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Alabama Amazon Warehouse Organizers Lose Union Vote But Plan Legal Challenge

In labour news, the months-long campaign to create the first-ever union at a U.S. Amazon warehouse ended with the majority of workers voting “no.” Seven hundred thirty-eight workers at Amazon’s Bessemer, Alabama, warehouse voted to unionize, while more than twice…

Why Amazon Is Fighting So Hard to Stop Warehouse Workers From Unionizing

Workers at one of Amazon’s warehouses are deciding whether or not to join a union. Amazon’s union-busting efforts indicate just how important the vote is. By Sonali Kolhatkar Thousands of warehouse workers at an Amazon plant in Bessemer, Alabama, are…

Brazil is up in flames—here’s why

by Diego Gonzaga It is no accident that there are fires all across Brazil, and it is no accident that the fires this year are worse than last. In fact, the fires in 2020 are the worst in the last decade.…

Brazil’s 63,000 Fires

Amazon Day, a day of celebration for over 100 years on September 5th has passed. Amazon Day commemorates the year 1850 creation of the Province of Amazonas, encompassing 60% of Brazil and extending into Bolivia, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Suriname,…

Amazon Onslaught

This month Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro proposed a new bill promoting mining, expanded agriculture, and energy production on indigenous lands in the Amazon. Accordingly, private developers as well as private hedge funds will occupy and develop land that’s been home…

The Amazon fire crisis has been 500 years in the making – as Brazil’s indigenous people know only too well

Darren Reid, Coventry University for The Conversation São Paulo – the largest city in the Americas – was recently plunged into darkness in the middle of the day due to smoke from the Amazon rainforest burning more than 2,700km (1,700…

Tinderbox Earth: The significance of the Amazon and Siberian fires

By Dr Andrew Glikson As fires rage across tens of thousands square km the Amazon forest, dubbed the Planet’s lungs, producing some 20 percent of the oxygen in the atmosphere, with some 72,843 fires in Brazil this year, where fires on such a scale are…