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Cake day: Nov. 14, 2021

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> Organizing in Michigan, once a union stronghold, has symbolic significance. […] Votes for the other Michigan locations are expected to be collected in the first week of June. [Full article: [Archive.today](https://archive.ph/pqoCq), [12ft Ladder](https://12ft.io/proxy?q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.crainsdetroit.com%2Frestaurants%2Ffirst-starbucks-michigan-reveal-union-vote-others-set-elections)] cross-posted from: https://midwest.social/post/131654
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> For many students, the financial assistance is their only means of going beyond high school—and FAFSA is the primary way to apply for federal student aid, which means that, until the Department of Education turned off tracking following The Markup’s questions, only the savviest web users could avoid sending an online application to the government without also providing potentially sensitive information to Facebook.
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> CMU researchers found that from August 2016 to May 2018, the tool calculated scores that suggested 32.5% of Black children reported as being neglected should be subject to a “mandatory” investigation, compared with 20.8% of white children. […] The CMU research found no difference in the percentage of Black families investigated after the algorithm was adopted. The study found the workers were able to reduce this disparity produced by the algorithm.
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Retaliation can’t stop growing Starbucks union
> In an all-staff meeting, CEO Howard Schultz claimed that “companies throughout the country [are] being assaulted, in many ways, by the threat of unionization.” […] Meanwhile, Starbucks workers aren’t waiting for the NLRB to issue rulings or tally ballots to fight for their rights on the job. Workers in several cities, including Denver, Seattle, Overland Park, Ithaca, and Buffalo, have struck. These have been not just over the firings of union supporters, but also over issues like understaffing, cuts to hours, and spying on union supporters.
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> “Mutual aid is not complex,” Kara Mason says. “If you see a need in your community, address it. If you can uplift your neighbor, do it.” cross-posted from: https://midwest.social/post/112945
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“I don’t help anyone. I live with them.”
Heard this a few days ago from a [story](https://text.npr.org/1093380916) on [Júlio Lancellotti](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J%C3%BAlio_Lancellotti), a Brazilian priest and activist: > Lancellotti has worked among São Paulo’s street people for 40 years. Yet if you suggest he actually helps them, you get a prickly reply. > > “I don’t help anyone,” he says. “I live with them. I share what I can with them.” > > For Lancellotti, this is about faith and about pushing back against intolerance and injustice. > > “Society has to find a better way of living together.” It’s since stuck with me. He spoke so much about the ideals of communal living, mutual aid, classlessness with just a few sentences.
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Suggestion: Add setting to show usernames instead of display names.
I’ve lost count on the number of accounts impersonating Dessalines. Plus, I’d like to easily see what instance a user comes from.
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> The mayor initially broached the idea of using metal detectors last week following the subway shooting in Sunset Park, where 10 people were shot and 13 people were injured. […] Donna Lieberman told Gothamist on Friday that advanced detectors would fail to address the underlying issues behind crime, such as access to social services, mental health and the economy.
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> “While Apple’s changes make tracking individual users more difficult, they motivate a counter-movement, and reinforce existing market power of gatekeeper companies with access to large troves of first-party data,” the researchers wrote. […] The researchers also said that Apple isn’t required to follow App Tracking Transparency in many cases.
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> Ashraf al-Nimer said the Ukrainian community is the largest foreign community in the Gaza Strip. “Most of those have already experienced the four Israeli major attacks on the Strip and know the meaning and feeling of war. So they know what their families back in Ukraine are going through,” he told MEE. cross-posted from: https://midwest.social/post/104671
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> Ashraf al-Nimer said the Ukrainian community is the largest foreign community in the Gaza Strip. “Most of those have already experienced the four Israeli major attacks on the Strip and know the meaning and feeling of war. So they know what their families back in Ukraine are going through,” he told MEE.
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‘They’re playing really dirty’: Amazon lashes back in Staten Island warehouses
> The union vote at a second warehouse, a neighboring sorting center known as LDJ5, is set to start April 25, so the company has turned its focus there. […] Unlike at the fulfillment center JFK8, where the workers have sore and tired bodies from grueling shifts, the top grievance at the sorting center LDJ5 is not getting enough hours to make ends meet.
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> “I didn’t believe here in America that there could be an execution-style killing by the police,” the 26-year-old’s father, Peter Lyoya said through a translator at a media conference Thursday. […] “Right now, my life has come to an end … I didn’t believe in this country that there was a genocide.”
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> The vibrant streets of each place had their own unique personality, and it seemed there was always a place for everyone. […] In Colombia, it seemed everywhere I turned there was a skate park, protected bike lane, pedestrian-only boulevard, or public art. cross-posted from: https://midwest.social/post/104476
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Amazon workers in Staten Island clinch a historic victory
> The Amazon Labor Union clinched a decisive victory today, winning by a wide margin to create the first unionized workplace in Amazon’s extensive network of fulfillment, delivery, and sortation centers across the U.S.
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> A quick web search search also revealed that a number of people all over the US had found these exact devices in their cars.
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> Yellin’ with you crackas / Never got the bombs outta / Afghan, Libya, Vietnam, or Laos / Thirst for the blood / Leavin’ homes in a drought
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> Robin Pacquing describes herself as obsessed with surfing the Great Lakes, where waves can get as high as 2.5 meters […] “If the winds are strong and you’re willing to drive, you can find surf within a three-hour radius of Toronto,” she said.
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SLRPNK: new solarpunk-themed Lemmy instance
> Seems like someone started a Solarpunk themed Lemmy instance! Their most popular communities so far – subscribe from your own instance!: * [!solarpunk@slrpnk.net](/c/solarpunk@slrpnk.net) * [!meta@slrpnk.net](/c/meta@slrpnk.net) * [!software@slrpnk.net](/c/software@slrpnk.net) * [!aesthetic@slrpnk.net](/c/aesthetic@slrpnk.net) * [!art@slrpnk.net](/c/art@slrpnk.net) Or [sign up at SLRPNK](https://slrpnk.net/signup). cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/207591
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