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Clear It With Sidney

The best of the week’s news by Lindsay Beyerstein

Clear It with Sidney

Sidney's Picks: Hidden Police Brutality; Organizing Gains

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Esmir Milavic, Creative Commons

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Sidney's Picks: The Death of Roe & The Nabisco Strike

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Creative Commons.

Best of the Week’s News:

  • The Supreme Court kills Roe v. Wade quietly, on the shadow docket, by refusing to pause a Texas law that sics legal vigilantes on anyone who facilitates an abortion. (Rewire, NYTNY Mag)
     
  • Anti-vaxxers bearing zip ties confront high school principle, threatening to kidnap her. (WaPo)
     
  • Organizing Starbucks workers in Buffalo call on CEO to uphold eight fair election principles, as they look ahead to organizing one store at a time. (NYT, In These Times)
     
  • The national Nabisco strike heated up, with the company sending scabs to the Portland plant and workers halting rail deliveries. (NW Labor Press, Willamette Week)
     
  • Unprecedented rains kill at least 13 people in Brooklyn and Queens, drowning most in their basement apartments. (The City)

Sidney's Picks: Nabisco Strike & Ivermectin Wars

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Creative commons. 

The Best of the Week’s News:

  • “We want our pension back”: Nabisco strike goes national, and strikers call for Oreo boycott. (NYT, WBUR)
     
  • Starbucks workers in Buffalo to form the chain’s first union, and Collectivo becomes the largest unionized chain of coffee shops in the country. (Eater, ITT
     
  • Vaccination as Solidarity: Building trades union imposes a vaccination mandate on itself. (Prospect)
     
  • Meet the right wing grifters behind the phony Covid cure that has humans overdosing on horse dewormer and sheep dip. (NBC

Sidney's Picks: Nabisco Strike & A Sketchy Police Algorithm

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An Oreo, Nabisco’s signature product, Mihoda, Creative Commons​

The Best of the Week’s News:

  • Workers at all US Nabisco bakeries are now on strike. Workers are fighting for middle class jobs and fair working hours. (Today, Vice, Stranger)
     
  • Scattershot: How a secret police algorithm based on sketchy science and tweaked by human bias landed a man in jail for murder. (AP)
     
  • Extremist GOP rep Lauren Boebert introduced legislation to help oil drillers, without disclosing that her husband made $1 million in energy consulting. (WaPo) 
     
  • Liar’s Remorse: She spread AZ election conspiracy theories, and it ruined her life. (AZ Audit) 
     
  • South Carolina politicians blow off millions in ethics fines. (Post & Courier)

Sidney's Picks: Extreme Heat & Secret Strategy

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“Heatwave,” by Shane Gorski, Creative Commons. 

The Best of the Week’s News:

  • Extreme heat compounds the miseries and dangers of migrant farm work. (Nation)
     
  • New York Times lawyers accidentally send secret strategy memo to union. (Daily Beast)
     
  • Caregivers deserve better. (NYT)
     
  • Thanks to a wonky secret algorithm, sick people can be denied pain medication because they filled scripts for their sick dogs. (Wired)
     
  • Labor takes aim at proposed  Amazon-MGM merger. (Deadline)

Sidney's Picks Remembering AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka (1949-2021)

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Richard Trumka, courtesy of AFGE twitter, Creative Commons. 

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Sidney's Picks: Infrastructure & Remembering Robert Moses

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Robert P. Moses, courtesy of the Algebra Project, Creative Commons. 

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Sidney's Picks: Looming Plant Shutdown; Unvaccinated Covid Casualties

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Illustration of masks, Yoriko Yoshida, Creative Commons.

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Sidney's Picks: Burger King Rebellion, Minimum Wage Woes

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Liberty Leading the People by Eugene Delacroix. 

The Best of the Week’s News:

  • We all quit,” Nebraska Burger King employees vote with their feet over unsafe working conditions. (WREG)
     
  • Full-time minimum wage workers can’t afford rent anywhere in the US. (CNBC)
     
  • How to get labor law reform past the filibuster. (Washington Monthly)
     
  • Liberté, Egalité, Britney! The investigative reporters excavating the Spears conservatorship fiasco. (ProPublica)
     
  • Hillman Prize-winner Jamelle Bouie describes the two fronts in the GOP war on voting. (NYT)

Sidney's Picks: Fast Food Strike, Team Owner Tax Dodge, and Bangladesh Factory Blaze

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Steven Rhodes, Creative Commons, 2013. 

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