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‘Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat’ Is Marxist Fantasy Porn
Malcolm Harris reviews the new Netflix food documentary series, Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat, drawing out its eco-Marxist themes. We shouldn’t dismiss chef Samin Nosrat’s “slow-food explorations” as “folks politics,” Harris argues. There’s much to savor in the show’s view of unalienated labor and non-capitalistic food production.
Save Our Brutalism
Felix Torkar surveys the history of the Brutalist movement in architecture, which has recently regained some popularity. Though many icons of Brutalist architecture have fallen into disrepair from lack of maintenance, or been maligned and destroyed, the article traces the style’s origins from an emancipatory social project driven by honest use of materials, economy, and the provision of beauty for the working class populations it often housed.
Democratic Consulting Firm Teams Up With Hospital Industry to Battle Nurses Union
The Intercept’s Rachel M. Cohen digs into the alliance between a major Democratic Party consulting agency and the Massachusetts hospital industry to fight against Question 1, a ballot initiative that would set safe patients for nurses. The opposition campaign, which has run a series of misleading and sometimes false ads about safe patient ratios, has created confusion about the initiative, which is supported by many labor unions and bedside nurses.
It’s Okay To Be (Painted) White: PVD Gives Fash a Makeover
The One People’s Project reports for It’s Going Down on the Resist Marxism rally in Providence on October 6th. Member of the Boston DSA showed up to along with a large coalition of anti-fascist groups to demonstrate against the fascist agenda of Resist Marxism and their violent allies like the Proud Boys.