The head of the Taiwanese company that plans to bring thousands of jobs to Wisconsin five years ago compared his workers to animals and had the director of a zoo give his executives management tips.

Journal Sentinel

Trump approval rating may not matter

As much as I hate the current incumbent in the White House, his family and his supporters–the one thing to remember is that his election proved there is a flaw with polling. So while his approval rating may be at an all time low the only poll that really matters is the one on Election Day.

In order to pass a Medicare-for-all, single payer system we will be taking on the most powerful special interests in the country: Wall Street, the insurance companies, the drug companies, the corporate media, the Republican Party and the establishment wing of the Democratic Party. In opposition to our efforts there will be a never-ending barrage of TV ads, editorials, political attacks and lies.

– Bernie Sanders

Joe Arpaio found guilty

I remember marching against him back at Netroots Nation ’15 in Phoenix, AZ.

From the Washington Post:

Joe Arpaio, a former Arizona sheriff whose extreme stance on illegal immigration made him a household name, was convicted Monday of criminal contempt of court for ignoring a judge’s order to stop detaining people because he merely suspected them of being undocumented immigrants.

Google really did a great job with their doodle today. The doodle marks the 100th anniversary of the Silent Parade. The march was organized by the likes of the NAACP and W. E. B. Du Bois.

Lipton Tea Unionizes Congrats UFCW

I was surprised to read about this today.

On July 24, members of UFCW Local 400 who work at the nation’s only Lipton Tea plant in Suffolk, Va., voted overwhelmingly to approve their first union contract. The Lipton plant in Suffolk has operated for more than 60 years and produces nearly all of the Lipton Tea sold in North America.

I’m glad that Lipton Tea in North America is now made by union members. Over the years there have been some labor issues with Lipton internationally however.

Both Sanders and Corbyn are widely popular in their home countries, despite being hated by the transatlantic liberal elite who said neither of them could ever catch on with the public. The liberal discourse is disproportionately a professional-class party over tapas and Chardonnay. It will never be the bellwether for socialist politics.

From Jacobin