The Daily Populous

Monday March 15th, 2021 morning edition

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Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders challenged Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to explain reports of the retailing giant's alleged aggressive anti-union tactics being used to prevent workers from organizing at U.S. facilities.

The national spotlight has focused on thousands of workers trying to form a union at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Alabama, a suburb of Birmingham.

Bipartisan lawmakers including President Joe Biden and Florida GOP Senator Marco Rubio have publicly stated their support for the Alabama workers' unionization plan.

During his appearance on MSNBC Sunday, Sanders poked at Bezos and said he, of all people, "can afford to pay them more."

The senator then asked why the billionaire would even choose to oppose workers who are organizing to guarantee permanent, and not temporary, improvements in safety and job security.

"I say to Jeff Bezos, the richest person on the planet: What is your problem with Amazon workers organizing for better working conditions and better pay?

A recent Sanders petition and fundraising campaign featured a message from Sanders to Bezos. »

Navy probe finds contractor charged in Capitol insurrection was well-known Nazi sympathizer

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Hale-Cusanelli, 30, was charged with seven criminal counts, including obstructing congressional proceedings, civil disorder and disorderly conduct in the Capitol.

In an interview with FBI agents, Hale-Cusanelli denied being a Nazi sympathizer or holding White supremacist views, according to defense filings.

Hale-Cusanelli was in the Army Reserves at the time of the Capitol siege, but has since been discharged, according to court documents. »

Tim Berners-Lee says internet access should be a basic right

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And for every young person without internet access, there’s a “lost opportunity for new ideas and innovations that can serve humanity.”.

The pair call for access to the internet to be recognized as a basic right, and they say the costs of making sure every young person is connected “is well within our reach.

Berners-Lee says internet access should be treated as a basic right. »

Drew Brees Announces Retirement from NFL

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Drew Brees officially announces his retirement from the NFL on his Instagram account.

The official announcement on IG from Drew Brees: — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) March 14, 2021.

New Orleans Saints Quarterback Drew Brees Officially Announces NFL Retirement. »