Friday, September 25, 2020

Science is objective—but are all scientists objective?

Science might be objective—but that doesn’t mean all scientists are.

High-tech workplace surveillance: New report warns of dystopian mass surveillance amid COVID-19

“The speed at which these new privacy-shredding technologies have been unleashed is alarming, especially given that none of them have been proven to be effective at mitigating the spread of COVID-19.”

An ‘unethical experimentation on children’: Digital rights groups oppose facial recognition in schools backed...

"The research shows that prematurely deploying the technology without understanding its implications would be unethical and dangerous."

Why a strengthened labor movement is essential to fixing America’s unjust economy

Only by exercising collective power will more Americans put themselves on the path to financial stability—and help the nation emerge from the COVID-19 crisis stronger than before.
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Comparing poverty in India and America

But how does this compare to the worst forms of poverty in other countries?

How cop shows serve to reinforce the racism at the heart of our culture

Recognizing that there are many problems, overt and covert, involved in cop shows is important and avoids simplistic narrative solutions being used to plaster over deeper problems.
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Corporate hypocrisy on racism

Far from being the solution to systemic racism in America, these billionaires and their corporations are actively perpetuating it.

2021: Half of America facing poverty

For the great majority of Americans without a share of the stock market, and for those who can't work from home, the pandemic is adding the prospect of a financial collapse to all their other concerns.

Protesting where it hurts the super-rich

That 60% of Americans whose wealth is matched by a roomful of billionaires should be working together to fight economic injustice.
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‘What to the slave is the 4th of July?’: James Earl Jones reads Frederick...

On July 5, 1852, in Rochester, New York, he gave one of his most famous speeches, “The Meaning of July Fourth for the Negro.”