Unemployment
Biden wraps up another dismal year

“Genocide Joe” is under fire for his unconditional support for Israel—but he failed long before that

Cement workers deaths India Precarious jobs, low earnings, and unpaid work haunt India’s economy

A recently released government report captures a reality where unpaid labor, especially of women, has increased significantly, informal work has increased, agriculture is increasingly the mainstay of work, and low-paying self-employment dominates the world of work

Operation Dudula South Africa South Africa’s social movements lead resistance to organized xenophobia and state inaction

Since 2021, a ‘vigilante’ group called Operation Dudula has carried out actions targeting people perceived to be foreign nationals. A group of social movements, including the militant shack dwellers’ movement Abahlali baseMjondolo (AbM), have gone to court against Operation Dudula and the alleged complicity of the South African state

MKSS famers workers rally India Indian workers and farmers unite against Modi government’s ‘Corporate-Sectarian Nexus’

On April 5, 100,000 workers, farmers, and agricultural workers held a unity rally in Delhi in rejection of the pro-corporate, anti-poor policies and sectarian politics of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party

No jobs – unless you want seasonal work in farms

The bounce-back from the pandemic is negligible, with the number of persons not working rising rapidly

Zydus workers protest India Workers in Uttarakhand, India continue struggle against factory closure

Hundreds of workers have been protesting for eight months against an illegal factory lockout and demanding the restoration of factory operations as well as compensation

Afghanistan cold wave A severe cold wave is freezing the already starving people of Afghanistan

Over the past two weeks, the freezing cold has reportedly killed at least 70 Afghans and over 70,000 livestock. The freezing temperatures have worsened the plight of Afghans who are already facing an economic crisis

Young, educated, but jobless in India | With Aunindyo Chakravarty

Senior journalist Aunindyo Chakravarty explains how a lot of Indians are forced to settle for jobs below their skill and educational level because there are no good jobs

Corporate profits during pandemic India Record profits boost India’s corporate sector

This is in contrast to estimated 84% of Indian families reporting decline in their earnings due to pandemic-related lockdowns and restrictions

Resource limits to US capitalism & the predator state today

James K. Galbraith discusses the shift of US capitalism from an industrial state to what he calls a predator state: a finance-led, military-centered corporate republic that continues to prevail

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.

Tunisia protests for employment Tunisians protests against revocation of law on government jobs for long-term unemployed

Law 38 directed the government to provide jobs to those who have been unemployed for 10 years or more. The law was a lifeline for the long-term unemployed, especially for those from marginalized and underprivileged communities and regions of the country