Lack of enforcement of the law has lead to widespread violation of the rights of women farm workers, says Women on Farms Project, which led a march to Parliament on International Women’s Day. groundup.org.za/
Media coverage of the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 framed a horrifying accident in appallingly familiar ways. Many Western media outlets reported the news with unfounded suspicions about the caliber of the airline itself. Others stripped their reporting of emphasis on Africa almost entirely, framing the tragedy chiefly in terms of its impact on non-African passengers and organizations. theatlantic.com/
A patient is told via a robot with a doctor on video that he is on death’s door. The owners of the hospital dispute that it was a ‘robot’ and regard the device rather as a medium for doctors to remotely counsel their patients. eastbaytimes.com/
Spoken language retains social echoes of the unity between production and reproduction. We continue to talk about women ‘labouring’ to give birth and the term proletariat has its origin in the Latin proletarius or “one who produces offspring”. socialisteconomist.com/
A cadre of teens (and a pre-teen) are leading a nation-wide strike to get climate change into the national conversation. Climate change is here, it’s threatening the future, and the grown-ups in charge aren’t taking it seriouslynationalgeographic.com/
In August 2018, The Rural Women’s Assembly (RWA) and the African Centre for Biodiversity (ACB) hosted a speak-out with SADC smallholder farmers in Windhoek, Namibia (SOUTHERN AFRICA) on Farm Input Subsidy Programmes (FISPs). FISPs are government agricultural programmes to promote the use of Green Revolution inputs (hybrid seed, synthetic fertilizer and agro-chemicals) produced by multinational corporations.
Cao Fei is an artist that has created an avatar of herself, sending robot vacuum cleaners into an urban demolition zone, and captured the lives of workers in a light bulb factory in the Pearl River Delta region of China. nytimes.com/
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