Dark Films Win Big at Cannes, as Americans are Shut Out

May 25, 2019

The Feature Film Jury of the main competition for the 72nd Cannes International Film Festival has spoken, and in judging the 21 entries eligible for the Palme d’Or and other prizes, they have gone dark, very very dark. “We shall do our best to see […]

Cannes: Bong Joon-ho’s ‘Parasite’ Wins Palme d’Or

May 25, 2019

A star-studded Cannes Film Festival came to a close Saturday night with a bang as Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite took home the Palme d’Or, while Mati Diop’s Atlantics landed the runner-up Grand Prix award. The Parasite win denied Quentin Tarantino […]

Why Fury Toward McDonald’s Is at an All-Time High

May 25, 2019

All eyes were on McDonald’s workers on Thursday as they walked out on their jobs and went on strike in 13 cities nationwide. Top Chef star Padma Lakshmi showed her support at a rally earlier this week. Democratic presidential […]

In Minnesota, Wage Theft Will be a Felony

May 25, 2019

The Jobs, Economic Development, and Energy omnibus budget bill will include provisions to make wage theft a felony, penalizing employers who retaliate against employees who report it. The bill also provides funding and investigative power so that Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison and the […]

Brooks: How Volkswagen has Gotten Away with Union-Busting

May 25, 2019

“Labor law is not workers’ law,” writes Chris Brooks in In These Times. “That’s the lesson learned by pro-union workers at Volkswagen’s sole US factory in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Workers filed for an election to join the United Auto Workers […]

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