The European Commission has accused Belarus's authoritarian leader of luring migrants with the false promise of easy entry to the EU as part of an "inhuman, gangster-style approach".At least 2,000 migrants are now at the Belarus border with Poland."Upon arrival they are being pushed to the border and forced to make an illegal entry into the European Union," said Commission spokesman Peter Stano.
Iran: massive strike in the oil industry: In Iran, the oil industry is fragmented through numerous subcontracting companies. No contract or precarious contracts are the rule. Workers are exploited. Since 19 June, a massive strike has taken place. 70 companies are affected by the movement.
Three demands are put forward:
By The Visual Journalism Team: The resurgent Taliban have taken more territory in Afghanistan in the last two months than at any time since they were ousted from power in 2001. Over the last 20 years, the control map of Afghanistan has been an ever-changing canvas. Here, we look at the fluctuating picture of who controls which areas. It appears the Taliban have been emboldened in recent weeks by the withdrawal of US troops - retaking many districts from government forces.
Iranian Workers Strike In Different Sectors, Notably Oil And Gas: A wave of labor strikes has hit Iran on Saturday, August 1 in different sectors and plants, including Haft Tappeh Sugar Cane industrial complex, and more importantly in the oil and gas industry. Workers went on strike in the south if Iran, at Abadan, Parsian and Qeshm refineries, and in the Lamerd petrochemical complex, and South Pars oil field. All workers assembled, demanding the implementation of job-classification law and their overdue wages and benefits.
Bangladesh has a tragic history of industrial disasters, including factories catching fire with the workers locked inside. 52 Dead in Bangladesh Factory Fire as Workers Locked Inside. Firefighters work to douse a fire inside a food and beverage factory in Rupganj, outside Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday, July 9, 2021. Credit: AP Photo/Mahmud Hossain Opu. A fire engulfed a food and beverage factory outside Bangladesh’s capital, killing at least 52 people, many of whom were trapped inside by an illegally locked door, fire officials said Friday.
Work underway for forensic experts to identify, repatriate children's remains from B.C. residential school
The former Kamloops Indian Residential School is seen on Tk'emlúps te Secwépemc First Nation near Kamloops, B.C. The remains of 215 children have been found buried on the site, according to the nation. (Andrew Snucins/The Canadian Press)