KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Members of Kansas City’s Revolutionary Black Panther Party chapter led a march on Prospect Avenue to the Kansas City Police Department’s East Patrol Station calling for local control and demanding equality. By the end, around 40 people had joined in the march. General Indigenous Xi with the party said power belongs to the people and led the crowd in saying that they are revolutionaries. “You can’t fight racism with racism,” Xi said. “You can’t replace one system of oppression with another.” As they marched down Prospect, the group chanted “Black is beautiful,” and “set our w...
Amazon could give a $690k bonus to 1.3 million workers and still have 2020-level profits: Black Friday strikers
At a time when the global economy desperately needs a robust "Black Friday," Amazon workers in 20 countries are going on strike to protest better working conditions and union-busting.
According to Oxfam, Amazon Workers International and over 70 other global organizations, the workers in the countries will participate in a day of "Make Amazon Pay."
HBO's John Oliver ended his season with a special report on union-busting that described how multi-national corporations are using unique tactics to stop workers from combining their power to stand up to the companies.
"The pandemic has exposed how Amazon places profits ahead of workers, society, and our planet," Make Amazon Pay wrote on its website. "Amazon takes too much and gives back too little. It is time to Make Amazon Pay."
Amazon has already been fined in California for failing to notify employees about the COVID infections among their colleagues. They're the first company to be forced to pay the $500,000 fine after the law was passed.
"Amazon is not alone in these bad practices but it sits at the heart of a failed system that drives the inequality, climate breakdown, and democratic decay that scar our age," Make Amazon Pay said."
"During the COVID-19 pandemic, Amazon became a trillion-dollar corporation, with Bezos becoming the first person in history to amass $200 billion in personal wealth," the site continues. "Meanwhile, Amazon warehouse workers risked their lives as essential workers, and only briefly received an increase in pay."
The site also explained that during the pandemic the wealth increased so much that they could give all 1.3 million workers a bonus for $690,000 and still have as much profit as they did in 2020.
The WHO announced an emergency meeting Thursday after South Africa was found to have several deadly variants of COVID-19 from 30 mutations. In reaction to the news, the United Kingdom announced that it would stop flights going into six African countries.
NBC News reported the variant, called B.1.1.529, has been detected in South Africa, though all in small numbers thus far. The WHO said. The variant is now spreading rapidly through the Gauteng province, which is where Johannesburg is located.
It has also been detected in Botswana and Hong Kong, South Africa Minister of Health Joe Phaahla announced during the Thursday briefing.
"We don't know very much about this yet. What we do know is that this variant has a large number of mutations. And the concern is that when you have so many mutations, it can have an impact on how the virus behaves," said Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, WHO's technical lead on Covid-19.
Mike Lindell’s ‘Thanks-A-Thon’ expert admits voting machines aren’t actually connected to the internet
According to Mike Lindell, Thanksgiving was supposed to be the day that former President Donald Trump was brought back into the White House. The Supreme Court was supposed to usher Trump in based on the lawsuit that Lindell filed. It was going to be the most explosive revelation ever. It hasn't worked out that way.
Lindell revealed his lawsuit this week ahead of the holiday but didn't even name a plaintiff to sue the states he took issue with. He claimed that no attorneys general in the United States wanted to work with him. The Supreme Court snubbed him, he claimed, but the reality is he didn't even file the lawsuit.
Thursday, he held his infamous Thanks-a-thon, a kind of hours-long telethon where he'd celebrate a victory that never came. Like the play "Waiting for Godot," Lindell continues to wait for an outcome that never arrives. At the end of the play, one character says, "let's go," The other agrees, "let's go." The stage direction says, "they do not move." The implication is that they wait for the infamous Godot forever, just as Lindell continues to wait for Trump to be miraculously re-established as the president without an election.
In one case, Lindell welcomed an expert in electronic voting machines. Even his own expert agreed that the machines aren't actually connected to the internet.
"They are all machines... they all are built to do the same thing and that's steal elections," Lindell persisted.
If his theory were true, it would mean that to hack the election, the "hacker" would have to go to each electronic voting machine in each polling place in every state.
He then went through each of the electronic voting machine companies and called them out by name. Lindell is currently facing a multi-billion-dollar lawsuit from Dominion Voting Systems for disparaging the company with his conspiracy theories.
See the Lindell video below:
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