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22/07/22
Author: 
International Trade Union Confederation
Ukraine: While workers defend the country, parliament turns against them

20-07-2022

Ukraine’s Parliament has passed two bills that obliterate workers’ rights to collective bargaining and other fundamental labour protections, and allow employers to put up to 10% of their workforce on “zero hour” contracts leaving them without any control over their working lives.

If signed by President Volodimir Zelenskyy, the bills will become law. The ITUC Ukraine affiliates FPU and KVPU have condemned the moves.

 

22/07/22
Author: 
Damian Carrington
An offshore oil rig in the Pechora Sea, Russia Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Jul 21, 2022

Vast sums provide power to ‘buy every politician’ and delay action on climate crisis, says expert

The oil and gas industry has delivered $2.8bn (£2.3bn) a day in pure profit for the last 50 years, a new analysis has revealed.

14/07/22
Author: 
Robert Bridge
VIDEO shows fierce battle for Antonov Airport in Ukraine

3 Jul, 2022

[See link for videos]

Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg’s words strengthen the case for Moscow’s military operation in Ukraine

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg may have said the quiet part out loud on Wednesday when he revealed to reporters that NATO’s push into Eastern Europe since 2014 was done specifically with Russia in mind.

12/07/22
Author: 
Ben Norton, Multipolarista
Stoltenberg, Biden, Putin, Xi Jinping

July 10, 2022

NATO’s 2022 “Strategic Concept,” Its First New Plan Since 2010, Declares Russia A “Threat” And China “Systemic Challenge.”

It demonizes the Eurasian powers as “authoritarian actors” and “strategic competitors,” essentially declaring a second cold war to maintain Western hegemony.

The US-led NATO military alliance has published a historic new plan outlining its goals. The document, officially titled the 2022 “Strategic Concept,” is the first such blueprint NATO has released since 2010.

24/06/22
Author: 
Jessica McDiarmid
Residents carry their belongings away from the floodwaters that have engulfed a swath of South Sudan for almost a year, uprooting nearly a million people. Climate change is causing catastrophes throughout the developing world. Photo courtesy of MSF

Jun 22, 2022

First, the animals die.

The chickens, cattle, goats — livestock that provides sustenance for people — starve, drown or perish from disease.

Next, the babies.

Children under five are most vulnerable to malnourishment, dehydration and illness. Their deaths are a bellwether of the devastation brought by famine, drought, flood and disaster.

Then, the elderly.

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