Posts Tagged ‘strike’

Alabama Miners Reject Tentative Agreement, Continue Strike

Above photo: Luigi Morris. “We deserve more.” Striking mine workers at Warrior Met Coal overwhelmingly voted down the tentative agreement. The strike continues! Striking mine workers at Warrior Met Coal overwhelmingly voted down the tentative agreement reached earlier this week between UMWA and the company. Workers will continue the strike until the contract addresses the […]

Houthi Rebels Strike Aramco Oil Facilities With Drones And Missiles

Reuters has reported the attack, according to the statement, targeted Aramco facilities in Jeddah and Jubail. The news comes just a day after Arab News reported that Saudi forces had intercepted three drones and one ballistic missile fired at two other locations, both in southern Saudi Arabia: Khamis Mushayt and Jazan. A spokesman for the Houthis said today that […]

Tom Horn Says an Asteroid Will Strike Earth in 2029, Unleashing an ‘Alien Virus’ That Will Give Rise to the Antichrist

While televangelist Jim Bakker’s daily television program has always been a repository for misinformation, baseless conspiracy theories, and End Times fearmongering, his show has gotten decidedly stranger in recent days. Earlier this week, Bakker interviewed right-wing conspiracy theorist Steve Quayle, who spent two programs warning about aliens, demons, trans-dimensional beings, and “diseases that are designed […]

Is the White House Regrouping its “Strike Force”?

The Wall Street Journal reported on April 1 that President Joe Biden has instructed the Pentagon to begin withdrawing some US military assets from the Persian Gulf region as part of an effort by the White House to “reorient the US global military presence away from the Middle East.” The author expresses hope that this […]

Albania sends troops and police to end air traffic control strike

Albania’s government sent troops and police on Wednesday evening to clear striking air traffic controllers out of the flight control tower at the country’s one international airport in the capital, Tirana. No injuries or arrests were reported, and it was unclear how flights might resume as the civilian air traffic controllers were not replaced by […]

1,100 Mine Workers In Alabama Are Going On Strike

Above photo: Alabama Daily News. After the failure of contract negotiations, 1,100 mineworkers in West Alabama with United Mine Workers are going on strike against Warrior Met Coal. Over 1,100 workers at two Alabama coal mines and related facilities will go on strike starting Thursday, April 1, at 10:30 pm. United Mine Workers of America […]

Citing Unfair Labor Practices, 1,300 Steelworkers Strike In Five States

Above photo: Steel workers form a picket line in Brackenridge, PA. Todd Barbiaux/United Steelworkers. United Steelworkers members claim Allegheny Technologies Incorporated is refusing to provide essential bargaining information. Brackenridge, PA – At 7:00 AM on Tuesday, March 30, 1,300 Steelworkers employed by Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (ATI) walked out in protest at facilities in Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, Massachusetts, and Connecticut. […]

Little Taiwan flexes its Missile muscles, says it can strike China

Home » Asia, Wars / Conflicts » Little Taiwan flexes its Missile muscles, says it can strike China     Taiwan said it is now mass producing a long-range missile capable of striking deep into China and is actively developing three more models – with the missile program deemed “a priority” by Taipei. Speaking in […]

Amazon Workers In Italy To Go On First Strike

Amazon’s workforce in Italy will go on its first collective strike later this month, trade unions have confirmed. All 8,500 employees in the country are expected to hold a 24-hour walkout on 22 March after negotiations between their representatives and the online retailer broke down. The three national unions supporting them accused Amazon of showing an “unwillingness to positively address” issues […]

How Biden can strike at China by ‘saving’ Iran

News and Partnerships Life and Culture Columnists and Opinion Haaretz Heb and TheMarker Haaretz.com, the online English edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, gives you breaking news, analyses and opinions about Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. © Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd. All Rights Reserved Source 00 Hits: 0

Biden’s First Strike

Biden’s First Strike Above photo: A picture taken on November 12, 2018 from al-Qaim in Iraq’s border al-Anbar province shows the Syrian border city of Albu Kamal in the Deir Ezzor region. Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP via Getty Images. And the international law of self-defense. The United States carried out airstrikes in Syria early Friday morning, killing […]

Shouldn’t All Republicans Applaud Biden’s Syria Strike?

By Andrew Korybko Source President Biden’s Thursday night strike on Eastern Syria against alleged pro-Iranian militias there surprisingly prompted some criticism from influential Republicans like Don Jr., which was unexpected because one would have thought that they’d applaud his aggression since it advances the security interests of their country’s “Israeli” ally and also made it […]

I’m On Hunger Strike In Guantánamo

By Ahmed Rabbani, Truthout. February 27, 2021 Above image: Jared Rodriguez. I Dream of Cooking for My Family. There are very few freedoms at Guantánamo Bay prison, where I have been held without charge or trial — referred to as Guantánamo ISN 1461 — for over 16 years. The right to starve myself is one […]

Biden’s air strike plays into the hands of Iran’s hardliners, Israel, and Saudi Arabia

Benjamin Netanyahu and his government were not the only people who jumped for joy after Joe Biden ordered the air strike on the Syria/Iraq border yesterday. Hardliners in Iran were also pleased, because the U.S. attack may slow down the restoration of the Iran nuclear agreement, and relaxation of U.S./Iran tensions could weaken the hardliners […]

Hunger Strike, Activists Take Fight Against Scrapper To City Hall

Above photo: Breanna Bertacchi, one of the hunger strikers, poses for a portrait as community members, leaders and activists gathered outside City Hall to call on Mayor Lightfoot to deny the permit to move General Iron to the Southeast Side on the 20th day of the hunger strike on Feb. 23, 2021. Colin Boyle/Block Club […]

Mysterious attack on Israeli ship and U.S strike suggest new phase in Biden’s dialogue with Iran

News and Partnerships Life and Culture Columnists and Opinion Haaretz Heb and TheMarker Haaretz.com, the online English edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, gives you breaking news, analyses and opinions about Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. © Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd. All Rights Reserved Source 00 Hits: 17

‘We need to extricate from the Middle East, not escalate’: Dem lawmakers question Syria air strike

The Biden administration has carried out its first military action, bombing facilities in eastern Syria. A war monitor reported that 22 people or more were killed. The Pentagon says the strike targeted Iran-backed militias and came in response to a rocket attack on US-led forces in Iraq earlier this month. A number of congressional Democrats […]

Elephant mother with calf kills zookeeper with a single strike from trunk

A zookeeper in Spain lost his life while cleaning an elephant after he got hit by its trunk, fell on iron bars on a security gate and injured himself. Joaquin Gutierrez Arnaiz, 44, was a caretaker of the elephants at Cabarceno Natural Park near the northern city of Santander, and was on his duty when […]

The Dutch February Strike: The organized civilian protest against the Nazis

Eighty years ago on Thursday, this city was silent. The soft bell chimes of the ubiquitous trams, the main mode of local transportation and a constant presence to this day, were conspicuously absent. It was the start of a consequential yet often-overlooked milestone of the Holocaust: the February Strike. On Feb. 25, 1941, at least […]

US strike in Syria at Biden’s orders destroys ‘multiple facilities’ of ‘Iranian-backed militia’ – Pentagon

The US has targeted Iran-backed militia in Syria, the Pentagon confirmed, adding that the airstrikes were approved by US President Joe Biden and intended as reprisal for rocket attacks on US bases in Iraq. “At President Biden’s direction US military forces earlier this evening conducted airstrikes against infrastructure utilized by Iranian backed militant groups in […]

Netherlands Pays Tribute to ‘February Strike’ on 80th Anniversary of Mass Solidarity Action with Jews Facing Nazi Persecution

Jewish Cultural Quarter, Amsterdam. Photo: Holland Tourism Ministry. The Netherlands on Thursday marked the 80th anniversary of the “February Strike” in Amsterdam and other Dutch cities and towns against the round-up of Jews by the occupying Nazis. Tens of thousands of Dutch citizens participated in a general strike that began on Feb. 25, 1941 after […]

Fast Food Workers Went On Strike For $15 An Hour In 15 Cities

Above photo: Ieshia Townsend, a fast food worker and member of the Fight for 15 campaign, speaks during a national workers strike outside a McDonald’s restaurant during a previous Fight for 15 protest in Chicago, IL, on July 20, 2020. Max Herman/NurPhoto/Getty Images. Across the country, workers are demanding a raise, as a $15 minimum […]

Argentine Vegetable Oil Workers Win Big Raises With Coordinated Strike

By Julia Soul and Ernesto Torres, Labor Notes. February 17, 2021 Above photo: During the three-week strike, workers and activists picketed access points to the docks and oil plants, especially in the regions of Rosario and San Lorenzo and in the large port complex of Bahía Blanca. Press FTCIODyARA. Leveraging Strategic Position. Argentina’s vegetable oil […]

‘Together we fight, together we will win’: Workers strike nationwide to demand $15 minimum wage

Fast food workers and other low-paid frontline employees walked off the job in more than a dozen cities across the U.S. Tuesday to demand at least $15 an hour, collective bargaining rights, and better conditions from their ultra-profitable employers—and to throw their support behind the ongoing congressional effort to raise the federal minimum wage after […]

Antwerp faculty at Orthodox school strike due to kids not tested for COVID

Non-Jewish faculty members at a haredi Orthodox school in Antwerp, Belgium, have gone on strike, citing the failure of some parents to test their children for the coronavirus to the teachers’ satisfaction. Most of the non-Jewish teachers at the girls’ department of the Jesode Hatora Beth Jacob school stopped working on Wednesday, the Gazet van […]

Thousands take to the streets as nationwide strike over pay & working conditions kicks off in France (VIDEOS)

A nationwide strike has kicked off in France, with public sector workers demanding better pay and working conditions and condemning sloppy government support amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The strike began across France on Thursday after being called by the General Confederation of Labour (CGT), one of the nation’s largest unions. Other trade unions joined […]

In A Six-Day Strike, Bronx Produce Workers Inspired New York

Above photo: “[The companies] can’t take those losses for too long,” one striker said mid-week. “They think anyone can do this job, but we know that they need us.” Teamsters Joint Council 16. New York City – Drivers and warehouse workers who feed New York City have won their strike. After six days off the job, […]

Archaeologists Strike 3000-Year-Old “Royal Purple” In Israel Dig

Rare 3,000-year-old samples of “royal purple” have been discovered at Timna dating to the biblical reigns of King David and Solomon. A team of researchers led by the  Israel Antiquities Authority  was exploring the ancient Timna Valley in southern Israel’s Negev, a region known for its ancient  copper production , when they discovered a bundle of […]

Hunts Point Produce Workers Continue Their Strike

Above photo: NYPD officers approach workers with the Hunts Point Cooperative Market to take them off the street on January 19th. Teamsters Local 2020. UPDATE: BREAKING: 21 train cars of merchandise turned back at Hunts Point Market strike line. “The locomotive engineer said, ‘we’re @Teamsters too,’ turned the freight car around, and headed back to Ohio.” […]

Syria Says Four Dead in First Israeli Strike Since Biden Took Office

An explosion is seen at Quneitra on the Syrian side of the Israeli Syrian border, July 22, 2018. Photo: REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun. Syrian air defenses confronted “an Israeli aggression” in the region of Hama on Friday that killed four people from the same family, state media said, in what would be the first such action by […]

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