Unemployment
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

Millions head to the polls amid socio-economic crisis in South Africa and other stories

Today we look at the local elections in South Africa, renewed protests against the lese majeste laws in Thailand, and more

Venezuela condemns U.S. veto blocking access to IMF’s COVID-19 funds and other stories

Today we look restrictions on Venezuela’s access to the IMF’s Special Drawing Rights funds, the upcoming parliamentary elections in Iraq, and more

Australia pandemic relief Over 1.5 million Australians might be hit by Morrison government’s decision to end COVID-19 disaster aid

The proposed end to disaster pay for millions affected by job loss and pandemic-induced economic slowdown comes at a time when the Scott Morrison government is pushing to reopen the economy despite a surge in COVID-19 infections

On US Labor Day, millions of workers gifted jobless aid cuts and more hardships

Though the number of new claims for unemployment assistance and the unemployment rate has decreased, the numbers are still much higher than pre-pandemic levels

Tunisian president ousts PM and suspends parliament after protests and other stories

Today we look at the situation in Tunisia following the suspension of the Parliament, the arrest of pro-democracy MPs in Swaziland, and more

Zuma arrest sparks unrest in South Africa amid rising hunger and poverty and other stories

Today we look at the crisis in South Africa amid worsening poverty and hunger, the links between the US, Colombia, and the suspects arrested in the assassination of Jovenel Moise, and more

Durban food riots turn the wheel of history

South Africa’s social crisis has erupted as the people Cyril Ramaphosa and Jacob Zuma deem expendable, those who bear the brunt of the past and of the social costs of Covid-19, appropriate the bread of life.

US aid cut US workers left in limbo as States decide to prematurely cut unemployment aid

12 States have imposed an early end to the USD 300 additional federal unemployment benefit for pandemic-affected workers, with another 14 States planning to do so in the coming weeks. Over 15 million who depend on this aid and stimulus plans are set to be affected

Oman protest Protests over struggling economy and unemployment in Oman enter fourth day

The police crackdown on protesters using British-manufactured tear gas has led a UK-based campaign group to demand the review of sale of arms and riot/crowd control equipment to the Gulf state by the British government

India marks day of resistance as farmers’ struggle continues and other stories

Today we look at the day of resistance observed by farmers and workers in India, the crackdown on protestors in Iraq, and more

Iraq protests Iraqis protest against unemployment, shut down major oil refinery

Protests against unemployment have been taking place for five days in a row in southern Iraq, causing massive fuel shortages in the region and adversely impacting oil production and refining at the Nasiriyah oil refinery

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