Pictured: Sony's head of marketing. / Photo by J. Albert Bowden II.
The Baffler,  December 4, 2014

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Pictured: Sony's head of marketing. / Photo by J. Albert Bowden II.


• This Powerpoint presentation by a Sony Pictures marketing team, obtained by Gawker after a massive leak/hack of the company’s data, is hilariously bad.

• The billionaire-NASA dream team’s quest for Mars continues. “All of the challenges that exist are surmountable,” one researcher told Bloomberg. “It’s just a question of having the money to do it.”

• Alia Malek writes for Al-Jazeera America about the history of the often-tense relationship between the labor and civil rights movements. When they got their start, unions were no different from any other American institutions in their exclusion of and hostility towards black workers.

• After a night of marches and “die-ins” in New York and across the country, sparked by the news that the NYPD officer who killed Eric Garner would not be indicted, today brings fast-food worker strikes in 190 cities for a living wage of $15 an hour. Those strikes today included a moment of silence for Eric Garner.

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