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Friday 6 May 2016

Labour news you cannot afford to miss !
Art Performance by Tambisan sa Sining
in the May First Rally in Manila, 2016
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SOUTH AFRICA: Marikana: Phiyega’s inquiry begins as compensation is still elusive
“While the inquiry into suspended police commissioner Riah Phiyega’s fitness to hold office has began, showing signs of progress on the recommendations of the Marikana report, compensation discussions for victims of the massacre have stalled.” read more…http://www.dai

BRAZIL: The Only Way Forward to Defeat the Coup
“The process of political coup in Brazil, backed by the US, which we from the CCR have been denouncing for several months, took a decisive turn on the evening of Sunday, April 17, 2016. In a horror show in which the country’s members of congress had to vote for or against impeachment of the democratically elected president of Brazil, Dilma Roussef…” read more…http://www.the

TURKEY: PM Ahmet Davutoglu to quit amid Erdogan rift rumours
“Turkey’s Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu says he will stand down at an extraordinary congress of his ruling AK Party later this month. Speculation about his resignation has been rife since Mr Davutoglu met President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday.” read more…

MIDDLE EAST: Zionism and anti-Semitism
“This interview with Israeli communist and Weekly Worker writer Moshé Machover was conducted by the Croatian online publication Slobodni Filozofski.”
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MIDDLE EAST: Stop Criminalization of Palestine Solidarity! Statement of Michael Pröbsting
“The Austrian State is attempting to prosecute pro-Palestine activists for their Anti-Zionist views. On 20 April 2016, the Federal Bureau for the Protection of the Constitution and Counter-Terrorism (the political police in Austria) summoned Michael Pröbsting, International Secretary of the RCIT”  click here to watch…

SOUTH AFRICA: The Declaration of the Workers Summit to the May Day Rally
“Ten founding principles agreed upon including independence, worker control, non-racialism, support for workers exposing corruption. SA’s first Workers’ Summit: an historical event putting workers first. The summit took place in Boksburg, Gauteng on Saturday 30 April.” read more…http://www.po

SOUTH AFRICA: Union vs Parliament: ‘No option but to render the institution ungovernable’
“Five months after last year’s unprotected strike by the National Education, Health and Allied Workers’ Union (Nehawu) at Parliament, labour relations at the national legislature remain terse.” read more…http://www.dai

BANGLADESH: Three years after signing Bangladesh Accord, H&M  factories still not safe
“As H&M shareholders prepare to meet in Sweden tomorrow, the Clean Clothes Campaign, International Labor Rights Forum, Maquila Solidarity Network, and Worker Rights Consortium have released a report showing that the majority of H&M’s Bangladeshi supplier factories are still not safe.” read more…http://www.cle

CAIRO: Egypt Police Block Labor Day Assembly, Workers Urge Freedoms
“Egyptian police prevented hundreds of workers from holding a meeting in Cairo to commemorate International Workers’ Day on Sunday, while independent trade union leaders urged the government to allow them freedom of assembly.” read more…http://www.nyt

INTERNATIONAL: Workers Deny Capitalism in the Streets
“Workers marked May Day around the world yesterday with protests against capitalist exploitation and imperialist war.  In Cuba, hundreds of thousands marched through the capital Havana in the early morning to a rally in Revolution Square, led by veterans of the 1961 literacy campaign.” read more…https://www.mor

USA: Danny Glover ILWU 10 May 1 2016
“On  May 1, 2016 Danny Glover spoke at ILWU Local 10’s Union Hall. Produced by KPFA’s Work Week Radio, Steve Zeltzer. It was also streamed internationally to workers around the world.” Click here to watch…


USA: Detroit teachers urged to return to work following pay guarantee
“Detroit teachers are being encouraged to return to the classroom Wednesday after assurances they will be paid for the full school year.  Detroit Federation of Teachers interim President Ivy Bailey received a letter with the promise …” read more…http://edi

KENYA: Mightier Than the Pen: Kenyan journalists fear for their lives
“As the world marked World Press Freedom Day, journalists in Kenya have nothing to smile about following death threats targeted against them.” read more…http://www.dai


SOUTH AFRICA: R2K Statement – Friday 6 May: Sunday Times surveillance case in Pretoria court!
“On Friday 6 May, the Pretoria Specialised Commercial Crimes Court will hear a case relating to the surveillance of journalists. A former Crime Intelligence official is accused of giving false information to a judge in order to spy on the phone communication of two Sunday Times journalists, … read more…http://www.r2k

SOUTH AFRICA: SOS, MMA to challenge privatisation and monopolisation of public airwaves
“On 11 February 2016, the Competition Tribunal handed down judgment on the contractual arrangement between the SABC and Multichoice Africa (MCA) concerning the use and transfer of control over its archives…” read more…http://www.sos

USA: Google and Microsoft have made a pact to protect surveillance capitalism
“Microsoft and Google, two of the world’s greatest monopolies, have been bitter rivals for nearly 20 years. But suddenly, in late April, they announced a startling accord. The companies have withdrawn all regulatory complaints against one another, globally…” read more…https://www.the