The UWS Mission
Union Web Services (UWS) provides high quality web site design, database implementation, maintenance services and content development to the labor movement.We offer:
- Web Site Design
- Membership Communication & Management Software
- Online Marketing & Search Engine Optimization
Union Web Services (UWS) exists to promote and further the goals of the labor movement by providing 21st century technologies, techniques, and tactics, including online tools that allow unions to reach their members and other constituents in the most cost-effective and direct manner possible. We do this while offering our workers the benefits of union membership. We constantly seek to improve working conditions for our clients and their members. Ultimately, it is our goal that our tools and services will revitalize the labor movement in the US and beyond. All UWS workers are members of Communications Workers of America, Local 1180.
Our Latest Work
Continuing the dissection of Nolan's Dark Knight Rises, which we suspect takes the Hollywood path of sensationalizing complex issues in favor of high-tech visual cocktails (disclosure : we've yet to see it).
Readers are reminded that Hollywood at it's best is (was) about story and script and, above all, entertainment. Movies are constrained by both a tight narrative format within narrowly prescribed time-frames, as well as the need to return profit margins to their backers. With the biggest films, the mandate is more so. The more ambiguous the message, the broader the appeal, so the logic goes.
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Dateline : America 2012, where there's no limit on perceived threats. At what point do the cops cross the line between protecting the peace into suppressing the dissent upon which the country was founded?
A short list of the latest threats :
This space mentioned that Occupy Central (Hong Kong) could soon get the boot after HSBC Holdings goes to court to request an eviction. A follow-up hearing is scheduled for August 13th
Today NY Times jumps into the fray and publishes some interesting factoids about HK. Facts which may have led to the occupation. For those not already in the know :
When not showing up for near riots and prepping for the 2012 Olympics, a favorite media pastime is debating/determining the status of the occupy movement. Duke University Law professor Kyle Scott weighs in with his own take, chiding occupiers for not running a slate. Heraldsun.com
That didn't take long. No sooner does the NYPD announce a “link” between a DNA trace retrieved from a March Occupy protest and an unsolved 2004 murder, a day later comes the retraction. As reported here yesterday, NY Times and mucho mas outlets nearly fell over themselves publicizing the alleged “link” to Occupy, offering up salacious headlines.
Today, they take it all back. "DNA Match Tying Protest to 2004 Killing Is Doubted" NY Times now says. Dailybeast.com goes further saying “Occupy Murder Mess Points to Problems With New York’s DNA Database.”