A critical review by AIDC of the financial statement shows that CPS has not provided sufficient information to draw a definite conclusion on how much net profit it made from the unlawful contract to disburse social grants. aidc.org.za/
Cabinet last Friday approved the Electronic Communications Amendment Bill, which, if enacted, will see sweeping changes to legislation governing South Africa’s ICT sector that will give the telecommunications & postal services minister more power to intervene in the running of the sector. techcentral.co.za/
The scale of financial inequality across the world is simply mind boggling. Some 45.9 percent of global household wealth is currently controlled by just 0.7 percent of the planet’s population. forbes.com/
The head of Israel’s armed forces revealed Thursday he’s willing to work with fellow Middle Eastern U.S. ally Saudi Arabia to thwart the interests of their common foe, Iran, which has been vying for influence in the region. newsweek.com/
Donald Trump seems to be capitalizing on Saudi weakness, fear, and the need to tighten the anti-Iranian alliance. What the American president wants in return for support of the Saudi purgative is as simple as it comes: huge investments in the US economy together with the purchase of US arms. 21stcenturywire.com/
Salehi was arrested on the eve of International Labour Day in 2015. He was charged with “propaganda against the government” and “membership in hostile associations”. This resulted in Salehi being sentenced to nine years in prison. socialistworld.net/
For the 47th anniversary of the suicide of labour activist Jeon Tae-il, the Korean labour movement staged a massive rally in central Seoul on Saturday, November 12. At least 50,000 workers took part. aawl.org.au/
The Federal Communications Commission took aim at a signature Obama-era regulation Tuesday, unveiling a plan that would give Internet providers broad powers to determine what websites and online services their customers see and use washingtonpost.com/
“Perhaps if we don’t give them enough water they won’t have a choice, because the orchards will yellow and wither,” Eshkol said in one meeting. The prime minister also discussed the idea of initiating a war of aggression against Palestinians to force them to leave their ancestral lands. telesurtv.net/
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RMT, which represents bus, haulage and taxi drivers, says that the hyped up announcement is a “desperate measure by a desperate government in advance of a budget which is expected to confirm austerity and misery way off into the future.”. rmt.org.uk/
Enforcement of a generalised ban on all work by children below middle adolescence not only contravenes sensible child-rearing practice, but has been found by a large number of researchers to have unanticipated consequences that harm many of the very children it seeks to protect. opendemocracy.net/
A mere 19 months after dethroning the world’s top human Go player, the computer program AlphaGo has smashed an even more momentous barrier: It can now achieve unprecedented levels of mastery purely by teaching itself. quantamagazine.org/
The German Competition Authority sets out its view of the specific characteristics of digital, data-based markets, the role data may play in the competitive analysis of such markets and the importance of data protection in competition law proceedings. insidetechmedia.com/
A key element in determining the Russian Revolution of 1917 was the so-called “vanguard party” represented by the Bolsheviks led by Lenin. Equating ‘Bolshevism’ with Lenin, however, obscures more than it illuminates. More useful is an examination that reveals a convergence of complexities within the realms of party structures, personalities, and political outlooks. This highlights tensions between the organizational structures and cohesion of Bolshevism and the actual mass struggles and movements culminating in revolution. Download audio
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