Hollywood writers are on strike — and from late-night shows, to beloved sitcoms and major movies — the effort could have a significant impact on what millions of viewers are watching on TV and in the theaters. For the full article, click here.
Following calls from shareholders for more transparency on the effects of company policy, Amazon will be conducting a “racial-equity audit” of its hourly workers led by former Attorney General Loretta Lynch. For the full article, click here.
AmazonSmile Charity Platform Drops Black Lives Matter as Org Dodges Calls for Financial Transparency
E-commerce giant Amazon has removed the Black Lives Matter organization from its AmazonSmile charity platform as the organization faces increasing financial scrutiny. Amazon previously was a major cheerleader for Black Lives Matter, including making large donations to...
Is it time for a 3rd party challenger in 2024? Last week, Politico reported that several major progressive voices are confident that there will be a left challenger to Joe Biden. Jeff Weaver, Bernie’s 2016 campaign manager, said it’s a given, and names like Nina Turner and Marianne Williamson have been floated as possible candidates. However, much of the left is still skeptical of “dum dum” third party runs — even as efforts like The Movement for a People’s Party and the Andrew Yang’s Forward Party reflect a growing interest in electoral alternatives outside of the two party system. This week, Briahna Joy Gray spoke to two committed leftists who aren’t so skeptical of the value of third parties — Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Chris Hedges and Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant — about what a third party run could look like, and why so much of the left remains hostile to having a serious conversation about electoralism alongside labor organizing efforts. Kshama also explains how she was able to defeat the Amazon-backed recall effort against her, and what it will take for the left to win at the federal level.