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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: Looming Plant Shutdown; Unvaccinated Covid Casualties

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Illustration of masks, Yoriko Yoshida, Creative Commons.

The Best of the Week’s News:

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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Sidney's Picks: Lead Reckoning; Amazon Revolt; Voting Rights Catastrophe

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Michael Fleshman, Creative Commons, 2011. 

The Best of the Week’s News:

  • EPA confirms findings of Sidney-winning exposé of Florida’s only lead smelter, consequences expected (Tampa Bay Times)
     
  • Portland Amazon delivery companies enter open revolt against the retailer. (Vice)
     
  • Australian scientist who was at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in the fall of 2019 speaks out. (Bloomberg)
     
  • Poll: Americans want less crime, but not more cops. (WaPo)
     
  • Supreme Court guts the Voting Rights Act. Adam Serwer explains John Roberts’ hostility to the VRA.  (NPR, MoJo)

Sidney's Picks: Teamsters vs. Amazon; More Unmarked Graves

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The Saskatchewan residential school where over 700 unmarked graves were located. 

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Sidney's Picks: Critical Astroturf Theory and Lab Leak Follies

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Aleeda Crawley, Creative Commons. 

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Sidney's Picks: Rich Tax Dodgers & the Paradox of Bipartisanism

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The Third Way, Creative Commons. 

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Sidney's Picks: Hidden Graves and Slow Meat

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A memorial to the victims of the Kamloops residential school, GoToVan, Creative Commons. 

The Best of the Week’s News:

  • Amazon workers are more likely to get hurt on the job. (WaPo) 
     
  • Survivors call for action, but a lack of records stalls efforts to identify the Indigenous children found in 215 unmarked graves at a former Canadian residential school. (CBC)
     
  • A whistleblower warned that residential schools were death traps in 1922, but the Canadian government ignored him, so he became an investigative journalist, and the public ignored him, too. (Tyee) 
     
  • Trump let meatpackers unsafely accelerate their lines during COVID, now Biden is telling them to slow down. (HuffPo)
     
  • More twists in the Sidney-winning investigation into Florida’s only lead smelter. (TB Times)

Sidney's: Picks: Bread and Roses & A Digital Bounty Hunt Goes Awry

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NwongPR, Creative Commons.

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Sidney's Picks: James Turns Up the Heat on Trump

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UFT/Sidney Hillman 

The Best of the Week’s News:

  • New York AG Tish James announced that her office is joining a criminal probe into the Trump Organization, a rare cooperation between the AG and DA Cy Vance. (CNN, NPR)
     
  • The trustees of UNC took the extraordinary step of refusing tenure to distinguished journalist and Hillman Prize-winner Nikole Hannah-Jones, a move a board member attributed to “politics.” (NC Policy Watch)  
     
  • Amazon tells workers to chill out from the crushing pace and constant surveillance with the AmaZen meditation program. (Vice)
     
  • A $9/hr job as a port-a-potty attendant pulled Dawn Woudenberg out of homelessness and helped her save lives from ODs. (WaPo)
     
  • The Supreme Court is gearing up to kill Roe v. Wade. (Rewire.news)

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