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August 22, 2013
NEWS FROM THE BAFFLER
Dear Sorensen,

STREET LEGAL
Baffler Bray Fisher
Illustration by Mark S. Fisher
 
CHRIS BRAY on the NATIONAL SECURITY STATE
 
Look how the right-wing project came to fruition this year, as a New England Democratic governor and Democratic major turned metropolitan Boston into cop Disneyland. Spot the place of the political right in the following sentence: Cambridge, Massachusetts, was locked down and filled with police and military personnel dressed for combat, a set of actions that occurred under the executive authority of governor Deval Patrick. And here you thought Americans were divided by their differences. READ MORE.
WE TOLD YOU SO

JIM FREDERICK on UNPAID INTERNSHIPS - in 1997
 
Just because those hopeful careerists don't think of themselves as scabs, doesn't mean they aren't. . . . It is not outlandish to imagine 
a day when a year's internship is explicitly required before you get hired for a new job, or when employers start charging interns for, let's say, "training costs." Before we laugh at Jessica and Chip for exploiting themselves, we should consider that years of Jessicas and Chips have already made unpaid internships for certain jobs an unspoken requirement . . . By giving away work, interns reduce the value of everybody's labor. READ MORE. 
Elsewhere

Baffler contributing editor
David Graeber writes for
Strike! on the phenomenon of "bullshit jobs."
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