This week in OtherWords, Veronica Avila and Mariah Montgomery explain why work has gotten so dangerous for app-based gig workers like Uber drivers and Instacart shoppers. Jim Hightower marvels at the Supreme Court’s corruption. And cartoonist Khalil Bendib illustrates a sad similarity between the U.S. and Russia when it comes to punishing war journalism.
We’re taking a light week this week to do some internal housekeeping, but we’ll be back with more soon. In the meantime, if you haven’t read Nyla Samee and Khury Petersen-Smith’s call to put gun manufacturers at the center of the gun debate, now’s a good time in the wake of another slew of mass shootings in Texas.
New This Week…
Gig Work Is Getting Dangerous | Veronica Avila and Mariah Montgomery
Underpaid app workers are facing more pressure to accept risky clients. That’s putting them in danger.
The Supreme Court is Corrupt. Let’s Fix It. | Jim Hightower
The justices aren’t even hiding it anymore.
Cartoon: War Is Peace | Khalil Bendib
And journalism means war.
In Case You Missed It…
We Need to Broaden Our Conversation About Guns | Nyla Samee and Khury Petersen-Smith
Looking at gun manufacturing rather than just gun ownership can help break down our status quo red-blue divide.
The Artist Who Taught Me About Justice | Farrah Hassen
In my first job after college, I was an assistant to Harry Belafonte. There was nobody better to learn from about justice and the arts.
Retire This Dehumanizing Language About Immigrants | Daniella Prieshoff
Human beings fleeing persecution are not a “flood” or “surge.” And it’s not “illegal” when they cross the border to seek asylum.
The Drug War’s Dark Origins | Paul Armentano
When you hear why politicians wanted to ban marijuana in the first place, you’ll understand why our century of prohibition can’t end soon enough.