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V.25 No.46 | 11/17/2016

The Daily Word in the Fight for $15, Steve Bannon being racist, and Kanye being Kanye

I want the "George Bush hates black people" Kanye back

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Tens of thousands of workers at airports and fast food restaurants are planning a massive strike after Thanksgiving as part of the Fight for $15 minimum wage movement. There will be strikes at 20 different airports, including O'Hare in Chicago and Newark Liberty in New Jersey.

Donald Trump's selection for chief White House Strategist and white nationalist Steve Bannon says he's not a white nationalist. This is the same guy who said there's too many Asians in Silicon Valley.

The Israeli government has announced plans to demolish Umm al-Hiran, a Bedouin village in the country's southern Negev region that is home to Palestinian citizens of Israel. At least 30 residents will be displaced.

Mike Pence went to go see Hamilton performed in New York over the weekend. The cast took the opportunity to deliver a message to the vice-president-elect about how many of them were immigrants and children of immigrants, and asked him to consider them and their lives in his administration. Which Donald Trump, of course, took as a personal attack.

Kanye has been extra Kanye-ish this week. Ugh.

The Daily Word in Surveillance, Shadow Art and the Monster at the End of the Tweet

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Check out artist Vincent Bal creates cool drawings out of the shadows of everyday objects. Weird.

Some college kids came up with a solution to the fake Facebook news in 36 hours. (Too bad some whistleblowers already told the press that Facebook's "trending news" stories were chosen by people, not algorithms, meaning they don't actually give a shit about fake news.)

Grover had a public freakout when he heard there was a monster on twitter. (Spoiler: The monster was Grover.)

Our buddies over the pond have just seen the most extensive surveillance bill passed in the West: The Investigatory Powers Act. I guess there's always a bigger brother out there.

Batman kicked a field goal at the Memphis-Cincinnati game. He's the kicker Cincinnati deserves, but not the one it needs right now.

The "Hamilton" cast delivered a message to Vice President-Elect Mike Pence following a performance where the audience booed him.