A Wisconsin judge is set to decide if a recount of the state's presidential vote can proceed. We speak with Green Party presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein, who has requested recounts in three states where Donald Trump narrowly beat Hillary Clinton: Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania. But Stein has faced obstacles in all three states. Today's h […]
The Service Employees International Union faced criticism for endorsing Hillary Clinton in November 2015 even though many labor activists saw Senator Bernie Sanders as the candidate with a stronger record on labor issues. Sanders was an early backer of the Fight for $15 movement, while Clinton faced criticism for her time serving on the board of Wal-Mart. SE […]
Donald Trump attacked union leader Chuck Jones on Twitter this week, after the president of United Steelworkers Local 1999 appeared on CNN criticizing Trump for breaking his promise to Carrier workers in Indiana. "I am proud of what Chuck Jones did," says Mary Kay Henry, international president of the Service Employees International Union, which re […]
President-elect Donald Trump has picked fast-food CEO Andrew Puzder to become the next secretary of labor. Puzder is a longtime Republican donor who has been a vocal critic of raising the minimum wage, the Fight for 15 movement, expansion of overtime pay, paid sick leave and the Affordable Care Act. Puzder is also an anti-choice activist who has been accused […]
Mourning continues in Oakland after the death of at least 36 people in a fire at the Ghost Ship warehouse, where the victims were overwhelmingly young artists, activists and community organizers. Many local artists and tenants' rights activists say the fire is a symptom of a failed urban housing policy where rising rents have forced people to live and m […]
Trump Picks Fast-Food CEO Andrew Puzder as Labor Secretary, Democrats Say They'll Try to Block Scott Pruitt as EPA Head, NYC Real Estate Agents Pitch Trump's Secret Service as Trump Tower Amenity, Today Marks 3 Years Since Syrian Activist Razan Zaitouneh's Abduction, Amnesty: Half a Million Displaced in Turkey Amid Gov't Crackdown, South […]
On Wednesday, a federal judge ordered Michigan's Board of Elections to stop the state's electoral recount. U.S. District Judge Mark Goldsmith said he would abide by a court ruling that found that former Green Party presidential candidate Dr. Jill Stein could not seek a recount. Goldsmith concluded, "A recount as an audit of the election has ne […]
A Republican member of the Electoral College has come out saying he will not vote for President-elect Donald Trump when the Electoral College convenes December 19. Christopher Suprun, a paramedic from Texas, wrote in an op-ed published in The New York Times on Monday that Trump is "not qualified for the office" of the presidency. He goes on to writ […]
President-elect Donald Trump has announced he will nominate Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt to head the Environmental Protection Agency. Pruitt is seen as a close ally of the fossil fuel industry. In 2014, The New York Times revealed that Pruitt and other Republican attorneys general had formed what the paper described as an "unprecedented, secre […]
Trump Picks Oil & Gas Advocate Scott Pruitt to Head EPA, Trump Picks Retired Gen. John Kelly as Homeland Security Secretary, Trump Attacks Carrier Union Leader Who Says Trump "Lied His Ass Off", Syria: Gov't Forces Continue to Seize Parts of Eastern Aleppo, Indonesia: 6.5-Magnitude Earthquake Kills More Than 100, Philippines: Waves of Extr […]
Join the FSF and friends Friday, December 9th, from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. EST (17:00 to 20:00 UTC) to help improve the Free Software Directory (FSD), with this week having a theme of welcoming back former and now current FSF staff member Ted Teah.
This is the latest installment of our Licensing and Compliance Lab's series on free software developers who choose GNU licenses for their work. In this edition, we conducted an email-based interview with Micah Lee of GPG Sync.
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