Secret Amazon Reports Expose the Company’s Surveillance of Labor and Environmental Groups, by Lauren Kaori Gurley

From motherboard tech by vice Dozens of leaked documents from Amazon’s Global Security Operations Center reveal the company’s reliance on Pinkerton operatives to spy on warehouse workers and the extensive monitoring of labor unions, environmental activists, and other social movements. A trove of more than two dozen internal Amazon reports reveal in stark detail theContinue reading “Secret Amazon Reports Expose the Company’s Surveillance of Labor and Environmental Groups, by Lauren Kaori Gurley”

Amazon is Spying on You

From the Progressive International, 11.24.2020 Yesterday, shocking leaks revealed that Amazon has been spying on warehouse workers, environmental activists, social movements around the world. Why? Because CEO Jeff Bezos is scared of us — scared that we will come to collect on the debts that Amazon owes to its workers, to our societies, and the planet. Two weeks ago,Continue reading “Amazon is Spying on You”

The Farmers of Punjab vs. Modi’s Farm Bills [In Photos], by Rohit Lohia

Progressive International, 24.11.2020 Narendra Modi’s BJP is trying to neoliberalize India’s farming sector — the farmers of Punjab are fighting back. Farmers have launched sit-ins across the state, blocking railroads, toll plazas, and gas stations and shopping malls owned by billionaire businessmen Mukesh Ambani and Gautam Adani, who, with their hands in big agribusiness, areContinue reading “The Farmers of Punjab vs. Modi’s Farm Bills [In Photos], by Rohit Lohia”

The New Politics of the Poor in Joe Biden’s (and Mitch McConnell’s) USA, by Liz Theoharis

In the two weeks since Election 2020, the country has oscillated between joy and anger, hope and dread in an era of polarization sharpened by the forces of racism, nativism, and hate. Still, truth be told, though the divisive tone of this moment may only be sharpening, division in the United States of America isContinue reading “The New Politics of the Poor in Joe Biden’s (and Mitch McConnell’s) USA, by Liz Theoharis”

Your Computer Isn’t Yours: 12 November 2020, by Jeffrey Paul

There have been several updates appended to this page as of 2020-11-16, please see below. Also available in: Türkçe Français Español Português русский 简体中文 others: email translations in markdown format to sneak@sneak.berlin It’s here. It happened. Did you notice? I’m speaking, of course, of the world that Richard Stallman predicted in 1997. The one CoryContinue reading “Your Computer Isn’t Yours: 12 November 2020, by Jeffrey Paul”

The Chinese Uyghur Dark Legend and Washington’s Campaign to Counter Chinese Economic Rivalry, by Stephen Gowans

Dig below the surface of the allegations that Beijing is abusing its Muslim population, and you won’t find concentration camps and genocide, but a US-led effort to create a Chinese dark legend. The roots of the demonization campaign are to be found in Washington’s desire to counter China’s challenge to US economic supremacy. From mltoday.comContinue reading “The Chinese Uyghur Dark Legend and Washington’s Campaign to Counter Chinese Economic Rivalry, by Stephen Gowans”

Lawsuit seeks information on increase in asylum rejections, from the Associated Press

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Freedom of Information Act lawsuit is seeking information about why the federal government is referring a greater percentage of asylum cases from Maine to immigration court. The approval rate by the Boston office of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services for asylum seekers from Maine dropped from 40% in late 2016Continue reading “Lawsuit seeks information on increase in asylum rejections, from the Associated Press”

Democratic Socialism in the Democratic Party, from Bernie Sanders

I am very proud of the hard work that the progressive community put into electing Joe Biden as our next president. And let’s be clear: This election was not just a normal election between two candidates. It was much more important than that. It was an election about retaining our democracy, preserving the rule ofContinue reading “Democratic Socialism in the Democratic Party, from Bernie Sanders”

Israel Uses Cover of US Elections to Wipe Entire Palestinian Community Off the Map, by Yumna Patel

From the Progressive International Israeli forces demolished the entire Bedouin community of Khirbet Humsah in the northern Jordan Valley, leaving 41 Palestinian children homeless just as winter storms spread through the West Bank. As the world was engulfed in the unfolding US elections on November 3rd, Israel quietly demolished an entire Bedouin enclave in theContinue reading “Israel Uses Cover of US Elections to Wipe Entire Palestinian Community Off the Map, by Yumna Patel”

Cuba Responds to Pandemic, Blockade, and New Economic Troubles, By W. T. Whitney Jr.

Buffeted for six decades by the U. S. economic blockade and recently having had to cope with restrictions on daily life and work due to COVID- 19, Cuba’s already shaky economy is deteriorating. Government leaders recently outlined remedial steps leading to what they call a “new normal.”   The UN’s Economic Commission for Latin AmericaContinue reading “Cuba Responds to Pandemic, Blockade, and New Economic Troubles, By W. T. Whitney Jr.”