(1) Claudia Roth Pierpont, A Raised Voice: How Nina Simone turned the movement into music. Great piece in the current New Yorker. Read while listening to “Mississippi Goddam” (above).
(2) Frederick Reese, In Greece Privatization Schemes, Who Benefits? From Mint Press.
(3) Gerald Friedman, What Happened to the Recovery? Pts. I and II. Our latest offering, Jerry Friedman’s “Economy in Numbers” column from our last two issues. Great information about the so-called recovery, all in one place. Cross-posted at our sister blog, Triple Crisis, here and here.
(4) Jason Stanley, When Protesting Israel Becomes Hating Jews, at the Boston Review blog. Personal and brave, from my old friend Jason.
(5) Marjorie Cohn, US Leaders Aid and Abet Israeli War Crimes, Genocide & Crimes against Humanity, from Jurist.
(6) Ron Baiman and Bill Barclay, Commentary on the July 2014 BLS Jobs Report, from the Chicago Political Economy Group. Ron also sent this from the Chicago Tribune: Jobs coming back post-recession, but with much lower pay, study says.
(7) New York Prosecutors Charge Payday Loan Firms with Usery, from the New York Times Dealbook blog; hat-tip to TM. And there’s this from John Oliver:
That’s it for this week.