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Columbia University, Division of War Research '43-'45

Uber May Shut Down in California if Forced to Classify Drivers as People, CEO Says

SACRAMENTO, CA — Uber may shut down its operations in California if it is forced to classify drivers as real human beings, CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said on Wednesday. The company is appealing a judge’s order to stop treating drivers and food delivery personnel as mindless beasts of burden who are not eligible to receive employee benefits.… Read more

Redskins Rebrand as the Washington Federal Agents after Sponsors Call for Change

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The National Football League franchise formally known as the Redskins unveiled their new name and mascot this week after many notable sponsors decried the former name’s racist overtones. Now officially the Washington Federal Agents, CEO Dan Snyder said he personally worked with his marketing team and members of the D.C. community to find “the embodiment of the warrior ethos in the modern age.”… Read more

Chiquita Fruit Co. Grapples with Racist Past, Re-installs Former Guatemalan Regime

GUATEMALA CITY — Many American corporations now face a reckoning with legacies built on centuries of systemic racism, but Chiquita Brands is one of the few to take substantial action. Chiquita announced today that it had toppled the Guatemalan republic by force and handed the reigns to followers of Jacobo Árbenz, whom the company formerly known as United Fruit had ousted in the 1954 Guatemalan coup d’état.… Read more

U.S. Navy to be Called Up for Sweepers, Securing Gear Adrift, after Riots

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Following a week of intense riots after the murder of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis Police, the Secretary of Defense confirmed that active duty Navy personnel would be deployed to domestic cities, “to do what American Sailors know best: Sweepers.” The extraordinary move activate the military was decided on Monday night as President Trump cowered underground, demanding an elite military effort to solve civil unrest.… Read more

African Entrepreneur Invents Low-Cost Water Filtration System for Herbal Medicine

NAIROBI, Kenya — When young David Maraga saw his village elders struggle to consume the harsh herbal medicine his people have been using for centuries, he knew he could make a difference for his community. Born and raised in Kitui, a hamlet outside the country’s capital, Maraga, was just seventeen years old when he devised a cheap, portable system to filter the heavier plant particles from reaching the lungs of medicine users.… Read more

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