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Antisocial

Dorian Lynskey The Guardian
A compelling account of how far-right firestarters helped ‘the world’s most gifted media troll’ to become the US president.

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How to Organize Your Workplace Without Getting Caught

Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai and Lauren Kaori Gurley Motherboard
Do you want to protest your company’s crappy record on sexual harassment? Are you thinking of unionizing? Here’s the Motherboard Guide to Secure Labor Organizing.

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2019 Was the Year Tech Workers Organized

Haidee Chu Mashable
Toxic workplace culture, terrible pay, union busting, weapons contracts, anti-immigrant work, and political misinformation. Tech workers finally had enough.

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Ruthless Quotas at Amazon Are Maiming Employees

Will Evans The Atlantic
This holiday season, Amazon will move millions of packages at dizzying speed. Internal injury reports suggest all that convenience is coming at the expense of worker safety.

Beyond the Waterfront!

Peter Olney The Stansbury Forum
Port of LA containers yard As I was sitting down to read Peter Cole’s ...book, a dispute broke out in the Port of Los Angeles over automation and future of work. I couldn’t avoid commenting on that dispute and much of my review examines the challenges facing the ILWU.

China’s Belt and Road of Science

Emanuel Pastreich Foreign Policy in Focus
China’s ambitious infrastructure Belt and Road Initiative is about building knowledge and not just things. It has grown by leaps and bounds while America’s geopolitical vision has become increasingly isolationist, paranoid, and confrontational.
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