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How Amazon Fights For the Right to Dehumanize Its Workers

On October 8th, The Supreme Court heard oral arguments  for Integrity Staffing Solutions vs. Busk, an important new case that raises questions over the nature of work, compensation, and what it means to be “on the clock.” The genesis of the dispute is in a lawsuit filed by warehouse workers for an Amazon subcontractor in Reno, Nevada. 1,158 more words

I Hate America

When the Dust Starts to Settle

TRIGGER WARNING: hopelessness around being trans (and hopefulness too), trying to make yourself be a gender you aren’t

I’m baaack! Last week I left my phone charger in another state, so I didn’t have a computer on me. 685 more words


CDC: Ebola Characterized by 'Amplification in Health Care Settings'

When Peter Piot, the ‘Virus Detective Who Discovered Ebola‘, went to one of the first identified outbreaks in 1976 in the Democratic Republic of Congo, he reported that “it was clear that the outbreak was closely related to areas served by the local hospital”. 778 more words


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Guardian Ebola Coverage: More Journalism, Less Journalese, Please

My last post cited an article from the English Guardian claiming that a two year old boy had been bitten by a fruit bat and thus became ‘patient zero’ for the current ebola epidemic in West Africa. 600 more words


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Satellites, photos, Earth, humans.

The WorldView-3 satellite, which launched on August 13, has sent back its first images.

The new satellite can see to a resolution of 31 centimeters. That means each pixel of the camera captures one square foot of land, which is sharp enough to see home plate at Yankee Stadium, to map crops by pattern and type, to identify the type and speed of cars and trucks, and measure population density, all from 383 miles above the Earth’s surface. 121 more words


Amnesty International South Africa: Right to Healthcare Futile Unless it's Safe Healthcare

When I was writing yesterday’s blog post I didn’t realize that the Amnesty International report I referred to had already been published. It’s called ‘ 858 more words


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