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Could Your First EV Be the Last Car You Ever Buy?

An electric car capable of running for 1 million miles is within reach--if car companies allow it.

New Republican Plan for Voter Suppression

A bill has been introduced that would require proof of citizenship for registration to vote in Federal elections while 1 in 10 voters say they can't easily show proof of citizenship.

Gratitude for Chomsky Follows New of Ill Health

"So many thousands of people have stories about how he has changed their lives," said one admirer. "He certainly changed mine."

If Not in New York, Then Where?

Governor Kathy Hochul's indefinite pause of a proposed congestion pricing program for lower Manhattan is “a generational setback for climate policy in the United States."

Global Left Midweek – June 12, 2024

More election season news and views

Europe’s Decelerating Drift

How serious is the continuing appeal of the far right?

Air in Cancer Alley’ More Toxic Than Previously Thought

Ethylene oxide, a carcinogenic gas, is nine times more prevalent than the EPA estimated, a study shows. And inside petrochemical plants, workers are likely subjected to much higher concentrations, an author said.

The Fallacy of the ‘Wrong Side of History’ Narrative

Waiting on history to deliver karmic justice for war crimes is a useless exercise, especially at a time when urgent action is needed.

A Democrat Is Removing Limits on Political Cash

An ascendant new bloc of three Republicans and one Democrat is voting together to roll back limits on how politicians, political parties and super PACs raise and spend money.

Media Bits and Bytes – June 11, 2024

A crisis moment for media
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Culture

books

Inequality Without Class

Simon Torracinta Dissent
This book surveys how leading economists, over the last two and a half centuries, have accounted for wealth and income inequality.

food

Sonic Seasoning

Andrew Coletti Atlas Obscura
A developing field called “sonic seasoning” suggests a possible link between our experience of sound and taste. In a Oxford University study, subjects consistently connected the “5 basic tastes” with various musical instruments, pitches and melodies.

tv

Welcome to the Era of Garbage Film and Television Streaming

David Moscrop Jacobin
Private equity and monopoly capitalists will destroy anything to make a buck, and they’ve turned their sights on TV and film. If you hated cable’s high prices, endless ads, and copycat programming, you’re going to loathe the future of streaming.

Labor

labor

Waffle House Is Raising Servers’ Pay Across the Country

Dave Jamieson HuffPost
After nearly a year of organizing for raises, an end to mandatory meal deductions & safer working conditions, thousands of Waffle House workers at over 1,500 stores across the South have won an increase in base pay of more than $3/hour plus more.

labor

From the Community | Freedom of Speech Is a Labor Issue

Jason Beckman, Sophie Jean Walton and Chloé Brault The Stanford Daily
The right to protest and just cause for discipline are fundamental principles that unions seek to protect. Recent arrests and suspensions of graduate workers at institutions across the United States highlight the importance of this right.

Friday nite video

video

Following Harry the Film

Following Harry” is an intimate documentary film that follows 96-year-old civil rights icon Harry Belafonte as he continues his mission of social justice