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Village Voice Contract Negotiations Down to the Wire

It started with a June 13 fundraiser, and continued today with a lunchtime staged walkout by employees in front of The Village Voice headquarters. In between, there was a Strike Bulletin featuring a Beyonce GIF (“I Can’t With These Basic Bitches”).

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It’s all part of some effective in-their-face media outreach by the Village Voice employees union. The group’s three-year contract expires tomorrow, July 1, and at press time, negotiations with management had resumed.

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Turkish Telecoms Authority Moves Against YouTube After Twitter Ban (Reuters)
The Turkish telecoms authority TIB said on Thursday it had taken an “administrative measure” against YouTube, a week after it blocked access to microblogging site Twitter. NYT / The Lede The Turkish government blocked access to YouTube after an audio recording was uploaded to the platform in which the foreign minister and senior military and intelligence officials could be heard discussing the security situation in Syria. WSJ The leaked recording published anonymously purported to show a conversation in which Turkey’s foreign minister, spy chief and a top general appear to discuss scenarios that could lead to a Turkish attack against Jihadist militants in Syria. After the two-part voice file was published, Turkey’s Foreign Ministry sent a letter to the TIB requesting that it shutter YouTube. The content represents a “first degree threat to national security,” the ministry said, according to Turkey’s state-run Anadolu news agency. CNN Turkey’s top media regulating agency announced a similar ban on the broadcast of the conversation to television and radio channels. Turkey’s political elite has been battered by a campaign of wiretap leaks recorded by unknown operatives and distributed daily for more than a month on the Internet. Until Wednesday, all of the wiretaps seemed to be recordings of phone conversations between Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, his inner circle, government officials and some top corporate executives. Politico The move comes just days before significant local elections. Turkish residents decried the Twitter blockage, which prevented them from using the site in any way. A Turkish court overturned the ban on Wednesday, although it could stay in place until after Sunday’s elections. The Twitter crackdown came after similar information appeared on the site questioning the government’s credibility.

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Cops Raid New York Dailies As Part Of Corruption Investigation

namd.jpgThe New York Times reports that police raided the paper’s printing plant in Queens this morning as part of a corruption investigation. The offices of The New York Daily News, The New York Post and Spanish-language newspaper El Diario were also searched today.

The raids are part of the Manhattan district attorney’s office’s investigation into possible corruption within the Newspaper and Mail Deliverers Union, which is involved in the delivery of newspapers for the Post, Daily News and El Diario, the Times said.

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