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Friday 30 October 2015

Labour news you cannot afford to miss !
Students take the lead…Again
The student protest movement that unfolded over the past two weeks signals the beginning of the end for the ANC regime. Strangely reminiscent of the 1976 student uprisings that followed three years after the Durban strikes of 1973
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SOUTH AFRICA: Demand Dr Blade now progressively implement the No-fees varsity report recommendations
“*Campaign Victory!* This morning the No-Fees Varsity Report was released.”
click here to download the report…https://d3n
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SOUTH AFRICA: Message of support from Palestinian Students to SA Students
” Receive heartfelt greetings from the Palestinian Students’ Campaign for the Academic Boycott of Israel (PSCABI). News of your intensified struggle for free quality education has reached us, ….

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USA:  Cops Called On CTA Rep At San Lorenzo High & UE Faces NLRB Complaint By Zionists And Mossad

“WorkWeek looks at the use of Alameda County Deputies to bully and intimidate the California Teachers Association representative Guillermo “Memo” Durgin and San Lorenzo High School teachers.”
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MIDDLE EAST: Israel’s executions of Palestinian teens must end, Amnesty says

“Israel is carrying out summary executions of Palestinians, Amnesty International has confirmed.  Sometimes it lets injured Palestinians bleed to death.”
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EGYPT: Kafr al-Dawwar joins Mahalla textile workers on 5th day of strike

“Several thousands of workers at two of Egypt’s largest textile companies — the Kafr al-Dawwar Textile Company and the Misr Spinning and Weaving Company in Mahalla al-Kubra … “
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GERMANY: Factory fire compensation campaign against German retailer KiK escalates
“Over a month since the third anniversary of world’s worst garment factory fire, in which the Ali Enterprises factory in Pakistan burned to the ground killing over 250 people, …”
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UK: A Deal Soaked In Blood
“Felicity Arbuthnot charts how Blair conspired with the US to invade Iraq while feeding the British public a very different story.”
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SOUTH AFRICA: Nzimande withheld report that free education is possible
“Embattled Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande has for the past three years been withholding a report that found it was viable to provide free university tuition to the poor.”
CAPE TOWN: UWC staff and academics and staff on #FeesMustFall STATEMENT
“As academics and staff at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) we want to state our support for our students and others that are similarly located at historically black universities (HBIs) as they have been embarking on this protest action.”
USA: Lawyer Suggests that Victim was to Blame for Police Attack
“The defence lawyer for the Alabama policeman who paralysed an elderly Indian man in a vicious attack has suggested the victim was to blame for not speaking English.”
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MIDDLE EAST: No End to the Stuck War on Yemen
“The last bigger post on the war on Yemen here was on September 9. Since then nothing important happened there to write about.”
read more..http://www.moo
ISTANBUL: Turkish police raid critical media HQ, shut down live broadcast
“Istanbul police used force on to enter the headquarters and seize control of media outlets owned by the Koza-İpek Group, dramatically breaking into the main broadcasting room and shutting down two TV stations owned by the group.”
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SEMYONOVKA: Ukraine Ban on Russian Symbols Fuels Fight Over National Identity
“A young policeman knocked on Ivan M. Papchenko’s front door one recent afternoon, brandishing a complaint from the National Memory Institute of Ukraine and demanding to know why this village had resurrected Lenin.
read more…http://www.nyt
GREECE: Greek Collective Bargaining after the Third Memorandum1
“The radical restructuring of Greek collective bargaining was right from the beginning one of the core demands of the Troika of the European Commission, the European Central Bank and the International Monetary Fund (Schulten, 2015).”
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JOHANNESBURG:  South Africa’s Student Revolt
“Last Wednesday, I arrived at the University of the Witwatersrand, where I work, and couldn’t get inside. Some major entrances to the campus in the center of Johannesburg were locked.”
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GRAHAMSTOWN: ‘Foreigners’ wives’ fight for their families in Grahamstown xenophobia crisis
” The “wives of foreigners” in Grahamstown said on Wednesday that no-one was taking the xenophobia crisis in the town seriously.In a “Press Statement from Voices of the Foreigners’ Wives”‚ the group announced that they would go ahead with a protest on Friday.”
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USA: Apple’s Supply-Chain Workers May Be Risking Cancer to Build Your iPhone
“If you thought you’d heard it all about labor violations in Apple’s supply chain, think again. A new investigative report from Students and Scholars Against Corporate Misbehavior (SACOM), a Hong Kong-based …”
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MIDDLE EAST: Qatar’s labour law “reforms” a sham
“Rights groups on Wednesday dismissed as a “sham” long-awaited reforms of Qatar’s much-criticised “kafala” labour system for foreign workers, which critics have likened to modern-day slavery “
read more..http://www.fra
TURKEY: Turkish court convicts 244 protesters over Gezi Park protests
“A local court in Istanbul has sentenced 244 participants in the 2013 Gezi protests to jail time for a range of crimes, including “polluting a mosque.”
read more…http://www.hur
SOUTH CHINA SEA: Beijing ‘not frightened to fight a war’ after US move
“China is not afraid of fighting a war against the United States in the South China Sea, a state-run newspaper with links to the Communist party has claimed.”

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UK: Corbyn’s Labour-Social Democracy Resuscitated?
“Lenin’s excitement at his rediscovery of Hegel as he grappled for meaning at the great turning point in international socialist politics of autumn 1914 finds its echo on the left of the British labour movement in the extraordinary summer 101 years later.”
read more..http://www.soc