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Anti-Abortion Advocate Excitedly Switches Focus To Shaming Young Unwed Mothers

The Onion - Fri, 2022-06-24 15:05

DALLAS—In the wake of the Supreme Court’s 6-3 decision to overturn Roe v. Wade, local anti-abortion advocate Mary Firkins, 54, excitedly announced Friday that she would now switch her full-time attention to the shaming of young unwed mothers. “It’s been very rewarding these past few decades to value the lives of…

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Nation’s Centrists Stubbornly Double Down On Claim That Roe v. Wade Not At Risk

The Onion - Fri, 2022-06-24 14:06

NEW YORK—Asserting there was no need to worry about the highly unlikely outcome, the nation’s centrists reportedly doubled down Friday on their claim that Roe v. Wade was not at risk. “People are blowing this whole idea of overturning Roe completely out of proportion—it’s just not going to happen,” said outspoken…

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Kavanaugh, Thomas Champion Creating Better Future For Next Generation Of Rapists

The Onion - Fri, 2022-06-24 13:47

WASHINGTON—In a touching moment following Friday’s Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision overruling Roe v. Wade and eliminating the constitutional right to an abortion, Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Clarence Thomas reportedly championed the better future they’d created for the next generation of rapists. “We did it, my…

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Things To Never Say To Someone Who Just Came Out

The Onion - Fri, 2022-06-24 08:00

Coming out as LGBTQIA+ is a pivotal moment in someone’s life, so it’s always best to not fuck that up. If you want to be a good ally, never say the following things.

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Failure To Stand On One Leg For 10 Seconds Linked To Increased Risk Of Death

The Onion - Fri, 2022-06-24 08:00

According to a new study, middle-aged people who cannot stand on one leg for at least 10 seconds are at higher risk of dying within the next decade, with researchers saying the simple balance test may be useful to include in routine physical exams for people over 50. What do you think?

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Collectively Fabulous

Steward's Corner - Thu, 2022-06-23 18:09

A longer version of this comic appears in the new collection Frontlines of Repair, just released by AK Press.

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Collectively Fabulous

Magazine Stories - Thu, 2022-06-23 18:09

A longer version of this comic appears in the new collection Frontlines of Repair, just released by AK Press.

Click here to view the image in its own window and be able to zoom in.

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‘Progressive’ Food Company Amy’s Kitchen Faces Multiple Unfair Labor Practice Charges

Steward's Corner - Thu, 2022-06-23 16:46

The spirit of unionizing is in the air, from Amazon to Starbucks. Now the workers in two frozen food factories in California are getting in on the action. But they're facing serious union-busting from their employer, Amy's Kitchen, despite its progressive branding.

Amy’s Kitchen is the sixth-largest maker of organic frozen meals in the United States and the top U.S. producer of organic vegetarian food, according to the North Bay Business Journal. The company employs more than 2,000 workers, a majority of them Central American immigrants who do not speak English.

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‘Progressive’ Food Company Amy’s Kitchen Faces Multiple Unfair Labor Practice Charges

Magazine Stories - Thu, 2022-06-23 16:46

The spirit of unionizing is in the air, from Amazon to Starbucks. Now the workers in two frozen food factories in California are getting in on the action. But they're facing serious union-busting from their employer, Amy's Kitchen, despite its progressive branding.

Amy’s Kitchen is the sixth-largest maker of organic frozen meals in the United States and the top U.S. producer of organic vegetarian food, according to the North Bay Business Journal. The company employs more than 2,000 workers, a majority of them Central American immigrants who do not speak English.

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Canada Banning Single-Use Plastics

The Onion - Thu, 2022-06-23 15:13

Canada will be banning the manufacture and importation of single-use plastics by the end of the year, in a sweeping effort to fight pollution and climate change. What do you think?

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Review: Darkness at Noon, by Arthur Koestler

Eric Lee's Blog - Thu, 2022-06-23 12:57

This is one the great works of anti-Stalinist literature. It is an attempt by the ex-Communist Koestler to imagine how Soviet interrogators squeezed confessions out of men like Zinoviev, Kamenev and Bukharin — men who had led the revolution and had themselves in many cases stood up bravely to torture and imprisonment under the tsarist regime. And yet to a man, it seemed as if they all confessed during the Moscow show trials to crimes against a revolution to which they had dedicated their lives.

This book is above all a work of imagination; Koestler could not have known what was discussed between prisoners and their NKVD torturers. He guessed that at least in some cases, the accused were actually persuaded by the logic of doing one last service for the Communist Party. He may have been right.

The protagonist, Rubashov, is a sympathetic character, introspective and thoughtful. And yet he realises his own guilt in creating the system that is about to destroy him. He has been forced by it to lie and betray, and aware of his guilt he is prepared to sign confessions admitting to crimes he could not have committed. He knows that he committed other crimes, and deserves to be punished for those.

Essential reading for anyone who wants to understand totalitarianism, especially in its Bolshevik variant.

God Brings Into Existence Second God To Do All His Creation For Him

The Onion - Thu, 2022-06-23 12:20

THE HEAVENS—In an effort to delegate more of His divine work, God, Our Lord and Heavenly Father, has brought into existence a second god who will handle all day-to-day creation duties, sources confirmed Thursday. The new god, known as Brett, will reportedly hold the title of Creator. “I’m thrilled to be bringing Brett…

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Airlines Hiring Anyone Who Looks Good In Crisp Uniform To Offset Pilot Shortage

The Onion - Thu, 2022-06-23 12:15

FORT WORTH, TX—In an effort to address widespread staffing shortfalls related to the ongoing economic downturn, several major airlines announced plans Thursday to just hire anyone who looks good in a crisp pilot uniform. “If you look great in a freshly starched shirt and big captain’s hat, we will hire you on the…

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