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EU Commission says more Britons will die of Cancer if UK proceeds with Brexit

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A document drawn up by EU Commission officials has stated that Brexit will increase cancer risks for British workers. These claims have already been criticized by UK ministers. British Brexit Secretary David Davis told business leaders earlier this week in Vienna that Britain won’t have a “Mad-Max” Brexit and will continue cooperation with Brussels as it does not want “to undermine... 

Majority of South Koreans think Foreigners Can Never become Koreans

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More than six out of 10 Koreans do not view migrant workers as “members of Korea,” a survey showed Wednesday, indicating the country still has a long way to go until becoming a truly multiracial society. According to the Overseas Korea Foundation’s survey of 820 adults nationwide, 61.1 percent of respondents have difficulties in accepting migrant workers as members of society, a... 

'Macron, You Are Done!' Paris Residents Take to Streets to Protest New Labor Law

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While German voters prepare to make the most important decision over the last couple years – electing their new chancellor – equally dramatic events are being unveiled in neighboring France. Tens of thousands of French activists are protesting controversial labor law reforms adopted by French President Emmanuel Macron on September 22 that will make it easier for companies to hire and fire... 

Paul Ryan’s Arrogance Is Blocking Tax Cuts for Working Americans

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In late April President Donald Trump proposed a historic tax plan that would offer US businesses and workers major relief from their tax burden. The new plan cuts corporate taxes and middle class taxes. The law reduces the seven brackets to three brackets. The business tax will be reducedt to 15%. The new law also repeals the death tax. But Speaker Paul Ryan rejected the Republican president’s plan. Ryan... 

Obama Vows to Stop Bill that Boosts Wages and Removes Small Business Regulations

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They’re living lavish lives, so they don’t care about you! President Barack Obama will veto a new bill to remove many regulations burdening small businesses and schools if Congress approves it, the White House said in a statement. The statement criticized the bill, known as the Regulatory Relief for Small Businesses, Schools and Nonprofits Act, claiming it would delay implementation of... 

No Brexit Deal Without Free Movement of Workers - Verhofstadt

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Former Belgian Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt, who is to take charge of the Brexit negotiations with the European Parliament, where he leads the ALDE group, has said whatever deal is reached on Britain’s new trading relationship, the free movement of EU workers is a red line. Verhofstadt said that the UK should invoke Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon as soon as possible and that the European... 

The American Dream Is Dead, And Now Even The Mainstream Media Is Starting To Admit It

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A new survey has found that there is nowhere on the entire planet where the average wage earner is making enough money to live “the American Dream” Are you living “the American Dream”? If so, you should consider yourself to be very fortunate, because most Americans are not. In fact, as you will see below, a new survey has found that there is nowhere on the entire planet where the average wage... 

47 million Americans live in poverty right now

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The middle class in America has been disappearing because of the rapid increase in the cost of living in the United States. Indeed, the cost of living in the United States (food, rent, medical insurance and so on) has been growing rapidly. On the federal level, the poverty threshold for a family of five makes up $28,410, although 51% of all American workers make less than $ 30,000 a year at the moment. In... 

What is the Trans-Pacific Partnership and why you should care

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A dozen Pacific Rim nations reportedly reached an agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, the secretive, US-orchestrated pact that seeks common standards among its members. Opponents say the deal is more about consolidation of power than “fair trade.” What is the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)? The largest global trade agreement in 20 years, the TPP includes the United States, Australia,... 

Doha detains German reporters investigating FIFA World Cup

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Journalists from Germany’s biggest television networks were reportedly detained, questioned and not allowed to leave Qatar for days while working on a story about FIFA President Sepp Blatter and Doha’s vexed nomination for the 2022 football World Cup. Reporter from ARD German TV Florian Bauer tweeted that all of his, as well as colleagues’, materials for ARD and WDR networks have been erased... 

Ford dismisses 700 workers, no one buys cars

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US car maker Ford is cutting 700 jobs at its Michigan plant to compensate for declining of sales. It was said in the statement of the carmaker issued on Thursday. First 200 workers will fired in June at the Michigan Assembly Plant, in the Detroit suburb of Wayne, other 200 at the end of July and the remainder at the end of September. Low gasoline prices have hurt the sales of the plant, which produces... 

Japan Wants to Open to Millions of Immigrants like Europe and America

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With a declining population, Japan is on track to lose about half its workforce by 2060, and with that, its status as an economic superpower. Some are calling for an “immigration revolution” but that is gaining little traction in a country that is seen as the most homogenous in the world. In Japan, birth rates are at record lows and the ageing population at record highs. Now, the former... 

Coca Cola workers protest Spanish govt. inaction on their mass layoff

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In June 2014 the National High Court of Spain deemed illegal the layoff of 1200 workers in Coca Cola’s bottling plant in Madrid. 9 months have gone by and Coca Cola still has not complied with the law. Moreover, the National Court has also condemned the multinational company for denying its workers the right to strike. The trade unions claim that Coca Cola never had an intention to negotiate. The... 

Argentina workers burn US flags after auto parts maker fires 300 workers

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Workers laid off by an American auto parts company in Argentina have burnt US flags during a protest march on Washington’s embassy in the country’s capital, Buenos Aires. The Wednesday evening protest rally was triggered by job losses at a manufacturing plant run by US auto parts maker Lear as the Argentine automotive industry reels from an ailing economy. Hundreds of Argentinean workers, many... 

FIFA's Blatter backs EU calls on Qatar workers

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FIFA President Joseph Blatter has backed calls from the EU Parliament condemning the exploitation of migrant workers in Qatar, but he also said Europe bears responsibility for the working conditions at the 2022 World Cup sites. Blatter said on Friday that there is a need to investigate what has happened in Qatar regarding the alleged abuses of the migrant workers, who are preparing venues for the... 
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