The Daily Populous

Tuesday March 2nd, 2021 morning edition

image for A Trader Joe's worker says he was fired after writing to the CEO about Covid-19 safety protections

New York (CNN Business) A Trader Joe's worker says he was fired after writing directly to the chain's CEO calling for stronger Covid-19 safety protocols in his store.

"We put our lives on the line everyday by showing up to work.

Please, show up for us by adopting these policies," Bonnema said in his letter.

Bonnema on Saturday posted the letter on Twitter and said he was fired for sending it to the CEO.

He also posted a termination letter he received from Trader Joe's.

Bonnema's account went viral on social media and prompted calls for a boycott of Trader Joe's.

Kenya Friend-Daniel, a spokesperson for Trader Joe's, said Monday in an email that there was "misinformation" online about Bonnema's termination. »

‘Judas and the Black Messiah’ Counters Decades of Lies About Black Panthers

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Aside from being well-made and effective as a movie, Warner Bros.’ “Judas and the Black Messiah” has a goal: to counter decades of government lies about the Black Panther Party.

King tells Variety, “CoIntelPro was out to destroy the Black Panther party and the radical left.

For another incisive look at the movement, see Stanley Nelson’s 2015 docu “The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution. »

“UT needs rich donors”: Emails show wealthy alumni supporting “Eyes of Texas” threatened to pull donations

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They blasted off emails to UT-Austin President Jay Hartzell, calling the image of the abandoned quarterback "disgusting," "embarrassing" and "disturbing."

While those who emailed represent a fraction of the more than 540,000 UT-Austin alumni, their threats had some university fundraisers sounding the alarms.

Alumni and donors threatened to cancel season tickets, end donations and boycott games. »

Democrats unveil an ultramillionaire tax on the top 0.05% of American households

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Democrats introduced a bill to put a 2% tax on households with net worths over $50 million.

In an effort to combat wealth inequality, Democrats on Monday unveiled a bill that would impose a 2% wealth tax on American households with net worths over $50 million.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, who has long been a proponent of the wealth tax, introduced the Ultra-Millionaire Tax Act with Rep. Pramila Jayapal of Washington and Rep. Brendan Boyle of Pennsylvania. »