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Iran: Labour protests surge

LabourStart - Fri, 2022-04-29 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: Human Rights Watch

Washington Commanders Let Make-A-Wish Kid Announce Pick, Become New Team President, Take Fall For Financial Irregularities

The Onion - Fri, 2022-04-29 19:00

LAS VEGAS—Saying that they wanted to help fulfill the dreams of an 8-year-old boy stricken with terminal cancer, the Washington Commanders revealed Friday that they would let a Make-A-Wish Foundation announce a team draft pick, become the new team president, and take the fall for the team’s financial irregularities.…

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Poll Finds 58% Of U.S. Voters Would Back Independent Candidate Over Biden, Trump

The Onion - Fri, 2022-04-29 16:30

A newly released poll found that 58% of registered voters surveyed would consider backing a moderate independent or third-party candidate over President Biden and former President Trump in the next election, while the majority also said they do not want either to run in 2024. What do you think?

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Biden Tries To Boost Approval Ratings By Showing A Little Ankle

The Onion - Fri, 2022-04-29 14:20

WASHINGTON—In a new strategy developed by top White House advisors and Democratic consultants, President Joe Biden reportedly tried to boost his approval ratings Friday by showing a little ankle. “Oops—well, will you look at that,” said Biden in an address to the American people, lifting the hem of his pants leg to…

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Timeline Of Famous Prisoner Exchanges

The Onion - Fri, 2022-04-29 13:03

The U.S. recently negotiated the release of former Marine Trevor Reed in a prisoner exchange with Russia, continuing a delicate and often controversial practice employed by nations during wartime. The Onion looks back at some of the most famous prisoner exchanges throughout history.

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Ohio Law Mandates Rape Victims Send Thank You Notes For Gift Of Parenthood

The Onion - Fri, 2022-04-29 12:45

COLUMBUS, OH—Eliciting both outrage and acclaim from each side of the political aisle, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine (R) signed a new law Friday mandating that rape victims send thank you notes to perpetrators for the gift of parenthood. “Parenthood is God’s gift to these women, so it’s only polite that sexual assault victims…

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Best Ways To Make Friends As An Adult

The Onion - Fri, 2022-04-29 11:30

Trust us, it’s way better just to die alone. Here are the most effective ways to make friends as an adult.

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New York Public Library Makes Banned Books Available Nationwide For Free

The Onion - Fri, 2022-04-29 08:00

New York City’s Brooklyn Public Library announced a new initiative against growing censorship and book bans that provides young readers in the U.S. with free library cards to access its full eBook and audiobook collection. What do you think?

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Belarus: Russian confederation declares full support for jailed Belarus trade union leaders

LabourStart - Thu, 2022-04-28 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: Arthur Svensson Prize

A Life in Transit: ‘What You Can Get Is Set by How Far You Are Prepared to Go’

Steward's Corner - Thu, 2022-04-28 18:31

Tim Schermerhorn is a Black socialist, lifelong political activist, Labor Notes board member, and retired militant New York City transit worker. An active member and reform activist in Transport Workers Local 100 for 33 years, he ran for union president in 1997 and almost won, but fraud narrowly denied him victory. In these excerpts from a forthcoming memoir, he describes what shaped his activism and lessons for a new generation. –Eds.

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A Life in Transit: ‘What You Can Get Is Set by How Far You Are Prepared to Go’

Magazine Stories - Thu, 2022-04-28 18:31

Tim Schermerhorn is a Black socialist, lifelong political activist, Labor Notes board member, and retired militant New York City transit worker. An active member and reform activist in Transport Workers Local 100 for 33 years, he ran for union president in 1997 and almost won, but fraud narrowly denied him victory. In these excerpts from a forthcoming memoir, he describes what shaped his activism and lessons for a new generation. –Eds.

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McCarthy Audio Reveals Trump Acknowledged Responsibility For Capitol Attack

The Onion - Thu, 2022-04-28 15:09

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy told Republican lawmakers in a leaked audio recording of a private conference call that then-President Donald Trump had admitted some responsibility for the deadly attack at the Capitol, which he denied until the audio became public. What do you think?

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Congress Passes $33 Billion Bill To Send War-Torn Ukraine Free Community College

The Onion - Thu, 2022-04-28 15:00

WASHINGTON—In response to continued Russian aggression in Eastern Europe, Congress unanimously passed a $33 billion bill to send war-torn Ukraine free community college. “As Putin’s forces encircle the Donbas region, this free community college tuition will be vital to preparing the Ukrainians for the economy of…

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Overly Cautious Pregnant Woman Only Going To Ride Roller Coaster 6 Or 7 Times

The Onion - Thu, 2022-04-28 13:50

SANDUSKY, OH—Though reasoning that it was unlikely such a slight indulgence would affect her fetus this late in the term, local pregnant woman Rachel Mandross announced Thursday that she would rather be overly cautious and only ride a roller coaster at Cedar Point amusement park six or seven more times. “I don’t want…

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The Onion’s Test Sweatshop Helps You Travel In Comfort And Style

The Onion - Thu, 2022-04-28 13:38

Deciding which products will fulfill your basic needs or that gaping hole in your heart can be stressful. The Onion’s Test Sweatshop is here to help. Every product we recommend has been tested for over 50,000 hours by our army of indentured product testers. The Onion doesn’t make any money off of these…

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