Category: Labor and labor unions

Arab Spring 2.0? Five lessons from 2011

     

The conditions that spurred the Arab uprisings, including government corruption, failed economies and deteriorating social services, have only intensified in many countries, exacerbated by 2020’s Covid-19 pandemic, notes analyst Megan O’Toole…. Read more »

Covid-19 lockdowns temper labor movement’s May Day

     

With restrictions owing to the coronavirus pandemic in place around the world, many labor groups are marking International Workers’ Day on Friday in subdued fashion. But as a global coronavirus-induced… Read more »

A post-pandemic democratic renaissance?

     

  As leading authoritarian states exploit that Covid-19 pandemic to pursue a strategy of “co-option, coercion, and concealment,” as H.R. McMaster has summarized it, the old liberal order may rapidly… Read more »