Monday, August 22, 2016
As many of you may have heard, this week marks the end of gawker.com’s operations; after nearly fourteen years the website will be shutting down as a result of a decision which came just days after Univision successfully bid of $135 million for Gawker Media’s six other websites, and three months after the Silicon Valley billionaire Peter Thiel revealed his clandestine legal campaign against the company. Joining me today to talk all about the demise of the site is Rich Juzwiak who is a writer for Gawker Media.
Over the course of the past decade we have witnessed a dramatic rise in political engagement and social activism; from the birth of the Tea Party, Black Lives Matter, and Occupy Wall Street movements to the successful fight for a $15, we’ve seen uprisings and protests across the country challenging the status quo. In her new book Necessary Trouble: Americans in Revolt, journalist Sarah Jaffe explores these movements and explains what has made ordinary Americans from Seattle to St. Louis become activists. Sarah is a fellow at The Nation Institute and joins me on the show today to talk all about the book and the ways in which Americans, regardless of political alignment, are boldly challenging who wields power in this country and how they are remaking politics as we know it.
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