In global US corporations workers are organising more as NGOs (individual activism) than old-style unions (collective institutions), with more ethical drive. What's similar is autonomous workers (not toolmakers but information technologists) are in the vanhttps://www.lemonde.fr/pixels/article/2020/01/27/amazon-mis-en-cause-publiquement-par-ses-propres-employes_6027316_4408996.html …
If only the superficial Blair had followed Charter 88 and pursued a federal constitution for the whole UK--rather than ad hoc devolution arrangements--with PR and a 2nd chamber for the regions/nations, he would have prevented the rise of 'take back control', populist Englishness.https://twitter.com/Keir_Starmer/status/1222080520517038080 …
Amid the hoovering up of advertising from US professional media by the 'social media' rent-seekers, it's down to whether vulture capitalists will scavenge the remaining assets or unions save journalism as a public good:https://nyti.ms/2RwHEsB
“Alright! Now we got some booze on the stage. Cheers to our week-long adventure in Florida. Thanks for getting the Gin Blossoms all fucked up.” – Robin Wilson
And with those words, 8 years ago today by the Gin Blossoms’ front man, Vinyl Music Hall erupted into a rock party that rivaled the wildest shows that year.
My first clue to the rowdiness that was about to ensue came during a break between bands and in the most sacred of places; the men’s bathroom. I heard this battle cry, “Man, look at my face. I’m ready! If someone even looks at me funny. I’m ready, man!” Words I never expected before a Gin Blossoms’ show.
Vinyl was primed for a party even before local support Elyse Therose came on. And the place exploded as the Gin Blossoms ran through a cavalcade of 90’s hits. I was fully aware of their craftsmanship and songwriting (especially the work of the late Doug Hopkins), but I never envisioned the craziness they wielded during a show. The vibe was a fun, energetic one with a tinge of naughty Roman antics after a few fans bought drinks for the band and Wilson made his declaration.
Without going into details, I’ll just say that I have a new level of respect for the power of the mighty Gin Blossoms.
UK needs to embrace chlorinated chicken, says Trump spokesperson ahead of Brexit trade talkshttps://www.theneweuropean.co.uk/top-stories/donald-trump-and-woody-johnson-on-chlorinated-chicken-1-6484830?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Social_Icon&utm_campaign=in_article_social_icons …
#Robin Wilson, born September 26th, 1969 is a brilliant entrepreneur, author, interior designer & thought leader on Clean Design as a wellness & sustainability advocate. She is the founder of her eponymous lifestyle brand; #RobinWilsonHome , based in New York City. As the creative director of the licensing division, she has partnered with retailers & generated over tens of millions in branded wholesale revenue from textiles, furniture & cabinetry since 2010.
Wilson’s design work emphasizes the Clean Design protocol discussed in her recent book, 'Clean Design: Wellness for Your Lifestyle' (Greenleaf, 2015). Her first book was 'Kennedy Green House: Designing an Eco-Friendly Home from the Foundation to the Furniture' (Greenleaf, 2010), with the foreword written by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
#RobinWilson has built a brand that guides consumers 'from the foundation to the furniture' & has allowed her to partner with leading brands to reach consumers by integrating eco-friendly design, hypoallergenic products & sustainability. Clients in design and spokesperson projects have included Panasonic USA, the White House Fellows office, & the Lake Nona Laureate Park development.
In addition, she has worked on showhouses, & for both residential, developer & commercial clients. She is an ambassador to the Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America & she has served the community through leadership on the Board of Directors for the Sustainable Furnishings Council (2012-2015); Do Something Board of Directors (2003-2005); Boston Symphony Orchestra Board of Overseers (1995-2004); and YWCA Board of Directors in New York/Austin/Boston (1988-1999).She is also a licensed Realtor affiliated with Sothebys International Realty. #Respectthatwomansgreatness✊🏾 #blackdatabase✊🏾
Street art has always been an important way to communicate revolutionary messages in moments of popular protest. That was before Instagram ...https://twitter.com/lemondefr/status/1221719524967358464 …
Recent genetic evidence demonstrates mental 'disorders' are not distinct as previously thought and nor are mentally 'well' and 'ill' individuals separate rather than on a spectrum => all of us should have the chance to learn how to handle adversity better in life.https://twitter.com/newscientist/status/1221798996148203520 …
It can't be said too often the 'American dream' is only possible in Nordic countries, because the rungs on the social ladder are closer together and the ladder less steep--since only collective bargaining and universal welfare states restrain capitalism's tendency to inequality.https://twitter.com/RBReich/status/1221549398947192836 …
So #RobinWilson from the #GinBlossoms is the lead singer of #Dishwalla according to this #Google picture lowkey he was singing "Tell me all your thoughts on God..." in this picture lmao knowing damn well he was supposed to be singing "Found out about you..." why they keep fuckin' them over lmao!!!!! #MystaCyric
A little tour bus selfie with my long time high school friend Robin Wilson... singer for The @GinBlossomsAZ. Great concert Saturday night @silvertoncasino. So happy to see you guys still kicking ass after all this time!! Took me back to a lot of great memories of all of us in the late 80s trying to make it out of Tempe, AZ in clubs like Sun Club, Long Wongs and Chuys. Thanks for the invitation bro and good luck on the rest of your tour. #GinBlossoms#ZowieBowie#Tempe#LiveMusic#OldFriends#SilvertonCasino#RobinWilson
In the second of its excellent series on Brexit, Le Monde points to the contradictions among its 2016 supporters--anti-globalisation populists v market fundamentalists--and the associated emptiness of 'global Britain' as a post-Brexit slogan https://www.lemonde.fr/international/article/2020/01/28/les-incertitudes-et-les-defis-du-royaume-uni-sans-l-union-europeenne_6027451_3210.html … via @lemondefr
Ignore everything that Johnson says about the UK negotiations over the coming year with the EU--it's intellectually lazy, self-serving, English-patrician bluster. Varadkar injects a dose of reality in this interview, for a primarily UK audience.https://twitter.com/BBCNews/status/1221678241099939842 …
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Kudos to Navratilova (and McEnroe) for challenging Court's racism and homophobia during the Australian Openhttps://twitter.com/guardiannews/status/1222049901657411584 …
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England's bulging prisons to become even more overcrowded at huge public expense--another index of the brutalisation of its society since the Thatcher years. Focusing on reintegration as in Nordic countries, against a backdrop of more equality, works far better (and more cheaply)https://twitter.com/guardiannews/status/1221720747539943424 …
All the focus on the clown who became Ukraine president has been on Trump's attempt to suborn him to discredit Biden. But Zelensky is also presiding over a draconian labour-law 'reform', which would empower only impoverished Ukraine's corrupt oligarchs. No one is laughing at thathttps://twitter.com/etuc_ces/status/1222099439541800961 …
On an unforgettable night in August, we had a remarkable concert in Seattle with the Gin Blossoms. Robin leaned down while singing and handed me a tambourine. He played along with me for a moment, then picked up my phone from the edge of the stage and snapped a picture of me! I got to play that tambourine along with the band for more than half the show. I also learned I had hidden tambourine skills, picking up compliments from Robin as well as several concert-goers around me.
We got to meet the band and I had the opportunity to give Robin a special piece of my artwork inspired by his song, Allison Road.
I left the concert that night so happy and full of life. It was so much more than I had ever expected or hoped. I had been avoiding sketching about that night, so afraid to not do it justice. Finally, I tuned out my inner voice and went for it. Reliving the night as I drew brought only smiles and good vibes. THAT is what it is all about!! Thank you @ginblossomsaz for a New Not-At-All-Miserable Experience!! .
In face of the far-right advance across Europe the liberal left can look to its bastion of Emilia-Romagna for the answer--government based on enlightenment values which ensures social inclusion, intercultural integration and environmental sustainability:https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jan/27/salvini-suffers-setback-in-leftwing-stronghold-during-italy-regional-elections?CMP=share_btn_tw …
This is a really important campaign to end child marriage (with parental consent) in the UK. Its promoter is a survivor of child marriage, whose sister tragically did not survive an 'honour' killing. A little window into the personal heartbreak a banalised patriarchy brings.https://twitter.com/PayzeeMalika/status/1221720775272673281 …
There are many reasons (eg weak public instutitions) why UK firms have been increasingly non-competitive in a globalised world, as reflected in a yawning trade deficit. But poor language skills is one--which EU exit will only worsen. Contrast Ireland's awareness of this challengehttps://twitter.com/IrishTimes/status/1221720669550981121 …
Excellent survey--which none of the UK media could manage--of the consequences for the European project of the UK's departure. Broadly positive, given the bounce in support for the EU in surveys across the continent and the removal of the British 'emmerdeurs' (pains in the neck).https://twitter.com/lemondefr/status/1221698662495084544 …
[email protected] is half-right in this critique of Fabian paternalism in UK Labour and its corresponding need to support active citizenship on the ground. The even bigger blindspot is the unswerving insularity of what should be an internationalist party in a globalised age.https://twitter.com/guardianopinion/status/1221685905355726849 …
The biggest mistake the Democrats (former Italian Communist Party) have made in Italy has been their distance from the civil society in which the PCI was immersed, alienating NGO activists. Paradoxically, the PD has been saved in Emilia-Romagna by the Sardines' civic mobilisationhttps://twitter.com/ips_journal/status/1222087343085162497 …