• Angry Activist Poses as Google Employee | Best of the Rest

    Max Bell Alper, an Oakland-based activist and union organizer, was a total jerk posing as a Google employee. Subscribe for more videos: http://full.sc/NfhdwD Tube-A-Thon Livestream link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwuP_YHaySI&feature=share Click below to share the love: http://ctt.ec/7pfmJ Original Video By: http://www.youtube.com/user/FitztheReporter?feature=watch Union organizer impersonates Google employee, shouts down SF protesters http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yc6z2oSPdQ http://www.youtube.com/user/CodeOrg?feature=watch President Obama calls on every American to learn code http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XvmhE1J9PY http://www.youtube.com/user/WestJet?feature=watch WestJet Christmas Miracle: real-time giving http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIEIvi2MuEk http://www.youtube.com...

    published: 10 Dec 2013
  • House Repub. Writes Letter To Activist’s Employer Complaining About Activism - The Ring Of Fire

    Republican Rodney Frelinghuysen was upset over a woman’s political activities and involvement, and when he found out that her employer just happened to be one of his biggest donors, he decided to write a personal letter to the employer in an attempt to intimidate the activist.  Frelinghuysen prevailed, and the employee/activist resigned from her job. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.   Link - https://thinkprogress.org/rodney-frelinghuysen-letter-nj-11th-for-change-c7de8d42cb79 Ring of Fire needs your help! Support us by becoming a monthly patron on Patreon, and help keep progressive media alive!: https://www.patreon.com/TheRingofFire Spread the word! LIKE and SHARE this video or leave a comment to help direct attention to the stories that matter. And SUBSCRIBE to stay connect...

    published: 20 May 2017
  • Robots Will Steal Your Job, but That's OK | Federico Pistono | TEDxVienna

    http://www.tedxvienna.at/ http://www.facebook.com/tedxvienna Federico Pistono is an author, social entrepreneur, scientific educator, activist, blogger, and aspiring filmmaker. He is author of the book Robots Will Steal Your Job, But That's OK: How to Survive the Economic Collapse and be Happy, which explores the impact that technological advances have on our lives, what it means to be happy, and provides suggestions on how to avoid a systemic collapse. He is Co-Founder of WiFli, a benefit corporation that seeks to provide universal access to information and knowledge via the Internet, for every person on the planet, focusing on the disenfranchised in emerging economies. He has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Verona, he completed the Machine Learning onlin...

    published: 08 Dec 2012
  • Activist: Illegal immigration hurts black men most

    One civil rights leader explains why illegal immigration hurts the employment opportunity for black men the most - and why Trump policies can only help the black community

    published: 23 Feb 2017
  • Walmart Had The FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force & Lockheed Martin Spy On Activist Employees!

    Walmart hired global security giant Lockheed Martin a few years ago to monitor activism in its massive workforce, according to new documents. The defense contractor tracked employees’ social media and reported protest participation to the retail giant. The defense contractor offers a product called LM Wisdom, which is marketed as a tool for fighting drug and human trafficking, but which Walmart used to track employees in 2012 and 2013. Lockheed Martin analysts would follow the Twitter and Facebook feeds of workers and then report information about labor activism back to the company’s corporate headquarters. One of the documents obtained, when asked about the company’s relationship with Lockheed Martin, Walmart Senior Vice President of Labor Relations Karen Ann Cassey said that the compa...

    published: 30 Nov 2015
  • Police raid not related to Sisters in Islam, clarifies activist

    Police today raided the Sisters in Islam office in Petaling Jaya looking for a staff member over a matter involving her previous employment, says activist Marina Mahathir. At about 5.30pm, there were at least seven plainclothes police officers at the scene and several others in a patrol car parked nearby. Marina, however, later told reporters that the raid had nothing to do with SIS as an organisation.

    published: 24 Oct 2016
  • Janie Price Discusses Racial Discrimination She Faced in the Workplace

    Civil Rights Activist Janie Price recalls discrimination she faced at work and shares her experiences of participating in the Civil Rights Movement in St. Augustine.

    published: 02 Feb 2015
  • Interview with victimised UNITE union activist Abdul Omer Mohsin 29 April 2010

    Interview by Ady Couysins: http://www.counterfire.org Abdul Omer Mohsin, Unite convenor for London Sovereign, lost his appeal against dismissal on Tuesday [28 April 2010]. The Unite official who represented Omer at his appeal took the companys case apart. Its obvious that Abdul Omer has been sacked for being an effective union convenor. Drivers at Sovereign had the worst pay and conditions in London. That has changed, and the bosses are anxious to stop any further gains. Omers record He has strengthened union organisation at Sovereigns two garages, backed up by strikes, which has resulted in serious gains for drivers. These include: * Pay will be brought into line with Sovereigns sister company, London United. This will increase Sovereign drivers pay by around £4,000 a ...

    published: 30 Apr 2010
  • What's all the Yellen About? Monetary Policy and the Federal Reserve: Crash Course Economics #10

    This week on Crash Course Economics, we're talking about monetary policy. The reality of the world is that the United States (and most of the world's economies) are, to varying degrees, Keynesian. When things go wrong, economically, the central bank of the country intervenes to try aand get things back on track. In the United States, the Federal Reserve is the organization that steps in to use monetary policy to steer the economy. When the Fed, as it's called, does step in, there are a few different tacks it can take. The Fed can change interest rates, or it can change the money supply. This is pretty interesting stuff, and it's what we're getting into today. Crash Course is on Patreon! You can support us directly by signing up at http://www.patreon.com/crashcourse Thanks to the followin...

    published: 08 Oct 2015
  • Interview with Mariam Mana, afghan journalist and activist

    Mariam Mana was born in Kabul, where she currently lives, but due to the war she was brought up in Iran until she was 17. She studied Political Science at Kateb University of Kabul, combining studies with her work as a journalist, job she carries out since she was 18 covering social, cultural and political issues.

    published: 27 Mar 2015
  • Activist Victoria Peterson on joblessness, unemployment in

    Durham, N.C., activist Victoria Peterson is interviewed by ABC-11 reporter Fred Shropshire after a rally to show solidarity with protesters in Baltimore, Md., following the killing of Freddie Gray by the Baltimore Police Department. Peterson expressed the frustration of Durham residents regarding the lack of job opportunities and how a criminal record keeps many men of color from gainful employment.

    published: 03 May 2015
  • Black community activist gets paid for 12 yrs and never showed up

    CNN) -- A worker was paid for 12 years without ever showing up for work at a Norfolk, Virginia, agency funded by federal, state and local money, officials say. Norfolk Mayor Paul Fraim told CNN on Friday that when a new director took over at Norfolk Community Services Board recently, she was "doing her due diligence" when she discovered the hooky-playing employee was on the books. The director, Maureen Womack, then notified the city attorney's office, Fraim said. Sandy Johnson, a spokeswoman for the Community Services Board, told CNN Friday that her agency couldn't comment because of the ongoing investigation. On behalf of the city attorney's office, Norfolk city spokeswoman Terry Bishirjian referred to a statement released on Wednesday that said, "The city attorney's office, with the a...

    published: 30 Aug 2010
  • Nothing Stops a Bullet Like a Job

    Father Gregory Boyle, an activist priest and founder of Jobs for a Future and Homeboy Industries, nationally recognized employment programs for at-risk and gang-involved youth, shares personal stories about kinship at the USC School of Social Work All School Day.

    published: 11 Sep 2007
  • Animal Rights Activist Charged With Animal Cruelty

    A woman who took video of alleged cattle abuse ended up being charged with crimes against animals herself after she gave the footage to authorities. A woman who took video of alleged cattle abuse ended up being charged with crimes against animals herself after she gave the footage to authorities. Taylor Radig was working at a Colorado dairy farm as an undercover agent of the animal rights group Compassion over Killing. In the three months she was there, she filmed individuals using force to move the livestock around, including tugging at their ears and pulling at their tails as a way of lifting them. When Radig handed the footage over to the local sheriff's office, however, she was among those arrested and charged with a class 1 misdemeanor for cruelty. Authorities cited her failur...

    published: 26 Nov 2013
  • NREG activist killed in Jharkhand

    In the second incident of its kind, an activist with the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme has been murdered.Kamlesh was killed in the Palamau district of Jharkhand while trying to highlight the corruption in the implementation of the employment scheme.

    published: 11 Jun 2008
  • Latin American trade union activist tour.mov

    In March 2011, Banana Link in the UK and Peuples Solidaires in France hosted a tour by Ligia Lamich, Women's Officer of Costa Rican trade union SITAGAH. Highlights from her visit are captured on this short film. Ligia participated in a range of events in the UK to raise awareness about challenges facing women employed in the tropical fruit industries of Latin America and then travelled to France to celebrate International Women's Day and continue raising awareness. As well as speaking about conditions along banana and pineapple supply chains she was able to share good practices for organising and educating women workers on issues of gender discrimination and inequality.

    published: 19 Jul 2011
Angry Activist Poses as Google Employee | Best of the Rest

Angry Activist Poses as Google Employee | Best of the Rest

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Max Bell Alper, an Oakland-based activist and union organizer, was a total jerk posing as a Google employee. Subscribe for more videos: http://full.sc/NfhdwD Tube-A-Thon Livestream link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jwuP_YHaySI&feature=share Click below to share the love: http://ctt.ec/7pfmJ Original Video By: http://www.youtube.com/user/FitztheReporter?feature=watch Union organizer impersonates Google employee, shouts down SF protesters http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yc6z2oSPdQ http://www.youtube.com/user/CodeOrg?feature=watch President Obama calls on every American to learn code http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XvmhE1J9PY http://www.youtube.com/user/WestJet?feature=watch WestJet Christmas Miracle: real-time giving http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIEIvi2MuEk http://www.youtube.com/user/joblomovienetwork?feature=watch Final Cut 2013 - A Cinema Tribute http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1DiMjOWlbmM Let us know your favorite videos of the day in the comments! If we make a video based on your suggestion, we'll let everyone know the mad genius behind it all. Follow us on Twitter for real-time updates! http://www.twitter.com/whatstrending Like us on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/WhatsTrending Add us to your circles on Google+! https://plus.google.com/+WhatsTrending Sign-up to our newsletter for the hottest videos straight to your inbox! http://bit.ly/wtnewsletter Edited By: Donnie McMillin
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House Repub. Writes Letter To Activist’s Employer Complaining About Activism - The Ring Of Fire

House Repub. Writes Letter To Activist’s Employer Complaining About Activism - The Ring Of Fire

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Republican Rodney Frelinghuysen was upset over a woman’s political activities and involvement, and when he found out that her employer just happened to be one of his biggest donors, he decided to write a personal letter to the employer in an attempt to intimidate the activist.  Frelinghuysen prevailed, and the employee/activist resigned from her job. Ring of Fire’s Farron Cousins discusses this.   Link - https://thinkprogress.org/rodney-frelinghuysen-letter-nj-11th-for-change-c7de8d42cb79 Ring of Fire needs your help! Support us by becoming a monthly patron on Patreon, and help keep progressive media alive!: https://www.patreon.com/TheRingofFire Spread the word! LIKE and SHARE this video or leave a comment to help direct attention to the stories that matter. And SUBSCRIBE to stay connected with Ring of Fire's video content! Watch America's Lawyer featuring Mike Papantonio on RT: https://www.rt.com/shows/americas-lawyer/ Order Mike Papantonio's novel Law and Disorder today: https://www.amazon.com/Law-Disorder-Mike-Papantonio/dp/1590793676 Follow more of our stories at http://www.TROFIRE.com Subscribe to our podcast: http://www.ROFPodcast.com Support Ring of Fire by subscribing to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/golefttv?sub_confirmation=1 Be sociable! Follow us on: Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/RingofFireRadio Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/RingofFireRadio Google+: http://plus.google.com/118415831573195648557 Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/ringoffirenetwork/
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Robots Will Steal Your Job, but That's OK | Federico Pistono | TEDxVienna

Robots Will Steal Your Job, but That's OK | Federico Pistono | TEDxVienna

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http://www.tedxvienna.at/ http://www.facebook.com/tedxvienna Federico Pistono is an author, social entrepreneur, scientific educator, activist, blogger, and aspiring filmmaker. He is author of the book Robots Will Steal Your Job, But That's OK: How to Survive the Economic Collapse and be Happy, which explores the impact that technological advances have on our lives, what it means to be happy, and provides suggestions on how to avoid a systemic collapse. He is Co-Founder of WiFli, a benefit corporation that seeks to provide universal access to information and knowledge via the Internet, for every person on the planet, focusing on the disenfranchised in emerging economies. He has a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from the University of Verona, he completed the Machine Learning online course at Stanford, and the Graduate Studies Program at Singularity University, NASA Ames Research Center. Federico is an award winning blogger/journalist and Italian Ambassador of Singularity University (having co-founded Axelera). He started social movements and non-profits focused on human rights, anti-corruption, environmental sustainability, and innovation for positive social change through exponential technologies. http://www.federicopistono.org/
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Activist: Illegal immigration hurts black men most

Activist: Illegal immigration hurts black men most

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One civil rights leader explains why illegal immigration hurts the employment opportunity for black men the most - and why Trump policies can only help the black community
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Walmart Had The FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force & Lockheed Martin Spy On Activist Employees!

Walmart Had The FBI Joint Terrorism Task Force & Lockheed Martin Spy On Activist Employees!

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Walmart hired global security giant Lockheed Martin a few years ago to monitor activism in its massive workforce, according to new documents. The defense contractor tracked employees’ social media and reported protest participation to the retail giant. The defense contractor offers a product called LM Wisdom, which is marketed as a tool for fighting drug and human trafficking, but which Walmart used to track employees in 2012 and 2013. Lockheed Martin analysts would follow the Twitter and Facebook feeds of workers and then report information about labor activism back to the company’s corporate headquarters. One of the documents obtained, when asked about the company’s relationship with Lockheed Martin, Walmart Senior Vice President of Labor Relations Karen Ann Cassey said that the company was even “partnering with the FBI/the Joint Terrorism Task Force” to monitor protesters that planned to go to the company’s headquarters, saying that similar protests have become violent. http://www.thedailysheeple.com/walmart-hired-defense-contractor-lockheed-martin-to-spy-on-its-employees_112015
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Police raid not related to Sisters in Islam, clarifies activist

Police raid not related to Sisters in Islam, clarifies activist

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Police today raided the Sisters in Islam office in Petaling Jaya looking for a staff member over a matter involving her previous employment, says activist Marina Mahathir. At about 5.30pm, there were at least seven plainclothes police officers at the scene and several others in a patrol car parked nearby. Marina, however, later told reporters that the raid had nothing to do with SIS as an organisation.
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Janie Price Discusses Racial Discrimination She Faced in the Workplace

Janie Price Discusses Racial Discrimination She Faced in the Workplace

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Civil Rights Activist Janie Price recalls discrimination she faced at work and shares her experiences of participating in the Civil Rights Movement in St. Augustine.
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Interview with victimised UNITE union activist Abdul Omer Mohsin 29 April 2010

Interview with victimised UNITE union activist Abdul Omer Mohsin 29 April 2010

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Interview by Ady Couysins: http://www.counterfire.org Abdul Omer Mohsin, Unite convenor for London Sovereign, lost his appeal against dismissal on Tuesday [28 April 2010]. The Unite official who represented Omer at his appeal took the companys case apart. Its obvious that Abdul Omer has been sacked for being an effective union convenor. Drivers at Sovereign had the worst pay and conditions in London. That has changed, and the bosses are anxious to stop any further gains. Omers record He has strengthened union organisation at Sovereigns two garages, backed up by strikes, which has resulted in serious gains for drivers. These include: * Pay will be brought into line with Sovereigns sister company, London United. This will increase Sovereign drivers pay by around £4,000 a year within an agreed timetable. * New drivers at Sovereign were paid 14 percent less than at London United. Half this gap has been closed this year. The other half will be closed in July this year. * New drivers had to wait two years before being entitled to sick pay. They will now be entitled to receive it after 12 months—the same as the drivers at London United. * Sovereign workers will receive a 2 percent pay increase as part of a deal to align the hours they work with London United. This is over and above normal pay bargaining. * London United workers are entitled to an annual performance related bonus, paid at Christmas and usually worth around £400. Sovereign has now agreed to negotiate on introducing this at its garages. * Sovereign in the past has offered no bonus for length of service. Drivers will now receive a £10 a week bonus after five years employment. This July that will drop to four years, and in 2011 it will be paid after three years employment. And they won a 3.5 percent pay rise this year! Omer, as convenor, has been central to all this. * When the racist English Defence League tried to march on the Harrow mosque in September, UNITE called on all members to support the Unite Against Fascism counter mobilisation. In the Harrow garage Omer advertised the UAF demo from the union office and 20 drivers were mobilised from Sovereign to support the counter protest. The demonstration was a huge success and the EDL were humiliated. Sovereign have made a simple calculation. They may have to pay out at an employment tribunal but theyd rather do that than have an effective union operating there. This attack is now about much more than Abdul Omer as an individual. This decision is meant to intimidate workers and the union. The sacking is supposed to warn everyone that if you cause trouble you will be sacked. . If Omer Sovereign get away with this sacking there will likely be repercussions throughout London buses. Unite is committed to fight this attack on the union. * UNITE has called a mass meeting of both Sovereign garages on Thursday 6th May to campaign for a ballot for strike action. Messages of support and pledges of solidarity prior to the meeting are urgently needed to show drivers that the union and bus workers in the union are prepared to throw our weight behind the campaign. * Workers at garages across London should send messages of support to defendabdulomer@yahoo.co.uk * Contact Sovereign to demand Omers reinstatement. Email Paul Matthews, managing director London Sovereign at customer@londonutd. * Comrades can invite Omer into their meetings to explain about the attack on the union. For more information, contact 07973 640 057
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What's all the Yellen About? Monetary Policy and the Federal Reserve: Crash Course Economics #10

What's all the Yellen About? Monetary Policy and the Federal Reserve: Crash Course Economics #10

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This week on Crash Course Economics, we're talking about monetary policy. The reality of the world is that the United States (and most of the world's economies) are, to varying degrees, Keynesian. When things go wrong, economically, the central bank of the country intervenes to try aand get things back on track. In the United States, the Federal Reserve is the organization that steps in to use monetary policy to steer the economy. When the Fed, as it's called, does step in, there are a few different tacks it can take. The Fed can change interest rates, or it can change the money supply. This is pretty interesting stuff, and it's what we're getting into today. Crash Course is on Patreon! You can support us directly by signing up at http://www.patreon.com/crashcourse Thanks to the following Patrons for their generous monthly contributions that help keep Crash Course free for everyone forever: Fatima Iqbal, Penelope Flagg, Eugenia Karlson, Alex S, Jirat, Tim Curwick, Christy Huddleston, Eric Kitchen, Moritz Schmidt, Today I Found Out, Avi Yashchin, Chris Peters, Eric Knight, Jacob Ash, Simun Niclasen, Jan Schmid, Elliot Beter, Sandra Aft, SR Foxley, Ian Dundore, Daniel Baulig, Jason A Saslow, Robert Kunz, Jessica Wode, Steve Marshall, Anna-Ester Volozh, Christian, Caleb Weeks, Jeffrey Thompson, James Craver, and Markus Persson -- Want to find Crash Course elsewhere on the internet? Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/YouTubeCrashCourse Twitter - http://www.twitter.com/TheCrashCourse Tumblr - http://thecrashcourse.tumblr.com Support Crash Course on Patreon: http://patreon.com/crashcourse CC Kids: http://www.youtube.com/crashcoursekids
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Interview with Mariam Mana, afghan journalist and activist

Interview with Mariam Mana, afghan journalist and activist

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Mariam Mana was born in Kabul, where she currently lives, but due to the war she was brought up in Iran until she was 17. She studied Political Science at Kateb University of Kabul, combining studies with her work as a journalist, job she carries out since she was 18 covering social, cultural and political issues.
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Activist Victoria Peterson on joblessness, unemployment in

Activist Victoria Peterson on joblessness, unemployment in

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Durham, N.C., activist Victoria Peterson is interviewed by ABC-11 reporter Fred Shropshire after a rally to show solidarity with protesters in Baltimore, Md., following the killing of Freddie Gray by the Baltimore Police Department. Peterson expressed the frustration of Durham residents regarding the lack of job opportunities and how a criminal record keeps many men of color from gainful employment.
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Black community activist gets paid for 12 yrs and never showed up

Black community activist gets paid for 12 yrs and never showed up

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CNN) -- A worker was paid for 12 years without ever showing up for work at a Norfolk, Virginia, agency funded by federal, state and local money, officials say. Norfolk Mayor Paul Fraim told CNN on Friday that when a new director took over at Norfolk Community Services Board recently, she was "doing her due diligence" when she discovered the hooky-playing employee was on the books. The director, Maureen Womack, then notified the city attorney's office, Fraim said. Sandy Johnson, a spokeswoman for the Community Services Board, told CNN Friday that her agency couldn't comment because of the ongoing investigation. On behalf of the city attorney's office, Norfolk city spokeswoman Terry Bishirjian referred to a statement released on Wednesday that said, "The city attorney's office, with the approval of Womack, took appropriate steps to prevent any further payments to the employee and the employee was terminated." It added, "The city attorney has undertaken a detailed investigation of the circumstances and history of this matter to determine what further personnel actions should be taken, and the board of the NCSB passed unanimous motions supporting the executive director in any further employment actions she might take on the advice of counsel. After all necessary employment actions are taken, the city attorney will turn the matter over to Norfolk's Department of Police for further investigation." CNN affiliate WAVY said that the employee, a woman whose name was not released, "earned" somewhere between $300,000 and $480,000, not including full benefits, from the board over the past dozen years. The Norfolk board is partially funded by the Virginia state Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services. According to the department's website, it is one of 40 locally run community services boards that "serve children and adults who have -- or who are at risk of -- mental illness, serious emotional disturbance, intellectual disabilities, or substance use disorders." The mayor said state law requires cities, towns and counties throughout Virginia to host the boards, but each city has little involvement beyond providing some of the funding for the offices. "This is not a city employee. She does not work for the city, does not get a city check," Fraim said. He added that while the Norfolk City Council appoints members to the Community Services Board, the board hires its own director and is autonomous and independent. The city of Norfolk provides just under $4 million of the local board's budget a year, Fraim said. Meghan McGuire, a spokeswoman for the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services, said the state pays $9.7 million annually and the federal government usually contributes $2.4 million, but this year added $190,000 in stimulus funds. Fraim expressed concerns about a lack of oversight at the agency. The Norfolk Community Services Board is a "quasi-federal, state and local agency that operates independently," he said. "No one really judges their performance, if you will. It's not a good model." McGuire said there is some state oversight. Each board is required to commission an independent annual audit, then send a copy of that audit to the state. A state auditor then looks for red flags and prioritizes the reports by risk level, she said. "Recent audits of Norfolk showed low risk and no need for our department to conduct our own audit," McGuire said. "We don't have an employee-employer relationship with them, but if we do find out about a situation or something that needs to be investigated ... we can investigate through our internal audit process." Norfolk City Councilman Barclay C. Winn commented on the situation Friday, saying, "We could have and should have done more in this case, but I think when you get an audited financial statement at the end of the year and a clean opinion, it gives you some level of comfort." He added that government at all levels, including his, needs to be held accountable. "I'm sure the mayor and city manager will get to the bottom of it, [but] the buck stops with the city council," Winn said. "If it has the word 'Norfolk' in it, it stops with us. ... That's OK. That's part of the job." McGuire said that while the state does not have authority over personnel issues, it does have authority over policy and procedure, and when the state makes recommendations for change in those areas, "If they don't make changes, we can take some action. In the worst case, we can withhold some state funds." But that withholding of cash seems unlikely in this case. McGuire said that "it appears CSB is working diligently to resolve this issue." George Pratt was the Norfolk board's executive director for 12 years, with a short gap between his and Womack's tenure. Even though his time in charge overlapped with the alleged shirker for about a decade, Pratt told CNN on Friday, "I know nothing about it. I read it in the paper."
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Nothing Stops a Bullet Like a Job

Nothing Stops a Bullet Like a Job

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Father Gregory Boyle, an activist priest and founder of Jobs for a Future and Homeboy Industries, nationally recognized employment programs for at-risk and gang-involved youth, shares personal stories about kinship at the USC School of Social Work All School Day.
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Animal Rights Activist Charged With Animal Cruelty

Animal Rights Activist Charged With Animal Cruelty

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A woman who took video of alleged cattle abuse ended up being charged with crimes against animals herself after she gave the footage to authorities. A woman who took video of alleged cattle abuse ended up being charged with crimes against animals herself after she gave the footage to authorities. Taylor Radig was working at a Colorado dairy farm as an undercover agent of the animal rights group Compassion over Killing. In the three months she was there, she filmed individuals using force to move the livestock around, including tugging at their ears and pulling at their tails as a way of lifting them. When Radig handed the footage over to the local sheriff's office, however, she was among those arrested and charged with a class 1 misdemeanor for cruelty. Authorities cited her failure to bring the abuse to light while it was happening as the reason for the charges. Not reporting such activity in a timely manner violates state law. Radig had waited for two months after ending her employment with the dairy farm to hand over the video. In a statement, the Sheriff said she is, thus, being viewed as a participant in the cruelty. The organization she was working for asserts her innocence, stating that witnessing abuse and partaking in it are far from the same thing. What do you think?
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NREG activist killed in Jharkhand

NREG activist killed in Jharkhand

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In the second incident of its kind, an activist with the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme has been murdered.Kamlesh was killed in the Palamau district of Jharkhand while trying to highlight the corruption in the implementation of the employment scheme.
https://wn.com/Nreg_Activist_Killed_In_Jharkhand
Latin American trade union activist tour.mov

Latin American trade union activist tour.mov

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In March 2011, Banana Link in the UK and Peuples Solidaires in France hosted a tour by Ligia Lamich, Women's Officer of Costa Rican trade union SITAGAH. Highlights from her visit are captured on this short film. Ligia participated in a range of events in the UK to raise awareness about challenges facing women employed in the tropical fruit industries of Latin America and then travelled to France to celebrate International Women's Day and continue raising awareness. As well as speaking about conditions along banana and pineapple supply chains she was able to share good practices for organising and educating women workers on issues of gender discrimination and inequality.
https://wn.com/Latin_American_Trade_Union_Activist_Tour.Mov
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