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Friday 28 August 2015

Labour news you cannot afford to miss !

BRITAIN: Why Jeremy Corbyn Scares the Right
“Jeremy Corbyn’s momentum in the Labour Party leadership election shows British politics is moving leftward..”
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USA: Why Donald Trump is So Scary
“In Mobile, Alabama Friday night Donald Trump gave his first substantial presentation (it’s hard to call it a “speech”) at what his campaign described as a “pep rally”…”
read more…http://www.cou

USA: Workers Get New Tools for Airing Their Gripes
“If you work in a big company, chances are you’re getting more feedback lately—whether you know it or not..”
read more… http://www.wsj

USA: The Honduran Coup’s Ugly Aftermath
As Secretary of State in 2009, Hillary Clinton helped a right-wing coup in Honduras remove an elected left-of-center president, setting back the cause of democracy and enabling corrupt and drug-tainted forces to tighten their grip on the poverty-stricken country.”

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BELGRADE: A 21st-Century Migrant’s Essentials: Food, Shelter, Smartphone
“The tens of thousands of migrants who have flooded into the Balkans in recent weeks need food, water and shelter, just like the millions displaced by war the world over.”
read more… http://www.nyt
BRITAIN: Reluctant licence fee payers don’t like life without the BBC after all
“The BBC commissioned research to find out how people might cope (or not cope) without the broadcaster. So 70 families in 15 locations across the UK agreed to the blocking of all BBC services for nine days”
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GREECE: SYRIZA Splits after Tsipras-Government Capitulates to the EU
“Greece’s ruling left-reformist party, SYRIZA, has split. The new splinter group is called Λαϊκή Ενότητα (Laïkí Enótita [LAE] which means Popular Unity).”
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USA: Jeff Bezos and Amazon Employees Join Debate Over Its Culture
“For 20 years, Amazon has reveled in its toughness. “Work hard” are the first two words of a company motto. An oft-repeated line from Jeff Bezos, the founder and chief executive, calls the company culture “friendly and intense, but if push comes to shove we’ll settle for intense.”
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INTERNATIONAL: New UN report finds almost no industry profitable if environmental costs were included
“If you haven’t been paying attention, I don’t blame you for at first not believing this. After all, companies go to great lengths to greenwash their image and present themselves as progressive and environmentally responsible, even while they turn your land to deserts and your oceans into dead zones. .”
read more…http://www.exp
USA: Kissinger: ‘Breaking Russia has become objective for US’
“Former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger has hit out at American and European policy in Ukraine, saying it ignores Russia’s relationship with its neighbor, and has called for cooperation between the White House and the Kremlin in Ukraine. “

read more…https://www.rt
MIDDLE EAST: Iraq, winds of hope
“Since the end of July, and despite continued terrorist attacks by the so called Islamic State (IS) against Iraqi civilians, massive popular demonstrations have taken place in the capital Baghdad and several cities in the south of the country, mainly to denounce corruption in the country and the political bankruptcy of the ruling sectarian political parties. “

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Britain: UK surveillance “worse than 1984,” says new UN privacy chief
“The newly appointed UN special rapporteur on privacy, Joseph Cannataci, has called the UK’s oversight of surveillance “a rather bad joke at its citizens’ expense,” and said that the situation regarding privacy is “worse” than anything George Orwell imagined in his novel 1984..”
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GUATEMALA: Rios Montt to be Tried for Genocide but not sentenced
“A Guatemalan court ruled Tuesday that former dictator Efrain Rios Montt will face retrial for genocide during the country’s civil war, but behind closed doors because of his deteriorating health. He will face no prison sentence if found guilty.”
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GREECE: The left challenge to Tsipras’ surrender
“Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ decision to resign and push for national elections prior to a SYRIZA congress has forced a split in the party, with 25 SYRIZA members of parliament launching Popular Unity with a public letter on August 20. “
read more… http://soc
SOUTH AFRICA: Deluded ANC fell short of true liberation
In 1967 I heard Tanzanian president Julius Nyerere make a statement, summarised here by the newspaper of his party, the Tanganyika African National Union, at the time: “Nyerere called on the people of Tanzania to have great confidence in themselves and to safeguard the nation’s hard-won freedom.”
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CHINA: The capitalist transformation of rural China: Evidence from “Agrarian Change in Contemporary China”
“Despite so much attention being spent on the woes of the Chinese stock market and currency wars, in other fields the Chinese state continues its liberalizing reforms. Over the last few years the state has pushed forward with its attempt to scale-up and capitalize agriculture, and Li Keqiang recently argued for the need to “industrialize agriculture.”
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CHINA: As Shanghai plunges again, another stock market shows where China’s torment starts
“Not one, or two, but three bulls stand sentinel outside the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, symbols of a city, and a country, that have spent more than three decades charging up, and up, and up.
  This spring they stood watch as the market went on yet another epic tear, a frenzy of borrowing and buying that saw Chinese stocks rush to ridiculous new heights, attracting millions of new investors along the way.
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TURKEY: Ankara: the New Capital of Jihad
“Has US policy in Syria fallen prey to the political ambitions of one man, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan?.”
read more… http://www.cou
MIDDLE EAST: Israeli extremist group leader calls for torching of churches
“The leader of the extremist anti-assimilation group Lehava allegedly called for churches to be torched, at a panel held this week for yeshiva students. Benzi Gopstein said he is prepared to spend 50 years in jail for doing so, according to a report by the Haredi website Kikar Shabbat.”
read more… https://www.maan

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