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Hungary | ‘Slave Law’ Overtime Rules Send Hungarian Workers Into the Street in Protest

On Saturday, Hungarian trade unions protested a change in the country’s labor code in Budapest, increasing a workers’ allowable overtime from 250 to 400 hours a year in a move union leaders have dubbed as a “slave law.”

Our leaders behave like children: Greta Thunberg’s speech in Katowice

People will rise to the climate challenge – whether the world leaders like it or not. Listen to and read 15-year-old Greta Thunbergs speech to UN leader António Guterres at the climate change conference in Katowice.

 

Sierra Leone doctors strike over conditions, nurses may follow

Doctors in Sierra Leone’s public hospitals were on strike on Wednesday to protest against low wages and poor working conditions, and nurses said they may follow suit.

Sierra Leone is one of Africa’s poorest countries and its public hospitals lack equipment. The 2014-2016 Ebola epidemic killed nearly 4000 people, including more than 250 medical staff.

Canada | Climate justice movements multiply as 2030 climate deadline looms

by Brent Patterson

A new constellation of movements — including Environnement Jeunesse, the Sunrise Movement, Earth Strike, Extinction Rebellion, and the Progressive International — have formed in recent months to challenge the existential threat of climate breakdown.

Ireland | Report from the First International Conference Against US/NATO Military Bases

Many UNAC leaders and members participated in the First International Conference against US/NATO Military Bases, which was held on November 16-18 at Liberty Hall in Dublin, Ireland and attended by more than 300 activists from 35 countries.   Around 60 people registered from the US.