The Daily Beat

Premiere DateJun 18, 2013
Categories Culture Politics Talk
00:00 The Daily Beat Intro
00:40 Top Story
01:32 Boards of Canada New Seeds
07:07 World News
07:57 PROMO
08:15 In Other News
08:58 Baths No Past Lives
12:38 Finish

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Yesterday Think Progress published an article titled “Florida’s Governor Signs Business-Backed Bill Banning Paid Sick Leave.”

The article’s author Bryce Covert writes:

Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) signed a bill on Friday that blocks local governments from implementing paid sick leave legislation, the Orlando Sentinel reports. He made his decision quickly, only taking four of the 15 days he legally had to review the bill before he signed it.

In signing the bill, Scott sided with big business interests including Disney World, Darden Restaurants (owner of Olive Garden and Red Lobster), and the Florida Chamber of Commerce.


On Sunday Amnesty International published an article titled “Turkey: End the incommunicado detention of Istanbul protesters.”

The article reads:

Police in Turkey are refusing to acknowledge that they have people in custody following mass detentions carried out during the night in Istanbul, Amnesty International said today.

More than a hundred are believed to have been detained during Saturday night’s demonstrations in the areas of Taksim, the main focus of the protests, and the nearby districts of Harbiye and Mecidiyekoy. The actual number is not known but is likely to be significantly higher.

The Istanbul Bar Association told Amnesty International that they knew of around 70 named individuals who were seen being detained by police but whose whereabouts still cannot be verified.


Today Wamda published an article titled “Facebook blocks Tor: the end of Zuckerberg’s ‘social mission’?

The article’s author Nina Curley writes:

In the wake of revelations that the U.S.’s National Security Agency has been conducting large-scale surveillance on traffic from major U.S. tech companies, we’ve received word that Facebook may have blocked Tor, a software that enables anonymous browsing on the web.