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5 months ago
Barrickman
"Change the World.. My Final Message, Goodbye..." Gonna go hang myself for real this time. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNE7SWTOafI https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aFdE__2OKc8&t=12s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Hrofi4KgNc&feature=youtu.be https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Du1ia5tR1pc&feature=youtu.be https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-bi_rn-6QLU&feature=youtu.be https://www.y
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5 months ago
Barrickman
In the last week, the governments of Washington, DC, Maryland and Virginia have set official dates to begin the reopening of businesses. Even though public health agencies in all three jurisdictions lack adequate testing capabilities and contact tracing methods, lawmakers have made it clear they intend to reopen closed businesses and public spaces later in May. Despite the praise he has received
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5 months ago
Barrickman
As the COVID-19 pandemic enters its fifth month, many workers on the front lines are still without the basic safety protections necessary to protect them against the deadly respiratory disease. For millions, the inability of the world’s most powerful governments and corporations to provide safe working conditions and basic necessities has exposed the rot of the capitalist system for all to see.
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5 months ago
Barrickman
On April 1 the Baltimore City Board of Estimates, which includes mayor Jack Young and city council president Brandon Scott, approved a program using planes equipped with high resolution cameras to fly over Baltimore for at least 40 hours per week. The massive spying operation, named Aerial Investigative Research, will be conducted by a private corporation, Persistent Surveillance Systems (PSS).
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5 months ago
Barrickman
While national news media outlets have sought to focus on the handful of right-wing protests which have called for a re-opening of the United States’ economy, a social catastrophe for the working population continues to develop in neighborhoods and communities across the country. On Friday, hundreds of people from Maryland and Virginia lined up outside of local MegaMart supermarkets with the hop
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5 months ago
Barrickman
While national news media outlets have sought to focus on the handful of right-wing protests which have called for a re-opening of the United States’ economy, a social catastrophe for the working population continues to develop in neighborhoods and communities across the country. On Friday, hundreds of people from Maryland and Virginia lined up outside of local MegaMart supermarkets with the hop
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5 months ago
Barrickman
In an annual letter to shareholders published Thursday, Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, the world’s wealthiest man, sought to present himself and his company as selfless corporate do-gooders, concerned only with the highest ideals of serving the public amid the devastating COVID-19 pandemic, which has claimed over 150,000 lives globally. The letter, addressed “to our shareowners,” comes amid
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5 months ago
Barrickman
Amazon workers across the United States are outraged at news that an Amazon employee working in Hawthorne, California died last month from COVID-19 and that workers only now are being informed of it. The lives of Amazon, United Parcel Service, United States Postal Service, FedEx and other essential logistics workers are being sacrificed for corporate profit. Nothing demonstrates this more than t
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5 months ago
Barrickman
Rosa Luxemburg Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Deport them all Wrote: > -------------------------------------------------- > ----- > > Commies are disgusting and have no place in > > civilized society. > > > Socialism is the future and will be implemented in > America to help the common people. This will be > done voluntarily
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5 months ago
Barrickman
The coronavirus pandemic has exposed the complete inability of the capitalist system to serve the basic requirements of society at every level. In addition to the death and destruction of human life taking place across the planet, the capitalist system must be particularly indicted for the detrimental impacts upon the youngest and most vulnerable. The broader impact of such a crisis on the child
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5 months ago
Barrickman
On Sunday, the COVID-19 pandemic claimed the life of 27-year-old Leilani Jordan, an employee of the Giant Food Stores supermarket chain from Largo, Maryland. Jordan had worked for Giant for six years. She was hired as a part of the grocery chain’s disability program. “She just loved her little job,” said a tearful Zenobia Shepherd, Jordan’s mother, to a local CBS affiliate. “She said nobody was s
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5 months ago
Barrickman
Full Report with Comments Portal open below: https://www.wsws.org/en/articles/2020/04/11/harr-a11.html The film examines in part how an affluent African-American community is turned upside down by the arrival in its midst of several low-income blacks. In other words, Harris’s work, as we wrote, deals with “a nearly taboo subject in America—wealth and class divisions, including…within the African
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5 months ago
Barrickman
Black & Privileged, a television movie directed by Chicago-based, independent film director Mark Harris (Black Butterfly, Black Coffee, Nothing like Thanksgiving), was released on Netflix in 2019. The movie stars Dawnisha Halfkenny, Simeon Henderson and Corey Hendrix. The film raises, but in a glancing and unsatisfactory manner, a nearly taboo subject in America—wealth and class divisions, i
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5 months ago
Barrickman
Pop music celebrity Britney Spears’s social media account went viral on Monday when a re-tweeted post calling for people to “re-distribute wealth” and “strike” was featured in her Instagram feed. The singer has 23.7 million followers. The quote—taken from the Instagram feed of writer Mimi Zhu and in reference to the impact of “social distancing” measures adopted in response to the coronavirus pa
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5 months ago
Barrickman
On January 6, the date of the last publicly available bargaining update for Connector, ATU 1764 officials told workers to prepare to go back out on strike if Transdev and the union did not have an agreement within a week. “Next week in negotiations is going to be critical,” stated ATU spokesperson John Ertl on the union’s social media account, “we will most likely have the makings of a contract,
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5 months ago
Barrickman
As of Thursday, there were -20,000 reported cases of COVID-19 in the Washington, D.C. extended region, which encompasses Virginia, the District of Columbia and Maryland. Since the first initial infections were detected in early March, the region has seen an explosive growth in confirmed coronavirus infections, hitting the young and the old alike. Demonstrating the potential for an infrastructure
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5 months ago
Barrickman
As of Thursday, there were -20,000 reported cases of COVID-19 in the Washington, D.C. extended region, which encompasses Virginia, the District of Columbia and Maryland. Since the first initial infections were detected in early March, the region has seen an explosive growth in confirmed coronavirus infections, hitting the young and the old alike. Demonstrating the potential for an infrastructure
Forum: Fairfax County General
5 months ago
Barrickman
Following a wave of workers’ protests against the shipping and e-commerce giant Amazon, the corporation is doubling down on its demand that workers remain on the job without protection during the COVID-19 pandemic. Last week, Amazon workers in New York City walked off the job after the first known case of coronavirus was detected at a facility in Queens, forcing the company to temporarily shut do
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5 months ago
Barrickman
Following a wave of workers’ protests against the shipping and e-commerce giant Amazon, the corporation is doubling down on its demand that workers remain on the job without protection during the COVID-19 pandemic. Last week, Amazon workers in New York City walked off the job after the first known case of coronavirus was detected at a facility in Queens, forcing the company to temporarily shut do
Forum: Fairfax County General
5 months ago
Barrickman
The International Brotherhood of Teamsters is collaborating with UPS to keep workers on the job without sufficient protection. A COVID-19 page on the Teamsters website stresses workers’ personal responsibility, rather than the company’s responsibility, for limiting infections, including an “mphasis on personal hygiene practices, hand-washing, respiratory etiquette, and social distancing.” But the
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5 months ago
Barrickman
States in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States began lifting restrictions on businesses and public gatherings Friday amid record increases of the COVID-19 illness in the state of Virginia. Both Maryland and Virginia have recorded more than 30,000 cases each as of Sunday. Virginia has reported 1,009 deaths and Maryland is likely to surpass 2,000 by Monday. Both states are abandoning the a
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6 months ago
Barrickman
On Thursday, Haymarket Books and the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) hosted an online event titled “How to beat Coronavirus capitalism” featuring author Naomi Klein, Princeton professor and DSA member Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor and Debt Collective spokesperson and documentarian Astra Taylor. The event was called to paper over the role of the Democratic Party in creating conditions for the cor
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6 months ago
Barrickman
In a celebration of bipartisan unity, the Democratic-controlled House of Representatives on Friday approved by voice vote an unprecedented $2.2 trillion bill to bail out the nation’s corporations and banks, while providing limited and temporary aid to workers hit by the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic.The House vote followed Wednesday night's 96-0 approval of the measure by the Republ
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6 months ago
Barrickman
The number of officially confirmed coronavirus cases in the United States is now greater than 102,000, while the number of deaths caused by COVID-19 has surpassed 1,600. This includes more than 16,500 new cases yesterday, the most anywhere in the world, along with nearly 300 new deaths. The country alone now accounts for more than one-sixth of all coronavirus cases internationally. The number of
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9 months ago
Barrickman
Stardust12 Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Has anyone here tried it? How much could you earn?
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9 months ago
Barrickman
Adolf Schumur Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Please explain.
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9 months ago
Barrickman
A muystery? Or is it? Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > A warning from something supernatural? Is Allah > pissed at Iran? Comes in three, what next?
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9 months ago
Barrickman
On Thursday, Facebook carried out a mass purge of left-wing political pages as part of an ongoing conspiracy by the state and the technology monopolies to censor the internet. Over 800 pages and accounts, with a combined following in the tens of millions, were summarily removed. The banned pages include highly popular postings by groups opposing and publicizing incidents of police violence such
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9 months ago
Barrickman
President Trump FTW! Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > All Americans are happy and prosperous. > > Libs are going apeshit.
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9 months ago
Barrickman
https://youtu.be/6oAjODc9jmo
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