Daily Archives: January 27, 2017

UK | Can post-Brexit London survive as Europe’s cultural and financial capital?

The UK capital perhaps felt the greatest shock when Britain voted to leave the EU. In the first in a series on post-Brexit cities, Tom Campbell examines whether the impending split really will be ‘economic self-sabotage’ for London.

Scientists unveil new form of matter: time crystals

To most people, crystals mean diamond bling, semiprecious gems or perhaps the jagged amethyst or quartz crystals beloved by collectors.
To Norman Yao, these inert crystals are the tip of the iceberg.
If crystals have an atomic structure that repeats in space, like the carbon lattice of a diamond, why can’t crystals also have a structure that repeats in time? That is, a time crystal?

France | Les archives de la CIA ont révélé le financement américain des terroristes ukrainiens

Les États-Unis ont reconnu que l’Organisation des nationalistes ukrainiens était terroriste, mais cela ne les a pas empêchés de la financer, selon ce que révèlent les archives de la CIA.

La note du 4 février 1948 sur le leader de l’OUN Stepan Bandera indique qu’il faisait partie de l’ «organisation terroriste OUN et a été lié à l’assassinat de (Bronislaw) Pieracki », rapporte RIA « Novosti ».

Kazakhstan: Striking Workers Made to Pay Damages for Not Eating

A court in western Kazakhstan has ordered oil workers who went on a hunger strike as part of a labor dispute to pay 3.4 million tenge ($10,000) in compensation for damages purportedly incurred by their refusal to eat.

Mangystau district court in the city of Aktau on January 24 found that the 28 laborers had caused their employer, Oil Construction Company, or OCC, financial losses, despite the fact that they continued to work for the duration of their protest.

USA | San Francisco Unionists and Labor Rights Activists Protest Against Trump’s Anti-Labor Agenda

By Alan Benjamin

An estimated 100 labor activists braved the torrential rain Friday afternoon, January 20 (Inauguration Day), to protest Trump’s anti-labor agenda. Fourteen unions were represented at the rally, which was held in front of Carl’s Jr. to denounce Trump’s nomination of Andrew Puzder as the new Secretary of Labor. (Puzder, the CEO of Carl’s Jr., is opposed to an increase in the minimum wage; in fact, he does not believe in the need for any minimum wage.)