What The Lever Reported This Week:
• Private Prison Firms Set To Cash In On Immigrant Surveillance Boom — Companies are salivating over a proposal to electronically track millions of people caught up in the U.S. immigration system.
• Trump Wants The End Of The World As We Know It, And Corporate Media Feels Fine — Trump’s brazen climate denialism is being ignored or downplayed — have news outlets given up on even pretending they care about climate chaos?
• LEFT WONDERING: Why Don’t We Swap Glass For Plastic? — Also, what’s the best way to promote reusable shopping bags?
• YOU LOVE TO SEE IT: Farewell, Methane — Plus, organizers take on non-union automakers, an automatic voter registration program expands to the prison system, and a “Lithium Valley” bonanza bodes well for a clean-energy future.
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Stuff To Watch Or Listen To:
• LEVER TIME: Sound And Fury Over Israel-Palestine — David Sirota speaks with Washington Post columnist Shadi Hamid about the public perception and heated debates regarding the ongoing Middle East crisis.
• MOVIES VS. CAPITALISM: Zoolander (w/ Brian Morabito) — The MVC team critiques the problematic elements of Ben Stiller’s 2001 comedy Zoolander.