Those Ones Who Owned the Mines, I Hate Them, I Hate Them Very Much
Broke and Broken: The Shameful Legacy of Gold Mining in South Africa explores the exploitation, the blatant disregard for health and safety regulations whose implications continue to be felt in rural villages far away from the imposing mine shafts… theconmag.co.za/
The Grandmothers of Mthatha
The women of Tabase offer a snapshot of the struggles and the tenacity of elderly women across the country… aljazeera.com/
By the Time They Came For Me…
Tea Party Illinois governor Bruce Rauner launches job website for scabs in case of union strike
The U.S. Carried out Regime Change in Syria in 1949 … and Tried Again in 1957, 1986, 1991 and 2011-Today
As early as 1949, this newly independent Arab republic was an important staging ground for the CIA’s earliest experiments in covert action. The CIA secretly encouraged a right-wing military coup… globalresearch.ca/
Sand mining: the global environmental crisis you’ve probably never heard of
From Cambodia to California, industrial-scale sand mining is causing wildlife to die, local trade to wither and bridges to collapse… theguardian.com
The most important frontier for robots is not the work they take from humans but the work they do with humans — which requires learning on both sides… nytimes.com/
The 5 Jobs Robots Will Take First
Oxford University researchers have estimated that 47 percent of U.S. jobs could be automated within the next two decades… linkedin.com/
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick caught on video arguing with driver about fares
Kalanick apologized after a video obtained by Bloomberg showed him in a heated exchange with a driver who told the CEO: ‘I’m bankrupt because of you’… theguardian.com/
Film about Syrian White Helmets wins Oscar amid allegations of terrorist ties
The film revolves around the “perilous work of volunteers who brave falling bombs to rescue civilians from the of Syria’s civil war,” the description on its Netflix page says… rt.com/
Why It’s Important to Recognize That “Moonlight” Was Robbed Of Its Moment
The Academy Awards did the best possible thing in the worst possible way last night, when it conferred Moonlight the Oscar for Best Picture. This exquisite coming-of-age tale about a black boy struggling to embrace queer masculinity deserved all the shine it got this year… cosmopolitan.com/
Marx on Immigration
On April 9, 1870, Karl Marx wrote a long letter to Sigfrid Meyer and August Vogt, two of his collaborators in the United States. In it Marx touched on a number of subjects, but his main focus was the “Irish question”… monthlyreview.org/
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