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You Should Read - June 9

You Should Read - June 9

Collected Ephemera

Polygon Walt Disney Cheated His Animators Out of Profits — and Their Strike Changed the World: The Disney animators’ strike of 1941 was a game-changer for animation — and it paved the way for the WGA strike

UNFK One Simple but Powerful Thing You Can Do to Fight Climate Change and the Smoky Air That Comes With It: Companies respond to public pressure. So, one simple but incredibly powerful thing you can do is to pressure companies to leave the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

NBC News Maine Election Officials Say No Labels May Be Misleading Voters in Its Third-Party Push: After receiving complaints, Maine's secretary of state is trying to make sure voters are aware they switched their registrations to the centrist party.

Human Rights Campaign For the First Time Ever, Human Rights Campaign Officially Declares ‘State of Emergency’ for LGBTQ+ Americans: HRC’s first-ever emergency declaration comes after more than 75 anti-LGBTQ+ bills signed into law this year (more than double the number from last year), creating an imminent threat to the health and safety of LGBTQ+ people and families nationwide

Rolling Stone Secrets of ‘Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse’ Revealed: Producer/writers Phil Lord and Chris Miller take us deep inside the cameos, Easter eggs, ending, and more from their multiversal Spidey smash.
Amazingly, this is the first new movie I've seen in a theater since 2019's Star Wars: Rise of Skywalker. Pretty crazy to see "antagonize fascists" scrawled across the screen of a mainstream movie. Even crazier to find out Spider-Punk (The Anarchic Spider-Man!) used his guitar to kill the alt-universe fascist president Norman Osborn!

Vice Apple’s Vision Pro Is a $3,500 Ticket to Nowhere: A decade after Facebook bought Oculus, VR still has no appeal except as an expensive novelty toy.

Fortune The Alt-Right Economy Is Failing. Here’s the Real Performance of Anti-Woke Entrepreneurs

The Debrief Intelligence Officials Say U.S. Has Retrieved Craft of Non-Human Origin: A former intelligence official turned whistleblower has given Congress and the Intelligence Community Inspector General extensive classified information about deeply covert programs that he says possess retrieved intact and partially intact craft of non-human origin.

Jacobin Everyday Resistance Is Not an Alternative to Politics: Following the defeat of the Arab Spring, leftists were quick to look for consolation in the small acts of resistance that took place during the revolt. This optimism was misplaced. In order to enact change, the Left must seize the levers of power.

Eleven Thirty-Eight Star Wars and the Myth of Redemptive Violence

Counterpunch The Move Toward a Four-Day Workweek Obscures Low Pay

Lion's Roar Grandmother Mind: Grandmothers care about others and shed tears for their suffering. That’s why Dogen said having Grandmother Mind is the most important thing of all.

The Atlantic AI Doomerism Is a Decoy: Big Tech’s warnings about an AI apocalypse are distracting us from years of actual harms their products have caused.

Religion News Service What Is ‘Ethical AI’ and How Can Companies Achieve It?: Companies that want to avoid the harms of AI, such as bias or privacy violations, lack clear-cut guidelines on how to act responsibly. That makes internal management and decision-making critical.

The Verge OpenAI Isn’t Doing Enough to Make ChatGPT’s Limitations Clear: Users deserve blame for not heeding warnings, but OpenAI should be doing more to make it clear that ChatGPT can’t reliably distinguish fact from fiction.

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