French Protesters Take On Amazon

Krystal Kyle & Friends 4 hr ago If you’re looking for international inspiration in the world of labor organizing, look no further: David Adler @davidrkadler Holy shit. French trade union CGT cut the power to Amazon facility in Morlàas to protest Macron’s pension reform. “We have placed Amazon […]

Whose Streets?

Sponsored by The New Press In the February 23, 2023, issue of the Review, the journalist and critic Ursula Lindsey writes about the Arab Spring as recounted in Yasmin El-Rifae’s book Radius: A Story of Feminist Revolution. Through interviews and her own account, El-Rifae tells the story of the rise […]

Biggest bank failure since 2008

March 11, 2023 Hello, Insiders. Get ready: Daylight-saving time kicks in overnight. It’s one of the most controversial and impossible issues of our time. So be prepared to lose an hour of sleep. But that’s later — let’s get started. On deck today: Silicon Valley Bank’s crisis could […]

Dear Conservatives, I Apologize

My “Team” was Taken in By Full-Spectrum Propaganda Dr Naomi Wolf Mar 9 There is no way to avoid this moment. The formal letter of apology. From me. To Conservatives and to those who “put America first” everywhere. It’s tempting to sweep this confrontation with my own gullibility […]

How to start an AI panic

View this email in your browser  |  Manage newsletter subscriptions 03.10.23 WIRED is going global—and we’re making some changes to our newsletters as a result. If you want to keep receiving Plaintext every Friday, please tap the link below. SEND ME PLAINTEXT Hi, everyone. Between talk of the debt […]

Silicon Valley Bank crisis

March 10, 2023 Hello, Insiders. There’s major news going on today, so we’ll get right to it. My usual note will be shared as a final thought below. Let’s go. In today’s edition:  The collapse of Silicon Valley Bank has pushed big banks into a state of turmoil. […]

3/10/23: Taibbi Attacked By Dems in Twitter Files Hearing, US NYT Nordstream Report, Jon Stewart Backlash Over Lab Leak Jokes, Chris Rock on Meghan Markle, Work Monitoring Employee Brain Waves, Migrant Child Labor Abuse

In this episode we discuss Matt Taibbi attacked by Democrats as a “so called journalist” in Twitter Files hearing, the New York Times releases a report saying the Nordstream pipeline was destroyed by “Pro Ukranian groups”, Jon Stewart speaks about the backlash he received from his Lab Leak […]

Three Dots: Well, that was weird…

The Weaponization of Government, World War III, and other news of the week. Michael Shellenberger and Leighton Woodhouse 8 hr ago   “So-Called Journalists” Michael Shellenberger @ShellenbergerMD “So-called journalists” @mtaibbi 8:04 PM ∙ Mar 9, 2023 54,097Likes5,332Retweets Well, that was weird. Yesterday we helped break what could be […]

Killing Communists with Impunity

FRIDAY, MARCH 10, 2023 I’d rather that England should be free than that England should be compulsorily sober. With freedom we might in the end attain sobriety, but in the other alternative we should eventually lose both freedom and sobriety. – W.C. Magee, Archbishop of York, Sermon to […]

Do You Have Enemies?

Peter R. Quiñones 7 hr ago I’m old enough to remember when politicians disagreed, they didn’t act like they hated each other. I use the word “act” because it’s hard for me to believe the combative way politicians treat each other in the current climate is genuine. Does […]

The Eradication Of An “Ism”

The creeping illiberalism of the anti-woke right. Andrew Sullivan 4 hr ago Michael Knowles appears as a guest on “Candace” hosted by Candace Owens in January 2022 (Brett Carlsen/Getty Images) In a sign of growing extremism and illiberalism on the anti-woke right, the Daily Wire writer, Michael Knowles, […]

Why metalheads are happier people

Music makes us happy. Millions of people can agree on that. But heavy metal? A genre that is often described as deafening and aggressive, how is can that make people happy? Are the headbanging, beer-drinking and blackclad metal fans even happier than other people? Surely, that can’t be.But […]

My Statement to Congress

In testimony to the House Judiciary Committee about the Twitter Files, a few words about why state-funded “anti-disinformation” and free speech can’t coexist Matt Taibbi 15 hr ago Editor’s note: at around 10 a.m. EST this morning, Michael Shellenberger and I will be testifying at the “Hearing on […]