Protest

Workers protest outside Minnesota Amazon warehouse

Yesterday afternoon, Somali-American workers marched outside of Amazon’s Shakopee, Minnesota fulfillment center, chanting “hear our voice.” Estimates of the exact number of marches vary from source to source, but The Minneapolis Star Tribune puts it at around 100. It’s a fairly familiar refrain for the company, after years of reports about questionable working conditions. Some […]

Brett Kavanaugh protesters ignore police barricades, occupy the U.S. Capitol

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It’s very likely that alleged sexual assaulter Brett Kavanaugh will be confirmed on Saturday as a U.S. Supreme Court judge. The #resistance is having none of that noise.

With hours to go before the Saturday afternoon Senate vote, protesters gathered in front of the United States Capitol took steps to make sure they’d be heard. As a group, they busted through police barricades and took up residence on the Capitol Building’s east steps.

The dramatic moment was captured on camera and quickly went viral.

.@womensmarch just took the Capitol. Women, survivors, and allies walked straight past the police, climbed over barricades, and sat down on the Capitol steps

It was hard not do feel depleted this morning. But I don’t anymore. This was inspiring. We’re ready for thispic.twitter.com/YIlDrelaiz

— Sophie Ellman-Golan (@EgSophie) October 6, 2018 Read more…

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Colin Kaepernick’s Nike ad is naturally a meme now

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On Monday, Nike unveiled athlete and activist Colin Kaepernick as one of the faces of its new campaign and soon after chaos ensued, because…of course it did.

Kaepernick’s Nike ad features a close-up of the football player’s face, and ad copy that reads, “Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything.”

Believe in something, even if it means sacrificing everything#JustDoIt pic.twitter.com/SRWkMIDdaO

— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) September 3, 2018

The athlete rose to national fame for being the first NFL player to kneel during the National Anthem in protest of police brutality against African-American people in the United States. His protest has since inspired players across the league to do the same. Read more…

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