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An Amazon VP’s resignation shows internal unrest is rising to the top

An Amazon VP’s resignation shows internal unrest is rising to the top

An Amazon vice president has resigned over the firing of colleagues who protested working conditions inside Amazon’s warehouse network during the Covid-19 pandemic. Tim Bray, a veteran technologist and top engineer in Amazon’s AWS division, referred to the firing of activist insiders — which include multiple warehouses workers and white-collar employees — as “chickenshit” and…
Lebanon’s prime minister submits his resignation amid mass protests

Lebanon’s prime minister submits his resignation amid mass protests

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri has submitted his resignation, following two weeks of protests demanding he step down. In a televised speech from his residence, Hariri said his decision was prompted by the protesters’ wishes and his sense of what was best for the country. “I have hit a dead end, I need to create…
The double standard at play in Katie Hill’s resignation

The double standard at play in Katie Hill’s resignation

Rep. Katie Hill resigned earlier this week after admitting to an inappropriate relationship with a campaign staffer. Meanwhile, Rep. Duncan Hunter, a Republican lawmaker who prosecutors say engaged in five affairs, including one with his own staffer, is still in office. As Vox’s Anna North has written, the allegations against Hill, one of the first…
The whistleblower scandal has led to its first Trump administration resignation

The whistleblower scandal has led to its first Trump administration resignation

Kurt Volker, the US special representative for Ukraine negotiations, abruptly resigned Friday amid fallout over the whistleblower scandal, according to a report by Andrew Howard of the Arizona State Press. CNN subsequently confirmed the report. It’s not yet clear whether Volker chose to step down or whether he was pushed out. But over the past…
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein submits his resignation

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein submits his resignation

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, the Justice Department official who appointed special counsel Robert Mueller to lead the Russia investigation, is now, finally and officially, stepping down. Rosenstein submitted his not exactly subtle resignation letter to the president on April 29, indicating that his last day in office will be May 11. “We enforce the…

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