e-News bulletin 13 April 2018

 

E-NEWS BULLETIN 13 April 2018 Links to present possibilities

SOUTH AFRICA

winnieWinnie Mandela was a hero. If she’d been white, there would be no debate

Peaceful protest did not end apartheid: it took revolutionaries. And it shouldn’t be difficult to choose between a system of racial supremacy and a person who helped overthrow it. theguardian.com/winnie

Winnie Mandela Blew Whistle on Corrupt Arms Deal

Winnie Madikizela-Mandela was a member of the parliamentary Defence Committee and expressed concern that the massive expenditure on arms represented nothing less than the betrayal of the struggle against apartheid by returning ANC exiles. worldbeyondwar.org/

apartheidSA most unequal country in world: Poverty shows Apartheid's enduring legacy

South Africa is the most unequal country in the world. This is according to a new report by the World Bank that listed 149 countries. timeslive.co.za/


abahlaliANC Government Forcefully Removes People in Tembisa

The community of Vusimuzi in Tembisa, Johannesburg, is facing a forced development by the Ekurhuleni municipality, which is demolishing people’s houses in the name of development. abahlali.org/

INTERNATIONAL

lulaLula in Jail: What You Need to Know

Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, former Brazilian President, decided to turn himself in after the Brazilian Supreme Court found him guilty of corruption and handed down a 12-year jail sentence. leftvoice.org/


support our teachersTeacher Strikes Are Spreading Across America With No End in Sight

They started in West Virginia, then Oklahoma and Kentucky. Now, Arizona could be next. bloomberg.com/

DHSUS Homeland Security to compile database of journalists and ‘media influencers’

The US DHS is looking to track more than 290,000 global news sources, including online, print, broadcast, television, and radio, according to a request for information. independent.co.uk/

SF city of change Handbook by The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project in San Franscisco, USA

The Anti-Eviction Mapping Project is a multimedia storytelling collective documenting the dispossession and resistance of San Francisco Bay Area residents facing gentrifying landscapes. springer.com/

capitalist pigTen years after the crash

The 2008 economic crises reshaped the world we live in. Although sectors of the U.S. economy are still in one of their longest expansions, most people recognize that the recovery has been profoundly uneven and the economic gains have not been fairly distributed. anticap.wordpress.com/

Hoang Duc BinhVietnam jails activist for 14 years for live-streaming pollution march

A court in central Vietnam has sentenced an activist to 14 years in jail for livestreaming fishermen marching to file a lawsuit against a Taiwan-owned steel plant’s spill of toxins into the ocean. theguardian.com/

koreanKorean Labor unions take to social media to advance their message

Instagram, BAND, and other platforms are being utilized to expand union membership and raise awareness. english.hani.co.kr/

nestle CEONestlé CEO: ‘Humans Have No Right To Access Free Water!’

The chairman of one of the largest producers of food products in the world believes the answer to global water issues lies in privatization. unseen-pedia.com/

PALESTINE

yaser murtajaIsraeli snipers shoot 6 Palestinian journalists, killing one–making international headlines

On the second Friday of the Gaza protests yesterday, Israeli snipers shot nearly 500 Palestinians at the Gaza border, killing nine, and bringing the death toll in two Fridays to 31. mondoweiss.net/

Palestinian photographer Yasser Murtaja’s final images wereeerily prescient as he documented the rising violence in Gaza before he was shot dead. theguardian.com/


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Palestine Solidarity Campaign pamphlet on killings in Gaza

 


Norman Finkelstein: Gaza Finds Nonviolence [AUDIO]

A 29-minute interview with Norman Finkelstein regarding the protests in Gaza. He is the author of ten books, including The Holocaust Industry: Reflections on the Exploitation of Jewish Suffering and, most recently, Gaza: An Inquest Into Its Martyrdom. worldbeyondwar.org/


The new A4 gallery’s Israeli mirage

The A4 Arts Foundation in Cape Town has been welcomed as an alternative in an arts scene so thoroughly dominated by commercial galleries, but its funders have links that expose Israel’s use of the international cultural scene to present itself as a modern democracy. mg.co.za/


abby martinAbby Martin Responds To Attacks From Pro-Israel Organizations

Journalist Abby Martin recently became the target of a smear campaign by Israeli organizations after she shared her experiences in Palestine in 2016 on a popular podcast. mintpressnews.com/

 

 

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NEW TECHNOLOGIES / NEW FORMS OF LABOUR

We need to nationalise Google, Facebook and Amazon. Here’s why

A crisis is looming. These monopoly platforms hoovering up our data have no competition: they’re too big to serve the public interest. theguardian.com/

big data brotherWhat Google and Facebook know about you

Google and Facebook know almost everything a smartphone owner does online or offline and store the information even if the owner deletes the data on the device. An expert has investigated the data that the two internet companies possess and warns others on extent of privacy intrusion. aljazeera.com/

google drone strike3,000+ Google Employees Demand Company End Work on Pentagon Drone Project

The employees have demanded that their company end its involvement in a Pentagon contract to analyze imagery, potentially to improve the targeting of drone strikes.commondreams.org/

What are 5G and The Internet of Things?

5G refers to “5th generation” wireless technology intended to carry the massive amount of data that will be generated from the Internet of Things, driverless cars, and for faster video streaming. No one is yet clear about how 5G will be achieved, so at present, it is being used more as a marketing term. whatis5g.info/

Tech companies should stop pretending AI won’t destroy jobs

No matter what anyone tells you, we’re not ready for the massive societal upheavals on the way.
technologyreview.com/
Human jobs are assigned, optimized, and evaluated through algorithms and tracked data. The impact of this algorithmic data-driven management on human workers and work practices in the context of Uber and Lyft are discussed in this academic article [391KB pdf]. cs.cmu.edu/

Marx Pays a Visit to Foxconn

An illustrated piece recently circulated among electronics workers in the Pearl River Delta, translated from Mandarin on the occasion of Karl Marx’s 199th birthday. He travels through time to visit the Foxconn factory. chuangcn.org/


HISTORY

slaveshipThe Apocalypse of Settler Colonialism

From the sixteenth through the nineteenth centuries nearly 13-million Africans were brutally snatched from their homelands, enslaved, and forced to toil for the greater good of European and Euro-American powers, London not least. monthlyreview.org/

UN panel says the U.S. owes reparations to African-Americans

The report, which is non-binding, specified that reparations can come in a variety of ways, including educational opportunities, psychological rehabilitation, debt cancellation and formal apologies. pbs.org/
 
 
 
 
 
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This newsletter is intended as a special and alternative news, information and knowledge source for all who are interested in issues relevant to promoting political, social and economic equality and the eradication of poverty. The articles contained herein are obtained from various electronic media platforms and do not necessarily reflect the views of WWMP.

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