e-News bulletin 18 April 2019

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E-NEWS BULLETIN 18 April 2019  Links to present possibilities

 SOUTH AFRICA 

bazookaStill No Justice for Activist ‘Bazooka’ Rhadebe

“It is absolutely shocking that three years on from the gruesome killing of ‘Bazooka’ Rhadebe, his family and the public at large remain in the dark about the motive for the killing” - Amnesty International SA aidc.org.za/

Brexit, it turns out, could have serious nissan-assemblyconsequences for the SA car industry: This is Why

South Africa’s car and truck industry stands to take a big knock if Brexit goes ahead without a deal that retains import exemptions for vehicles assembled by multinationals in this country. dailymaverick.co.za/
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 INTERNATIONAL 

The 5 million men (sic) who lost jobs since 2016

The State of Working India report 2019, released by the University of Azim Premji on Tuesday, revealed heavy job losses for the learned classes and the poor. timesofindia.indiatimes.com/

daniel“Democracy has been hijacked in Guatemala”

Democracy isn't captured in South Africa alone. In Guatemala, indigenous and peasant people are waging a struggle against powerful industries that have politicians in their pockets. peoplesdispatch.org/

assange“Assange’s arrest is an attack on free speech and dissent”

Journalists and intellectuals across the world have risen in support of Julian Assange, terming his arrest a strike at the very heart of journalism and part of a campaign to silence those who would raise their voices against power. peoplesdispatch.org/


assangeThe Assange Arrest is a Warning From History

The glimpse of Julian Assange being dragged from the Ecuadorean embassy in London is an emblem of the times. Might against right. Muscle against the law. Indecency against courage. counterpunch.org

Julian Assange’s Crime is Speaking Truth to Power

On April 11, 2019 WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange was arrested from the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. peoplesdispatch.org/

 ISRAEL-PALESTINE 

omar-shakir'Chilling': Israeli Court Orders Deportation of Human Rights Watch's Omar Shakir Over Pro-Palestinian Activism

The court's decision marks the first time Israel's draconian "anti-boycott law" has been applied to someone already legally present in the country. commondreams.org/

 

 NEW TECHNOLOGIES | NEW FORMS OF LABOUR 

roboticFuture of Work: How should we respond?

The fourth industrial revolution is no longer an obscure future. How is work changing and how can trade unions in Africa ensure they stay ahead of the curve? This article provides some basic principles for unions to follow as they anticipate the impact of the changing nature of work on organising and bargaining. lrs.org.za/

dongyingA Generation Grows Up in China Without Google, Facebook or Twitter

Over the past decade, China has blocked Google, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, as well as thousands of other foreign websites. A plethora of Chinese websites emerged to serve the same functions — though they came with a heavy dose of censorship. nytimes.com/
 

 ENVIRONMENT 

extinction-rebellionOnly rebellion will prevent an ecological apocalypse

No one is coming to save us. Mass civil disobedience is essential to force a political response. There can be no way the establishment can continue unchanged if humankind is to survive. theguardian.com/

die-inExtinction Rebellion: Meet the Famed Climate Attorney Who Superglued Herself Outside Shell’s U.K. HQ

Extinction Rebellion. That’s the name of the movement shutting down Central London this week in a series of direct actions, as activists close bridges, occupy public landmarks and even superglue themselves to buildings to demand urgent action to combat climate change. democracynow.org/
 

 CULTURE 

CheDossier 15: The Art of the Revolution will be Internationalist

This dossier traces the history of graphic production in post-Revolutionary Cuba, particularly through OSPAAAL (Organization of Solidarity with the People of Asia, Africa and Latin America). Cuba, once a darling of U.S. imperialism, would carve its own path towards socialism. thetricontinental.org/ [pdf 1.4 MB]
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