Organizers expect fast-food workers throughout the US to walk off the job on Thursday in a show of solidarity against what they allege are immoral industry practices, and as part of the movement lobbying for a $15 federal minimum wage.
The Moroccan parliament has held a hearing into the industrial and medical benefits of marijuana use. The discussions, started by one of Morocco's main political parties are the first steps to introduce a draft law next year aimed at legalizing the plant.
The European Red Cross and Red Crescent societies are seeing a worrying poverty trend across the continent, in some areas reaching WWII proportions, Anitta Underlin, European director of the Red Cross told RT.
A group of high-profile academics has written an open letter warning that food poverty has become an “emergency” in the UK. Use of food banks has tripled in the past year alone, but the government says this does not mean more people are starving.
Japan’s government panel offered new measures to stop radioactive water leaking from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant into the sea. Officials said the plant could completely run out of storage space for contaminated water within two years.
The governor of central Russia’s Kaluga Region has officially instructed local civil servants to celebrate their birthdays during special one-week vacations, claiming the move would prevent “penny pinching” in state agencies.
A team from the International Trade Union Confederation was shocked by the horrendous conditions migrant workers are forced to toil under in Qatar. ITUC's General Secretary, Sharan Burrow, spoke with RT about the “modern day slave state.”
A New Hampshire hospital worker has been sentenced to 39 years in prison after stealing syringes from the facilities he worked at, injecting his own blood, and infecting dozens of patients across four states with hepatitis C.
Rigid criteria exist for a serious scientific journal to accept a peer-reviewed paper and to publish it. As well there exist strict criteria by which such an article can be withdrawn after publication.
Qatar has made no progress in abolishing laws that effectively force foreign workers into slavery, an international delegation has said. A worker’s rights group has estimated 4,000 migrant workers could die if nothing is done before the 2022 World Cup.