Soviet poster regarding the relations between Western World and Africa: Polite words but intention is still the same. 1961

"The task is to transform our social conditions in such a way that we can let go of the unhappy consciousness of religious faith and recognize in practice that everything depends on what we do with our finite time together."

Google is limiting the capability of Chromium. Is it because Chromium-based browsers have started to eat into Google Chrome's marketshare?

#OtD 24 Feb 2020 Brörán Indigenous land activist Yehry Rivera was murdered by a mob in Costa Rica, while police stood by. He had previously been brutally beaten by illegal loggers. Settlers in the area illegally occupy vast swathes of Indigenous land.

#OtD 12 Feb 1920 the first women's strike in Colombia took place at the textile factory in Bello, Antioquia when 400 walked out demanding equal pay with men, and end to sexual harassment by managers. Despite male scabs and police violence they held out and won

#OtD 11 Feb 1918, unemployed workers in Copenhagen armed themselves with clubs and guns and stormed the most powerful symbol of the capitalist class in the city: the Danish stock exchange. Their primary demand was unemployment benefits.

When asked about fears of automation in 1969, Arthur C. Clarke famously said that we shouldn't worry about automation: "the goal of the future is full unemployment, so we can play." I have never seen his answer quoted in full.

#OtD 9 Feb 1962, bagel bakers in New York City and Nassau County walked out on strike, reducing the bagel-hungry city's supplies by 85%. Around 300 workers at 36 employers remained out for a month, until the employers acquiesced to the workers' demands.

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