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Friday Nite Videos -- January 9, 2015

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Koch Industries' Mysterious Swiss Bank. Black and White in the War on Drugs. The Courage of Stuart Scott. Why Are There No Women in The Hobbit? Jerusalem's Most Contested Neighborhood.

Why Are There No Women in The Hobbit?

SFF author Patrick Rothfuss (The Name of the Wind), at Chicago's pop culture event C2E2, talks about why images of women are so often absent or distorted in scifi, video games and other media, and what to do about it.
 

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A pivotal time for Atlantic City casinos and unions

Suzette Parmley Philly.com
As city police hauled away about two dozen of his casino union brethren in handcuffs at a mass protest last week, longtime Trump Taj Mahal bartender Al Messina couldn't help but wonder aloud:Is this what 24 years comes down to? What happened to the bond between the casino industry and its workers?

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A pivotal time for Atlantic City casinos and unions

Suzette Parmley Philly.com
As city police hauled away about two dozen of his casino union brethren in handcuffs at a mass protest last week, longtime Trump Taj Mahal bartender Al Messina couldn't help but wonder aloud:Is this what 24 years comes down to? What happened to the bond between the casino industry and its workers?

labor

A pivotal time for Atlantic City casinos and unions

Suzette Parmley Philly.com
As city police hauled away about two dozen of his casino union brethren in handcuffs at a mass protest last week, longtime Trump Taj Mahal bartender Al Messina couldn't help but wonder aloud:Is this what 24 years comes down to? What happened to the bond between the casino industry and its workers?

labor

Culinary Union Workers Strike Rally Nears Full-On Strike

Jacqui Heinrich ABC Action News 13
More than 1,000 members of Culinary Union Local 226 (UNITE HERE) picketed downtown Las Vegas on Saturday, April 12. Contracts covering 10 downtown casinos are expired, as well as Brady Laundry. Major Strip casinos, including those owned by MGM Resorts and Caesar's, were settled in recent months. In addition to picketing, workers queued up from 8am until 7pm to sign up for strike relief benefits and strike picket shifts.
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