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1 April 2020

Commentary: Time for a rights-based global economic stimulus to tackle COVID-19

Author: Ignacio Saiz, Center for Economic and Social Rights

A number of countries... are introducing comprehensive stimulus packages to mitigate the effects of the virus... most of these “bailouts” include protections for workers and companies, their different emphases are striking [and]... largely correlate...

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1 April 2020

Commentary: US economic relief package shortchanges workers

Author: Human Rights Watch

The United States government’s US$2 trillion economic package passed in response to COVID-19 contains important protections but will leave many low-income people unable to afford life necessities... “The CARES Act is an important step, but not enough...

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1 April 2020

General Electric workers launch protest, demand to make ventilators

Author: Edward Ongweso Jr, Motherboard

General Electric factory workers launched two separate protests demanding that the company convert its jet engine factories to make ventilators... These protests come just after General Electric announced it would be laying off 10 percent of its...

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1 April 2020

Malaysia: Medical glove manufacturers see surge in orders due to COVID-19, amid forced labour concerns

Rubber glove manufacturers in Malaysia - the world's biggest producer of medical gloves - are reporting a surge in orders from Europe and the US as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, including firms previously linked to exploitation of migrant workers...

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31 March 2020

USA: Israeli spyware firm NSO accuses Facebook of not following proper legal procedure in lawsuit against them for undue mass surveillance

Author: Aaron Holmes, Business Insider France

"The Israeli spyware firm accused of hacking WhatsApp is now claiming Facebook disregarded international law as the legal battle between the 2 companies heats up," 10 March 2020...

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31 March 2020

USA: Uber and Lyft sued for endangering the public during COVID-19 crisis

Author: Ethan Baron, SiliconValley.com (USA)

"Coronavirus: Lawsuits claim Uber and Lyft endangering public", 13 March 2020...

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31 March 2020

USA: Uber sues Los Angeles Department of Transportation for alleged misuse of data

Author: Justin Coleman, The Hill (USA)

"Uber sues Los Angeles over data collection", 25 March 2020...

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30 March 2020
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Author: Semana Sostenible

“Bayer deberá pagar 40 millones de dólares por no advertir riesgos para la salud del glifosato” - 31 de marzo de 2020 ...

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30 March 2020
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Author: Corine Lesnes, Le Monde (France)

« Etats-Unis : les Sioux obtiennent une victoire inattendue face à l’oléoduc Dakota Access », 27 mars 2020...

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30 March 2020

USA: Amazon warehouse workers in New York strike demanding closure of facility after employees test positive for coronavirus; incl. company comments

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