"IN A DRAMATIC VICTORY for the beleaguered American labor movement, 1,800 nurses at Asheville, North Carolina-based Mission Hospital will now be represented by a union, National Nurses United, as officials finished counting votes early Thursday morning. The victory is the largest at a nonunion hospital in the South since 1975, and is the first private sector hospital union win ever in North Carolina.
HCA fiercely fought the union effort, as The Intercept reported in May, bringing in a phalanx of union-busting firms to intimidate nurses into voting no. Due to recent changes in election rules made by the Trump-appointed National Labor Relations Board, nurses at Mission had to wait months for an election date that previously would have come in just a few weeks, giving management extra time to work over staff. The final vote count, at 965 to 411, was a landslide in favor of the union.
-->The NYT rarely covers any story favorable to unions or working people. Let's see if the newspaper covers this. It has been five days since the story broke.
The Guardian UK:
"Since George W Bush declared a “global war on terror” following al-Qaida’s September 11 attacks, the wars that US forces have launched and engaged in have displaced an estimated 37 million people, according to a new report I helped produce with teams from American University and Brown University’s Costs of War Project.
The 37 million people displaced include 8 million refugees and asylum seekers and 29 million displaced within Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, Pakistan, the Philippines, Somalia, Syria, and Yemen. Displacing 37 million people is equivalent to removing all the residents of Texas and Virginia combined or almost all of Canada.
Given questions about even the best international displacement statistics, our estimate of 37 million displaced is a conservative one. The true total displaced by the US post-9/11 wars could be closer to 48–59 million – more people than in all of England."
-->No word on this research by the Empire's number one propaganda vehicle, our very own NYT, which treats refugees with compassion but never tries to identify the military Goliath responsible for all that suffering and homelessness.
"Daniel Ellsberg Tells UK Court That US Seeks Both 'Revenge' Against Julian Assange and to 'Crush' Future Whistleblowers. The Pentagon Papers leaker previously called Assange's prosecution the most 'significant attack on freedom of the press' since his 1971 case. ...
Ellsberg's eight-page written statement to the London court considering a U.S. request to extradite Assange was an incisive statement of support for the 49-year-old Australian, who has been jailed in the U.K. since 2019 ...
'I have closely observed the actions of the U.S. government, its military, and its intelligence agency the CIA, and that the actions in question were never intended to be revealed, including rendition and torture, the use of 'black sites,' and crimes against humanity,' wrote Ellsberg."
-->The NYT covered this story, but Ellsberg only got one sentence in an article entitled "At Assange’s Extradition Hearing, Troubled Tech Takes Center Stage." Yes, our "newspaper of record" thinks the hearing is all about high tech, rather than freedom of speech or a free press. The truth is, the NYT hasn't said much at all about Assange's rights as a publisher to expose the empire's war crimes.
Let's hear Daniel Ellsberg in his own words. (8:50) This is an excerpt from the recent Sep 8 (Webinar) Daniel Ellsberg, and Chris Hedges on the Julian Assange. [See https://www.classwars.org program for Sep. 24]