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Supreme Court Case On Farmworker Protections Could Harm All Regulation
_____ | popularresistance.org | 2021-03-24
The legacy of Cesar Chavez has been getting another look in recent months. In January, President Joe Biden placed a bust of the 20th-century labor leader in the Oval Office, giving journalists the opportunity to reexamine how Chavez fought for farmworkers, while commentators on social media noted that Chavez's treatment of undocumented immigrants, at certain points during his life, complicates his image as a tireless champion of migrant laborers. | But a sinister reexamination of Chavez's legacy is also happening. A California labor regulation that resulted from his campaigning is under threat from the Supreme Co…
Cuba: President Congratulates Film Institute on 62nd Anniversary
telesurenglish.net | 2021-03-24
Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez commemorated today the 62nd anniversary of the Cuban Institute of Cinematographic Art and Industry (Icaic) from his account on Twitter, where he shared images of…
Viral Video Shows IDF Arresting Vegetable-Picking Palestinian Kids at Behest of Israeli Settlers
Jessica Buxbaum | mintpressnews.com | 2021-03-24
"There were [dozens] of soldiers around, and one of the soldiers dragged one of the children to the vehicle and the other soldiers followed and started to arrest them… We begged the soldiers to wait until the children's families could come and talk to their families, but that didn't help."
Court criticizes German watchdog for imposing data collection restrictions on Facebook, as it refers case to Europe's top court
rt.com | 2021-03-24
A German court has effectively sided with Facebook, overruling a decision by the country's antitrust watchdog that claimed the social media giant had abused its position to illegally gather user data. | The Higher Regional Court in Dusseldorf referred a two-year case over Facebook's data collection practices to the European Court of Justice on Wednesday, effectively reversing a decision by the Federal Cartel Office, Germany's antitrust watchdog. | The decision is the latest development in a legal case that has been ongoing since February 2019, when the watchdog sought to limit Facebook's ability to collect dat…
Former Yale psychiatrist says she was fired after Alan Dershowitz complained about anti-Trump tweets
Jon Skolnik | salon.com | 2021-03-24
Bandy Lee is now suing Yale University for wrongful termination…
Michael Moore facing right-wing backlash over Boulder shooter "truly assimilate" tweet
Zachary Petrizzo | salon.com | 2021-03-24
Ever-controversial filmmaker attacked on Twitter after suggesting Boulder shooter had joined "American culture"
Border Invasion? Mexican MAGA Influencers Push "Damaging" Conspiracy Theories About Asylum Seekers
Staff | democracynow.org | 2021-03-23
As thousands of asylum seekers continue to wait in Mexico for a chance to enter the United States, investigative journalist Jean Guerrero says Mexican social media influencers connected to right-wing U.S. media outlets and political figures are whipping up "hysteria" about the southern border. She says they are spreading false conspiracy theories about an orchestrated "invasion" and "child trafficking" funded by Democrats that are endangering vulnerable people. "It's been incredibly damaging," says Guerrero.
[Research Paper] Pre-existing conditions are associated with COVID-19 patients' hospitalization, despite confirmed clearance of SARS-CoV-2 virus
Colin Pawlowski, AJ Venkatakrishnan, Eshwan Ramudu, Christian Kirkup, Arjun Puranik, Nikhil Kayal, Gabriela Berner, Akash Anand, Rakesh Barve, John C. O'Horo, Andrew D. Badley, Venky Soundararajan | thelancet.com | 2021-03-23
Overall, this retrospective study highlights specific pre-existing conditions that are associated with higher hospitalization rates in COVID-19 patients despite viral clearance and motivates follow-up prospective research into the associated risk factors.
Facebook Failed to Prevent Billions of Views of Pages Sharing False Information
Staff | truthout.org | 2021-03-23
More than 10 billion views of content on Facebook pages known to be from sharers of false and misleading information could have been prevented had the social media company acted earlier to try and curtail the dissemination of such posts earlier in the 2020 presidential campaign. | That's the conclusion from a report produced this week by Avaaz, an organization that describes itself as a "global web movement to bring people-powered politics…
NRA bragged that it blocked Boulder AR-15 ban just days before deadly shooting killed 10 people
Igor Derysh | salon.com | 2021-03-23
"Gun rights" group also tweeted a defense of the Second Amendment hours after gruesome Colorado shooting…
Amnesty International: Facebook Plan To Target Children "Incompatible With Human Rights"
Alan Macleod | mintpressnews.com | 2021-03-23
SAN FRANSICO — Facebook has let slip that it is launching an Instagram service for children under 13 years old, who are currently legally barred from using the platform. On Thursday, Instagram's vice president of product told employees in a leaked communication that this was indeed the plan. Instagram's boss, Adam Mosseri, confirmed the leak's veracity to Buzzfeed News, telling them that his goal was to create a transparent and kid-friendly version of the popular photo-sharing app for children and pre-teens.
Calling out white supremacy: Labor responds to Atlanta massacre
Martha Grevatt | workers.org | 2021-03-22
The racist, misogynistic massacre of eight massage parlor workers — six Asian, all women — immediately prompted strong statements from organized labor. Majority union crowd at Harlem rally, March 20. WW PHOTO: Toni Arenstein "Hate is hate. White supremacy is white supremacy," the California Labor Federation tweeted. "Calling it anything . . . | Continue reading Calling out white supremacy: Labor responds to Atlanta massacre at Workers.org…
Cuban President Rejects OAS Lies and Manipulation
telesurenglish.net | 2021-03-22
Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel described as a "depressing show of lies" the public hearing organized on March 18 by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights of the Organization of American States (IACHR-OAS) in which opponents of the Havana government took part. | RELATED: | Cambridge, Massachusetts Calls To End the Embargo on Cuba | On his Twitter account, the Cuban president questioned that the Organization of American States, "which remained silent about the crimes committ…
Horror as raging elephants fight in Russian circus, sending audience scrambling for the exit & sparking investigation (VIDEO)
rt.com | 2021-03-22
A big top performance in the Russian city of Kazan left audiences shocked and social media users outraged after two trained elephants came to blows. Trainers, however, claim it could just have been a struggle for dominance. | Video footage circulating online showed how one charging adult threw the other down on the side of the arena, damaging the fence and causing spectators to run for the doors. A spokesman for the Kazan State Circus told journalists that nobody had been hurt, and the pair had been separated by their handlers. | Local media later reported comments from a trainer who said that the dispute c…
'Just setting up my twttr': Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey sells his first tweet for $2.9 million
rt.com | 2021-03-22
The first ever tweet penned by the co-founder and CEO of Twitter Jack Dorsey was sold as a non-fungible token (NFT) for more than $2.9 million at an auction on Monday. | The 15-year-old tweet, which reads "just setting up my twttr," was bought by a platform called Valuables, owned by US company Cent, after it was put up for sale earlier this month. | just setting up my twttr– jack (@jack) March 21, 2006 | Dorsey's post, uploaded to Twitter on March 21, 2006, was sold as an NFT — a new online token, which allows people to collect di…