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Was the space race just about reaching the moon first?

Are we aware that most rockets that the US today uses to power its military and civilian space programs use Russian engines?

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

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

US President Biden imposes fresh sanctions on Cuban officials and other stories

Today we look at demands to lift the US blockade against Cuba as President Biden imposes fresh sanctions, the worsening Covid-19 crisis in Indonesia, and more

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?

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

Eradicating the inequality virus calls for more than just slogans

The Oxfam inequality report highlights that the impact of COVID-19 has been different across different sections of society. Government policies across the world have enabled the rich and powerful to increase their wealth during the pandemic

The year the unions kept us strong

Amid the devastation and misery brought by the pandemic, the working class across the world was the core of the resistance, calling to account governments and standing in solidarity with the most oppressed

Trade unions and progressive movements across the world unite to #MakeAmazonPay

During the pandemic, Amazon emerged as the first trillion-dollar corporation ever while its CEO Jeff Bezos became the first person to amass over USD 200 billion. Meanwhile, its workers across the world have complained of denial of rights

‘Titans of tech’ face grilling in US Congress

Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha talks about the deposition of the heads of Alphabet, Amazon, Apple and Facebook before the US House of Representatives Committee that deals with anti-trust issues.

Rich big tech, dead democracy

Evidence that Big Tech has had a chilling effect on start-ups and investors is one thing, but the ubiquitous nature of the platforms in their specific ways does effect every aspect of life, not just in the US but across the world

It’s going to be Amazon vs the People: Chris Smalls

Chris Smalls was fired from his job at Amazon’s Staten Island facility in the US shortly after he raised issues regarding the lack of safety measures for workers during the COVID-19 pandemic

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