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Friday 27 May 2016

Labour news you cannot afford to miss !

SOUTH AFRICA: BMF: Rich people in glass houses
“Ivanhoe Mines’ recent media release published for the benefit of its shareholders, media and public at large, has stooped to a low level by singling out a community activist for the troubles it faces in the Limpopo area.” read more…http://www.pol

SOUTH AFRICA: Food prices to rise as retailers forced to pass on costs
Rapid food price increases, drought and rand depreciation is going to force retailers to pass on more inflation to customers than in recent years.” read more…

SOUTH AFRICA: Justice for South African murdered grassroots leader, Thuli Ndlovu
“Abahlali baseMjondolo celebrated the conviction of two suspended ANC Councillors, Velile Lutyeku and Mduduzi Ngcobo, together with the gunman Mlungisi Ndlovu, who were found guilty of murdering Thuli Ndlovu by the Durban High Court on Friday, 20 May 2016.” 
read more…https://www.esc

SOUTH AFRICA:Message to MRC shareholders. Xolobeni mining: Blood titanium.
“Two months have passed since Amadiba anti-mining activist Sikosiphe ‘Bazooka’ Rhadebe was assassinated, allegedly for his principled opposition to the Xolobeni mining scheme. And although the Hawks took over the investigation no arrests have been made.” read more…http://www.fin24

UK: Ken Livingstone says Labour should reinstate him because everything he said about Jewish people ‘was true’
 “Ken Livingstone has said he believes the Labour should reinstate him because he first made comments about Hitler 30 years ago.”  read more…

USA: Corporations Are Making a Killing Off US Targeted Killing
When it comes to targeted killing by US drones, “due process” is basically reversed — everyone killed in a drone strike is designated as an enemy killed in action until proven otherwise, says Jeremy Scahill”.  read more…http://www.tru

USA:Trump: If I’m Elected, GOP Will Become A ‘Worker’s Party’
“Donald Trump predicted that he would transform the Republican Party into a “worker’s party” if he wins the 2016 election.” read more...http://tal


VENEZUELA – A last warning
The assault against the Bolivarian revolution has intensified in the recent days and weeks. Editorials and front pages in US and Spanish newspapers are screaming about hunger in Venezuela and demanding the removal of the “dictatorial regime.”  read more…http://www.mar

SOUTH AFRICA: Briefing: What’s wrong with the FPB censorship Bill and FPB’s online regulations
“This week the Right2Know Campaign made submissions to Parliament on the Films & Publications Amendment Bill. This comes after the FPB published final regulations for online content.” read more…http://www.r2k

SOUTH AFRICA: Statement: R2K demands an end to SABC censorship!
“The South Gauteng High Court today hears the case of the SABC’s banning of Project Spear, a documentary by filmmaker Sylvia van Vollenhoven about massive corruption in the run-up to the 1994 elections.” read more…http://www.r2k

BEIJING: China’s scary lesson to the world: Censoring the Internet works?
First there was the Berlin Wall. Now there is the Great Firewall of China, not a physical barrier preventing people from leaving, but a virtual one, preventing information harmful to the Communist Party from entering the country.”  read more…http://www.iol

WASHINGTON: This dark side of the Internet is costing young people their jobs and social lives
“It was group discussion time at reSTART, a woodsy rehabilitation center about 30 miles outside Seattle. Four residents sat around the living room and talked about their struggles with addiction, anxiously drumming their fingers on their legs and fidgeting with their shoelaces.”  read more..https://www.was

USA:Human Attention Span Shortens To 8 Seconds Due To Digital Technology: 3 Ways To Stay Focused
“In the digital age, where the news is limited to 140 characters and conversations take place in the form of emojis, our attention span has shortened.” read more...