Amnesty International: "This is what life is like for domestic workers in Qatar. Don't let abusive employers get away with exploitation.
Amnesty International: "Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos says he values Amazon workers. Then why are staff who are trying to organize for better working conditions being targeted and harassed? Tell JeffBezos to let workers organize.
‘They Are Finishing the Trees’: Chinese Companies and Namibian Elites Make Millions Illegally Logging the Last Rosewoods - OCCRP https://www.occrp.org/en/investigations/chinese-companies-and-namibian-elites-make-millions-illegally-logging-the-last-rosewoods
Amnesty International: "Workers’ right to unionize is a human right. Respecting this right is an obligation, not a choice. Amazon should know better.
Amnesty International: "Did you know Facebook is helping Vietnamese authorities silence criticism, by blocking people's profiles and posts? We have proof. http://amn.st/6011HR8CN
Amnesty International: "9 out of 10 people in poor countries are going to miss out on a #COVID19 vaccine next year. Meanwhile, rich countries have enough to vaccinate their entire populations nearly 3 times over.
We must have a #PeoplesVaccine for everyone, everywhere.
In my 2017 novel WALKAWAY, there's a scene where the protagonists get into a self-driving car owned by a ruthless plutocrat, only to discover that it moves faster than any other vehicle they've ever ridden.
The plute explains that he's done an illegal mod that lets him override the lane-change safety margins and pay fines for it - an illustration of the principle that "a fine is a price."
colonialism related to .io domains
If you’re looking for your next domain, maybe consider not using .io as the TLD. The colonial history and status of the British Indian Ocean Territories is… quite terrible.
The UK colonisers forcibly removed the Chagossians from their homeland to create an empty island for a U.S. military base. They still aren’t allowed to return.
I'm an incoming research professor at Pennsylvania State University. Interested in using population genetics methods to understand evolution in marine species, particularly those in the tropical Indo-Pacific.
Also interested in promoting open, equitable science, especially capacity-building for marine biodiversity assessment in developing countries. Co-founder of the Diversity of the Indo-Pacific Network.
Amnesty International: "Brazil’s Amazon has suffered its worst destruction in 12 years. This is a direct result of President Jair Bolsonaro’s policies of systematically undermining environmental protections.
Take action to protect the Amazon: http://amn.st/6014HMUMa 📢
My first picture book is out! It's called Poesy the Monster Slayer and it's an epic tale of bedtime-refusal, toy-hacking and monster-hunting, illustrated by Matt Rockefeller. It's the monster book I dreamt of reading to my own daughter.
In 1995, 9 activists were murdered in Nigeria by the military, for protesting against the impacts of Shell’s oil production.
There were arrests, followed by torture. For example, Baribor Bera, was forced to swallow his teeth after being beaten. This is not a movie. This really happened.
Shell knew and enabled the executions.
No one was ever held responsible.
Amnesty International: "Performing satire isn’t a crime, yet this 22-year-old in Myanmar has been jailed for six years for performing satirical poetry criticizing the military in Myanmar. Help Paing Phyo Min.
**Israel Releases Mays Abu Ghosh, Palestinian Student Jailed for Membership in Leftist Campus Group**
"Brett Wilkins, staff writer: Abu Ghosh—imprisoned for 15 months after joining a banned college organization that opposes Israel's illegal occupation—described torture by her jailers. : "
Amnesty International: "Unspeakably cruel corporal punishments.
The authorities in #Iran must immediately halt imminent plans to amputate the fingers of six men convicted of robbery following unfair trials and torture-tainted “confessions”. https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2020/12/iran-six-men-at-imminent-risk-of-having-their-fingers-amputated-following-unfair-trials-and-torture/
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