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Switzerland Makes Push for World's Highest Minimum Wage
National referendum vote next month could make minimum wage $25 per hour
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Members of the Peasant Unified Movement of Bajo Aguan, Honduras, carry mock coffins bearing pictures of people killed in land conflict clashes. There were 109 activist deaths between 2002-13 in Honduras, making it the world's second deadliest country for communities defending natural resources. (Photograph: Orlando Sierra/AFP/Getty Images) Views
Rising Activist Deaths Are a Symptom of Our Global Environmental Crisis
It has never been more important to protect the environment – but it has never been more deadly
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The Times’ front page on Wednesday was a bizarre story by David M. Herszenhorn accusing the Russian government of engaging in a propaganda war by making many of the same points that you could find – albeit without the useful context about Parubiy’s neo-Nazi background – in the same newspaper. Views
Ukraine, Through the US Looking Glass
The acting president of the coup regime in Kiev announces that he is ordering an “anti-terrorist” operation against pro-Russian protesters in eastern Ukraine, while his national security chief says he has dispatched right-wing ultranationalist fighters who spearheaded the Feb. 22 coup that ousted...
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Legacy of US Nuclear Weapons Still Killing Uranium Miners Decades Later: Study
Study obtained exclusively by The Guardian exposes deaths of workers who mined uranium for nuclear weapons and power generation
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Civilians Dead in US Bombing: Afghan Officials
Tragedy comes amid climbing civilian deaths in US and UK drone war
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The Tax Breaks That Are Killing the Planet
ExxonMobil, the world’s largest oil company, hauled in a $32.6 billion profit last year. Chief executive Rex Tillerson got a 3 percent bump in his pay package, sending it above $28 million. And today the company gets its annual boost from the federal government: an estimated $600 million in tax...
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French workers take part in a demonstration over labor reforms in Toulouse. (Reuters/Jean-Philippe Arles) Views
What the French E-mail Meme Reveals About America’s Runaway Culture of Work
Last week, a dazzling meme captured the viral hive-mind of an overstressed generation: French workers had adopted a new labor policy to ban work-related e-mail after 6 pm. The rule would supposedly force managers of workers in tech and consulting jobs to stop sending e-mails and other business...
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Factory Collapse Equals Murder: Bangladeshi Officials
As factory owner faces murder charges, abuses continue across garment industry
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Industrial Smog Amplifying Extreme Weather: Study
'We are becoming increasingly aware that pollution in the atmosphere can have an impact both locally - wherever it is sitting over regions - and it can a remote impact in other parts of the world.'
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How a Group of Strangers Stopped One Man From Being Deported
Airplane passengers staged an unusual direct action to prevent a refugee from being forcibly removed from Sweden
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