http://www.theguardian.com/world/2023/jan/29/israel-to-take-punitive-steps-against-palestinians-after-deadly-attacks All of the measures are illegal under international law, and are likely to inflame tensions with the Palestinian public and the Palestinian Authority (PA), which controls parts of the occupied West Bank, at a time when the region already stands perilously close to escalation. Friday’s shooting in the occupied East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Neve … More TheVoiceOfJoyce Amidst the tragedies in Jerusalem, there is an uneasy tension as Netanyahu’s government considers more punitive measures rather than seeking calm. Why escalate tensions? Tit for tat causes a cycle of violence. Allowing the easy purchase of guns will increase the numbers of homicides. Learn from our mistakes in America, gun violence claims 45,000 yearly, that a horrific toll on our population and we want it to end. Are any pragmatic leaders in this government? Why choose violence and the wrath of the World’s communities? Why choose theocracy over democracy?
4 Unions want better working conditions. They’re understaffed and over worked with out advanced scheduling. They want a schedule and 15 days of paid sick leave. Sounds fair. If one Union doesn’t agree to management terms , all 12 Unions strike in solidarity. Why should Congress intervene? Why doesn’t the NLRB have the power to … More TheVoiceOfJoyce Railroad workers are asking for basic rights to do their jobs. Why are those rights denied? What are 4 Unions asking?
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2022/nov/27/jaron-lanier-tech-threat-humanity-twitter-social-media People survive by passing information between themselves,” Lanier, 61, told the Guardian in an interview. “We’re putting that fundamental quality of humanness through a process with an inherent incentive for corruption and degradation. The fundamental drama of this period is whether we can figure out how to survive properly with those elements or not.” … More TheVoiceOfJoyce An unregulated internet gives a vice to foreign disrupters, culture wars, disinformation, violence and misinformation. Based on the algorithms used our behavior is modified and hive thinking occurs. Many remain linked in their own silos, not necessarily of their own choosing. The internet, the algorithms are not neutral, people can be gradually radicalized. Foreign actors and bots are difficult to detect. Our data is sold to third parties and their unaccountable. At the very least, Section 230 of the Communication Decency Act must change to reflect the Social Media Platforms evolution. No longer is the internet merely a free exchange of ideas between friends and communities. In many instances our behavior is manipulated and an algorithm decides who hires us, who gives us insurance and determines, based on our online behavior, if we’re worthy of that mortgage or job? Do you want mathematics to determine or limit, your life choices? How will we move from silos, to cooperation with others to solve real life problems? Like relationships? Climate Adaptation? Maintenance and participation in our Democracy? As people we need balance in our lives. It can be work life boundaries and it can be social media interactions and actions to improve our communities, in the real world, off line!
Fierce fighting is continuing in the Southern Donetsk region and Russians are taking heavy losses. Shelling of Kherson continues, civilians are dying and many survivors are fleeing the region. Navalny fears for his life. He’s been in solitary and not even his attorneys can determine if he’s ok physically. Putin’s shelling will continue as long … More TheVoiceOfJoyce Putin’s brutal war continues with Putin using old nuclear warheads without the nuclear component. It concerns me that they’re preparing to leave the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant. What have they taken and why leave now?
Lo que debes saber para las elecciones “midterms” de mitad de período de 2022 | Brennan Center for Justice — Read on http://www.brennancenter.org/es/lo-que-debes-saber-para-las-elecciones-midterms-de-mitad-de-periodo-de-2022 Information from the Brennan Lawsuit about midterm election and your vote. TheVoieceOfJoyce.me #PoliticsAffectsUS
http://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2022/oct/19/russia-ukraine-war-live-russia-warns-of-fight-for-kherson-in-very-near-future-hundreds-of-thousands-in-ukraine-without-water-or-power The Guardian’s Pjotr Sauer writes that Russian-installed officials in the occupied city of Mariupol in southern Ukraine have removed a monument to the forced starvation of the Holodomor famine of 1932-33. Pjotr Sauer @PjotrSauer · Follow Russian appointed officials in occupied Mariupol remove a Holodomor monument. Some “official” says Ukraine didn’t actually suffer that … More TheVoiceOfJoyce Russia is committing Genocide once again in the Ukraine. They are destroying Ukrainian history, by destroying their monuments. They are deporting the people of Kherson to Russian territory on the pretext of saving their lives. Iranian Kamikaze drones are being used to destroy Ukrainians infrastructure. 100,000 without power before a brutal winter. The battle for control of Kherson will take place shortly. The Ukrainian counteroffensive is proceeding. Belarus seems to be mobilizing to help the Russians in Ukraine. And an Apple app that broadcasts advocacy in Russia for the Ukrainian people is back on line. Every effort to stop the Ukrainian Genocide must be taken. Ukraine’s Counteroffensive can’t fail, nor can muscular diplomacy. Day 238 and more devastation before this unjust War ends. Putin rewrote history in order to invade Ukraine and justify Genocide.
http://www.theguardian.com/environment/2022/oct/09/the-us-dammed-us-up-how-drought-is-threatening-navajo-ties-to-ancestral-lands According to a multi-year study published in the journal Science last year, Indigenous nations have lost nearly 99% of their historical land base since Europeans arrived on the continent. Most of the homeland that tribes were allowed to retain are places that not only lack natural resources but that are most vulnerable to climate … More TheVoiceOfJoyce It’s hard to wrap your head around climate change. The Navajo nation is spread out over 27, 000 miles of desert , with temperatures exceeding 1.5 C and no aquifers, thanks to water management of the Southwest. 5 generations of Navajo women have raised sheep and horses on their plains and now it’s difficult for them to survive. It’s past time for the US government to accept them as citizens and give them the loan money they require, to upgrade their infrastructure. They should also be included in Colorado River management. They may be small in population, however, their knowledge of their land is invaluable. Give them an opportunity to survive and thrive and their wisdom can help the rest of us, too! Politics affects US!
http://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/oct/06/raphael-warnock-herschel-walker-abortion-georgia-senate-midterm Even after his win last year – he was elected in a runoff vote to finish out the term of the late senator Johnny Isakson, and is now running for his first full six-year term – Warnock has continued to preach at Ebenezer, and can occasionally be seen taking selfies with congregants after services … More AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce I supported both Ossoff and Wanock in last years runoff and Reverend Warnock has proved to be an asset to the Senate. He champions voting rights and successfully lobbied for $35 cap on Insulin and won. He’s worked with Ted Cruz on a highway funding proposal. Warnock is a keeper, demonstrating his ability to represent his Georgian community. Vote for Warnock and vote for your rights. He deserves to be returned to the Senate. Don’t forget to have a plan to register and vote and take 5 friends with you.
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2022/oct/06/how-expanding-web-of-license-plate-readers-could-be-weaponized-against-abortion License plate reader companies are just one of several tech companies that are facing scrutiny for the ways in which they provide data or technology to law enforcement seeking to prosecute abortion cases. In August, for instance, Facebook came under fire for providing Nebraska police with the private messages between a mother and daughter … More TheVoiceOfJoyce Flock is one system, of many technology corporations, that share criminal data with the police and others. Facebook, Google, GPS, VERIZON, other service providers share data with 3 rd parties, that is how these companies make a profit. If you’re concerned about your privacy, advocate for a change in Section 230 of the Communications Act and restore our rights to our data.
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2022/sep/29/amazon-us-workers-battle-unionize-second-warehouse Heather Goodall, a 50-year-old Amazon worker, began pushing for a union at her Amazon warehouse just outside Albany, New York, largely because she was alarmed about safety problems – items often fell off the warehouse’s 27ft-high racks, she said. “We’ve had packers who had items fall on them. Several complained about concussions,” Goodall said. … More AmericaSpeaks TheVoiceOfJoyce Amazon should not be able to terminate or mistreat employees for Unionizing. If Corporations were humane, gave a living wage, increased cost of living pay, gave healthcare and paid sick day and provided a safe work place, we wouldn’t need to Unionize every industry in our Country. However, American Corporations only think of their profit margins and people, employees, are dispensable. Not any more. We the People, don’t have to be treated poorly or intimidated. Document abusive behavior toward you. Take photos of your work place, keep records and when you can vote Union, do it. A stronger NLRB would encourage sectoral Unions, one shop or warehouse unionizes, they’re allUnionized. No need for separate voting. Take away monopolies power and vote Union to increase your wage, benefits and safety.