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Treble Clef Honored With Lifetime Achievement Award During 62nd Annual Grammy Ceremony

The Onion - Sun, 2020-01-26 23:03

LOS ANGELES—Entering the stage of the Staples Center to raucous applause and a standing ovation, the Treble Clef was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award during the 62nd annual Grammy Awards on Sunday night. “It is a great honor for me to be bestowing this award to one of the greatest living musical symbols of…

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Out-Of-Touch, Aging 24-Year-Old Keeps Trying To Fit In With Cool Kids At Grammys

The Onion - Sun, 2020-01-26 22:15

LOS ANGELES—Recalling how the weird, creepy 24-year-old just kept milling around and introducing himself as the “Sunflower guy,” several young artists told reporters Sunday that an out-of-touch, aging Post Malone kept desperately trying to fit in with the cool kids at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards. “It’s just kind of…

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Grammys Accused Of Bias Toward Music That Accurately Represents What Nation At Large Listening To

The Onion - Sun, 2020-01-26 21:18

AUSTIN, TX—Faced with allegations that it has repeatedly given preferential treatment to widely enjoyed artists and music, the 62nd annual Grammy Awards was formally accused Sunday of showing an unfair bias toward nominees that accurately represent what the nation at large is listening to. “I swear, the Recording…

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$870M Secured for S Station Hub Redo

Massachusetts Labor News - Sun, 2020-01-26 20:00
Source:cpexecutive.com
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Development Round Up

Massachusetts Labor News - Sun, 2020-01-26 20:00
Source:boston.curbed.com
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Ferry Terminal $10M Over Budget

Massachusetts Labor News - Sun, 2020-01-26 20:00
Source:capecodtimes.com
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Biomanufacturing Site Gets Ok

Massachusetts Labor News - Sun, 2020-01-26 20:00
Source:telegram.com
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Mixed Reaction to Wing School Housing Plan

Massachusetts Labor News - Sun, 2020-01-26 20:00
Source:capecodtimes.com
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Riverside Development Edges Forward

Massachusetts Labor News - Sun, 2020-01-26 20:00
Source:patch.com
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Review: The Reckoning: How the Killing of One Man Changed the Fate of the Promised Land, by Patrick Bishop

Eric Lee's Blog - Sun, 2020-01-26 05:50

This is the story of the killing of Avraham “Yair” Stern, the leader of the Jewish underground group in Palestine that bore his name, by a British police officer in Tel Aviv in 1942. Patrick Bishop is an accomplished historian and this book is exceptionally well-written and well-researched.

It is a very difficult subject to tackle, as it deals with conflicting narratives. From the point of view of the British, Stern was a “Chicago gangster” who needed to be “liquidated”. To his followers, Stern was a freedom fighter. One of those followers, Yitzhak Shamir, eventually became Israel’s prime minister and over time, Stern increasingly came to be seen as one of the country’s founding heroes. There is a state museum in his honour, and streets are named after him.

Patrick Bishop is not a big fan of Stern, to put it mildly, and this becomes increasingly clear as the book progresses. He describes Stern as something of a dandy, down to his silk socks, a negligent husband, vain, arrogant and a personal coward (he never seems to have fired a weapon and never took part in the operations carried out by his group). The British police officer, Morton, who killed him is portrayed as his opposite: a good, honest family man. The contrast could not be more striking.

The portrayal of Stern as entirely evil and Morton as entirely good falls apart in the final pages of the book. For more than 200 pages one is led to believe that Morton, like the mythological George Washington, could never tell a lie. The story he told was that Stern attempted to escape and was possibly going to trigger a bomb that would have killed everyone in the room. When this story was challenged by various historians, Morton sued them for libel — and all his suits were successful.

And yet more than four decades after Stern’s killing, one of the policemen in the room when Morton shot Stern came forward with a different narrative — one in which Morton deliberately killed the defenceless and unarmed Stern in cold blood.

The entire narrative about Morton’s spotlessly clean record fell apart as I read those final passages in the book. Well done to Patrick Bishop for fearlessly including evidence that undermines a simplistic view of the two men, Stern and Morton, who confronted each other on that fateful day.

France: We won’t back off on pension protests, union ‘Asterix’ warns Macron

LabourStart - Sat, 2020-01-25 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: The Guardian

Global: International Day of Education: the world needs another 69 million teachers

LabourStart - Fri, 2020-01-24 20:00
LabourStart headline - Source: Education International

China Locks Down 6 Cities To Combat Coronavirus

The Onion - Fri, 2020-01-24 17:26

In an effort to combat the spread of a virus that has already been detected in more than 500 citizens, the Chinese government has locked down transportation in or out of six coronavirus-infected cities, including Wuhan, Hubei’s capital of 11 million people where the virus first emerged. What do you think?

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Liberals Say Sanders’s Acceptance Of Rogan Endorsement Sends Dangerous Message He Trying To Win Election

The Onion - Fri, 2020-01-24 17:22

WASHINGTON—Slamming the campaign for promoting the popular podcaster’s backing, liberals said Friday that Bernie Sanders’s acceptance of Joe Rogan’s endorsement sends a dangerous message that the candidate is trying to win the 2020 presidential election. “This is just the Sanders campaign opening the gates to a…

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Melting Giraffe Congressman Warns Impeachment Distracting From Surreal Issues

The Onion - Fri, 2020-01-24 15:53

WASHINGTON—Arguing that a protracted congressional trial wasn’t in the best interests of everyday floating nude Americans, melting giraffe congressman Fauna Anuaf reportedly warned Friday that focusing on the impeachment of President Donald Trump was distracting from the surreal issues. “When there are so many people…

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