Thought for the day

"Democracy has little meaning when big business rules the life of the country through its control of the means of production, exchange, transportation, and communication, reinforced by command of the press, press agents and other means of publicity and propaganda." -- US philosopher John Dewey

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Staunch union advocate President Biden is facing heat from some labor groups after he directed Congress to take up legislation to force terms of a tentative deal on workers who object to them.

'Joe Biden blew it,' Railroad Workers United said in a press release Tuesday, before accusing the president of being a 'pawn' of big business.  

Biden in September celebrated a tentative deal between rail workers and railroads that his White House helped broker. Now with a little over a week before a deadline that will trigger a devastating rail strike, four of 12 major rail labor unions have rejected the deal. 

Tags: ECONOMY, WHITE HOUSE
Posted on: Nov 30 07:57

The CEO of AMC Networks has stepped down in a shock move after just three months on the job, and the company plans to lay off about one-fifth of its US workforce as it faces pressure from streaming competitors and a slowing economy.

The cable network, home to hit shows such as Mad Men, The Walking Dead, Breaking Bad, and Better Call Saul announced the moves in a press release and internal memos on Tuesday.

The layoffs at AMC Networks come at a time when several media companies including Amazon and Facebook-parent Meta Platforms are making deep cuts to their employee base to navigate a potential downturn in the economy. 

Webmaster addition: Sometimes I miss these...

Tags: ECONOMY, ENTERTAINMENT
Posted on: Nov 30 07:53

Protesters screamed as they threw glass bottles at scores of cowering hazmat-clad riot police in China last night, as demonstrators continue to defy President Xi Jinping's brutal Communist regime and his disastrous zero-Covid policies.

The sound of shouts and the smashing of glass pierced the night air in the southern Chinese city of Guangzhou, as the defiant and frustrated protesters clashed with riot police carrying shields.

Hundreds of riot police, seen wearing hazmat suits for the first time, advanced towards the protesters and were seen dragging the screaming protesters away to unknown locations in dystopian scenes.

Webmaster addition: China has now backed off the lockdowns. See story above.

Tags: CHINA, DICTATORSHIP, PROTESTS/ REVOLUTION, SCIENCE/ HEALTH/ CLIMATE/ NATURE
Posted on: Nov 30 07:51

South Korea has scrambled fighter jets after two Chinese and six Russian warplanes entered its air defence zone.

Two Chinese H-6 bombers along with four Russian TU-95 bombers and two SU-35 fighters buzzed the Korea Air Defence Identification Zone (KADIZ) in a joint show of force.

The move shows the growing ties between war-mongering Russia which is simultaneously slaughtering civilians in Ukraine, and China which has its own territorial ambitions in Taiwan.

Tags: CHINA, KOREA, RUSSIA/ UKRAINE /BELARUS /CRIMEA, WAR/DRAFT/ VETERAN AFFAIRS
Posted on: Nov 30 07:49

Disgraced rapper Kanye West is in the lead to win the dishonorable title of “Antisemite of the Year” by a group that tracks Jewish hate.

The other two finalists for watchdog group StopAntisemitism's fourth annual contest include Mohamed Hadid — the father of supermodels Gigi and Bella Hadid — and Jon Minadeo II head of the white supremacist group the Goyim Defense League (GDL).

"Though these three men promote antisemitism from three different directions, they are equally dangerous,” said StopAntisemitism Executive Director Liora Rez. “Together, they have all been a catastrophe for the well-being Jewish people in the United States in 2022. There are no Jewish safe spaces. The current state of Jew hatred is running rampant with no end in sight."

Webmaster addition: Damn! I didn't even get nominated!!!

Tags: COVER-UP/ DECEPTIONS/ PROPAGANDA, ISRAEL
Posted on: Nov 30 07:48

Stewart Rhodes, founder of the Oath Keepers militia group, was found guilty by a jury on Nov. 29 of seditious conspiracy connected to the events on Jan 6, 2021.

One co-defendant, Kelly Meggs, was also found guilty of seditious conspiracy on Tuesday, while three others—Kenneth Harrelson, Jessica Watkins, and Thomas Caldwell—were acquitted of that charge.

In total, Rhodes was found guilty on three out of five counts: seditious conspiracy, obstruction of an official proceeding, and tampering with documents or proceedings.

Meggs was found guilty on five counts out of six: seditious conspiracy, conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding, obstruction of an official proceeding, conspiracy to prevent an officer from discharging any duties, and tampering with documents.

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