E-News Bulletin
Friday 29 January 2016
Labour news you cannot afford to miss !

Keep calm and let the students disrupt injustice: a response to Achille Mbembe

 

As township struggle seeps into elite spaces such as the university, many privileged academics and university managers have become terrified of what they perceive as ‘uncivil’ protest..

 

http://www.the

 

The assassination of Patrice Lumumba, the ghosts of history and the policing of remembrance

January 17 marked the 55th anniversary of the US- and Belgian-orchestrated assassination of Patrice Lumumba, the first democratically elected prime minister of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

http://www.dai

 

Racism:The Achilles Heel of  Middle-Class Liberalism

Wasn’t Charlie Hebdo once something to do with the left, loosely a product of a previous upsurge of social struggle many years ago?

http://www.mor

 

Richest 62 people as wealthy as half of the world's population, says Oxfam

 

The vast and growing gap between rich and poor has been laid bare in a new Oxfam report showing that the 62 richest billionaires own as much wealth as the poorer half of the world’s population.

 

http://www.the

 

India in talks to open ports, bases to US military

 

According to Indian media reports, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government has begun discussions with the US on a military Logistics Support Agreement (LSA).

 

https://www.wsw

 

Gig Economy Workers Need Benefits and Job Protections. NOW.

In the US, we lump workers into two categories, employee or independent contractor, neither of which were designed for Fasil Teka.

http://www.wir

 

Adelson newspaper suggests Swedish foreign minister deserves assassination for questioning Israeli policy


Swedish Foreign Minister Wallstrom may be assassinated, suggests Israeli Former Chairman of the Pedagogic Secretary of the Education Ministry.
 

http://mon

 

At Least 12 Migrants, Including 8 Children, Drown Off Greece: Coastguard

The bodies of twelve migrants, including eight children, were discovered off the Greek island of Samos on Thursday after their boat capsized, the Greek coastguard said.

http://www.ndt

 

Seeking solutions for 60 million Americans who lack home Internet


After the library has closed and most students have gone, Bridgid Skiba lingers, finishing her homework with the wireless Internet still leaking through the building’s shuttered doors.
 

http://www.sfc

 

Forward to a cold war future ?

 

In the face of the ongoing global economic crisis, with massive unemployment and a wage and welfare gap continuing to grow, the remnants of communist parties around the world see a chance of again becoming major, even leading, political forces.

 

http://www.fin

 

Black Like Me founder adopts a white agenda

 

The DA this past weekend, unveiled its city of Johannesburg mayoral candidate as businessman Herman Mashaba.

 

http://www.the

 

Is silencing the racist good for democracy?

Do racists have the right to freedom of expression or free speech? When should we consider their perspectives hate speech? Who gets to decide whether a racist opinion is harmful?.

http://voi

 

PBS “Mine Wars” documentary tells a complex tale

 

For decades, the history of the West Virginia Mine Wars was forgotten, suppressed and denied on many fronts, including in the very history books taught within the state.

 

http://www.wvg

 

The privatization of the Piraeus Port Authority in Greece: What's really happening

 

Greek trade unionist Anastasia Frantzeskaki made this contribution on the situation of the port of Piraeus to the panel discussion organized by the parliamentary group of the German Left Party (die Linke) at the Bundestag on 2.11.2015, on the topic of privatization of electricity, ports and railways in Greece

 

http://fel

 

Low Pay Walkout Shuts Hundreds of Schools


Hundreds of schools were shut down yesterday as over 11,000 teachers from more than 700 schools went on strike for higher salaries and larger school budgets.

 

http://www.mor

 

To Fight Back Against Companies Like Uber, Workers Need Organizing—Not Technocratic Fixes

What are U.S. workers to do about the problems presented by the gig economy? The past year saw a number of prominent liberals offer policy ideas to mitigate the worst elements of precarious employment
.
http://int

 

Vladimir Putin accuses Lenin of placing a 'time bomb' under Russia

Vladimir Putin has denounced Lenin and his Bolshevik government for their brutal repressions and accused him of having placed a “time bomb” under the state.

http://www.the

 

How Facebook Stumbled On Its Quest to Give Internet Away For Free

 A history of Facebook’s highly controversial, completely audacious, and possibly best-intentioned program, Free Basics.

http://www.buz

 

Subcategories

Events

 


Zwide, Port Elizabeth
1 June

Publications

russian revolution

 

100yrs cover img

 Solidarity with Palestine booklet cover

Subscribe to Workers' World weekly e-news

 

* indicates required
 

Please publish modules in offcanvas position.