2024-03-22: News Headlines

greenleft.org.au (2024-03-22). Under pressure, Labor reinstates some visas to Gazans fleeing genocide. greenleft.org.au

Maximillian Alvarez, The Real News Network. (2024-03-22). A New Coalition Demands Healthcare And Justice For East Palestine. popularresistance.org This Saturday, March 23, unionists and labor leaders, environmental justice groups, community organizers, community members from other "sacrifice zones," and supporters from around the country are coming to East Palestine to join residents as part of the newly formed Justice for East Palestine Residents and Workers coalition. The coalition has come together in recent months and mobilized around the core objective of pressuring President Biden to invoke the Stafford Act and issue a major disaster declaration for East Palestine.

People's Dispatch. (2024-03-22). Number Of Victims And Illegal Profits From Forced Labor Has Increased. popularresistance.org A new study conducted by the International Labour Organization (ILO) claims that both the number of people engaged in some kind of forced labor and illegal profits incurred from that have increased dramatically in the last decade. ILO claims that forced labor in the private economy generates over $236 billion annually in illegal profits which is USD 64 billion (37%) more than USD 172 billion a decade ago. | Forced labor is defined as all kinds of "work that is both involuntary and under penalty or menace of penalty (coercion)" extracted by an individual, private player or a state. It is also closely linked to hum…

Orinoco Tribune. (2024-03-22). Former US Treasury Secretary Reveals TikTok Purchase Plans. popularresistance.org Former US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has said he is building an investor group to acquire TikTok, a day after the House of Representatives voted to force the social media platform's Chinese owner ByteDance to sell the app or face a US ban. | The US House passed the legislation by a vote of 352-65 on March 13, citing national security risks. The bill now goes to the Senate. US President Joe Biden previously said he would sign the bill into law if it passes both houses of Congress. | "I think the legislation should pass and I think [TikTok] should be sold," Mnuchin, who leads Liberty Strategic Capital, told…

Ellen David Friedman, Labor Notes. (2024-03-22). Steward's Corner: 'There Aren't Enough Of Us'. popularresistance.org It's a common situation: there's too much union work to do, and not enough people doing it. And the ill effects are serious. | Carrying too much work puts a lot of pressure on you, and you're liable to burn out. You may find yourself overwhelmed with tasks, unable to prioritize, dissatisfied with the results—and possibly making poor decisions, because you're too busy to solicit and include ideas from others. | Most important, this arrangement squanders the intelligence, creativity, and energy that your fellow members could bring. | Unfortunately, the most common "solutions" rarely work.

greenleft.org.au (2024-03-22). Councils, communities demand Labor rethink its pro-developer rezoning, housing scheme. greenleft.org.au

greenleft.org.au (2024-03-22). NSW Labor introduces ban on LGBTIQ conversion practices. greenleft.org.au

ecns.cn (2024-03-21). Hunan urged to stay committed to reform, innovation. ecns.cn President Xi Jinping has reiterated the need to leverage science and technology to drive industrial innovation and enhance independent innovation capabilities in key fields.

greenleft.org.au (2024-03-22). Forum condemns Labor's racist refugee policies. greenleft.org.au

ecns.cn (2024-03-21). China emphasises importance in relations with the UK. ecns.cn China attaches great importance to its relations with the United Kingdom, as the nation welcomes more investment from British businesses, Wang Huning, chairman of Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference National Committee, said on Thursday.

ecns.cn (2024-03-21). Apple opens its eighth store in Shanghai. ecns.cn Apple officially opened its eighth store in Shanghai on Thursday, in its latest push to ramp up sales in the world's second largest economy.

Orinoco Tribune 2 (2024-03-22). Capitalism's Noose and Commoditisation of Science. orinocotribune.com By Prabhat Patnaik — Mar 16, 2024 | Scientific advance, including the use of AI, in the context of capitalism today will inevitably generate massive unemployment. | There is a paradox at the core of the efflorescence of science that has occurred over the last millennium. In essence, this efflorescence has the potential to increase human freedom immensely. It increases the capacity of man within the man-nature dialectic; scientific practice aims to go beyond the "given" not just in a once-for-all sense, but as a perpetual movement through incessant self-questioning, so that this practice is potentially a coll…

ecns.cn (2024-03-21). RRR cut buzz gathers steam. ecns.cn Lukewarm financing demand and the upcoming issuance of a large amount of treasury bonds may necessitate a cut in the reserve requirement ratio in the second quarter of the year as the external financial conditions are set to improve.

presstv.ir (2024-03-22). Russia vows retaliation if EU arms Ukraine with its frozen asset profits. presstv.ir The EU is pressing ahead with a plan to use the profits generated from Russian assets held in Europe to arm Ukraine.

presstv.ir (2024-03-22). Biggest rise in 'absolute poverty' for 30 years seen in UK. presstv.ir The United Kingdom has seen the biggest rise in "absolute poverty" in 30 years.

presstv.ir (2024-03-22). French unions strike against austerity. presstv.ir In France workers from the top 8 unions walked off the job to demand higher pay to offset enduring inflation, which portends looming trouble for the administration of President Emmanuel Macron.

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