Gas Prices Spike Above $4 in CA ; The Return of the Strike ; and More Picks 10/9

‘It’s Ridiculous’: Gas Prices Spike Above $4 in California (Reader Steve)

The author writes, “The state has had the biggest increase in the country over the past week, and its prices were significantly more than the national average of $2.66 a gallon Monday, according to a AAA report.”

Why Climate Change Damages Coral and How Indian Scientists Restock Damaged Reefs (Mili)

From the South China Morning Post: “India has four major coral reefs and the Gulf of Mannar in the south of the country is home to 117 species of coral. Global warming and recent heatwaves have damaged the reefs, but a new transplanting method offers hope.”

The ‘Atlantic’ Calls on Hollywood to Produce More Government Propaganda (Russ)

The author writes, “[Martha Bayles] explicitly pines for the days when Washington and Hollywood worked arm in arm to promote the American dream.”

The Return of the Strike (Chris)

The author writes, “The picketing GM workers and impending Chicago Teachers Union action suggest a dramatic revival of striking as a tactic.”

A Florida Prisoner Made a Full Documentary on a Secret Cell Phone (Chris)

From Hyperallergic: “Scott Whitney shot his footage using a pair of glasses with a built-in camera, as well as a cellphone secreted in a Bible … His fellow prisoners were aware of his project, but the guards were not. At one point he spent 60 days in solitary confinement after the phone was discovered; upon his release, he quickly procured a replacement and resumed filming.”