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With Economy In Crisis, Iranians Seek Jobs In Neighboring Iraq

July 22, 2019           |                                       

As Iran’s economy continues to suffer the impact of U.S. sanctions, many ordinary workers are struggling to get by. A growing number of Iranians have gone abroad in search of work, heading to neighboring Iraq’s Kurdish region for temporary jobs that provide some relief from poverty. Originally published at – https://www.rferl.org/a/iran-iraq-economy/30069538.html

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Defying all laws of competitive economics, climate change, and technological progress, the Ohio House has voted in a ratepayer-funded bailout for two aging nuclear power plants on Lake Erie, and two even older coal burners, one in Indiana, but owned by the Ohio Valley Electric Corporation, based in Piketon. According to Politico, a senior adviser […]

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Noam Chomsky: Trump’s “Economic Boom” Is a Sham

May 30, 2019           |                                       

Noam Chomsky: Trump’s “Economic Boom” Is a Sham Trump Is Trying to Ban Climate Science Because… Obama? US Abortion Rights Activists Can Draw Inspiration From Ireland Big Oil Pushes Corporate-Friendly Carbon Tax to Halt Green New Deal Wave Philosopher Herbert Marcuse on the Rise of Fascism in Europe Abortion Ban in Missouri Would Mean Influx […]

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Nurses Are Leading Strike Efforts — Where Are The Physicians?

April 20, 2019           |                                       

Trump Appointed Fossil Fuel Insiders to Federal Agencies. It’s Backfiring. I’ve Seen Goldman Sachs From the Inside. We Need Public Banks. Megacorporations Want More Ocean Farms. That’s a Huge Mistake. No More Excuses. Donald Trump Must Be Impeached. Stop & Shop Strikers Are Standing Up for All Grocery Workers As We Mourn Notre Dame, Let […]

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Border Chaos Forces Truckers to Wait for Hours, Sometimes Days

April 9, 2019           |                                       

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico—To deal with a surge of migrating Central American families, the Trump administration has reassigned so many inspectors from U.S.-Mexico border crossings that truckers are waiting in line for hours and sometimes days to get shipments to the United States. Truckers have been sleeping in their vehicles to hold spots in line in […]

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In the recent jobs report, employment increased rapidly, but wage growth slowed down. Why? Gerald Epstein joins Paul Jay The post Unemployment is Down – Why Aren’t Wages Up? appeared first on The Real News Network.

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“UC for the Many, Not the Few”: Solidarity on the California Picket Lines, In Photos

March 21, 2019           |                                       

March 21 | Web Exclusive Nearly 40,000 workers at the University of California (UC) went out on a 24-hour strike March 20. The strike, which took place at all 10 campuses and 5 medical centers affiliated with the UC system, is the largest strike of 2019 to date, thanks to the significant number of solidarity […]

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Auto workers in China face job losses and closures By Gary Alvernia 15 March 2019 A growing number of car manufacturers have announced job cuts and factory closures in China, amid figures indicating that 2018 saw the country’s first decline in car sales in nearly 28 years. Ford and Korean auto-giant Hyundai have recently announced […]

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Here’s my question for you. If your child were dying of a disease that only a costly drug could cure, would you not go to any lengths to get it? Of course, you would. And that’s exactly what we face today, as our children’s future is dying, not to mention a habitable planet for all. […]

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Afghans Angry Over 'Racist' Iranian TV Series

March 6, 2019           |                                       

An Iranian television series has prompted outrage for its allegedly racist depiction of Afghan migrants living in Iran. In one episode of the TV series, titled Forbidden, the heroine is forced to marry a poor, middle-aged Afghan migrant as punishment for her disobedience. The man — a member of Afghanistan’s Hazara minority — is depicted […]

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Sarah Gillman and Gregory Copeland were half way through a six-hour drive from Rochester to New York City last week when they got word that Baba Sillah, a father of five from the Bronx, was at John F. Kennedy International Airport, about to be deported to Gambia, a country he had left in the early […]

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The shutdown of the GM Lordstown plant: A corporate crime By Tim Rivers and Shannon Jones 5 March 2019 Tuesday, March 5, will be the last day of production at the General Motors Lordstown, Ohio, plant as the last Chevy Cruze sedan rolls out of the 6.2 million-square-foot complex, halfway between Cleveland, Ohio, and Pittsburgh, […]

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A newspaper photograph last summer portrayed three guys in suits and ties shoveling dirt. They were Donald Trump, then-Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, and the chairman of Foxconn, the Taiwanese electronics conglomerate. They were doing a PR groundbreaking for a new Foxconn plant that supposedly would hire thousands of blue-collar workers in Wisconsin to make flat-screen […]

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