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Bezos and Musk: New Space Age or billionaire space grab?

We are entering a new space age in which billionaires can leave this world, which they are destroying, hoping to find another world to conquer and destroy

Workers at BHP-owned Escondida mine in Chile set to go on strike and other stories

Today we look at an upcoming strike by workers at Chile’s Escondida mine, the dispute between unions and employers amid wage talks in South Africa, and more

US labor board officer finds Amazon intervened in union vote, calls for re-vote

The National Labor Relations Board officer found that Amazon violated labor law during the union vote held at its Bessemer, Alabama warehouse and has recommended a second vote

Space is still for scientific exploration, not commercialization

In the aftermath of trips by billionaires to space, Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha and D Raghunandan talk about the future of space exploration – both by private and public players

Billionaire space race: Joyride for the ultra rich

Richard Branson, Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk are engaged in a new space race which has been widely hailed by the media. But is this really about exploration or the mere whims of a few rich men?

Amazon workers protest - Germany Amazon workers in Germany go on 3-day strike, demand higher wages

Workers at six major Amazon centers across Germany went on strike demanding higher wages and better work conditions. The workers chose this year’s Amazon ‘prime day’ to launch their strike

Israel and Saudi coalition absent from UN CAAC Report’s ‘list of shame’ and other stories

Today we look at the UN’s annual report on Children and Armed Conflict, the final trials of Cuba’s Abdala and Soberana 02 vaccines, and more

Unionization bid at Amazon’s Bessemer facility falls through but the struggle will continue

Of the 3,215 ballots submitted by the workers of the Bessemer warehouse, 1,798 votes were against unionization and 738 votes for it. Organizers have pledged to continue the struggle against Amazon’s anti-worker and anti-union policies

Nationwide protest by Amazon workers In Italy

The strike by Amazon workers and drivers in Italy on March 22 was historic in the coming together of those employed by the corporate and third-party companies. Giuliano Granato talks about the context of the strike

Amazon workers in Germany strike for binding collective agreements

Workers of six Amazon warehouses in Germany went on a 4 day strike demanding an increase in wages and to recognize binding collective agreements for the retail sector

Amazon workers lead ‘White Monday’ strike across Italy and other stories

We take a look at the nationwide strike by Amazon workers across Italy, a massive fire at a Rohingya refugee camp in Bangladesh, recent developments in Yemen, and the presence of armed rebel groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo and the pretext of foreign military interventions

UN calls for investigation into Tigray war citing rights violations and other stories

Today we take a look the UN’s call for an investigation into Ethiopia’s Tigray region, a campaign to boycott Amazon, the ongoing Covid-19 vaccine development efforts in Cuba, and the declaration of an end of absolute poverty in China

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