Protests

New York's Attorney General Called Amazon's Firing Of A Worker Following A Protest 'disgraceful'...

"At a time when so many New Yorkers are struggling and are deeply concerned about their safety, this action was also immoral and inhumane," said NY AG Letitia James.
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Ge Union Urges Company To Bring Back Laid Off Workers To Make Ventilators

General Electric (NYSE: GE) employees at the company's Massachusetts aircraft engine facility held a protest Monday to urge the company to shift to ventilator production instead of cutting 10% of its aerospace workforce.On March 23, GE Aviation said...
Related topics: General Electric, US Equity Markets

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Amazon Warehouse Workers Are Walking Out And Whole Foods Workers Are Striking

Amazon, the e-commerce giant that has fared well financially amid the COVID-19 pandemic, is facing a bevy of worker strikes. Today, warehouse workers on Staten Island in New York walked off the job in protest of Amazon’s treatment amid the...
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In Fighting The Coronavirus Pandemic In The Us, Nothing Beats Traditional Medicare

Diane ArcherA flyer protesting the response to the coronavirus posted in the French Quarter on March 15, 2020 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo: Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
Related topics: Medicare, Health Photos

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Consumer Rights Group Protests Airline Practices

Airline employees have complained about safety conditions on the few flights that still serve American cities. A consumer group has protested current practices and offers suggestions for how carriers...

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Covid-19: Why Us' Influence In Latin America Fading While China & Russia Winning Soft Power...

The South American continent which has been engulfed by public protests since last year is now bracing for the Covid-19 pandemic. Professor Heinz Dieterich has given his prognosis on how the coronavirus outbreak may affect the balance of power in...
Related topics: China, Russia

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Defying Islamist Protests: Middle East Scholar Speaks At U.s. Army War College

On a 500-acre campus in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, Middle East scholar Raymond Ibrahim was finally allowed to give his speech before a packed, mostly civilian audience at the U.S. Army War College's Heritage and Education Center. Based on his book,...

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States Quietly Pass Laws Criminalizing Fossil Fuel Protests Amid Coronavirus Chaos

Over the past two weeks, Kentucky, South Dakota and West Virginia approved new laws meant to discourage Dakota Access-style protests. More are on the way.

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Instacart Shoppers Are Planning A Nationwide Strike To Demand Better Safety Protections And Pay...

Instacart shoppers, led by the folks over at Gig Workers Collective, are planning a nationwide strike in protest of the company’s practices amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Vice first reported. Shoppers, who are responsible for grocery shopping...

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Algeria Crackdown On Dissent Persists With Detention Of Journalists

Arresting journalists is a ‘pretext’ to punish and silenceAnti-government protesters in the capital Algiers on July 6, 2019. Photo credit: Farah Souames, used with permission. More than a year since the start of Algeria's countrywide...
Related topics: Algeria, World Photos

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Investors Should Pay Attention To China Mobile’s 5g Numbers

China Mobile's (NYSE: CHL) stock has plunged 30% over the past 12 months, as China's economic slowdown, protests in Hong Kong, and the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak all throttled its growth. Government-mandated reductions in wireless fees...
Related topics: China, US Equity Markets, Hong Kong

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The Value Of Violence On Hong Kong's Streets

T-Fai Yeung Security, Asia Even if some of the violent protests that took place in Hong Kong were morally controversial, it is questionable whether the city's police have enough moral legitimacy of their own to condemn the protesters. In 2019, the...
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Protesters Block Lanes At Mexico Border, Demand Coronavirus Screening

Protesters blocked lanes on the Mexico side of the southern border on Wednesday, requesting Mexico institute more coronavirus screenings for southbound travelers to avoid further spread.The protests, involving fewer than a dozen people and...
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Amazon Has Finally Shut A Us Warehouse Indefinitely After 3 Workers Tested Positive For Covid-19

Amazon has indefinitely shut a returns center in Shepherdsville, Kentucky after three workers tested positive for coronavirus. Originally the facility was only supposed to remain closed for 48 hours, but staff protested returning as the warehouse is...
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Hong Kong Politican Arrested For ‘sedition’ Over Facebook Post

Hong Kong police Thursday arrested an opposition politician under a colonial-era sedition law for allegedly sharing the identity of an officer who fired a baton round that blinded a journalist during protests last year. Police said they arrested...
Related topics: Hong Kong, Facebook, Social Media, Police

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Mexican Protesters Try To Block Americans From Entering Their Country On Arizona Border

How quickly things change. Americans trying to enter Mexico as the coronavirus strikes the United States were barred from doing so by protesters who don’t want their germs. According to the Arizona Republic, protesters on the Mexican side of...
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Doctors, Nurses In Zimbabwe Strike Over Lack Of Protective Equipment To Fight Coronavirus

Doctors and nurses at hospitals in Zimbabwe went on strike Wednesday, protesting a lack of protective equipment needed to treat patients infected with COVID-19.The Associated Press reported that conditions were bad enough and supplies were...
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Grief, Alienation, Trauma: Kashmir Under Lockdown

Police in Kashmir confronting violent protesters in December 2018. Image by Seyyed Sajed Hassan Razavi, Tasnim News Agency via Wikimedia Commons. CC BY 4.0. This story is by Kabir, a writer based in Kashmir. Check out Global Voices’ special...
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Anti-citizenship Law Protesters Gather In Delhi's Shaheen Bagh Hours After Being Removed - Video

New Delhi (Sputnik): For past 100 days, Delhi’s Shaheen Bagh area has been the epicentre of the protest against the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) as thousands of people have revolted against the law. The protest site had become the...
Related topics: India, New Delhi, World Videos

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Tuesday Assorted Links And Non-links

1. Some mask production is being deregulated. 2. “Using country-, subnational-, and individual-level data, we show that Facebook has had a significant and sizable positive impact on citizen protests.” 3. Open source ventilators? 4....
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