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A medic carries a Palestinian boy killed in an Israeli strike near a hospital in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip on Oct. 24, 2023.

REUTERS/Arafat Barbakh

HARD NUMBERS: Gaza hospitals in critical condition, trust in US media plummets (again), Mexican cops ambushed, autoworker strike expands, revisiting Grenada 40 years later

23: After more than two weeks of siege and airstrikes by Israel, only 23 of the Gaza Strip’s 35 hospitals are still functioning, according to the World Bank. The enclave’s five main health facilities are filled beyond capacity. Gaza authorities report at least 5,700 dead in Israel’s retaliation for the Oct. 7 rampage by Hamas in southern Israel.

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An autoworkers strike in Canada


Could the US autoworkers strike affect Canada?

Thousands of autoworkers from GM, Ford, and Stellantis are on strike in the United States, pushing for higher wages and greater job security. The coordinated strike at plants of the three largest automakers is unprecedented, and the United Auto Workers (UAW) union has warned that it could extend strike action to more plants if the two sides don’t make “serious progress” by Friday.
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Striking United Auto Workers members picket outside the Stellantis Jeep Plant in Toledo, Ohio.


Autoworkers’ strike highlights Biden’s union problem ahead of 2024 vote

Bad news for US President Joe Biden: as the United Auto Workers’ strike enters its fifth day, labor and climate priorities are colliding in a crucial election year.

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