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  • Sweet workers bitter over bosses’ strike-breaking bid

    by Ben Chacko

    US SWEET manufacturer Just Born sparked outrage yesterday as it announced it was hiring scabs to undermine a strike by its workforce.

    Vice-president Matt Pye said the firm, which produces a popular marshmallow confectionery called Peeps, was “making offers...

    Saturday 10th Sep 2016

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Green candidate to appear in court for protesting against Dakota oil pipeline

    US GREEN Party presidential candidate Jill Stein confirmed yesterday that she’ll appear in court over her role in a protest against a new oil pipeline.

    Ms Stein acknowledged that she spray-painted construction equipment in North Dakota on Tuesday in solidarity with the Standing...

    Saturday 10th Sep 2016

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Rebuilding unions takes both lobbying and organising

    ACCORDING to two US leading labour lawyers, to win better lives and rebuild the union movement, workers must do two things at once: organise and lobby.
    The lawyers are Judith Scott, general counsel for the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and Richard Griffin, general counsel...

    Thursday 8th Sep 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Features

  • Native Americans angry at burial-site destruction

    VIOLENCE broke out at an oil pipeline construction site in North Dakota on Saturday after builders destroyed Native American burial and cultural sites.
    Police said four private security guards had been injured after being confronted by protestors from an encampment supporting the Standing...

    Monday 5th Sep 2016

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Trump’s finger hovers ever nearer the nuclear button

    “The biggest problem we have is nuclear — nuclear proliferation and having some maniac, having some madman go out and get a nuclear weapon. That’s in my opinion … the single biggest problem that our country faces right now.” Donald Trump, December 15 2015.


    Thursday 1st Sep 2016

    posted by Morning Star in Features

  • Citibank warns of Trump recession

    UNITED STATES: Finance transnational Citibank warned yesterday that a Donald Trump Republican presidency could trigger a global recession.

    “A Trump victory could lower global GDP growth by around 0.7-0.8” percentage points, said Citibank chief economist Willem...

    Saturday 27th Aug 2016

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Biden urges Europe to buy US gas rather than Russian

    UNITED STATES Vice-President Joe Biden claimed yesterday that a Russian gas pipeline to Germany would “destabilise Ukraine,” instead urging Europe to buy US gas.

    “From our perspective, the Nord Stream 2 pipeline is a fundamentally bad deal for Europe,” Mr Biden...

    Friday 26th Aug 2016

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Former Trump aid secretly fought freeing of Ukrainian PM

    A FORMER campaign manager for US presidential candidate Donald Trump hindered attempts to free corrupt former Ukrainian PM Yulia Tymoshenko, her Washington lobbyist said yesterday.
    Jim Slattery told the Associated Press on Tuesday he had lobbied for more than three years for the release...

    Thursday 25th Aug 2016

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Trump to be ‘fair but firm’ with illegal immigrants

    US REPUBLICAN presidential candidate Donald Trump promised on Monday to be “fair but firm” with the estimated 11 million illegal immigrants living in the country.

    He said he was “working with a lot of people in the Hispanic community to try and come up with an...

    Wednesday 24th Aug 2016

    posted by Morning Star in World

  • Police chief backs sacking of cops in killing cover-up

    CHICAGO Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said on Thursday that seven officers who covered up the the 2014 shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald should be sacked.

    Mr Johnson (pictured) said he was accepting the recommendation of the city’s inspector general that the seven...

    Saturday 20th Aug 2016

    posted by Morning Star in World