‘Take away our poverty, not our children!’: Poor People’s Campaign caps off 40 days of action
Thousands gathered in Washington, D.C. on Saturday where the Poor People’s Campaign wrapped up several weeks action with a rally and march for its call for a “moral revival” and intention to “move forward together, not one step back.”
“We must commit to nonviolent moral fusion direct action. We must commit to nonviolent civil disobedience. Before this campaign fails, we’ll all go down to jail!” –@liztheo
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— Poor People’s Campaign (@UniteThePoor) June 23, 2018
Private companies are making millions detaining immigrant kids taken from their parents
Companies are taking advantage of Trump’s anti-immigration policies to make a profit. These companies are being paid millions of dollars in federal government contracts to provide housing and other services for undocumented immigrant children. According to an investigation by Yahoo, there have been at least 10 contracts awarded to five different vendors totaling $92 million. And those are just the public contracts.
Netflix executive fired after repeatedly using racial slur
After using a racial slur during at least two separate meetings with Netflix employees, the streaming service’s chief communications officer, Jonathan Friedland, apologized on Friday while announcing his departure. That same day, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings sent a company-wide email to all of his employees in order to explain his reasons for firing Friedland.
Roseanne Barr tries to take back her racist tweet: ‘I didn’t know’ Valerie Jarrett is black
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