The Right2Know campaign is deeply concerned at the apparent failure by law enforcement agencies to act on a complaint lodged by Parliament on behalf of ANC MP Dr Makhosi Khoza about death threats issued against her by a Mpumalanga hospital executive. r2k.org.za/
SABC workers inside a jam-packed SABC auditorium, including tele-linked in provincial personnel, spoke up in front of the new SABC interim board and parliament’s portfolio committee on communications that visited the SABC. teeveetee.blogspot.co.za/
Dow Chemical and DuPont are set to merge, and China National Chemical Corporation (ChemChina) is to acquire Syngenta and Bayer is to acquire Monsanto. The proposed Bayer-Monsanto merger will give control of almost 30% of the world’s commercial seed market and almost 25% of the world’s commercial pesticide and herbicide (agrochemical) markets to just one company — African Centre for Biodiversity report (pdf). acbio.org.za/
For five weeks teachers in Argentina have been on strike almost continuously, using the days they do go to school to explain to students and parents the reasons for their conflict with the national government. labornotes.org/
…About 15% of the inmates in federal and state US prisons perform work for companies such as Boeing, Starbucks and Victoria’s Secret. Migrants detained for violating immigration laws are one of the fastest growing segments of prison labour. Under the Trump administration, their numbers are most likely to increase. global-labour-university.org/
by Arundhati Roy A hazard facing mass movements is the NGO-ization of resistance. Of course, there are NGOs doing valuable work. But it’s important to consider the NGO phenomenon in a broader political context. massalijn.nl/
Origins of the police
In England and the United States, the police were invented within the space of just a few decades — roughly from 1825 to 1855. worxintheory.wordpress.com/
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