The Week in Stories Around the Globe

Thousands Of South Korean Union Members Donned ‘Squid Game’ Costumes To Protest Working Conditions

As Squid Game continues to be a record-breaking international phenomenon, the Netflix series‘ anti-capitalist messaging is spurring real-world action thanks to a recent protest in South Korea. According to reports, over 27,000 people took to the streets in Seoul, where members of the South Korean Confederation of Trade Unions donned Squid Game costumes as they rallied for improved working conditions. The union members were reportedly inspired by the characters on the Netflix series who compete in childhood games with a deadly twist to better their lives.

#Striketober #WorkersOfTheWorldUnite #solidarity #southkorea

Colin Powell, a former secretary of state, dies at 84

Powell, the first Black person to serve in both of those senior posts, died Monday morning. The family said that “he was fully vaccinated.” His longtime aide, Peggy Cifrino, confirmed to NPR that he had been treated in recent years for multiple myeloma, a blood cancer that can suppress the body’s immune system, and that he had Parkinson’s disease. Powell had also been treated for prostate cancer in 2003.

 #ColinPowell #secretaryofstate #MilitaryIndustrialComplex

Despite Outcry, Japanese Prime Minister Urges Swift Release of Fukushima Wastewater Into Sea

The plan to move forward with the release of wastewater represents a “radioactive assault” on the ocean “and all those who share its shores,” tweeted Alex Mihailovich, a correspondent for RT America.

#japan #fukushima #TheOcean #nuclear

Study: Intense Ivory Poaching Resulted in Rapid Evolution of Tusklessness in African Elephants

In response to heavy poaching by armed forces during the 20-year Mozambican civil war, populations of African savanna elephants (Loxodonta africana) in Gorongosa National Park declined by 90%; as the population recovered after the war, a relatively large proportion of female elephants were born tuskless.

#Mozambique #elephant #evolution #africa

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