Continue the Boycott of Uzbekistan Cotton
It’s absolutely intolerable that Uzbekistan continues to pull children out of school to pick cotton.
As the International Labor Rights Forum says:
Wednesday is National Teachers’ Day in Uzbekistan, but many teachers and students will be in fields picking cotton for the Uzbek government rather than in classrooms. Each year the Government of Uzbekistan mobilizes millions of Uzbek citizens to…
Taco John’s is a Nazi-like company
Since this corporation likes to cast around derogatory names, I felt that I could do the same by calling them Nazi-like.
16 year old Tyler Brandt’s supervisor created and required him to wear a name tag labeled “GAYTARD” while he worked at a Taco John’s restaurant in Yankton, South Dakota. Tyler was intentionally humiliated in front of customers and coworkers to the point that he felt he had no…
Student loan debt may finally be hurting the overall economy
Our higher education system is dysfunctional. Tuitions are unreasonably high and most colleges and universities these days care less about education and more about building multi-million dollar complexes on their campuses. This results in more students going into debt to pay for a higher education that doesn’t result in gainful employment after graduation anyway.
For some time now I suspect that…
The problem with Ello
There’s been a lot of buzz around nouveaux social network Ello. It’s been marketed as the anti-Facebook. Ello is said to be pro privacy and ad-free.
Yet there is a problem that one tech entrepreneur has pointed out -
When you take venture capital, it is not a matter of if you’re going to sell your users, you already have. It’s called an exit plan. And no investor will give you venture capital…
GoFundMe threatens ColorOfChange
The crowdfunding website GoFundMe who currently houses a fundraiser for the officer that murdered Michael Brown in cold blood in Ferguson, MO is trying to employ some Ferguson police department-like tactics to deal with criticism from ColorOfChange.
But then last week GoFundMe’s lawyers sent us a Cease and Desist letter, threatening the ColorOfChange community and the movement for racial justice…
Tell Wal-Mart to reinstate Thelma Moore
The bully from Bentonville needs to be put in its place.
In April, Thelma was injured by falling TV boxes1 while shopping at the Chatham Walmart in Chicago on her day off. She was two months pregnant, so her doctors recommended she stay home for two weeks and made a list of accommodations she needed in order to return to work, including not lifting boxes over 25 pounds and being able to take…
NYPD throwing pregnant women to the ground
Keep it classy NYPD. I think you’re really taking this police brutality a little too far.
//Post by El Grito De Sunset Park.
How China will finally beat the United States of America
I look at it as a government and economy being inclusive versus being extractive. This was the main thesis of the book Why Nations Fail.
The question of work styles may become intense as China becomes a developed country. China is a mercantilist country led by an elite focused on maximizing the country’s economic wealth and dominance. The U.S. is different in that it tries to maximize its elites…
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DC police to use body-worn cameras
In the wake of the tragedy involving police brutality in Ferguson, MO it’s good to see a police department stepping up to do the right thing.
Mayor Vincent C. Gray and Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) Chief Cathy L. Lanier today announced details of the deployment of MPD’s new body-worn cameras. Use of the cameras in a pilot program is intended to further the mission of the department and…