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Why the PRO Act is a game-changer for labor and the economy

The Protecting the Right to Organize Act is a comprehensive provision that would give workers a level playing field to organize for their rights—if Senate Democrats can muster enough votes

Afghanistan: Taliban attacks amid sham US withdrawal

The US has stated that it is leaving the country, but it has not publicly talked about any plans for the exit of the undisclosed 1,000 troops, the special forces, private contractors, etc.

Protests erupt against decision to reinstate Atlanta police officer who killed Rayshard Brooks

Rolfe was charged with 11 counts over Brooks’ death including felony murder, aggravated assault and violation of oath of office.

Under mounting pressure, US agrees to support limited IP waiver for COVID-19 vaccine; others follow

Shortly after the US announced that it will support a limited TRIPS waiver for COVID-19 vaccines, the European Union announced that it was open to discussions. However, the approval of the proposal at the World Trade Organization might take longer

United States withdraws from Afghanistan? Not really

What will it actually take for the two-decades long war in Afghanistan to end and for Afghanis to finally live in peace? Noam Chomsky and Vijay Prashad explain

US students strike Solidarity pours in for striking NYU student workers as universities across US witness labor upsurge

The graduate students’ strike at the New York University, currently in its second week, has received much support from within and outside the university. Meanwhile, labor groups have taken up similar battles in universities across the country

vUS Volvo workers strike In US, workers prepare for long haul as strike at Volvo Trucks finishes second week

Nearly 3,000 workers at Volvo Trucks North America have been on strike for two weeks. With no solution to the dispute in sight, workers are prepared for the strike to extend up to a month

FBI violations US Multiple privacy violations by FBI raise concern in US

Despite finding multiple “widespread violations” through backdoor searches by the FBI, the secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court has certified the agency’s surveillance program

The US is trying to light the match of Islamic extremism in China’s Xinjiang

The information war now conducted by the US against China centers on Xinjiang. Once again, the US uses longstanding problems—such as the rise of extremism in Central Asia (fueled to some extent by the US since the 1980s)—to create problems for its adversaries

US navy admits it fired on Iranian vessels in the Persian Gulf  

Discussions are on regarding the US re-joining the nuclear deal but its aggression against Iran in its own neighborhood continues

Activists demand the release of Mumia Abu-Jamal

Mumia Abu-Jamal has spent 40 years in prison for a crime he did not commit and supporters fear for his rapidly deteriorating health

Port workers in Montreal strike over pressure tactics by employers

While workers have been on partial strike since April 13, pressure tactics by employers prompted an indefinite general strike, bringing Canada’s second largest port to a standstill

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