In 1992 Jorge Durand, a social anthropologist and geographer at Mexico’s University of Guadalajara, coordinated a series of in-depth interviews with Mexican migrants who had experienced the hard journey to the United States. One of these migrants, a man named Aurelio, crossed the US border dozens of times, only …» Read more
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#!/usr/bin/env python from collections import Counter import random import time from moviepy.editor import VideoFileClip, concatenate, vfx if __name__ == '__main__': srtfile = 'sotu.en.vtt' # converts subtitle file timestamps to seconds. def str2secs(s): hh = int(s[0:2]) mm = int …
David Dayden writes in the New Republic:
Private equity firms borrow massively to buy companies, and use corporate cash reserves to pay themselves back. Workers who supply the value to the business see nothing; in fact, to service the debt, companies usually cut staff. When the retailer collapses under the …
The Boomers in one video.
Bryce Covert writes in the New York Times:
Because of lax security at Equifax, one of the three major credit reporting companies, the private financial and personal details of as many as 143 million Americans have been exposed to hackers. We still don’t know what the full ramifications will …
The American Moderate, like the American Conservative, has always been a tolerant and forgiving fellow when it comes to violence. He'll forgive the Indian killer and the slaver, the murdering cop and the armed invader, the groper and feeler-up, the thieving capitalists' bought lawmen and their night-time raids, the soul-stealing …» Read more
“The Last Strike” http://quod.lib.umich.edu/l/lbc2ic/x-sclp1336/sclp_1336. University of Michigan Library Digital Collections. Accessed: August 24, 2017.
Most likely, sometime early next year, the Supreme Court will issue a 5-4 decision holding that agreements where workers waive the right to engage in collective legal action are enforceable. Fox News will probably give the decision little or no coverage, and most of the working-class citizens who voted for …
A hungry ghost always wants the next thing, not the last thing. Rebecca Solnit, “The Loneliness of Donald Trump‟
Graydon Hicks, Superintendent of Schools in Fort Davis, a small and remote town in Jeff Davis County in the Big Bend of west Texas, has written a powerful open letter to derelict state leaders (Republicans all), who have for a generation now been working very hard to hobble schools and …» Read more
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