A pro-union rally in response to union issues in Wisconsin. March 15, 2011. (Photo: Fibonacci Blue)

One year ago the Supreme Court dealt a major blow to workers’ rights in Epic Systems v. Lewis and now a new report confirms the devastating impact the Court’s decision will have on an employee’s ability to settle workplace disputes.

Epic Systems consolidated three labor cases and dealt with whether…

From 1999 to 2018, the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration PHMSA reported 11,992 pipeline ‘incidents,’ with 600 in 2018 alone.

Fisheye petroleum pipeline warning sign. (Photo by staticantics)

The U.S. has an estimated 439,000 miles of unregulated pipelines, enough to circle the earth 17 times, and unsuspecting people like three-year-old Delaney Tercero, who lost her life to a pipeline explosion in 2018, are the ones being put at risk. …

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A report from the Norweigan Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) reveals that some Nokia 7 phones are secretly sending personal data to a server in China.

The report, published on NRKbeta, stemmed from a tip the company received by a man who monitored his traffic on his Nokia 7 plus phone and…

Featured Image: August 31st, 2016 — North Dakota — The #NoDAPL water protectors who have come to stand with Standing Rock Sioux Tribe took non-violent direct action by locking themselves to construction equipment. This is “Happy” American Horse from the Sicangu Nation, hailing from Rosebud.” (Photo by Desiree Kane)

Senate Bill 2209 (SB 2209) in North Dakota, a seemingly nondescript amendment to North Dakota’s open records law, would shroud pipelines in a veil of secrecy and make records related to pipeline projects exempt from disclosure requirements.

The Intercept first reported on SB 2209 in early February, weeks after the…

Featured Image: TOKYO — A Japanese volunteer holds up rainbow flags for sale during the first annual Tokyo Rainbow Pride Parade in Yoyogi Park, Tokyo, April 29, 2012. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Samuel Morse)

In Japan, any transgender individual appealing for the legal recognition of a gender change must undergo a psychiatric evaluation and forced sterilization. The discriminatory practices of Japan’s Gender Identity Disorder Special Cases (GID) Act is detailed in an 84-page report by Human Rights Watch (HRW) released on Tuesday.

The report…

Wilbur Ross as he testifies before the House Oversight Committee on March 14, 2019.

On Thursday U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross testified in front of a House Oversight and Reform Committee in regards to the Commerce Department’s attempt to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.

While Ross struggled for much of the hearing to defend his claim that the citizenship question was…

Malaysian officials begin the cleanup from a chemical waste dump spreading toxic fumes across Southern Malaysia. (Photo via YouTube)

Fumes from chemical waste dumped in a river in the southern Malaysian state of Johor forced the closure of 111 schools on Thursday and sent hundreds of people to the hospital, with at least eight in intensive care. …

A group of college students get out their political message to legalize marijuana in 2008. (photo via James Willamor)

A bill known as the Marijuana Justice Act which was first introduced in 2017 by U.S. Senator Cory Booker to legalize marijuana at the federal level was reintroduced on February 28, 2019, by Booker and Rep. Barbara Lee, Co-Chair of the Congressional Cannabis Caucus, and Rep. Ro Khanna.

The bill…

Featured Image: U.S. National Park Service police clear protesters to erect barricades as they empty the Occupy DC encampment in McPherson Square in Washington, February 4, 2012. Police officers wearing helmets and carrying shields arrived at the site where protesters with the “Occupy” movement have been staging a demonstration since October, but it was not immediately clear whether they would evict the protesters. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst (UNITED STATES — Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)

On Wednesday, NBC San Diego published leaked documents which showed that the U.S. government was tracking and keeping a database of journalists and activists working with or covering the migrant caravans at the U.S.-Mexico border.

The documents came from a whistleblower at the Department of Homeland Security and included screenshots…

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez questions Michael Cohen before the House Oversight Committee on Wednesday. (Screnshot via YouTube)

In less than two full months as a United States congressperson Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has shown a fearlessness at committee hearings to call it, very bluntly, as she sees it and a preference for intelligent, thought-out lines of questioning over ineffective displays of partisan lecturing. And today at the Michael…

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