Category Archives: Media

MediaNorth Condemns Banning Of Al Jazeera by Israeli Government.

The Israeli government voted on Sunday 5th May to shut down the operations of Al Jazeera, one of the last remaining international media networks reporting from the war-ravaged Gaza strip. As a result, Al Jazeera’s offices in Israel were closed, … Continue reading

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AI: Threats & Opportunities For The Media

Festival Of Debate, 2024. Louisa Bull, National Officer Graphical, Paper, Media & IT Sector. Unite The Union : AI: Threats & Opportunities For The Media April 25th, 2024I  know other speakers are going to deal much more eloquently with the … Continue reading

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US Ban On TikTok: Could The UK Be Dragged Into A Trade War?

Buried deep in the US Senate’s foreign aid support package for Ukraine is a fast track provision to ban the Chinese social media platform TikTok unless it is sold by its Chinese owners ByteDance to a US-approved buyer, something ByteDance … Continue reading

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Ecuador’s Military Assault On Mexican Embassy : Statement By Mexico Solidarity Forum UK

The Mexico Solidarity Forum in the UK has condemned the assault on the Mexican Embassy in Quito after heavily armed special military and police officers (The Security Bloc) forcibly broke through the premises of the embassy of Mexico in Quito, … Continue reading

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New York Times To Sue OpenAI & Microsoft; Sports Illustrated Sacks Senior Staff Over Use Of AI

The newspaper and magazine industry is gearing up for a battle over the use of AI in information harvesting and the use of artificial intelligence to create fake articles, fake writer profiles and photos. The New York Times is to … Continue reading

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Updated: IF Metall members in Sweden strike at Tesla – unions line up in support

Over 120 Tesla mechanics  in Sweden have commenced strike action after the company refused to agree to union recognition and collective bargaining. It is expected that sales staff who are members of the Unionen union will strike this coming week.  … Continue reading

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Has the spark gone out of e-truck manufacturing?

Volta joins a growing list of electric vehicle manufacturers who have pulled the plug on their vans and trucks. Volta’s potential customers in its testing programme, included Marks & Spencer, DB Shenker and DSV with their engineering and development largely … Continue reading

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UAW Dispute With US Automakers: Biden & Trump Try To Woo Union Members

Biden tells Auto strikers ‘Stick with it’, while Trump says the strikes are ‘ridiculous’ For the first time in modern history a sitting US president joined and spoke at at union picket line this week.  Joe Biden was accompanied by … Continue reading

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Sarah Woolley: “Trade Union Movement Should Back Organise Now”

Sarah Woolley, General Secretary of Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union (BFAWU) is calling on the whole labour movement to back Organise Now, as it celebrates its first anniversary.  As figures show that 200,000 workers (mainly women) left the trade … Continue reading

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Updated: Where To Now For The BRICS Nations

Economist Jim O’Neill (now Lord O’Neill) originally coined the phrase ‘BRICs’ in a 2001 Goldman Sach’s economic paper with the title ‘The World Needs Better Economic BRICs’ – which discussed the prospects for four emerging economies – Brazil, Russia, India, … Continue reading

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