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Defiant 123-Year-Old Not Going To Let Coronavirus Stop Him From Hanging Out With Friends

The Onion - Thu, 2020-03-19 15:14

BALTIMORE—Stressing that the pandemic represented nothing more than mass hysteria dreamed up in the newspapers, 123-year-old Milton Hammond told reporters Thursday that he was not going to let the coronavirus stop him from hanging out with his friends. “Everyone is panicking about this thing, but as far as I can tell,…

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Woman Annoyed Cat Would Rather Play With Hair Tie Than Expensive Gaming Console She Bought It

The Onion - Thu, 2020-03-19 13:53

SAN FRANCISCO—Expressing frustration with the lack of appreciation that the recent purchase had garnered, local woman Kate Wheeler was reportedly annoyed Thursday that her cat would rather play with a hair tie than the expensive gaming console she had bought it. “The guy at GameStop said the Nintendo Switch was…

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Australia : Vale Wesley Furtado ILWU

LabourStart US - Thu, 2020-03-19 13:26
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Strike First, Then Bargain

Steward's Corner - Thu, 2020-03-19 13:16

Direct action gets the goods. If your employer is still not acting like workers’ lives matter, take a page from union members who are putting muscle behind their bargaining—they're shutting the place down first.

Detroit bus drivers collectively declared Tuesday morning that they weren't going to work without safety precautions. At both the city's two big terminals, they talked among themselves, told management “no way—we need protection,” and called their union.

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Strike First, Then Bargain

Magazine Stories - Thu, 2020-03-19 13:16

Direct action gets the goods. If your employer is still not acting like workers’ lives matter, take a page from union members who are putting muscle behind their bargaining—they're shutting the place down first.

Detroit bus drivers collectively declared Tuesday morning that they weren't going to work without safety precautions. At both the city's two big terminals, they talked among themselves, told management “no way—we need protection,” and called their union.

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6 Startling Before And After Photos Of Meth Users

The Onion - Thu, 2020-03-19 10:47

In recent years, the recreational use of methamphetamine has skyrocketed in the United States. While the drug imposes a range of short- and long-term deteriorative effects on the user’s cognitive abilities, its immediate impact on one’s physical appearance is perhaps even more astonishing. The man pictured above is…

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Triumphant Jared Kushner Announces Plan To Move CDC Headquarters To Jerusalem

The Onion - Thu, 2020-03-19 09:40

WASHINGTON—Celebrating his own ingenuity in the face of the Covid-19 outbreak, President Donald Trump’s senior advisor and son-in-law Jared Kushner triumphantly announced his new plan Thursday to move the Centers for Disease Control headquarters to Jerusalem. “The dire situation with the coronavirus demands bold…

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Thousands Of Formerly Endangered White Rhinos Flood City Streets Mere Days After Humans Quarantined Indoors

The Onion - Thu, 2020-03-19 09:35

NEW YORK CITY—Letting out deep, powerful grunts that echoed throughout the area’s countless deserted storefronts, thousands of formerly endangered white rhinos flooded the streets of New York City Thursday mere days after residents were quarantined indoors. “After just a week of human isolation, this once-dying…

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Review: A Death in Jerusalem, by Kati Marton

Eric Lee's Blog - Thu, 2020-03-19 08:22

Journalist Kati Marton’s 1994 book opens with a description of the massacre of Arab worshippers in Hebron early that year by a far-right Jewish terrorist named Baruch Goldstein. Had her book appeared a year later, a far better opening would have been a description of the assassination of Israeli prime minister Yitzhak Rabin. Rabin was killed by a far-right Jewish terrorist who was convinced that he was saving Israel by doing so.

And such were the motives of the four young men, members of the Stern Gang (Lehi), who carried out the assassination of UN peace mediator Count Folk Bernadotte in September 1948. Marton’s book is an excellent introduction to the subject, and she was able to interview a number of key players, including members of the Lehi hit squad. It is a balanced account, which while obviously unsympathetic to the murderers does attempt to understand why the Swedish diplomat Bernadotte provoked such hatred among some of the Jews of Palestine.

One of the stranger parts of this very strange tale is the friendship, many years later, between Israel’s first prime minister, David Ben Gurion, and the Lehi assassin who fired the shots into the unarmed and defenceless Bernadotte. As Marton discovered, Ben Gurion knew that his friend and ‘bodyguard’ had played a role in the murder, which Ben Gurion condemned at the time. But it is not clear if the two men ever discussed what happened.

A well-written and gripping tale of a horrific crime for which no one was ever punished.

USA : Solidarity Is Our Only Chance

LabourStart US - Thu, 2020-03-19 07:28
Source: Labor Notes

USA: Solidarity Is Our Only Chance

LabourStart - Wed, 2020-03-18 20:00
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Verizon Unions Win Model Paid Leave Policy for Coronavirus—Will Other Unions Demand the Same?

Steward's Corner - Wed, 2020-03-18 16:21

The unions representing 34,000 workers at Verizon have negotiated paid leave for union members who can’t work during the COVID-19 outbreak. Will other unions fight for these benefits to protect members?

Like many health care workers, UPS drivers, and grocery workers, telephone workers are on the job as essential workers during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Verizon Unions Win Model Paid Leave Policy for Coronavirus—Will Other Unions Demand the Same?

Magazine Stories - Wed, 2020-03-18 16:21

The unions representing 34,000 workers at Verizon have negotiated paid leave for union members who can’t work during the COVID-19 outbreak. Will other unions fight for these benefits to protect members?

Like many health care workers, UPS drivers, and grocery workers, telephone workers are on the job as essential workers during the coronavirus outbreak.

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Huge Announcement: Sony Just Revealed The PS5 Can Function As A Makeshift Gravestone To Mark The Site Of Your Shallow Burial

The Onion - Wed, 2020-03-18 16:20

Well gamers, it looks like Sony’s long-anticipated unveiling of the PlayStation 5’s specs did not disappoint. Not only is the system massively powerful with over 10 teraflops of computing output, but the company also revealed the state-of-the-art console can function as a makeshift gravestone to mark the site of your…

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Marina Abramović Stolen In Daring Performance Art Heist

The Onion - Wed, 2020-03-18 16:02

Hear how thieves were able steal the prized performance artist from the Museum of Modern Art, and what the NYPD is doing to catch them.

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Amazon Hires 100,000 Workers In Wake Of Coronavirus Surge

The Onion - Wed, 2020-03-18 16:02

Amazon announced they will hire an additional 100,000 warehouse and delivery workers to keep up with the onslaught of new orders as customers shift their shopping online during the Covid-19 pandemic. What do you think?

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