  5. Children’s health insurance has become a political hostage
  6. Citing police torture, judge orders convicted murderer freed
  7. David Cay Johnston: Trump is Determined to Provoke War to Draw Focus from Racist & Erratic Behavior (Video interview)
  8. Nuclear Posture Review draft leaks; new weapons coming amid strategic shift
  9. Post-work: the radical idea of a world without jobs
  10. Gallup: Number of uninsured Americans rose by 3.2 million last year
  11. A Year On, Trump Admin Refuses to Drop Charges Against 59 Arrested at Inauguration Protest
  12. It’s time for Philly to invest in Philly: proposal for public bank and investment
  13. Government shutdown 2018: here’s what could happen: Congress is barreling toward a government shutdown deadline.
  14. Puerto Rico shows what it is like without a functional government

From the week of January 7 to January 13

  1. Immigration Rights Activist Ravi Ragbir Detained at ICE Check-in Amid Protest, Police Violence
  2. This is the kind of bail out we need
  3. Podcast America’s Monopoly Problem — (curated by Best of the Left)
  4. Long read: America Has a Monopoly Problem—and It’s Huge
  5. Why Are Our Most Important Teachers Paid the Least?
  6. Where Are We with CHIP Now?
  7. Podcast Who’s regulating whom?
  8. Trump Administration Sides With Employers Over Workers On Arbitration Agreements
  9. How redlining segregated Philadelphia
  10. Racial Amnesia in America
  11. How climate change web content is being censored in the Tump Administration
  12. Is Anyone On the Side of the Congolese Now?
  13. Catherine Deneuve and others denounce the-#MeToo movement.html
  14. In ToxicDocs.org, a Treasure Trove of Industry Secrets
  15. The Insane Plan to Give North Korea a ‘Bloody Nose’
  16. Martin Luther King, Jr.: Beyond Vietnam speech

From the week of December 31, 2017 to January 6, 2018

  1. Structural racism and health inequities in the USA
  2. The Right is Waging War on Academic Freedom
  3. 987 people killed by the police in U.S. in 2017 let’s work for a better 2018
  4. Report: Blacks in Boston Have a Median Net Worth of $8, Whites Have $247K
  5. Universalizing Resistance: To Fight Trump, Fight the System
  6. The Supreme Court’s Quiet Assault on Civil Rights
  7. The Death Toll in Puerto Rico is Still Rising
  8. Trump Justice Department Pushes for Citizenship Question on Census, Alarming Experts
  9. An SF city bank is not only possible — it’s a great idea, budget analyst concludes
  10. Repeating from last week when we deferred discussion: China Snares Innocent and Guilty Alike to Build World’s Biggest DNA Database
  11. Iran protests:
  12. How will the US move to cut aid affect Pakistan?
  13. Luck of the draw helps Republicans hold Virginia House
  14. Large real estate donations find their way into both ends of New York City Council speaker race
  15. A Year in Trump Corruption
  16. Led by the Mercers, Bannon’s allies abandon him
    • Sexual or financial misconduct is OK. Disloyalty or proposing raising taxes is not
  17. 1968 The Strike that Brought MLK to Memphis
    • Have things changed? “I AM a Man” mirrored in “Black Lives Matter”
  18. Video – The Price of Social Change: Why California Is Paying Gun Offenders

Earlier items

Second half of 2017
First half of 2017
Second half of 2016