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On my podcast, I read my @Medium column, "Ideas Lying Around," describing a #TheoryOfChange for unrigging markets, addressing the climate emergency, building worker power and saving news publishers from #BigTech:…

1/ A workbench with a pegboard...
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What is this amazing theory of change, that can do so much to right the world's wrongs? Fittingly, it's the same theory of change that got us into this mess. It's #MiltonFriedman's theory of change.

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A Collective Bargain: Workplace democracy is a training ground for true national democracy…

#reviews #Unions #labor #JaneMcAlevey #democracy #WinningElections #OccupyDemocrats The cover of the Harpercoll...
Bosses rig #union votes the same way Republicans rig elections: #disinformation, divide-and-rule, #VoterSuppression, #gerrymandering. Union organizers know how to win that kind of election, and they can teach us all.… Because the tactics used to...
The #DemocraticParty establishment wants voters to cast a ballot and then go to sleep for two years until it's time to cast another ballot. That's why they hate #unions: unions stay awake, demanding that the Democrats GOVERN instead of selling out.… Democratic leaders don’t wa...
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The Right Wing's Dirty War Against History and Education… The politics of disappearance at work currently in the U.S. takes place under the cover of state legislative policies that erase the histories of marginalized groups and other displaced populations
Public Education, 'School Choice' Debate: Defeat of a School Voucher Program Reveals the Truth… “Vouchers take money out of the budget [meant] for public schools and route it to various recipients that include private schools and homeschooling businesses”
US #Fascism Spreads Under Guise of “Patriotic Education”…

"the far right GOP has deemed #education to be the most powerful tool for creating a public that is neither informed nor willing to struggle to keep a #democracy alive"
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This is what I was talking to you about.

Original Source, Replica Source and a Man made source, plus the man made source's counterfeit source.

That's why too 4 is a foundation number. Every "Source/source" has a "vibe" bottom to TOP & one included Scriptures.
When you can break the Mysteries of those "gospels" which means "a truth/testimony" but you can't until you decode the translation 4 different ways. It was hidden in Religion so each has to dig in the dirt of that "Region".

Bible/Babel 💬✍️ by earthly man, but💨began at Orig💥.
Religion held The Source captive. Why? They could not discern the Energy/Light/Vibration of any higher source, they were cut off, no longer privy to Truth. So, as man does, play god, Demi-gods, they translate the story as their own creation. Most of world are yoked to Religion.
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Last week, @markgurman published a blockbuster story in @Business, revealing #Apple's plan to allow third-party #Ios #AppStores to comply with the #EU's #DigitalMarketsAct. @Apple didn't confirm it, but I believe it. Gurman's sourcing was impeccable:… 1/ An EU flag. The blue background has a fine tracery of etched
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This is a huge deal. While Apple's "curated" approach to software delivers benefits to users, those benefits are unreliable. As I explain in a new post for @EFF's Deeplinks blog, Apple only fights for its users when doing so is good for its shareholders. 3/
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The original sin of tech boosters and critics is an undue focus on what a technology *does*, rather than who it does it *to* and who it does it *for*. When it comes to technology's effect on our daily lives, the social arrangements matter much more than the feature-sets. 1/ An altered version of J.C. ...
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This is the premise behind my idea of the #ShittyTechnologyAdoptionCurve: if you want to do something horrible to people with technology, you must first inflict it on people without social power. 3/
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"#ALEC’s proposed Free Speech in Higher Education Act debated by members this week would ban public universities from using bias reporting systems to prevent or punish “offensive” or “unwanted” speech by students, faculty, staff, or guests."… #HigherEd Image
#ALEC’s FORUM Act "has passed in multiple states with the help of the hate group Alliance Defending Freedom, aims to address the manufactured free speech “crisis” being hyped by the Right, often by sending extremist provocateurs to speak at colleges and universities." #HigherEd Image
The real reason for the attack on libraries… This "has always been about keeping people uneducated and ignorant. Suppressing diverse ideas has always been the hallmark of conservatism, and free libraries stand in the way of their goal."
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In the last week, not only 27 Opposition MPs have been suspended (4 in #LokSabha, 23 in #RajyaSabha), but as many as 97 Questions asked by these MPs have been DELETED & Govt has avoided answering these Qs!
There is NO provision in RULES to permit such deletion of Qs!
This dubious practice, which isn't permitted by Rules & has no logic, was first noticed in #MonsoonSession 2020, repeated in Monsoon Session 2021, Winter Session 2021 and now happening again in current #MonsoonSession2022.
See our earlier #Thread-
In the current #MonsoonSession, following is the tally of Qs 'DELETED'. Also, see pics of some Deleted Qs.
- 11 Qs asked by 4 suspended Opposition MPs in #LokSabha
- 86 Qs asked by 23 suspended Opposition MPs in #RajyaSabha

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🕐 At 11 am PST we'll discuss rising #inflation, with tips on dealing with the highest consumer prices in a generation. Joining us are @lisquart of @econhardship, Penny Wang of @ConsumerReports and @joshbivens_DC of @Economicpolicy.
Follow via FB Live:
Welcome to today's briefing, #Inflation, is it Eroding the #MiddleClass? You can follow the convo here @EthnicMediaSvc or via FB live at
And you can learn more about the work of our speakers below:
Economic Hardship Reporting Project:
Consumer Reports:
Economic Policy Institute:
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I got home this morning after an overnight shift in the pediatric emergency department.

I rarely share personal reflections based on my clinical work as a #pediatrician via @twitter, but I'm allowing myself this exception.

#omicron #COVID19Qc #N95sForAll

A thread 🧵 1/21...
2/ I started my winter holiday stretch of shifts by working on #Christmas evening and finished it by ringing in the #NewYear last night while taking care of sick & injured children with a phenomenal (but overworked & somewhat demoralized team) at the children's hospital.
3/ Let me re-iterate at the outset that I've always been opposed to @francoislegault @coalitionavenir's imposition of the #curfew because of its harmful impacts on many of the most marginalized people in society.…
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This was what I worried would happen with @Booker4KY. Not be on the offensive with @RandPaul, who's an abysmal, but only on the defensive when need to. Just like the @KyDems always do, which is a losing strategy. But Booker's running on policies that are materially popular!!!
Here's a fun fact about running in an election... If you run as an Aggressive & Offensive Candidate with Policies that help the People & their Material Well-being, then you win.
Here's how I know; In the 2015 Midterms, @AlanGrayson of the @FlaDems, he won with no problem. He was unapologetic when being a "#Progressive", stands up with his Principles & goes for the Jugular in Political Ads at his Opponents on how their Policies are Wrong, Evil & Bad &...
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We stand in #Solidarity with our Workers in the #Unions & this is the only way to have a say in our Working Environment by #WorkingTogether & doing a #Strike!
People like us, who've been arguing against the broken Gears & For-profit exploitation of #Capitalism, comes in to help.
We're in a #SocietalCollapse as the Full Stop & Endgame of #Capitalism's Growth has begun! We need Calls & Movements for a "Great Transition" from this broken #Dystopia where we have a #ClimateCrisis, #HousingCrisis, #Pandemic, #EvictionCrisis, #HealthcareCrisis,...
#BiodiversityCrisis, etc.
As the system focuses on #Economic Growth, #Corporate Interest & Businesses First while exploiting the #Labor who are treated like hell & not paid a #LivingWage nor anything while everything to basically live is practically an Expense under #Capitalism.
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Thread on Trade Unions and womens equality.

A current TUC policy is:
'All trans identities should be believed and respected, and that FOR ALL SOCIAL PURPOSES, trans women should be treated as women and trans men treated as men'.
Always remember policies can be changed.
Let's think about what 'all social purposes' actually means for women. It means access to every area of life that was previously a preserve of women. This includes hospital wards, sports, prisons, health and social care, women's refuges, changing rooms and of course toilets.
What are the implications here? First, it places women at risk because we know the majority of assaults on females are carried out by males.
Second, it silences Female trade union members because a simple request for sex segregated spaces is deemed transphobic in TUC policy.
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1/ ALEC’s Annual Meeting Queues Up Fights Over Federal Powers, Fossil Fuels, Big Tech, Labor Rights, and the GOP’s Culture Wars… via @EXPOSEDbyCMD
2/ A new ConCon proposal called the Application Under Article V of the U.S. Constitution to Propose an Amendment to Require Fiscal Limitations and Accountability for the Legislative and Executive Branches of the National Government.
3/ The radical Energy Discrimination Elimination Act would punish financial institutions and other companies that cease to do business with fossil fuel companies by barring the state from investing in them and denying them state business. Image
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Starvation wages are real; I started my day reading this lie.

👉🏼”Walmart is not being subsidized because their staff gets Welfare whether they work or not” 👈🏻

That is not how minimum wage is supposed to work & it is only one of many subsidies.…
Corporate America blames the employee for poverty wages.

“They would be on Welfare anyway.”

Lobbying has kept the minimum wage artificially low, so let’s take a look at the truth about workers & wages & who has their hands out.
A $15 an hour minimum wage is not a handout; childcare subsidies are not a handout. They are an effort to bring equity in an atmosphere of hostility directed at the worker.

It’s far less than it should be if it were adjusted for all the years Congress failed to act.

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I hate to say "I told you so" - but I did. Over & over. As did a few others.

"They're planning to make virtual learning permanent while undermining Ontario’s publicly funded education system. It's a plan that they’re busy working on behind closed doors during a global pandemic."
Global #Education Coalition Members. Announced Mar 18 2020, 7 days after #WHO declared a #pandemic.

There are 175 corps/institutions now overseeing your children's #education going forward.

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Jan 2020, WEF:

"The notion of an #educator as the knowledge-holder who imparts wisdom to their pupils is no longer fit for the purpose of a 21st-century #education."

#COVID19 as a Weapon. The Crushing of the Disposable Working Class - by Design…
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Health Affairs has extensively covered the #COVID19 #pandemic this year. As #2020 draws to a close, we consider 10 of the lessons that have emerged from that coverage: 1/11
1) Mandating #facemasks in public is associated with a decline in the daily #COVID19 growth rate: (Wei Lyu and George Wehby of @uiowa) 2/11
2) #COVID19 emergency #sickleave has reduced confirmed cases: (@StefanPEcon of @ETH_en et al.) 3/11
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 12/26/2020…
How Cities Lost Control of Police Discipline…

#unions #police #Detroit
In Search of a New Reserve Currency - World Game…

#reserve #currency #world
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Nasdaq spreading conspiracy theories.


Nasdaq: #2 on list of stock exchanges behind NYSE.

#GreatReset: not a figment of our imagination. Rather, it's the 21st cent. imperative of billionaires to save capitalism.

#Imperative21: 72,000 corporations across 80 countries. 150 different industries.

"An unprecedented coalition of business networks that have come together to raise our ambition. Not just to help our individual CEOs succeed... we'll do that for sure..."

Softening push-back w/ marketing/framing/language. #SocialEngineering

"So that the push-back on the BRT [Business Roundtable] from differ. business publications or other people within the [] community lessens. So there's less of a headwind culturally for this type of leadership"
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Heriot-Watt UCU just got another record breaking ballot turnout.
Want to know how we GTVO?

#gtvo #fundTheFuture #ballot #unions
A good GTVO is made up of
Perspiration, 😅
Inspiration, 💪🔥
Administration! 📑✔️

Not that kind of admin....
Get your ducks in a row 🦆🦆🦆🦆
Sort out your membership list.
Ballots need to go to home addresses

Fire up your members 🔥🔥🔥
Inform them of the issues
Keep them up to date with negotiations
Prepare them to VOTE
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Diana Boesch: According to Trump during the debate last night, everything is great! I saw Trump lying, blatantly ignoring the facts about how the country is doing; this is one of the worst economies for women--we need to pay attn to that.
@CAPWomen @CAPAction
Diana Boesch:This is the 1st recession where service sector jobs are the jobs we've lost. Previously it was production/manufacturing jobs. Because of the coronavirus, we can't be together indoors, & that's why service sector jobs, performed by women, are lost
@CAPWomen @CAPAction
Diana Boesch: A lot of the relief measures from the spring stimulus package expired over the summer. Women are the ones to suffer; they are the ones whose jobs are not coming back. They have the bulk of child-rearing responsibilities & need the relief pkgs.
@CAPWomen @CAPAction
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 10/15/2020
Magnitude, demographics and dynamics of the effect of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic on all-cause mortality in 21 industrialized countries | Nature Medicine…

#demographics #dynamics #mortality #magnitude #pandemic
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Whew! 11 Union Officials were charged with racketeering, bribery, and fraud for taking bribes to favor NON-Union employers, working against their own member’s interests.

#UnionCorruption #Unions
The officials were part of these Unions:

Local 638 of the Enterprise Association of Steamfitters

Local Union 200 of the United Association of Journeyman and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States and Canada

New York State AFL-CIO

New York State Building and Construction Trades Counci
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