Before the Deadly Tornadoes, Corporations Blocked a Bill That Could Have Protected Workers

Lawmakers and corporate lobbyists stymied recent proposed legislation to protect employees’ jobs when they flee an unsafe workplace — exactly the kind of protection that could have saved the Amazon workers who died at work during tornadoes over the weekend.

Source: Before the Deadly Tornadoes, Corporations Blocked a Bill That Could Have Protected Workers

COP26 failure

The Climate Movement’s Last Stand?
by Shamus Cooke, Counterpunch, October 17
https://www.counterpunch.org/2021/10/17/the-climate-movements-last-stand/
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The COP’s ongoing failure is rooted in its composition, where a small group of rich nations — steered by the big corporations within their borders — have spoiled any climate progress for 30 years. In 1997 the “historic” Kyoto Accords (COP 3) eventually evolved into a precedent-setting failure, triggered by President Bush’s abandonment of the treaty in 2001.

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