e-News bulletin 13 May 2016

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E-NEWS BULLETIN
Friday 13 May 2016

Labour news you cannot afford to miss !
 
THE SCENE OF THE CRIME

Report From Odessa On Murder And
Assassinations Of Trade Unionists
At Odessa Union Center

Click here to watch..https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y2-dimsCtH8

           

 
POLITICS
◘ SOUTH AFRICA: Why I said all whites are racist
◘ SWAZILAND: Swazis to starve as government bans border shopping
DAKAR: Senegal signs accord giving US forces permanent access to the country
ISRAEL Bars BDS Founder Omar Barghouti From Travel Abroad
PALESTINE to raise concerns about settlement-based teams at FIFA conference
UK: British Army team in Somalia on UN peacekeeping duties
GREECE: The working class confronts the Syriza government
INDONESIA cracks down on West Papuan protesters
AUSTIN: ‘We’re just getting started’: inside Austin’s contentious clash with Uber and Lyft
UK: Outsourced and unaccountable: this is the future of local government
UK: Britain and the labeling of Nigeria as ‘fantastically corrupt’
LABOUR
CHINA: Another Samsung worker diagnosed with deadly disease
DETROIT: Sick-out by teachers shuts nearly all Detroit public schools
INDIA: Garment workers on trumped up charges after protest
  INDIA: Person working in IT firm is a “workman”, court
INDIA: Working poverty in many sizes: A survey of Delhi garment workers challenges key assumptions in the labour standard debate
MEDIA AND COMMUNICATION
JAPAN, Repression, Censorship, Reporters & The Case Of  Fumiaki Hoshino
 
SOUTH AFRICA: Why I said all whites are racist
The status quo will remain as long as the ‘whiteness’ continues to blot the politcal landscape in South Africa, writes Gillian Schutte.”
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SWAZILAND: Swazis to starve as government bans border shopping
“Due to the current drought affecting the Southern African region, food prices have escalated in Swaziland.” read more..http://www.pol

DAKAR: Senegal signs accord giving US forces permanent access to the country
 Senegal and the US on Monday signed a defence accord allowing “the permanent presence” of American soldiers in the west African country, especially to help fight against the terrorist threat.”  read more…http://www.bbc

ISRAEL Bars BDS Founder Omar Barghouti From Travel Abroad
“Immigration Authority says residency rights of Barghouti, a Qatari-born Palestinian whose wife is an Arab citizen of Israel, are under review.” read more…http://www.haa

PALESTINE to raise concerns about settlement-based teams at FIFA conference
The president of the Palestinian Football Federation (PFF), Jibril Rajoub, plans to raise at the FIFA congress in Mexico the status of five soccer clubs based in Jewish settlements in the occupied territories.” read more..http://www.al

UK: British Army team in Somalia on UN peacekeeping duties
“A British Army team has arrived in Somalia as part of a United Nations mission to counter Islamist militants.” read more…http://www.bbc

GREECE: The working class confronts the Syriza government
 “Greece is today in the midst of a 48 hour general strike that has paralyzed the country.  The strike was called against the Syriza government’s plans to cut pensions payments to retirees and introduce other onerous austerity measures.”  read more…http://for

INDONESIA cracks down on West Papuan protesters
Almost 1700 West Papuans were arrested by Indonesian security forces on 2 May 2016 ahead of and during mass demonstrations on the anniversary of the transfer of administration to Indonesia in 1963. read more…http://www.aaw

AUSTIN: ‘We’re just getting started’: inside Austin’s contentious clash with Uber and Lyft
Ann Kitchen never imagined the repercussions of her decision to regulate Uber, the ride-hailing behemoth with a valuation of $62.5bn and – she now knows – a reputation for taking no prisoners.”  read more…https://www.the

UK: Outsourced and unaccountable: this is the future of local government
 “Ignore the economists quibbling whether public spending is returning to the era of George Orwell. If you want to see the future of your local public services, it’s already here: in the north London suburb of Barnet.”  read more…http://www.the

UK: Britain and the labeling of Nigeria as ‘fantastically corrupt’
 “Isn’t it the height of hypocrisy for a British politician to label Nigeria as fantastically corrupt? Britain built its economy on the wealth looted from colonies such as Nigeria.”  read more…http://www.pam

CHINA: Another Samsung worker diagnosed with deadly disease
Another Samsung worker, Mr. Lee, has fallen victim to Samsung’s brazen disregard for workers’ health and safety, after being diagnosed with leukaemia.”  read more…http://www.aaw

DETROIT: Sick-out by teachers shuts nearly all Detroit public schools
“Nearly all of Detroit’s public schools were closed Monday and more than 45,000 students missed classes after about half the district’s teachers called out sick to protest the possibility that some of them won’t get paid…”  read more…http://www.big

INDIA: Garment workers on trumped up charges after protest
More than 200 garment workers were arrested and are currently in prison for a massive protest in Bangalore that brought the city to a standstill in April this year.”  read more…http://www.aaw

INDIA: Person working in IT firm is a “workman”, court
Maintaining that a person working in an Information Technology company can be termed as a “workman”, a court here today set aside the dismissal of an employee stating that it was unlawful.read more…http://tim

INDIA: Working poverty in many sizes: A survey of Delhi garment workers challenges key assumptions in the labour standard debate
Three years after Rana Plaza, garment workers worldwide still endure poor working conditions.”  read more…http://col

JAPAN, Repression, Censorship, Reporters & The Case Of  Fumiaki Hoshino
“Tokyo based journalist William Andrews discusses the growing repression in Japan with the secrecy law and the attack on journalists by the government and corporate controlled media to silence them.”  click here to watch…https://www.you