Posts tagged ‘USA’

Bookmarked “It’s the anniversary of Malcolm X’s assassination.…” by Hari Kunzru

Original post found at: https://twitter.com/harikunzru/status/1363567793245990914

It’s the anniversary of Malcolm X’s assassination. This is the deathbed confession that former NYPD undercover Ray Wood passed to the family, now made public

Thread links also to a Guardian article with more context.

Bookmarked “Griddy customers face $5,000 electric bills for 5 freezing days in Texas”

Original post found at: https://www.dallasnews.com/business/2021/02/20/griddy-customers-face-5000-bills-for-5-freezing-days-in-texas/

Because of Texas' deregulated electricity market, people are allowed to agree to pay wholesale prices for power, then find themselves owing thousands of dollars because wholesale prices climbed to $9,000 per kilowatt hour during the widespread power outage 🤯

Bookmarked “Judas and the Black Messiah Actually Does Fred Hampton Justice”

Original post found at: https://jacobinmag.com/2021/02/judas-black-messiah-fred-hampton-film-review/

At last, a movie comes out that I really want to watch!

Stray Thoughts on the Storming of the US Capitol

It seemed like it would be remiss of me to post today without mentioning the day’s biggest news: the storming of the US Capitol building by far-right extremists. Now I’m sure there are many people out there who are more informed, posting more insightful commentaries on the day’s events and all the years of developments that have been building up to this moment. So please …

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