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  • Fighting for the Sanctuary Workplace: Unions Mobilize to Protect Undocumented Workers

    By David Bacon, Truthout | Report

    Local 2850 organizers and activists take part in an anti-Trump march in Oakland, California, after Trump's ascension to the presidency. (Photo: David Bacon)Local 2850 organizers and activists take part in an anti-Trump march in Oakland, California, after Trump's ascension to the presidency. (Photo: David Bacon)

    Even as activists push for sanctuary cities and schools, unions, workers and their allies are organizing to make workplaces safe from enforcement raids by immigration officials. Their goals include preventing Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents from using Social Security numbers to identify undocumented workers and training workers to act together on the job to resist raids and firings.

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  • Turkish Bodyguards Attacked US Demonstrators. Why Has Trump Said Nothing?

    Turkish Bodyguards Attacked US Demonstrators. Why Has Trump Said Nothing?

    By Ron Fein, Truthout | News Analysis

    Trump took an oath to defend the First Amendment, but when peaceful demonstrators outside the Turkish embassy were assaulted by Turkish presidential bodyguards, Trump's prolific Twitter account was strangely silent. Was the silence owing to diplomatic discretion or a conflict of interest in the shape of two luxury towers in Istanbul bearing the Trump name?

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  • So Jon Ossoff Lost: Is That a Left Swipe From Millennial Voters?

    So Jon Ossoff Lost: Is That a Left Swipe From Millennial Voters?

    By Susannah Jacob, Moyers & Company | News Analysis

    In Georgia's special election, Karen Handel dimmed, if not doused, Democratic hopes that younger candidates will bring younger voters to polls. As both parties' strategists evaluate the lessons of the race, their attention will turn to the role that Ossoff's age played in his initial pre-runoff success and eventual failure.

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