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Redistributing 11 billion dollars: Colombia’s left-wing president wants to fight poverty with a wealth tax

Colombia’s President Gustavo Petro wants to tax oil exports and the rich. This could raise 11.5 billion dollars a year for the country. Petro wants to use this money to fight poverty among the population and invest in universities and…

Houston helps 25,000 people exit homelessness

Over the past 10 years, homelessness in Houston has dropped by 63%. Double the decrease seen anywhere else in the U.S. The city helped 25,000 people out of homelessness. So what does Houston do better than other major cities? The…

USA: Apple employees form union for the first time

In the US state of Maryland, employees at an Apple Store have voted to form a union. At the Towson store, 65 of the 110 employees voted in favour of the union. For years, Apple blocked the efforts of its…

Historic victory: Gustavo Petro becomes Colombia’s first left-wing president

In Colombia, Gustavo Petro won the presidential election. The ex-guerrilla fighter is the country’s first left-wing president. He thus continues the left’s winning streak in Latin America. Petro wants to change Colombia profoundly. The country is to move away from…

Cuba introduces new Equality Bill

Discussions about a new bill on family law are being held in Cuba. The new bill includes the legalization of same-sex marriage, measures to achieve gender equality and protection of victims of domestic violence By Johanna Pauls The introduction of…

Social Democratic victory in Australia: Absolute majority for climate protection and social state

In Australia, the social democratic Labor Party won in a landslide. The people voted out conservative Prime Minister Scott Morrison after an election campaign dominated by climate change. The new prime minister is leftist Anthony Albanese. His climate protection policy…

Working shorter hours: 38 companies in the USA are testing the 4-day week

After success stories from Iceland and news about the large-scale field trial in Great Britain, a pilot project on the 4-day week is now starting in the USA. 38 companies are testing the 4-day week while the results are being…

Greece: Energy companies must give up 90 percent of their extra profits to cover electricity costs for citizens

Energy and power companies are among the biggest beneficiaries of the current crisis. Bills are skyrocketing for the population, while energy suppliers are making billions in profits. In Greece, energy companies must now pay 90 percent of their excessive crisis…

Patent-free “Corbevax”: a possible turning point for vaccination in poorer countries

Two US researchers have developed the Corona vaccine “Corbevax”, which has been approved in India since December. It is effective and cheap to produce. What makes it so special: the researchers have not applied for a patent. So “Corbevax” is…

EU-Commission: Platforms like Uber, Mjam and others should hire employees

Digital platforms profit from the self-exploitation and bogus self-employment of their “employees”. The EU Commission is now proposing guidelines for European countries to prevent this. The aim is to control working conditions with the aim of employing suppliers and other…

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