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Rail workers’ strike in Canada enters fifth day

The workers of Canadian National Railways are demanding higher salaries and safer working conditions. Fatigue among rail workers is mounting even as the management plans further lay-offs

Indiana teachers Massive turnout at ‘Red for Ed Action Day’ by Indiana teachers

Teachers in the state of Indiana are demanding a rise in their salaries which average around USD 50,000, while the national average in the United States stand at USD 60,000

US aid worker, Scott Warren, acquitted by federal jury

Scott Warren of No More Deaths, was charged of “harboring” two undocumented immigrants by federal prosecutors for offering them humanitarian aid

Jewish settlement In violation of international law, US recognizes Jewish settlements in occupied Palestinian land

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo declared that the US would no longer consider Jewish settlements in occupied Palestinian land as illegal. This is in contravention of decades of international law

Why aren’t people in the US rising up like we are seeing across the planet?

Without a mass movement continually pushing and prodding for real change and holding politicians accountable—for their policies as well as their words—our neoliberal rulers assume that they can safely ignore the concerns and interests of ordinary people.

New Yorkers protest police violence inside subway over fare evasion

New York City’s transport agency has hired hundreds of additional police officers and expanded its surveillance to deal with fare evasion by subway passengers

Over 1.45 million liters of oil leak from Keystone pipeline in US

This is the second major leak from the pipeline in two years after an incident in 2017 where 1.5 million liters of oil leaked near Amherst in the State of South Dakota

Chicago teachers score a historic victory, classes to resume

After the City met the union’s final demand regarding days missed due to the strike, the CTU declared a victory and classes will resume tomorrow

Grayzone’s Max Blumenthal arrested over report on Venezuelan embassy violence

Blumenthal was accused of assault by one of the Venezuelan opposition protesters at the Venezuelan embassy in DC, where he was reporting on their siege of the embassy

US troops US redeployment of troops to Syria is a bid to corner oil fields

Though the stated objective of this policy reversal is to prevent the Islamic State from gaining control over oil fields, it is being speculated that the real reason is to ensure that the Syrian government does not access these resources

chicago teacher strike Striking Chicago teachers refused to give in, condemn mayor’s austerity budget

The strike by teachers and support staff of Chicago Public Schools entered its second week. While the city administration has made certain concessions, it has been unwilling to accept key demands, especially on hiring more support staff

Assange Westminster court denies Assange’s request to postpone extradition proceedings

Assange’s lawyers sought a delay in proceedings on a US extradition request, citing new developments in the case. The judge, however, refused and said the hearing would begin on February 25, 2020

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