The Federation of South African Trade Unions reaffirms its total support for the demand for free, universal and decolonised education. In particular SAFTU pledges its solidarity with students at the Cape Peninsula University of Technology against the continued use of the paramilitary security company Vetus Schola. saftu.org.za/
The Saudi night of the long knives was followed by the sudden appearance of Saad Hariri in the Kingdom, announcing that he was resigning as prime minister of Lebanon. Then came the news that the Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas had been summoned to Riyadh. independent.co.uk/
The clarity and coherence of a deep strategic thinker like President Xi Jinping contrasts to the improvised, contradictory and incoherent utterances from the US President and Congress. This is not a matter of mere style but of substantive content.unz.com/
China’s president Xi and Peoples’ Bank of China chair, Zhou, have announced, post-convention, that China’s real growth will slow and have warned a global ‘Minsky Moment’ (i.e. financial crisis) may be brewing. globalresearch.ca/
Xi Jinping has been consecrated as China’s most powerful leader since Mao Zedong after a new body of political thought carrying his name was added to the Communist party’s constitution. thenextrecession.wordpress.com
Millions of Chinese this week have been scrambling to apply to take China’s annual civil service exam, dubbed one of the most grueling exams in the country, with the most popular position on offer being the China Family Planning Association (CFPA). globaltimes.cn
Venezuelan officials reported Saturday that Twitter has suspended about 180 accounts linked to the government of President Nicolás Maduro following a diplomatic flare–up between Maduro and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence. splinternews.com/
Mohammad Alhaj told The Electronic Intifada that in August he was contacted by the PA’s intelligence service offering him a job as an informant, ostensibly to spy on other journalists and media workers. electronicintifada.net/
On Monday October 30, an historical protest took place in front of the Knesset, the Israeli Parliament. Approximately 100 people gathered to protest the sale of arms and military training by Israel to Myanmar, where these weapons and tactics are being used in the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya people in the west of the country. mondoweiss.net
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Foxconn suspended operations in an Indian plant in February 2015 on the pretext that it had sold the plant to Rising Star. Over 700 of the 1300+ employees were coerced into taking voluntary retirement. The remaining workers refused to take the retirement package offered, and instead demanded that they get their job back. tnlabour.in/electronics-industry/
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