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Seward Community Food Co-op workers have now voted by an overwhelming count to unionize, becoming the last food retail co-op in Minneapolis to do so. “Workers lost their voice,” said Gina Montenaro, 37, a Seward cashier. “When Seward expanded, it became more corporate.”  Cashier Bea Cooper, 23, read a statement accusing Seward managers of “unequal and unfair application of discipline,
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Record high temperatures are gripping much of the globe and more hot weather are to come. This implies more drought, more food insecurity, more famine and more massive human displacements. it is feared that advancing drought and deserts, growing water scarcity and decreasing food security may provoke a huge ‘tsunami” of climate refugees and migrants. High May and June temperatures have broken
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Zambia is the world's seventh largest copper producer. This metal is essential to economic development in the global North and BRICS. While Chinese investment is growing, the main player in the Zambian mining sector is white capital from South Africa and the West. There are considerable reserves of uranium, a mineral in high demand with the increase of civilian nuclear energy projects around
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UN funding appeals for refugees remain grossly underfunded, leaving millions of refugees in destitute conditions, and dismally few resettlement places are being offered, contrary to international obligations for responsibility-sharing among states. With more than 900,000 South Sudanese refugees already on its territory, and with thousands more arriving each day, Uganda is facing one of the
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In advance of the 16-day strike by some British Airways cabin crew based at Heathrow, the Unite union reveals the strike-breaking tactics of BA is to draft in nine Airbus A320 and A321 jets from Qatar Airways and their crews to cover for the Mixed Fleet strike, which is planned for 1-16 July. The Gulf air-carrier has plenty of spare aircraft, because its short-haul routes to Abu Dhabi, Dubai
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