Labor precarity
British ferry workers fired, women’s groups oppose Lasso’s veto and other stories

Today we look at the sudden mass lay-offs imposed on 800 ferry workers in the UK, the partial presidential veto of an abortion bill in Ecuador, and more

How Pegasus played a role in Israeli diplomacy, Egypt’s betrayed revolution and other stories

Today we look at a New York Times’ report on the Pegasus spyware, the fate of the 2011 Arab Spring protests in Egypt, and more

Italian students and youth protest government apathy and flawed policies

The indignation of the students indicates the possibility of a larger protest movement against work precarity and exploitation

Youth on Italy’s streets are fighting for their lives

After a young student Lorenzo Parelli died in a working accident, students all over Italy have expressed their discontent and taken to the streets against precarity and lack of future.

Why delivery workers across the planet are rising up against exploitation

Even before the crisis of the pandemic, food delivery companies have seen their profits skyrocket while their so-called “self-employed” workers suffer rights violations and were banned from unionizing.

Brazil’s Supreme Court confirms judicial bias in cases against Lula and other stories

In today’s episode we take a look at the recent ruling in the corruption cases against Lula, a hunger strike by a Palestinian man imprisoned in Israel, protests against contractualization in Morocco, and the current political crisis in Turkey

Contract teachers on strike in Morocco

Teachers demanding the end of contract-hiring and their integration into the public sector, gave a call for a three-day national strike beginning Sunday, March 21

App delivery drivers mobilized across Brazil to demand better work conditions

The national walkout on Wednesday May 1 was organized to demand better conditions for thousands of informal motorcycle delivery workers

New Orleans sanitation workers demand “basic rights that every worker deserves”

Sanitation workers have been on strike since May 5 to demand better conditions and protections amid the coronavirus pandemic

Sanitation workers in New Orleans on strike to demand better conditions and pay

Sanitation workers, who are hired by the city through a subcontractor, have condemned the lack of safety measures and support from city officials despite being considered essential workers

In India, migrant laborers bear the brunt of informality, government apathy and lockdown

Many migrant laborers, who are exploited to the maximum during ‘normal’ times, have been left to starve by their employers during the lockdown even as the government has failed to address their needs

Still without emergency assistance, unemployed women struggle against hunger

Informal workers from the poor neighborhoods of São Paulo and Pará survive aided by solidarity, and in fear of the pandemic