Today’s Bwoglines includes updates on British deportation policy, auto strikes, time-square protests, and more.

Happening in the World: The British government is appealing a Supreme Court decision that deemed its policy to deport asylum seekers to Rwanda unlawful. The policy aimed to deter asylum seekers crossing the English Channel by deporting them to Rwanda for asylum processing. Despite widespread criticism, the government has defended the policy, emphasizing the need for fresh solutions to combat illegal migration. (NYT)

Happening in the US: Union workers at Mack Trucks have gone on strike after rejecting a tentative five-year contract agreement, adding to labor unrest in the automotive industry.  The contract, which included a 19% pay raise over the contract’s duration and other benefits, was voted down by 73% of the workers. The strike centers on issues such as work schedules, health and safety, pensions, health care, and prescription drug coverage. (AP

Happening in NYC: A pro-Palestinian protest in Times Square turned tense as pro-Israel demonstrators counterprotested, but the events remained peaceful throughout. Further protests were planned near the Israeli consulate. Mayor Eric Adams supported peaceful protests while expressing sympathy with Israel. (Gothamist)

Happening in Our Community: Join us to gather menstrual products and diapers for asylum seekers and individuals in need within our local communities and across the city. You can drop off your donations at the CEI Office in Milbank 010, Monday to Friday from 10 am to 4 pm.

Strike via Bwog Archives.