Portside Snapshot - August 10, 2016

   
 

 


Bernie Sanders Denounces Brazil's Impeachment as Undemocratic, Calls for New Elections

Glen Greenwald
The Intercept
“After suspending Brazil’s first female president on dubious grounds, without a mandate to govern,” he said, ” the new interim government abolished the ministry of women, racial equality and human rights” and “replaced a diverse and representative administration with a cabinet made up entirely of white men.”



Labor Must Take on Capital

Saqib Bhatti and Stephen Lerner
Jacobin
Unions must expand beyond narrow bargaining to challenge those who hold wealth and power at the highest levels. Most unions are accustomed to bargaining with their direct employers, as they have done for decades. But the financialization of the economy has rendered that structure obsolete. In order to win for workers, unions need to take their demands directly to those who actually have the money and control. They can often be found on Wall Street.



Review: In ‘Equity,’ No Room for Sisterhood Amid Gloves-Off Wall Street Warfare

A.O. Scott
New York Times
“Equity” is bracing, witty and suspenseful, a feminist thriller sharply attuned to the nuances of its chosen milieu. In setting and mood, it bears some resemblance to J. C. Chandor’s “Margin Call,” which similarly infused sleek and sterile corporate spaces with danger and dread. But unlike that film or Adam McKay’s “The Big Short,” Ms. Menon’s movie is not about the system in crisis. It’s about business as usual. Which is to say about corruption, deceit and treachery.


 
 
 
 
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