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Municipal workers in Port Elizabeth march for better working conditions

Municipal workers in Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality march for insourcing and danger allowance during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Workers and unions continue to be on the defensive under covid-19 conditions as many employers are putting their profits ahead of workers’ health and safety.

The struggle for personal protective equipment under COVID-19 in South Africa

Video feature on the lack of adequate personal protective equipment for essential workers.
                SOUTH AFRICA

Arrested waste pickers languish in Tshwane jail

In the early days of the nationwide lockdown, two informal recyclers were arrested for breaking regulations by trying to collect plastic. They remain behind bars today as their legal representatives battle to obtain a letter to force the facility to allow them to visit the waste pickers.
CHANEL RETIEF | DAILY MAVERICK

New workplace regulations will speed up spread of covid-19

By dumping the language of "flattening the curve" and instead declaring a spike in infections "inevitable"”, the government has been able to justify the opening of the economy at the expense of the health of workers, school children and the working class more broadly. Now the country’s insufficient testing capacity is being used to justify new regulations that (a) force workers who have tested positive back into workplaces faster, and (b) remove the obligation on employers to send symptomatic workers for testing.
CWAO

Courts asked to compel government to feed learners

Millions of learners in South Africa are going hungry as the one meal they receive a day via their school feeding scheme has been removed under the Covid-19 lockdown. Section 27 and Equal Education are heading to court in an urgent attempt to force government to feed hungry children.
ZUKISWA PIKOLI | DAILY MAVERICK

Activists warn Gwede Mantashe over nuclear plan

The activists said they would approach the courts if the minister tried to procure nuclear power or request information from nuclear vendors without following proper regulatory processes and seeking input from the public.
REUTERS

New coal and nuclear power proposals undermine prospects of a post-Covid-19 economic recovery

The Department of Mineral Resources and Energy’s attachment to ‘clean coal’ and new nuclear as immediate options for a post-Covid-19 economic recovery would be comical if they were not financially ruinous. Their fixation on these non-competitive, non-commercial technologies is now wasting scarce public resources.
ANTON EBERHARD | DAILY MAVERICK

Applications open for GLU Honours and MA Programmes 2021 at Wits University

Applications for entry into the Masters Programme or the Honours Programme are now open and we strongly encourage trade unionists, especially women unionists to apply.

Complete an application here

Closing Date for Applications: 31 August 2020

 

               INTERNATIONAL

Three Black Men Found Hanging Spark Calls for Lynching Investigations

In cases in California, Houston and New York police have ruled each incident a suicide.
BET

As statues of slave traders are torn down, their heirs sit untouched in the Lords

Spare a thought for the hereditary peers still barely aware of how their family fortunes were acquired.
CATHERINE BENNETT | THE GUARDIAN

Demonstrator Shot in New Mexico as Right-Wing Militia Attacks Protest Over Monument to Brutal Conquistador

Members of a far right militia group were arrested Monday evening in Albuquerque after a standoff at a statue of a notoriously brutal conquistador in the New Mexico city turned violent with a demonstrator advocating for the removal of the monument shot and sent to the hospital.
EOIN HIGGINS | COMMON DREAMS

Corporations Now Love 'Black Lives'—But What About Their Own Black Workers?

Never underestimate US business community's capacity for hypocrisy. As demonstrators began flooding streets, corporate PR departments flew into rapid response mode, issuing a flurry of agonized, apologetic pledges to do more to combat racism and inequality.
TONI GILPIN | LABOR NOTES

[podcast] The Cynical Forces Behind America’s Forever Wars

Patrick Cockburn examines the disastrous inevitability of America’s failures in the Middle East as the region continues to reel from decades of U.S.-sponsored turmoil.
ROBERT SCHEER | SCHEER POST

Supreme Court Bars Workplace Discrimination Against LGBTQ People

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that the article of the Civil Rights Act forbidding workplace discrimination on the basis of sex, applies to gay and transgender people as well.
DEMOCRACY NOW

               COVID-19 PANDEMIC

India shocked by Himalayan border clash in which unarmed troops fought in the dark. The killings were sparked when a patrol of Indian soldiers encountered Chinese troops in a steep section of the mountainous region they believed China's People’s Liberation Army had retreated from
SAFI, ELLIS-PETERSEN, DAVIDSON |THE GUARDIAN

 

Food Sovereignty Activists See The Pandemic Crisis As Pivotal For Change

Disaster brings change. Many grassroots organizations and movements are trying to seize the moment to propose alternatives, and in some cases, to begin implementing them. Some are breathing new life into proposals made before the COVID-19 crisis began.
DAVID BACON | FOOD FIRST

Face Masks May Be The Key Determinant Of The Covid-19 Curve, Study Suggests

"Implementing policies without a scientific basis could lead to catastrophic consequences, particularly in light of attempts to reopen the economy in many countries.”
ALISON WALTON | FORBES

Why Some People Get Sicker Than Others

The ‘new normal’ capitalism desires

Covid-19 has brought to the fore the gross global inequalities that exist and has highlighted massive deficiencies in the capitalist system. As a result, there are growing demands that we should never return to “normal” in a post-pandemic world.
TERRY BELL
               ISRAEL / PALESTINE

1 July: Call to action to confront Israeli annexation, struggle for a free Palestine

Samidoun Network in occupied Palestine and in the diaspora urges all supporters and friends of Palestine to take action on 1 July in support of the mobilization taking place in Ramallah, occupied Palestine, to confront Israel’s declared plans for the annexation of much of the occupied West Bank of Palestine.
SAMIDOUN

From Occupation To ‘Occupy’: The Israelification Of US Domestic Security

The eruption of national protests against police brutality following the murder of George Floyd have shed new light on Israel’s training of local police officers across the country.
MAX BLUMENTAL | THE GREYZONE

Parallels Between Minneapolis And Jerusalem Are More Than Skin Deep

It is hard to ignore the striking parallels between the recent scenes of police brutality in cities across the United States and decades of violence from Israel’s security forces against Palestinians.
JONATHAN COOK | MIDDLE EAST EYE

The ‘Palestinian Chair’: Israel’s direct role in US police violence

The militarisation of the US police and their use of deadly violence against suspected petty criminals – and often non criminals – is a relatively new phenomenon that has largely been imported from Israel.
RAMZY BAROUD | AMEC

German party calls for sanctions on Israel

Germany’s left-wing party Die Linke is calling for sanctions on Israel if it proceeds with its planned annexation of large parts of the occupied West Bank.
ALI ABUNIMAH | ELECTRONIC INTIFADA

Court of Human Rights Deals Major Blow To Israel’s War On Palestine Solidarity

ECHR rules unanimously that France's highest court’s criminal conviction of Israel boycott advocates violates the European Convention on Human Rights’ article on freedom of expression.
PALESTINIAN BDS NATIONAL COMMITTEE
 
 
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