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Cake day: Nov 14, 2021

> Organizing in Michigan, once a union stronghold, has symbolic significance. […] Votes for the other Michigan locations are expected to be collected in the first week of June. [Full article: [Archive.today](https://archive.ph/pqoCq), [12ft Ladder](https://12ft.io/proxy?q=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.crainsdetroit.com%2Frestaurants%2Ffirst-starbucks-michigan-reveal-union-vote-others-set-elections)] cross-posted from: https://midwest.social/post/131654

Retaliation can’t stop growing Starbucks union
> In an all-staff meeting, CEO Howard Schultz claimed that “companies throughout the country [are] being assaulted, in many ways, by the threat of unionization.” […] Meanwhile, Starbucks workers aren’t waiting for the NLRB to issue rulings or tally ballots to fight for their rights on the job. Workers in several cities, including Denver, Seattle, Overland Park, Ithaca, and Buffalo, have struck. These have been not just over the firings of union supporters, but also over issues like understaffing, cuts to hours, and spying on union supporters.

> “Mutual aid is not complex,” Kara Mason says. “If you see a need in your community, address it. If you can uplift your neighbor, do it.” cross-posted from: https://midwest.social/post/112945

“I don’t help anyone. I live with them.”
Heard this a few days ago from a [story](https://text.npr.org/1093380916) on [Júlio Lancellotti](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J%C3%BAlio_Lancellotti), a Brazilian priest and activist: > Lancellotti has worked among São Paulo’s street people for 40 years. Yet if you suggest he actually helps them, you get a prickly reply. > > “I don’t help anyone,” he says. “I live with them. I share what I can with them.” > > For Lancellotti, this is about faith and about pushing back against intolerance and injustice. > > “Society has to find a better way of living together.” It’s since stuck with me. He spoke so much about the ideals of communal living, mutual aid, classlessness with just a few sentences.

Suggestion: Add setting to show usernames instead of display names.
I’ve lost count on the number of accounts impersonating Dessalines. Plus, I’d like to easily see what instance a user comes from.

> The mayor initially broached the idea of using metal detectors last week following the subway shooting in Sunset Park, where 10 people were shot and 13 people were injured. […] Donna Lieberman told Gothamist on Friday that advanced detectors would fail to address the underlying issues behind crime, such as access to social services, mental health and the economy.

> Ashraf al-Nimer said the Ukrainian community is the largest foreign community in the Gaza Strip. “Most of those have already experienced the four Israeli major attacks on the Strip and know the meaning and feeling of war. So they know what their families back in Ukraine are going through,” he told MEE. cross-posted from: https://midwest.social/post/104671

> Ashraf al-Nimer said the Ukrainian community is the largest foreign community in the Gaza Strip. “Most of those have already experienced the four Israeli major attacks on the Strip and know the meaning and feeling of war. So they know what their families back in Ukraine are going through,” he told MEE.

‘They’re playing really dirty’: Amazon lashes back in Staten Island warehouses
> The union vote at a second warehouse, a neighboring sorting center known as LDJ5, is set to start April 25, so the company has turned its focus there. […] Unlike at the fulfillment center JFK8, where the workers have sore and tired bodies from grueling shifts, the top grievance at the sorting center LDJ5 is not getting enough hours to make ends meet.

> “I didn’t believe here in America that there could be an execution-style killing by the police,” the 26-year-old’s father, Peter Lyoya said through a translator at a media conference Thursday. […] “Right now, my life has come to an end … I didn’t believe in this country that there was a genocide.”

> The vibrant streets of each place had their own unique personality, and it seemed there was always a place for everyone. […] In Colombia, it seemed everywhere I turned there was a skate park, protected bike lane, pedestrian-only boulevard, or public art. cross-posted from: https://midwest.social/post/104476

Amazon workers in Staten Island clinch a historic victory
> The Amazon Labor Union clinched a decisive victory today, winning by a wide margin to create the first unionized workplace in Amazon’s extensive network of fulfillment, delivery, and sortation centers across the U.S.

> Yellin’ with you crackas / Never got the bombs outta / Afghan, Libya, Vietnam, or Laos / Thirst for the blood / Leavin’ homes in a drought

SLRPNK: new solarpunk-themed Lemmy instance
> Seems like someone started a Solarpunk themed Lemmy instance! Their most popular communities so far – subscribe from your own instance!: * [!solarpunk@slrpnk.net](/c/solarpunk@slrpnk.net) * [!meta@slrpnk.net](/c/meta@slrpnk.net) * [!software@slrpnk.net](/c/software@slrpnk.net) * [!aesthetic@slrpnk.net](/c/aesthetic@slrpnk.net) * [!art@slrpnk.net](/c/art@slrpnk.net) Or [sign up at SLRPNK](https://slrpnk.net/signup). cross-posted from: https://lemmy.ml/post/207591

> Their accounts expand on allegations in a Feb. 9 lawsuit filed by the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing on behalf of more than 4,000 current and former Black workers at the world’s most valuable car company — the largest racial discrimination suit ever brought by the state by number of workers affected.

> Residente’s new music video [“This is Not America”](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GK87AKIPyZY) builds on and challenges Donald Glover’s (a.k.a. Childish Gambino) 2018 music video “This is America” […] Residente questions whether the story of the Americas is merely one of inescapable chaos and violence as depicted in Glover’s work, or whether the story of the Americas is one of resistance. cross-posted from: https://midwest.social/post/78002

> In February 2022, I challenged 3D artists to design art around the theme “infinite journeys”. Over two thousand artists answered the call with 18.8 years of collective effort generated. The following montage is built from the Top 100 artists.

Accessibility: Difficult to determine if I have voted on certain comments, posts in default theme
Lemmy’s default theme performs well in black-and-white but it’s difficult to figure out if I already upvoted something. The arrows in the upvote and downvote buttons change shades after selecting them but the difference is practically imperceptible. I’m hoping that upvote and downvote buttons could be made more accessible to color-blind users. Here’s a very rough sketch of a possible solution where the whole button element changes color: ![Two Lemmy posts, where the upvoted post shows an arrow outlined in blue.](https://midwest.social/pictrs/image/bda6db6a-7e62-4bd7-8927-59b7d5da7c5f.png) I would deeply appreciate an improvement to this issue. Thanks for keeping Lemmy accessible.

Study: SUVs, pickups more likely to hit pedestrians than cars
> The North Carolina statistics showed that pickups were 42% more likely than cars to hit pedestrians while making left turns. SUVs were 23% more likely to hit people than cars. […] Outside of intersections, pickups were 80% more likely than cars to hit a pedestrian along the road. SUVs were 61% more likely, and minivans were 45% more likely to hit people than cars, IIHS [Insurance Institute for Highway Safety] said.

From Tolstoy to Pussy Riot: Teaching the history of anarchism at the University of Michigan
> My hope was that, as an “easy A” course, it would make space for students to connect their interests to the topic. I was not disappointed. […] They created stunning final projects including zines (on anarchist comics, reproductive justice, etc.), a performance art event, a talk show, and original musical compositions. cross-posted from: https://midwest.social/post/70874