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Ousted Myanmar politicians call for Rohingya to join fight against junta

Myanmar’s parallel government has urged Rohingya to join with them in fighting the military junta, promising to offer justice and citizenship to the persecuted minority. The statement has been welcomed by rights experts as “an important and notable step forward” in the movement for full rights for the Rohingya, who have faced decades of discrimination […]

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Chilean Congress drafts bill to boycott goods from Israeli settlements

The Chilean Congress has drafted a bill to boycott goods, services and products from Israeli settlements, with Jewish Chileans expressing outrage at the latest anti-Israel move by Chilean parliamentarians. The bill was drafted by the Chile-Palestine Inter-Parliamentary Group in the Chamber of Deputies of the Chilean Congress. While the bill refers only to “territories occupied […]

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Jobs lost to the pandemic will take years to return, a labor organization says.

Global employment will take years to return to prepandemic levels, the United Nations’ labor organization said on Wednesday in a report that urged governments to build social protection systems to avoid the destabilizing effects of deepening economic and social inequality. The pandemic wiped out around 144 million jobs last year, including a projected 30 million […]