Emily Gil, who graduated from Bergen County Technical School in June, organized a peaceful Black Lives Matter in her hometown of Englewood Cliffs over the summer.
Alexis GoldsteinA Republican mayor in Englewood Cliffs, NJ is retaliating against an 18-year old for holding a #BlackLivesMatter protest and calling out the Mayor’s bad record on affordable housing.
The Mayor sent her a $2500 bill for “police overtime”
The net worth of Kodak’s top executive has skyrocketed on the company’s transformation from an ailing camera maker to cutting-edge pharmaceutical start-up — thanks in part to some timely share purc…
Alexis Goldstein“As of Monday, Continenza’s 650,000 Kodak shares were worth just $1.3 million — not counting the millions in vested stock options he holds in the company. By Wednesday afternoon, his holdings were worth roughly $215.8 million”
A new plan from Senate Republicans to award businesses, schools, and universities sweeping exemptions from lawsuits arising from inadequate coronavirus safeguards is putting Republicans and Democrats at loggerheads as Congress reconvenes next week...
Alexis GoldsteinIf the Democrats don’t stand firm against McConnell’s request to give companies & schools legal immunity if their workers get sick with #COVID-19 even as cases skyrocket, it’s over for us
The 2008 financial crash offered some stark lessons about evictions and foreclosures, but lawmakers didn't learn a thing.
Alexis GoldsteinA wave of mass evictions is coming. There’s no government database to track them.
That means, as it was in 2008, we’ll never truly know how many people are displaced.
My latest in the @newrepublic
Alexis Goldstein“Black culture created the label Karen, but white culture created Karen. One of those is resistance. The other is aggression. Guess which one offends white sensibilities the most?” — @tressiemcphd
Dorothy Roberts argues that any attempt to substitute police with family service workers is a shift from one racist institution to another
Alexis Goldstein“Abolitionists must also ask, however, whether the recommended reallocation of money and authority will reduce and not increase other parts of the state’s punishment regime.” —@DorothyERoberts
We must get it right this time or risk losing our democracy forever.
Alexis Goldstein“Donald Trump would not be the president and George Floyd would not be dead if, after the Civil War, our nation had committed itself to reparations, reconciliation and atonement for the land and people that colonizers stole, sold and plundered”
Alexis GoldsteinWhatever else you do today, make sure you read Michelle Alexander’s piece:
“The system is not broken; it is functioning according to its design. As Mariame Kaba, Alex Vitale & many others have persuasively argued, reform efforts typically prove futile”
The department was set to receive a staggering increase in its annual budget from $1.189 billion to $1.86 billion for the 2020-2021 year. But on Wednesday Garcetti said he's looking to make deep cuts.
Alexis GoldsteinLos Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced he is scrapping plans for a $671 million budget boost to LAPD, which had included $41 million in bonuses, amid more than a week of protests against police brutality.
While DC does not use bail in the way other jurisdictions do, legal su… Black Lives Matter DC needs your support for Black Lives Matter DC Legal Support Fund
Alexis GoldsteinDC doesn’t have cash bail but arrestees still face legal bills and fees. Follow @DMVBlackLives and donate to the legal aid fund: gofundme.com/f/defendblmdc
For those of you on cash app, give to this program that helps system-involved womxn after their release: $LifeAfterRelease
The Federal Reserve can now give emergency loans to a sector that’s been buried in debt since long before the pandemic.
Alexis Goldstein@chrislhayes I wrote a new piece elaborating on what @STOmarova mentions around minute 26 of this excellent discussion; that the Fed changed its Main Street lending facility rules to rescue indebted & nearly bankrupt oil and gas firms
Policy makers should let oil producers fail, and devote resources to stave off the climate crisis before it gets worse.
Alexis GoldsteinThe May futures contract for light sweet crude oil $CL is down over 17% tonight ⬇️
The contract for June delivery of crude oil is down over 7%⬇️
My fears of a Big Oil bailout? Rising fast ⬆️
Alexis Goldstein@AriNatter@SalehaMohsin I warned about this very thing last week. 3 reasons this is a horrible idea:
- Oil & gas firms made up 91% of defaulted corporate debt in Q3 2019
- they’ve made 10 years of bad bets
- Even the major producers can only turn profits at $31/barrel
Alexis GoldsteinSo it’s really, REALLY looking like Trump just lied about a nonexistent deal between MBS and Putin to cut oil production in order to turbo charge the market on a day when we saw 10 million jobless claims...