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Antigone review – gender switch sparks striking take on Sophocles

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The chorus has been banished, the cast of five has no room for Eurydice and, most strikingly, Creon is a queen in Merlynn Tong’s streamlined take on Sophocles. This British premiere, directed by Dawn Walton at the sma...

‘Death of 1,000 cuts’: Kellogg’s workers on why they’re striking

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About 1,400 Kellogg’s workers at four US plants have gone on strike after their current union contracts expired and amid accusations that the cereal giant is offshoring jobs. The workers, represented by the Bakery, Co...

Malaria trial shows ‘striking’ 70% reduction in severe illness in children

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A trial combining vaccinations and prevention drugs has substantially lowered the number of children dying of malaria in two African countries, according to researchers. The results of the study, published in the New ...

‘We’re peons to them’: Nabisco factory workers on why they’re striking

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The pandemic drove many people to the cookie jar and helped Nabisco, maker of Oreos, Chips Ahoy!, Fig Newtons and other sweet treats weather the worst of the outbreak. But as the company’s profits continue to recover,...

Afghanistan: striking image appears to show 640 people fleeing Kabul in packed US military plane

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An extraordinary image has emerged that appears to show hundreds of Afghans packed into a US military cargo plane, in a desperate attempt to flee Kabul after the fall of the capital to the Taliban. The picture obtaine...

Union advocates rally in New York to support striking Alabama coalminers

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Coal miners and union advocates from across the country rallied in New York on Wednesday morning in support of Alabama miners who are four months into a strike against their employer, Warrior Met Coal. Dressed in camo...

Anti-lockdown protest: two men charged with allegedly striking police horse in Sydney

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Two men will face court after an anti-lockdown protest in central Sydney, accused among other offences of striking a police horse. Fifty-seven people have already been charged and 90 infringement notices issued over S...

The Goon Sax: Mirror II review – striking, superb songwriting by Aussie indie trio

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Growing up in public is a tough gig, but Australian trio the Goon Sax don’t have a lot of choice. They were still at school when their 2016 debut album Up to Anything was released, with prosaic, witty songs about unre...

Striking images: the 20th century, as told by Guardian photographers – in pictures

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It was in 1905 that the Manchester Guardian published its first ever photograph, of the Angel Stone in Manchester Cathedral. Three years later, the paper hired its first staff photographer, Walter Doughty. In many way...

Striking coalminers in Alabama energize support across the south

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About 1,100 coalminers represented by the United Mine Workers of America in Brookwood, Alabama, have been on strike since the start of April against Warrior Met Coal amid new union contract negotiations. As the strike...

A striking look at the UK justice system – podcasts of the week

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Prison BreakJosie Bevan’s Radio 4 series and podcast, Prison Bag, charted her family’s unexpected and traumatic experience with the UK penal system following husband Rob’s conviction for fraud. This striking and hones...