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The Great Resignation is here. Workers are quitting in record numbers, demanding higher wages and better treatment. At the same time, a Reddit community called ‘antiwork’ is providing an outlet for frustrated employees, a platform to organise collective action, and a place to philosophise about a friendlier future of work. Where did this movement come from, and what’s behind the palpable discontent with the modern workplace?
"Fighting For Air" looks at the David and Goliath struggle for clean air in America's wealthiest state, as neighbors come together to fight the online shopping giants they say are poisoning the air they breathe
What makes us sick? Environment and income, say doctors at California’s AltaMed clinic. From anxiety to diabetes, these patients’ stories show that when it comes to health, "the poor pay the price" of their poverty
$110 million in cryptocurrencies, including Bitcoin, Ether, Polkadot, and Solana have been donated to Ukraine's war efforts as of the beginning of April. Even though it’s a fraction of the total money flowing into the country, crypto donations have gotten a lot of attention — praised for their ability to cross borders quickly and without friction. But there are risks with donating crypto too. The currency’s value is extremely volatile, and the lack of regulation has also invited thousands of scammers, and has raised fears that Russians could use it to avoid sanctions.
So how much of an impact is crypto really making in Ukraine?
Digital investigator Ben Strick, from the Centre for Information Resilience, takes painstaking steps to verify the authenticity of Ukraine war footage. What he finds could one day be used to punish those responsible. Here's how he does it.
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