Various main and notoriously abusive firms—together with Amazon, Walmart, and Uber—have run tv spots and YouTube advertisements in current weeks praising their staff whereas concurrently persevering with to pay low wages and failing to offer enough security gear.
On March 27, Amazon—headed by world’s richest man Jeff Bezos—posted a video celebrating the corporate’s “retail heroes” and vowing to do “every little thing we are able to” to make sure their well being and security. Three days later, employees at an Amazon warehouse in Staten Island walked off the job to protest the corporate’s refusal to implement enough office security measures to forestall the unfold of Covid-19.
“Amazon’s actions don’t match their statements that they’re prioritizing our well being or the well being of the general public,” one Amazon worker mentioned on the time. […]
“And that is just the start. An increasing number of, typical knowledge says that the accountable factor is to make the unemployed undergo. And whereas the advantages from inflicting ache are an phantasm, the ache itself shall be all too actual.”
~~Paul Krugman, “The Ache Caucus” (2010)
TWEET OF THE DAY
The rationale I so confidently predict that Trump will NOT be reelected is that I do know if he IS reelected, youÃ¢ÂÂll be too busy on the lookout for a spot to cover to recollect this tweet.
— Victor Laszlo (@Impolitics) Could 22, 2020
BLAST FROM THE PAST
At Every day Kos on this date in 2005—Karzai Shoots Again:
After being the topic of a vital story emanating from Washington concerning the drug commerce in Afghanistan, Afghani President Hamid Karzai shot again:
President Hamid Karzai immediately demanded justice for Afghan prisoner abuse by American interrogators, and he blamed the USA and Britain, not his authorities, for the sluggish progress of anti-drug efforts in his nation. He additionally mentioned he would ask President Bush for better management over Afghan affairs as a part of a longer-term strategic partnership.
. . . Mr. Karzai underscored cooperation with the USA, but additionally insisted that Afghans’ sense of independence and self-reliance was rising. “No Afghan is a puppet, you understand,” he mentioned in a Fox Information interview. “There’s a stronger possession of the Afghan authorities and the Afghan folks now.”
It remained unclear how a lot his criticisms have been supposed for Afghan consumption, or whether or not his assembly with Mr. Bush could be rendered much less snug than previous such encounters, which have usually been portrayed as relaxed and amicable.
His feedback, nonetheless, got here at a fragile and unexpectedly contentious second, a day after Mr. Karzai had expressed dismay over experiences of abuses of Afghan prisoners – “it has shocked me totally,” he mentioned Saturday in Kabul – and as Mr. Karzai’s assist in eradicating opium poppies in Afghanistan was being questioned by the USA.
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