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Alex Press @alexnpress New York, NY

assistant editor @jacobinmag. bylines: wapo, the nation, vox, n+1, etc. 📬: saxlepres@gmail.com

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Joined Twitter 9/4/14


this kid rules https://t.co/zXbpEtpQR2 @erasmusNYT it rocks
12/14
2018
New: @steelworkers and @IBEW going public today with organizing campaign at Tesla’s Buffalo NY site. Organizer tell… https://t.co/VWAL0RH7nL
Retweeted by Alex Pressi avoided reading this from @alexnpress, bc I thought I knew what it would bring up: guilt, anxiety, and renewed fr… https://t.co/en01FXLpZE
Retweeted by Alex PressElla Baker, the great socialist and civil rights organizer, was born this day in 1903. Here's her classic 1935 arti… https://t.co/C0WUXnsWsD
Retweeted by Alex Press @BrandyLJensen @sarahljaffe which app is this? I‘d like to switch it up, get mad about being rejected by an app rat… https://t.co/3fvoHylNUX @andEps but I too suffer from too much faith in people’s capacity to change, and understand what you mean @andEps sure, though I think in most contexts, it’s ok to isolate/not worry too much about the ~5% of people who id… https://t.co/HoJ8WnMoox @andEps it’s the foundation of organizing, or at least one of them! (and why I found twitter culture so massively a… https://t.co/FKOHW37XNothis is key! while social media rewards dunking on people etc, unionizing is a slow, collective process of discussi… https://t.co/M5vVI3C49Adespite the reason for this being a story, the conversation around the @NYMagUnion is a great excuse to discuss uni… https://t.co/nelaf80l3WIn the course of investigating a militia in relation to Marielle Franco's murder, Brazilian police intercepted a pl… https://t.co/VtPWtQVtud
Retweeted by Alex Press"All agree, however, that Pinochet was a villain. And therein lies their mistake... Chile had Pinochet, but other L… https://t.co/unRn9EYxAW
Retweeted by Alex Press @_TimBarker jesuspossibly chait should read more of his coworkers' writing. idk, just spitballing hereI really like the move by media unions to collect labor stories they've run at their own publication and put them o… https://t.co/yEfzn8KYjc @BrandyLJensen just saw his post and lol I’m stunned all over again. he’s never learned how unionizing works, in al… https://t.co/XAIRmvvxT0 @nkulw makes me think...
12/13
2018
@intellegint congrats on finally becoming a BKLYN guy @SamAdlerBell wow, good thread (and thanks bud) @virgiltexas your comments about how felix “is like if the hulk had depression” and matt “looks like he got dressed… https://t.co/Csu28s1XKm @oldmanweldon I wish her luck in putting a vanderpump episode on to distract youExclusive: This is how Google trains employees to treat the temps, vendors & contractors who make up ~50% of its gl… https://t.co/KanpHqGwIi
Retweeted by Alex Press @AlexYablon lol it was only a subtweet because I resent having to mention him by namecongrats to chait on doing the one thing that could cause me to tweet about himcan you imagine?! lol I’m stunnedsorry to do a media-world subtweet but: there’s nothing as damning as self-interestedly throwing your coworkers under the bus. don’t do it!discussion's tonight. here's an update on max https://t.co/gTPr6bYEZq @GMPaiella can you IMAGINE the drama that’d bring? unbeatable plot line @GMPaiella relevant to my two biggest interests @jonahwhatever that’s great to hear @jonbernhardt christGood morning! We're unionizing. https://t.co/L6oUxZ505u
Retweeted by Alex Press @onesarahjones hell yeah, welcome back!massively uphill battle ahead but the timing couldn’t be better @willyblackmore happily wondering how bezos is taking itthis is pretty big news https://t.co/6ofXIcOxhA @maplecocaine looking forward to your followers taking this seriously and getting insanely mad at me againExclusive: Employees at Amazon's Staten Island NYC fulfillment center are going public with a unionization campaign… https://t.co/SqSotL8PyY
Retweeted by Alex Press @maplecocaine oh wow you’re still on here, so much for “temporary.” Sad! @ConnorSouthard for sure, and I never encountered anyone who brought him up. distinct subsets I’d guess @ConnorSouthard tbh I was once around the ecoanarchist world and the internet really doesn’t have much to do with i… https://t.co/gB5dsCfb1bweird, I yelled requests for the 1975 out my window and they stopped playing to make fun of meNew from me: In Allegheny County, Black teens are 20 times as likely to be charged as adults compared to white teen… https://t.co/5i843BJhOQ
Retweeted by Alex Press @moiragweigel I have also spent a long time searching for bathrooms in these halls! weird place @ByYourLogic haunting image @ryanlcooper really enjoyed learning that his “look” is intentional and the product of a publicist lmao @bonerhitler classic blake @bonerhitler pretty sure it must be about joe kennedy’s possible presidential runthere seems to be a full marching band currently playing outside of my apartment building
12/12
2018
@eleni_schirmer ❤️ thank you!Breaking: Temple finally clarifies that it will not punish Marc Lamont Hill for his speech about Palestine. https://t.co/xnxwqG0jcg
Retweeted by Alex Press @bonerhitler these tweets succeeded in causing me to wonder who I’d accidentally followed. looking good tho blake @kromreig @studyhallxyz I’m sadly not close to organized enough to do that but fwiw, I don’t think I ever got a $1k story @ChrisCaesar lol goddammit @AgingChipster lmao I’m so happy you won against the cops, it’s the closest to ecstatic I getahahaha got emholy shit, two of the people who mean the most to me in the world finally had a federal court rule in their favor i… https://t.co/7xHIkNHSHFPS as if I haven’t spammed you with it enough, this is one of the best things I wrote this year. I shouldn’t have s… https://t.co/o3enUgHM8i @guiltyb0b I believe it, have heard as much from a number of people in these warehousesall this was on top of my day job at jacobin, which doesn’t involve writing. but I’ll wrap this up (because I‘m sup… https://t.co/y4XwsMwtFU[realizing I wrote far more this year than I remembered and now regret doing this annoying thread] uh, I got commis… https://t.co/SphRS9h5Ro @ryanaboyd thanks!wrote my first book review too, for bookforum on a book about sexual violence in low-wage workplaces. everyone shou… https://t.co/qexNpIrt5ggot to talk to some of the people who helped defeat the MO right-to-work law for CNN (lmao). writing is basically a… https://t.co/hLxCugVDruoh and speaking of organizing, I wrote about why white-collar unionization is good, actually https://t.co/H7hvlHjxMmturns out there WAS a story there: tech worker organizing exploded this year. followed up on it (… https://t.co/bHf9P2w8Dw @erikhinton ❤️ thanks, I am trying!also wrote this long article on tech worker organizing thanks to the editors at n+1 who took a story from a basical… https://t.co/mkMS9w8GfMthe UPS one led a rank-and-file leader to make a 20 minute video in which he reads out my article to urge members t… https://t.co/uCVHhaUdeNI also wrote about contracts: the new school grad union one for jewish currents (https://t.co/kmKpX4GMUY) and the o… https://t.co/7WGDv6ta6Aalso wrote about a few in particular: the columbia grad union strike for jewish currents (https://t.co/RkQxtydVRg)… https://t.co/BLBuFmDrPsI wrote about strikes. for wapo, I wrote about them in general and how effective they are https://t.co/t9x9IRbkgtgonna do a thread of some things I wrote this year (sorry) because when 2018 started, I had relatively little writi… https://t.co/zFp9W6l8XrAll of this is so infuriating. Mental health in particular is such an afterthought in this country that merely gett… https://t.co/9rnEKBumkQ
Retweeted by Alex PressGood morning & welcome day 5 of Jazmine Headley’s nightmare. Just trying to renew her childcare benefits, waits 4 h… https://t.co/aaouF55j3I
Retweeted by Alex PressSlate’s union has voted to authorize a strike, in part because management has refused to budge on its demand that w… https://t.co/IELbW106zB
Retweeted by Alex Press @haircut_hippie the walking dead bit made me laugh though @haircut_hippie lol everyone’s experiences would be funny in their absurdity if they weren’t obviously serious @MeredithLClark it’s an awful, horrible system that has to be changed @Nicole_Cliffe @PatBlanchfield thanks, really appreciate it. it clearly struck a nerve with a lot of people (go fig… https://t.co/GgzvXvkAVj @alexnpress I’m on the train to Albany right now and reading this and my blood is boiling: https://t.co/UYXUCLd1nI
Retweeted by Alex PressWhat we do in this country better than anyone is build murder machines. Even when that’s not what they’re supposed… https://t.co/DBbtYVCQWx
Retweeted by Alex Presshere's your requisite engels quote of my point in that essay. I really do believe this applies to to the US health… https://t.co/UI1wtzTl24good thread that again shows the small and tedious ways our health care system prevents people from getting any act… https://t.co/oEs3f6sawg*swigs from bottle, slurring* one might say BETO is THE 1975 of 2020 candidatessss
Retweeted by Alex Press @haircut_hippie man, that sucks. for better or worse, my profound inertia will make this decision for me (not a chance I’ll go) @haircut_hippie I’m not gonna go, I’m gonna start over and find help elsewhere. but I’m definitely tempted to go, t… https://t.co/aVz7flsWa2[still deciding whether to go to the follow-up appointment tomorrow] lol @JuliaCarmel__ this is a really good and useful (and upsetting) article, thanks for linking it
12/11
2018
this is gutting, read @alexnpress https://t.co/Psji4woLGG
Retweeted by Alex Press @pareene the mace seems cool and I’m gonna at least borrow it @OsitaNwanevu lmao incredible“This woman was in crisis. She had to take a day off of work because her benefits were shut off unexpectedly. Had t… https://t.co/2aMBPRxuJy
Retweeted by Alex Pressthere's an event on wednesday at verso about max zirngast's case and the widespread jailing of opposition in turkey… https://t.co/W2NmFvYgoeA third of people under 35 postponed, delayed, or cancelled care due to cost compared with only 8 percent of people… https://t.co/8dbSKfWzQZ
Retweeted by Alex PressThis, by @maximillian_alv, is beautiful and really not to be missed. https://t.co/0zkoAmJ1y0
Retweeted by Alex PressRead this right now. https://t.co/Rqlkepof7M
Retweeted by Alex PressA Brooklyn woman applying for food stamps sat on the floor as no chairs were available. The NYPD came and forcibly… https://t.co/KdDvbrulzI
Retweeted by Alex Press @Cryptoterra started reading through replies to the tweet and now I’m crying https://t.co/1gtZc8URsA
12/10
2018

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