Workers mark May Day, Amanda Knox speaks and a Netflix bummer
By Tim Swift The Baltimore Sun
Workers around the world are marking May Day today (also known as International Labor Day) with protests and rallys about poor conditions. The demonstrations are particularly poignant in Bangladesh after a massive factory building collapse last week. Meanwhile, Amanda Knox -- who accused of killing her study abroad roommate -- is making the media rounds promoting her new book "Waiting to be Heard." And finally, Netflix users will lose almost 2,000 titles today as Warner Bros. takes back hundreds of catalog movies.
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Why:Tens of thousands of low-paid workers took to the streets on May Day to demand higher wages, better benefits and improved working conditions a week after a building collapse in Bangladesh became a grim reminder of the dangers of lax safety regulations in poor countries. Laborers in Indonesia, Cambodia, the Philippines and elsewhere marched and chanted en masse Wednesday, sounding complaints about being squeezed by big business amid the surging cost of living. Asia is the manufacturing ground for many of the world's largest multinational companies. [USA Today]