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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: 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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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. 

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  • 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 

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  • 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)

Sidney's Picks: Amazon's Straw Bosses are Having Second Thoughts

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Robert Geiger, Creative Commons.

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  • Dispatchers are the straw bosses of Amazon, and some have had enough.  (NYMag)
     
  • Company promises formerly incarcerated workers a second chance, but puts them in horrifying danger. (NBC)
     
  • What happens when Republicans simply refuse to certify Democratic election wins? (Washington Monthly)
     
  • Texas’s governor is expected to sign legislation banning abortion at 6 weeks, before many women know they’re pregnant. (Texas Tribune)
     
  • How anti-vaxx operatives infiltrated online parenting communities. (Mother Jones)

Sidney's Picks: Crooked Cops & Pro Sports for the PRO Act

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Blink O’Fanaye, Flickr, Creative Commons

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Sidney's Picks: Countdown to the Hillman Prizes!

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Sidney's Picks: Workers' Centers, Filming the Police, and Virtual 2021 Hillmans on May 4th

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  • John Sweeney and workers’ centers. (American Prospect)
     
  • Hillman judge Jelani Cobb was in Minneapolis for the murder verdict against Derek Chauvin. (New Yorker)
     
  • Exercise your right to film the cops…safely. (WaPo)
     
  • The Penn Museum hoarded the bones of children killed in the MOVE bombing, and then lost them. (BillyPenn)
     
  • The Hillman Prizes for Journalism presentation will stream online on Tuesday, May 4th at 7pm ET with host Danny Glover. Join us! 

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