Daily Archives: October 2, 2018

Thousands of Amazon Workers Learn They Just Won $15 an Hour – Commentary

This Is What It Looks and Sounds Like When Thousands of Amazon Workers Learn They Just Won $15 an Hour

by Jake Johnson, staff writer – October 02, 2018 – by Common Dreams – Comments

“Let me thank the many hundreds of Amazon workers who contacted my office and the Fight for $15 movement which has been leading this effort for years,” Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said in a statement on Tuesday. (Photo: Amazon/Screengrab)

What does it look and sound like when thousands of Amazon workers learn that CEO and world’s richest man Jeff Bezos has finally relented to widespread grassroots pressure and raised the company’s minimum wage to $15 an hour?

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UG – University of Guyana: From Jagan’s Night School to Burnham’s Recognized University – By Freddie Kissoon

UG: A personal insult to Forbes Burnham which must be stopped

Oct 01, 2018  By Freddie Kissoon

I am not a fan of Forbes Burnham. As a Guyanese citizen engaged in social and political activism and a trained academic writing on my country’s history, I cannot bring myself to be an unqualified admirer of Burnham. He had vision, was a transformative thinker, and a fighter against White domination of Guyana.
But he had power instincts that took on ugly dimensions the consequences of which are still visible in this land.

As someone who writes on contemporary Guyana, I see nakedly foolish things said about Burnham that are simply not true and these things when repeated tells you more about the fools who echo them rather than the man they are writing about.      Continue reading

GESAC – Xmas Dinner- Dance – Toronto – December 1. 2018

Guyana Ex-Soldiers Association (GESAC) 

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Opinion: The F.B.I. Can Do This – By James Comey | The New York Times

Opinion: The F.B.I. Can Do This

James Comey

Despite limitations and partisan attacks, the bureau can find out a lot about the Kavanaugh accusations in a week.

James Comey | The New York Times

The F.B.I. is back in the middle of it. When we were handed the Hillary Clinton email investigation in 2015, the bureau’s deputy director said to me, “You know you are totally screwed, right?” He meant that, in a viciously polarized political environment, one side was sure to be furious with the outcome.

Sure enough, I saw a tweet declaring me “a political hack”, although the author added, tongue in cheek: “I just can’t figure out which side.”    Continue reading

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