Friday, October 20, 2017

October 20 News Update

Foreword to Creating an Ecological Society
How Congress Is Cementing Trump's Anti-Climate Orders into Law
It Took This Coal Miner 14 Years to Secure Black Lung Benefits. How Come?
South Korea Will Resume Reactor Work, Defying Nuclear Opponents *
Puerto Ricans Ask: When Will the Lights Come Back On? *

Senate passes Trump's budget, a first step toward contentious tax reform

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Ontario Colleges On Strike

Canada GM Workers Strike, but Can’t Get Guarantee on Jobs

No Shortcuts: Organizing for Power in the New Gilded Age
Nearly 200 of America's F-35s May Remain Indefinitely Unfit for Combat
Open Letter to the People of the United States–from Puerto Rico
United action of the working class: against factionalism
Why Would Tesla Lay Off Hundreds Of Workers When It’s Ramping Up?
Charter accuses its employees of cutting cables 125 times during strike
Bishops call for strengthened governance to save workers’ pensions
California state worker union raising dues to fight Trump agenda
Thousands of Workers in Paris Protest Macron Labor 'Reforms'
Brazil prosecutors investigate plan to give reconstituted food to poor people
Putin mentor's daughter Ksenia Sobchak to run for president
Oxford accused of 'social apartheid' as colleges admit no Black students
Childcare costs in England rise up to seven times faster than wages
Former Grenfell council chief will not seek re-election as councillor
PMQs verdict: Corbyn's easy win on the economy should worry Tories
Aslef asks members to bring Southern rail dispute to an end
Taking a Knee at Ann Arbor City Council, Far From N.F.L. Spotlight *
In St. Louis, Protests Over Police Violence Disrupt Economy, Win Attention *
Australia Mourns the End of Its Car Manufacturing Industry *

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

October 19 News Update

Canada’s Ongoing Complicity with Exploitive Extraction Schemes
Warning of 'ecological Armageddon' after dramatic plunge in insect numbers
World's deepest lake crippled by putrid algae, poaching and pollution
Portugal: interior minister resigns after wildfires kill 100

Union volunteers mobilize for Puerto Rico

Forum calls for enforcement of new labor standards
Jamaica, traffic lights, threats and knees
Trickle-down Trump
Medicare-for-all:  The time has come
Lane County workers go on strike
SEAT labor union wants more members on board
Unions grow in popularity, decline in membership
State to hold hearing on UMass Lowell's labor violations
Union coalition to AFL-CIO: Make single-payer health care a priority
Trump’s Big Mouth May Have Given Kaepernick a Case Against the NFL
Kumho Tire Fires Union Activist Following Union Election Defeat in Georgia
The Death of Stalin plays Russian roulette with the truth
Daphne Caruana Galizia: Establishment was out to get her, says family
Quebec passes law banning facial coverings in public
Spain ready to impose direct rule on Catalonia on eve of deadline
Trump's claim of Irish corporate tax cut is 'fake news', says prime minister
Labour inflicts symbolic defeat over universal credit rollout
U.S. Stood By as Indonesia Killed a Half-Million People, Papers Show *
Health Care Deal in Doubt as Trump Backs Off Support *

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

October 10 News Update

California wildfires: 10 killed in 'unprecedented' wine country blaze
California burning: Historic fires break out from Sonoma to SoCal
California Fires Kill at Least 10 and Destroy 1,500 Buildings *
Disastrous effects of hurricanes are compounded by capitalist greed
Before Maria, forcing Puerto Rico to pay debt was odious. Now, it’s cruelty.
'The war on coal is over': EPA boss to roll back Obama's clean power rules
E.P.A. Says It Will Repeal Key Obama-Era Climate Plan *

Unions reach tentative labor agreement with freight rail carriers
France's CGT calls another strike against labor 'reform'
Trump tries to weaken federal unions, but membership grows
N.O.'s largest hotel votes to unionize
Student Gets Suspended For Sitting During Pledge Of Allegiance
Minnesota Letter Carrier recognized as humanitarian
U of M faculty announce new direction for organizing campaign
Interview: The Billionaire Battle Plan
Public Sector Right to Work: Gateway to Combating All Unions
Pence NFL Publicity Stunt Cost Taxpayers $242,500
Trump's Labor Department Says Unions Get Americans Insured
State agency, union split on was Larned Hospital adequately staffed
Northville landfill union workers go on strike
Spain and Catalonia can find a way forward. Here’s what they must do
Ofcom clears al-Jazeera of antisemitism in exposé of Israeli official
Royal Mail’s attempt to block strike won’t sort this bitter dispute
More than half of Londoners in poverty are in working families
Even at $15 an Hour, Need Is Close By *
For Belfast, ‘America First’ Amounts to ‘Northern Ireland Last’ *

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Sunday, October 8, 2017

Thursday, October 5, 2017

October 5 News Update

Miles of Algae Covering Lake Erie *
As Seas Warm, Whales Face New Dangers *
The Brutal Racial Politics of Climate Change and Pollution
Walruses face 'death sentence' as Trump fails to list them as endangered
If Labor and Greens join forces
Revealed: every Londoner breathing dangerous levels of toxic air particle
48 Environmental Rules on the Way Out Under Trump *
Monsanto’s Roundup Faces European Politics and U.S. Lawsuits *

After the referendum of 1 October
Catalan president accuses Spanish king of being government mouthpiece
Can Catalonia declare independence from Spain?

Trump came to Puerto Rico like an emperor: with pomp and little sympathy
Across U.S., Fears of Drug Shortages as Puerto Rico Recovers *
White House Asks Congress for $29 Billion in Hurricane Aid *

Three US special forces among eight dead in Niger ambush
How Alabama’s ‘new poll tax’ bars thousands of people from voting
The bipartisan militarization of the U.S. federal budget
Faith group investigates conditions among Nabisco workers in Mexico
DCTU declares impasse at City of Portland
Long Beach trash haulers, other union members may go on strike
County OKs new union contract
German Elections: Chauvist Identity Policies Outperform Left Alternatives
Was Theresa May's Frida Kahlo bracelet a political statement?
Canada removes Holocaust memorial plaque that failed to mention Jews
Los Angeles Times Newsroom Goes Public With Union Push *
Thomas Cook Pilots End Strike Action Over Pay Dispute *
The Onion’s Las Vegas Shooting Headline Is Painfully Familiar *

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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

October 4 News Update

‘Brazil lost control over its natural resources because it lost its sovereignty’
A lack of action on climate change is putting people's lives at risk
Why the 97% climate consensus is important

Catalans Stop Work to Protest Police Force During Referendum
Catalonia responds to police violence: 'people are angry, very angry'

Puerto Rico: Trump appears to complain about cost of relief effort
Life or death as Puerto Rico's older people go without essentials
Fake news blames Puerto Rico's truck drivers for refusing to move supplies

Tax Cuts, Sold as Fuel for Growth, Widen Gap Between Rich and Poor *

There is no ‘Cult of Corbyn’ – This is a Movement Preparing for Power
Volunteer Pipefitters keep heat on for homeowners in need
CTUL to celebrate 10th anniversary
Building Power before Janus–And After: Lessons from CUNY
How the earthquakes shook Mexican politics
French Muslims enraged by passage of Macron’s version of Patriot Act
Local labor union helps Habitat
Nissan Accused of Snooping in Labor’s Latest Fight for the South
Barbudan land ownership: a 200-year-old freedom at risk following Irma
Outrage greets Mexican feminism panel with 11 participants – all of them male
Royal Mail looks set to deliver a long and bitter dispute
Tube strike suspended but South Western Trains disruption looms
Ben & Jerry’s Strikes Deal to Improve Migrant Dairy Workers’ Conditions *

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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

October 3 News Update

István Mészáros: Capitalism and Ecological Destruction
GM plans for an ‘all-electric future,’ signaling death of gas and diesel
Coca-Cola increased its production of plastic bottles by a billion last year
E.P.A. Chief’s Calendar: A Stream of Industry Meetings and Trips Home *

Catalonia’s Decision
Secessionist leaders in Spain plot next moves
Catalan leader calls for mediation with Spain over independence
For E.U., Catalonia Pits Democratic Rights Against Sovereignty *
Hurricane Irma Unleashes the Forces of Privatization in Puerto Rico
In Puerto Rico, Equal Parts Fear and Fellowship After Storm *

Anne Feeney singing at UE Convention
'Music Instills Power and Bravery'

UE members take action in solidarity with French workers

Another U.S. coal miner dies on the job
Charter Communications faces major test with technician strike
Labor issues at the forefront of NAFTA talks
Tentative contract reached for two union locals at Univ Rochester
The Big Rig: Trucking and the Decline of the American Dream
Women are fighting to save an equal-pay rule that the White House froze
L.A. sues federal government over threats to withhold funds
Strike Vote at Laurentian University
Justices clash over whether workers can join together to fight a company policy
Trump vs. Graduate Workers
A con con threatens N.Y. workers’ rights
U.S. Service Member Killed by Roadside Bomb in Iraq *

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