Newsletter #121: French Uber Drivers Have Taken Over Company Offices

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Less than a week after Google hired an anti-union firm, it has fired four employees active in union organizing. Obviously, management claims this is unrelated. Obviously, it isn’t.
(Kate Conger and Daisuke Wakabayashi for The New York Times)

Striking Uber drivers in France have shut down or taken over the overwhelming majority of the company’s offices. French drivers are protesting terrible conditions and attempting to take power over their own lives and work.
(Edward Ongweso Jr for Motherboard)

P-hacking, explained. Researchers can manipulate results to create the kind of “statistically important” results that science journals crave, cheapening science in the process.
(Christie Aschwanden for Wired)


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This newsletter compiled by Margaret Killjoy (@magpiekilljoy). Margaret is an author, activist, and musician based in Appalachia. Her most recent book series is the Danielle Cain novella series, which starts with The Lamb Will Slaughter the Lion.

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