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  • Washington Post Bans Employees from Using Social Media to Criticize Sponsors April 13, 2018
    In June, 2017, the Washingtonian reported on a new policy at the Washington Post that prohibits its employees from conduct on social media that “adversely affects The Post’s customers, advertisers, subscribers, vendors, suppliers or partners.” In such cases, according to the policy, Post management reserved the right to take disciplinary action “up to and including […]
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  • Self-Driving Cars Crash into Decades-Old Ethical Conundrum April 13, 2018
    On March 19th, 2018, a woman was struck and killed in Tempe, Arizona, by a self-driving vehicle owned and operated by Uber. For a brief period of time, the safety and future of autonomous vehicles was brought into the spotlight. However, with a settlement in the ensuing lawsuit, the story effectively ended. While Uber pulled […]
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  • Cultural Heritage Sites Under Attack by ISIS to Fund Operations April 13, 2018
    Historical artifacts and archeological sites dating back to Mesopotamia and the Roman Empire, spanning the region around the Tigris and Euphrates Rivers, are being systematically destroyed by ISIS. ISIS considers works of art depicting the human form and other objects to be idolatrous. Therefore, museums and other buildings used for religious purposes are raided with […]
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  • Debate over Threat of North Korean Attack by Electromagnetic Pulse April 13, 2018
    In March, 2017, The Hill published an opinion piece by R. James Woolsey, who directed the CIA from 1993-95, and Peter Vincent Pry, who had previously served in the House Armed Services Committee and the CIA. In their piece, titled “How North Korea Could Kill 90 Percent of Americans,” Woolsey and Pry underscored existing concerns […]
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  • Lessons from the 2017 Sonoma County Fires April 12, 2018
    In October, 2017, wildfires ravaged Sonoma County, California, destroying more than 5,000 structures. In their report, “Built to Burn,” for Reveal, Eric Sagara and Alexandra Kanik link the 2017 Sonoma County wildfires to those that scorched the Sonoma County community of Fountaingrove in 1964. Few of the residents affected by the wildfires in 2017 were […]
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  • “You Go Girl” Has a Completely Different– and Deadly – Meaning in India April 12, 2018
    Parveen Khan did not need to read the Telegraph’s 2012 story that girls born in India were almost twice as likely to die before reaching the age of five than boys, according to new UN figures. When Khan kept getting pregnant with girls, her husband, Hameed, was mad enough to bite her face off. It wasn’t so […]
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  • Can Trump’s ISIS Policy Control Conflicting Interests in the Turkish-Kurdish Blood Feud? April 12, 2018
    President Trump is new on the world stage but his role of finding an effective yet safe strategy to handle problems between Turkey and the nationless Kurds has challenged leaders since the 19th century. Neither Turkey nor the Kurdish people living in Turkey and Northern Syria have a direct connection to the Islamic State, but […]
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  • Adoption Agencies a Gateway for Child Exploitation April 12, 2018
    In Terry Gilliam’s classic dystopian satire Brazil, agents from the Ministry of Information offer Mrs. Buttle a receipt for her husband as they kidnapped him. Then, to ensure there was no question later, handed the befuddled woman a piece of paper. “And this is my receipt for your receipt.” The world has not yet arrived […]
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  • Is US Factory Farming Any Less Cruel Than South Korea’s Dog Meat? April 12, 2018
    The 2018 Winter Olympics, held in Pyeongchang, South Korea, served as the hook for a number of critical news stories on South Koreans’ consumption of dog meat. As the Guardian’s Chas Newkey-Burden wrote, “With the Winter Olympics turning attention towards South Korea, dog meat has been put on the media menu. The west has gone […]
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  • Violence in Homes May Be an Indicator of Future Public Violence April 11, 2018
    The knee-jerk response of media to mass shootings in the United States is to question whether the perpetrator is Middle Eastern, or insane. But lost in this deadline-driven journalistic template, and the outcry over the accessibility of assault weapons in society, is the correlation between “private” domestic violence and public violence involving guns. Soraya Chemaly, director […]
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  • India: No alliance with Congress Party, say Communists April 23, 2018
    Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) political committee member Brinda Karat said the party would continue to work with regional secular groupings on mutually agreed issues but there would be “absolutely no political alliance with the Congress Party.” The CPI-M underlined its commitment to avoid alliances with parties of the “ruling class” on the grounds that […]
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  • This week in history: Protesting students occupy Columbia University April 23, 2018
    Fifty years ago, at the height of protest against the Vietnam War, the actions at Columbia University in New York City were among the most highly visible and effective. The Columbia protests erupted over the spring of 1968 after students discovered links between the university and the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA), a weapons research […]
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  • Nurse staffing shortages come to Michigan hospitals – with a twist April 23, 2018
    MT. CLEMENS, Mich.—If you’re a registered nurse and your union contract with two hospitals includes safe-staffing ratios, what do you do if the hospitals break those pact provisions? The answer from Office and Professional Employees Local 40, which represents 1,000 nurses at two hospitals in the upscale Detroit suburb of Mount Clemens, Mich., is you […]
    Mark Gruenberg
  • Chicago Tribune staff: “It’s time to form a union” April 23, 2018
    CHICAGO (PAI)—In an organizing move most Chicagoans, along with veteran journalists with a sense of history, never expected to see, the Chicago Newspaper Guild-CWA officially announced an organizing drive at the Chicago Tribune. No election date has been set. If successful, it would mark a watershed for the Guild, the city, and the paper. In […]
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  • Upselling and down-strangling in ‘The Americans’ April 23, 2018
    Another episode, another dead body. In “Urban Transport Planning,” the pressure, always intense for our undercover couple of Philip and Elizabeth Jennings, is ratcheting steadily upward. The Soviets, represented by Elizabeth, need a particular type of radiation sensor that is a proprietary secret for the U.S. military. Last week, she (Keri Russell) barely escaped a […]
    Carole Avalon
  • SPU truena contra los verdugos que imponen el plan fiscal April 22, 2018
    RÍO PIEDRAS, SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Servidores Públicos Unidos de Puerto Rico, Concilio 95 AFSCME repudió y condenó el 22 de abril la acción de la Junta de Control de imponer un plan fiscal que se distancia totalmente de la realidad y necesidades del pueblo de PR. Esto con el único propósito de beneficiar […]
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  • Richard Wright’s ‘Native Son’ becomes more powerful with each passing year April 20, 2018
    GLENDALE, Calif.—The Antaeus Theatre Company’s Southern California premiere production of Nambi E. Kelley’s theatrical adaptation of Richard Wright’s 1940 novel Native Son (seen opening night, April 19) reveals how this work becomes more powerful, more relevant and more disturbing with each passing year. Two previous theatrical adaptations, as well as two films (one of them […]
    Eric A. Gordon
  • Do black lives matter in Israel? April 20, 2018
    While the Israeli-Palestinian conflict continues to be the most pervasive divide within Israeli society, there are other problems—racial ones—splitting people. Being dark-skinned in Israel is a challenge. Blacks in Israel are regularly the victims of racism and are viewed as a threat by authorities and politicians. Racist comments made by Israel’s top political and religious […]
    Romy Haber
  • L.A. Times Food Bowl: Beyond elitist culinary excursions April 20, 2018
    LOS ANGELES—Food festivals are a chance for people to try something they don’t get everyday—an excursion into the variety on offer in the wide world of cuisine. Established and upcoming chefs and restaurants, along with food lovers, of course, often descend on a designated city, and for a few days, those with festival tickets and […]
    Chauncey K. Robinson
  • Indians-Twins series: A much needed break for Puerto Rico April 20, 2018
    Sitting down to watch game two of the Indians-Twins series in Puerto Rico Wednesday night, I had a hard time concentrating on the game play. My thoughts would wander during every commercial break, and I found myself thinking about my cousin Chris and his family out there. They made it through hurricane Maria’s devastation of […]
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