On this episode of the Gap, Tammy and Althea discuss a round-up of recent news items. We cover the Facebook Files investigation by the Wall Street Journal, which outlines the data Facebook keeps on the harm its platforms cause. Then, we talk about the Nabisco strike in Portland, which has become violent on the line with hired security guards. Union reps and the parent company have come to a tentative agreement, but it is yet to be seen whether workers will approve it. We also touch on Nicki Minaj tweeting about #BallGate, saying she wasn't getting the coronavirus vaccine because her cousin's friend had swollen testicles and impotence after their dose. (Those side effects have not been associated with any COVID vaccine)
Then, we ask our listeners about Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Met Gala dress, which read "Tax the Rich," on the back. We debate whether this kind of political stunt is effective and how it relates to the commodification of anti-capitalism.
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