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Amazon Workers Strike On Prime Day in Shakopee

Shakopee, MN – Over 100 employees at ‘MSP1’, a large Amazon warehouse in Minnesota, plan a four-hour work stoppage at the peak of business on Amazon’s “Prime Day” sales promotion event.

Workers say that demanding quotas and pressure to perform at high speeds causes undue…

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Denver Teacher Strike a Success Amid Nationwide Walkouts

Denver, CO – After three days of striking and late nights of negotiating, many Denver teachers returned to their classrooms on Thursday, February 14, 2019 after a tentative agreement was struck between the Denver Classroom Teachers Association (DCTA) and Denver Public Schools (DPS).
The agreement…

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Thousands Rally in Support of Striking Oakland Teachers

Oakland, CA – On Thursday, February 21, 2019, thousands of teachers, students, union organizers and community supporters rallied in downtown Oakland in a show of support for local teachers as they started their first day of striking. Represented by the Oakland Education Association, teachers walked…

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Nine Injured at #Fightfor15 Rally After Truck Plows into Crowd

Flint, MI – On Tuesday morning, October 2, fast food workers and union members were marching toward a rally outside a local McDonalds calling for $15 an hour wages. Video of the incident shows a maroon pickup truck barreling at high speed down the road…

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Prison Slave Labor: A Driving Force in 2018 Prison Strike

Prison, USA – One of the primary demands of the 2018 nationwide prison strike is the abolition of prison slavery. The legal framework of the current system of prison slavery in America is upheld by the 13th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, which allows for…

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Sex Work After SESTA/FOSTA: A Discussion With Maggie Mayhem at DEFCON

Las Vegas, NV – According to sex workers’ rights activist Maggie Mayhem, the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA), and FOSTA, have created a more dangerous environment for sex workers in the United States, driving them back onto the street.

A November 2017 research paper …

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Minneapolis Sex Workers Legal Training Mitigates Super Bowl Crackdown Fears

Minneapolis, MN – On January 21, 2018 Unicorn Riot attended a “Know Your Rights” training conducted by the Minneapolis Sex Worker Outreach Project (SWOP). The training was aimed at the sex worker community. They hoped to give community members legal tools as fears of police…