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The Google walkout is a new kind of worker activism

Business | FOCUS Nov 3, 2018

The Google walkout is a new kind of worker activism

by Noah Feldman

The global walkout by Google workers, a response to Alphabet Inc.'s reported protection of executives accused of sexual misconduct, may be a harbinger of something new in employer-employee relations: empowered workers' moral-political protest directed as much against the general culture as against management. Although the ...

World / Crime & Legal Nov 3, 2018

Woman told police she was raped by Chinese billionaire

A woman who said she was raped by Chinese billionaire Richard Liu told police she pleaded with him to stop as he attacked her inside her apartment after a night of drinking, according to documents reviewed by a newspaper. The founder of the Beijing-based e-commerce ...

Business / Tech Oct 26, 2018

Google reveals 48 employees fired for sexual harassment

Google on Thursday announced that it has fired 48 employees for sexual harassment during the past two years and sent them away without severance packages, hours after a news report said it had protected some male executives facing sexual misconduct allegations and offered them ...

Julian Assange sues Ecuador for violating 'fundamental rights'

World Oct 20, 2018

Julian Assange sues Ecuador for violating 'fundamental rights'

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange sued the Ecuadorian government on Friday for violating his "fundamental rights" and limiting his access to the outside world while in asylum at its London embassy. The 47-year-old Australian's legal action comes with speculation mounting that Ecuador is preparing to end ...