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Friday 13 November 2015
Labour news you cannot afford to miss !


South Africa Student Uprising

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Youth and the intergenerational transmission of poverty
“While university students fight for their rights, just over 50 per cent of the country’s youth are unemployed.”

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Socialism is suddenly hot! The unions show signs of life
“A specter is haunting America. Well, OK, not so much “haunting.” More like bugging America a little, disturbing our consumerist slumber from time to time.”
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Greek general strike: Petrol bombs and teargas during anti-austerity protest – as it happened
“Youths throw Molotov cocktails in Athens, as thousands protest against the ‘vicious cycle’ of austerity in Greece during the first general strike since Alexis Tsipras became PM.”


Coelho Must Fall
“Conservative Prime Minister Pedro Passos Coelho opened a two-day debate in parliament yesterday that is expected to conclude with a vote today to make his government the shortest ever.”

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US defense secretary threatens Russia and China

“US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter delivered a pointed warning of future wars Saturday in an address to a forum at the Reagan Library in southern California.”
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End violence against women UN day 2015
“The United Nations Secretary-General’s Campaign UNiTE to End Violence against Women has proclaimed the 25th of each month as ‘Orange Day’, a day to raise awareness and take action against violence against women and girls.
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WS 29 Digital economy, jobs and multistakeholder practices
“Amid the recent economic crisis, the digital economy has not faltered or failed to deliver. Rather, it has continued to deliver new business opportunities, open markets and create jobs..”
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Fisherfolks say no to the Coastal Fisheries Initiative.
“Joint Press Statement by the World Forum of Fisher Peoples”
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CUNY Faculty Members Arrested After Staging Protest
“Several dozen City University of New York faculty members were arrested on Wednesday when they blocked the entrance to the Midtown Manhattan building housing the administration’s offices as part of a demand for salary increases.”
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Google Cardboard’s New York Times Experiement Just Hooked A Generation On VR
“Yesterday my Facebook feed filled up with pictures of friends’ kids clutching cardboard boxes to their faces. Well, I should say, Cardboard boxes.”
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21 Facts About The Explosive Growth Of Poverty In America That Will Blow Your Mind
“What you are about to see is more evidence that the growth of poverty in the United States is wildly out of control.”
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On-Demand Workers Need ‘Portable Benefits,’ Tech and Labor Leaders Say
“A group of tech, public policy and labor leaders says it’s time to create portable benefits for on-demand contract workers.”
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Airbnb, Uber: ‘We are the saviors of the middle class’
“Airbnb and Uber, two of the most valuable and controversial U.S. startups, have disrupted established industries — hotels and taxis, respectively.”
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Twitter Is So Hopelessly White Its Only Black Engineering Boss Just Quit in Protest
“Leslie Miley was “the only African-American in [engineering] leadership” at Twitter, a company that employs thousands, and owes much of its success to adoption by non-white users.”
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Artificial intelligence: ‘Homo sapiens will be split into a handful of gods and the rest of us’
“A new report suggests that the marriage of AI and robotics could replace so many jobs that the era of mass employment could come to an end .”
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