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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: 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.

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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