nazis and terrorists have sweethearts waiting for them back home too
Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Amazonians United Wins PTO for all Amazon Workers

quote [ So why did we begin a campaign for PTO? Because we found out that Amazon was promising us Vacation Time and PTO on paper, but denying it to us in practice. ]

#NotDying4WallStreet Goes Viral as Progressives Reject Efforts to Put Corporate Profits Over Public Health

Turns out so many of those workers who were told they didn't deserve $15/hour are essential. Who knew? If only some guy in the 1800's wrote about a theory of value centered around labor.

Britney Spears calls for wealth redistribution, general strike on Instagram

[SFW] [politics] [+5 Good]
[by steele@6:21pmGMT] [27 comments]

Sunday, 15 March 2020

Trump offers 'large sums' for exclusive access to coronavirus vaccine

quote [ German government tries to fight off aggressive takeover bid by US, say reports. Trump was doing everything to secure a vaccine against the coronavirus for the US, ?but for the US only?. ]

Tagged as politics. Pretty clever, because while something like this is unlikely to succeed, it will play very well with the plebs at home
[SFW] [politics] [+2]
[by cb361@4:34pmGMT] [11 comments]

Monday, 2 March 2020

Elizabeth Warren's Campaign Is Now About Keeping Bernie Sanders From Winning

quote [ She's taking money from a super PAC that may well be funded by people trying to hurt Sanders. ]

Elizabeth Warren Remembered - YouTube

[SFW] [politics] [+1]
[by steele@11:01pmGMT] [41 comments]

Friday, 28 February 2020

'The OAS Has a Lot to Answer For': New MIT Study Disputes Key Claim That Paved Way for Right-Wing Coup in Bolivia

quote [ "The media has largely reported the allegations of fraud as fact," the researchers write. "And many commentators have justified the coup as a response to electoral fraud by MAS-IPSP." ]

One of the many lessons I've taken since 9/11 is that the US corporate media is absolute shit at reporting foreign affairs. Time and time again they act as megaphones for the US State Department.


The Washington Post article is paywalled for me.

Following up: The Bolivian Coup Is Not a Coup?Because US Wanted It to Happen

[SFW] [politics]
[by steele@1:23amGMT] [0 comments]

Thursday, 27 February 2020

PragerU's Attempt To Violate YouTube's 1st Amendment Rights Shot Down By 9th Circuit Court of Appeals

quote [ The conservative nonprofit Prager University alleged the company should not be allowed to place its videos on "Restricted Mode" ]

tech-dirt also has a good write up if you don't feel like giving reason magazine clicks.

TLDR, PragerU wants regulation and socialization only when it suits them.
[SFW] [politics] [+1 Good]
[by biblebeltdrunk@11:02pmGMT] [1 comment]

Democratic Leaders Willing to Risk Party Damage to Stop Bernie Sanders

quote [ Interviews with dozens of Democratic Party officials, including 93 superdelegates, found overwhelming opposition to handing Mr. Sanders the nomination if he fell short of a majority of delegates. ]

Full in extended (NYT paywall)

[SFW] [politics] [+2]
[by knumbknutz@3:48pmGMT] [10 comments]

Tuesday, 18 February 2020

Let Them Eat Tech | Dissent Magazine

quote [ A new generation of Democratic Party politicians burst onto the national scene at the height of this crisis. These ?New Democrats? or ?Atari Democrats? went to great lengths to distance themselves from the party?s traditional associations with the industrial manufacturing sector and its powerful labor unions, shifting their focus to relentless high-tech growth instead.
By the time Bill Clinton returned to Whiteville in 2016, the area had long since attained the broadband internet access it once sorely lacked. But, if anything, the economic fortunes of the community had only worsened since his first visit sixteen years earlier. ]

That was interesting. And a global problem that one.
[SFW] [politics] [+1 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@10:06amGMT] [1 comment]

Tuesday, 11 February 2020

The CIA secretly bought a company that sold encryption devices across the world. Then its spies sat back and listened.

quote [ U.S. and German intelligence agencies partnered on a scheme to dupe dozens of nations into buying rigged encryption systems ? taking their money and stealing their secrets. ]

Long article. Rather impressive feat
[SFW] [politics] [+3 Interesting]
[by satanspenis666@7:32pmGMT] [7 comments]

Tuesday, 4 February 2020

The Iowa caucus smartphone app disaster, explained

quote [ Monday night?s Iowa caucuses were supposed to offer America a first look at the Democratic Party?s frontrunner in the 2020 presidential race, based on the results of the first primary battle. That didn?t quite happen. Instead, after a chaotic night full of errors and mismanagement, the party had still failed to name a winner by the next afternoon.

While party leaders and pundits alike are struggling to figure out what went wrong, it looks like a hastily built and reportedly insufficiently tested smartphone app is at the center of the disaster. ]

We should be doing paper..even for ballots. Cannot believe they were using an app. Leave it to the Dems to turn a caucus into a clusterfuck.
[SFW] [politics] [+2 WTF]
[by knumbknutz@7:02pmGMT] [62 comments]

Monday, 27 January 2020

Citations Needed - Episode 98: The Refined Sociopathy of The Economist

quote [ Yeah, it?s an amazing thing about looking at The Economist?s history because you can track what it is saying and who it is speaking for in real time against all of these other movements in history from pre-Civil War, through the rise of communism and socialism and then onto through the World Wars and colonialism and then post-colonialism. It?s an incredible view into the British colonial mindset. ]

If we're putting people up against the wall, The Economist is probably a good place to start.
[SFW] [politics] [+4]
[by steele@2:42pmGMT] [8 comments]

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