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United States: California sues Trump over rules to deport foreign students home if colleges offer online-only classes

North America/United States/12-05-2020/Author and Source: www.rt.com California has joined several Ivy League schools in challenging immigration rules that would send foreign students back if they can’t attend classes in person, claiming such a requirement would only spread Covid-19. Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced on Thursday that the state will file a legal challenge against the […]

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Slavoj Zizek: In American protests, victims of Trump’s policies help the criminal erase the crime

By: Slavoj Zizek Be they against the Covid-19 lockdown or police brutality, the protests gripping the US stem from a ‘money or life’ choice, where people are forced to choose money. The poor are victims, helping to cover up the crime against them. Our world is gradually drowning in madness: instead of solidarity and coordinated […]

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The snitch in your pocket: How Silicon Valley uses advertising tech to spy on your lockdown behavior

By: Russia Today Police can’t catch everyone violating lockdown orders, but your smartphone can. Various apps give information to third parties who share it with other people who you may not want to trace you. The US is split on how and when to lift lockdown measures. Georgia, for instance, has been reopening since last […]

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New US campus sex assault plan gets pushback

North America/United States/10-05-2020/Author and Source: www.bbc.com US universities must hold hearings on campus sexual assault claims where alleged victims and attackers can be cross-examined, according to federal guidelines. The mandate is part of a new set of US Department of Education rules on how places of learning must handle sexual misconduct cases. The agency said […]

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USA: Amazon-owned grocery chain workers stage ‘sickout’ for better safety & benefits as retail giants hit by sweeping strikes

North America/United States/05-04-2020 / Author and Source: www.rt.com Whole Foods employees have called in sick from work en masse to demand better pay, benefits and a safer working environment amid the coronavirus outbreak. They join the Amazon and Instacart workers already on strike. Whole Worker, a group representing employees of the Amazon-owned Whole Foods grocery […]

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US nurses herald PROTEST over lack of safety gear putting them at risk of Covid-19

North America/United States/02-04-2020/Author and Source: www.rt.com National Nurses United has accused HCA, a healthcare company that runs a chain of hospitals across the US, of putting members at risk when treating coronavirus patients. Protests this week will demand better work conditions. “Nurses at various HCA hospitals are reporting that they have had to work without […]

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‘I Work 3 Jobs And Donate Blood Plasma to Pay the Bills.’ This Is What It’s Like to Be a Teacher in America

United States / September 16, 2018 / Author: Katie Reilly / Source: Time Hope Brown can make $60 donating plasma from her blood cells twice in one week, and a little more if she sells some of her clothes at a consignment store. It’s usually just enough to cover an electric bill or a car payment. This financial juggling […]

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