Behind the News

Why workers don’t revolt, fighting Amazon in South Africa, the horrors of solitary confinement.

• Political economist Sam Gindin, author of this piece, talks about competition and the working class

• Leslie London, director of Observatory Civic Association in Cape Town, South Africa, on a fight against Amazon. The Facebook page for the campaign is here.

• Tana Ganeva, a journalist specializing in criminal justice, talks about the prevalence and evils of solitary confinement. Her Rolling Stone piece is here.


Artist Song Album Label
Kronos QuartetWawshishijay ("Our Beginning")Wawshishijay ("Our Beginning")WMG - Nonesuch
Everything EverythingNatural's Not in ItThe Problem of Leisure: A Celebration of Andy Gill and Gang of FourGill Music
Chicago Symphony Chorus,Chicago Symphony Orchestra,Sir Georg SoltiBeethoven: Fidelio op.72 / Act 2 - "Heil sei dem Tag"Beethoven: FidelioUMG - Decca Music Group Ltd.
Herbie Hancock,Herbert Jeffrey HancockWatermelon ManBlue Note Hits! - Vol. 4Blue Note Records
RazteriaAventureraAventureraMERLIN - Asteria Records