Senate Passes Marriage Equality Act in Bipartisan Vote
The Senate passed the Respect for Marriage Act in a 61-36 vote Tuesday, protecting same-sex and interracial marriages at the federal level. This is Wisconsin Democrat Tammy Baldwin, the first openly gay person elected to the U.S. Senate.
Biden Sides with Big Business & Asks Congress to Block Potential Rail Strike
Nov 28, 2022
Amazon warehouse workers in the U.S. and around the world walked out on Black Friday as part of the “Make Amazon Pay” campaign, calling for better wages and working conditions. This is a union representative from Germany, which is experiencing its highest inflation rate in decades.
NSA uses Google cookies to pinpoint targets for hacking
A slide from an internal NSA presentation indicating that the agency uses at least one Google cookie as a way to identify targets for exploitation. (Washington Post)
China: Hundreds of Workers Walk Off Job at World’s Largest iPhone Factory
In China, hundreds of workers at the world’s largest iPhone factory have clashed with Chinese police after walking off the job. Tension has been rising at the Foxconn plant over strict COVID-19 lockdowns and unpaid wages. Videos posted on social media show workers being tear-gassed and beaten outside the plant.
Death Toll from Java Earthquake Rises to 268
In Indonesia, the death toll from Monday’s powerful earthquake in West Java province has soared to over 260 people. More than a thousand people were injured, and dozens more remain missing, as rescuers continue to search for survivors in the rubble of collapsed buildings. Many of the victims are schoolchildren.
COP27 Delegates Agree on Historic “Loss and Damage” Deal But Make No Progress on Climate Catastrophe
State Department Argues Immunity for Saudis in Khashoggi Lawsuit
"Despite these severe allegations, City Manager Dee Williams-Ridley concluded
that the City Council should still confirm Interim Chief Louis tomorrow."
- Nathan Mizell of the Berkeley Police Accountability Board, 14nov22