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The Daily Beat is a daily news podcast inspired by the power of social media to spark social change. Tune in Monday through Friday at 7 p.m. as BTR’s social media director, DJ Jen, culls the “Twitterverse” and “blogosphere” to bring you the top stories regarding social justice and human rights issues. Not to mention, we’ll also feature some of BTR’s top tracks.
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United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS) made an appearance at New York’s Fashion Week. While Adidas promoted a high-end clothing line from Selena Gomez, USAS pushed back with a campaign against Adidas’ unsavory dealings abroad, according to an article in Labor Notes.
Nine female polio vaccinators have been killed in two shootings at health centers in northern Nigeria, police have told the BBC.
Also from the BBC: French police have detained a woman accused of defacing an iconic Delacroix painting, Liberty Leading The People, at a branch of the Louvre Museum.
IN OTHER NEWS
We’re closing the show today with a weekend roundup of political action in New York City, courtesy of Occu-Evolve and 99 Pickets. As of now the time and locations of these protests are subject to change due to the oncoming blizzard so please double-check before heading out. Here’s hoping we all weather the blizzard fairly well and can make it to some of these events!
Be safe and we’ll catch you Monday for The Daily Beat!
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