South Korean public sector workers strike over irregular employment status
Tens of thousands irregular public sector workers struck in South Korea yesterday, demanding an increase in pay, an end to wage discrimination, and conversion to regular worker status. Those participating included school cafeteria and administrative staff, custodians at local government offices, and highway toll collectors.
Mexican police revolt against plans to join National Guard
Hundreds of federal police blocked highways in and around Mexico’s capital Wednesday in open revolt against plans to absorb the officers into the newly formed National Guard, a move that the police fear could upend their jobs.
UK shouldn’t be ripping off the people of Libya by spending Gaddafi’s billions – Prof. Richard Wolff
The British government wants to start spending the money earned in taxes from frozen assets of late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. Professor Richard Wolff insists it’s the Libyan people who should get their money back.
Tehran fumes as Britain seizes Iranian oil tanker over Syria sanctions
British Royal Marines seized a giant Iranian oil tanker in Gibraltar on Thursday for trying to take oil to Syria in violation of EU sanctions, a dramatic step that drew Tehran’s fury and could escalate its confrontation with the West.
Brazilian Army Pays Tribute to a Former Nazi Commander
According to the Army, Major Otto Maximilian von Westernhagen (1923-1968) was honored as he was a student at the Command and General Staff School of the Brazilian Army.
US Senate Approves Expanded Military Aid to Ukraine
The U.S. Senate's version of the annual authorization for American armed forces earmarks $300 million in military aid to Ukraine, $50 million more than the amount allocated for 2019.
S.Africa's Court Rejects Bid To Abandon Apartheid Anti-Riot Law
The law allowed the government to ban public gatherings, or prevent any individuals from taking part in them and gave the police the power to disperse prohibited meetings by force.
'I Want To Get The Hell Out Of Here': Thousands Of Palestinians Are Leaving Gaza
Egypt suddenly opened its border with Gaza in May 2018, and, facing increasingly unbearable living conditions, tens of thousands of Gazans are believed to have crossed that border and scattered across the world, in the latest chapter in a mass exodus of migrants out of the troubled Middle East.
‘This is not democracy’: European parliament unites to condemn selection of new EU Commission president behind closed doors
EU leaders chose Ursula von der Leyen as their pick to replace Jean-Claude Juncker as the leader of the European Union’s executive branch despite the fact she was not on the ballot paper as a candidate and has no manifesto.
Tom Watson urges Labour members to sign remain declaration
Tom Watson is urging grassroots members to sign up to a public declaration calling for Labour to be “the party of remain”, as pressure mounts on Jeremy Corbyn to embrace an anti-Brexit position.
Wolf of Wall Street producer arrested in Malaysia for money laundering
The Hollywood producer Riza Aziz, stepson of the former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, has been arrested on suspicion of money laundering.