e-News bulletin 24 March 2017

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E-NEWS BULLETIN 24 March 2017
Your weekly round up of alternative news you ought to know
 
SOUTH AFRICA

Shacks rebuilt after Imizamo Yethu fire, torn down on Human Rights Day

Cape Town - Shackdwellers who started rebuilding the homes they lost in last week's Imizamo Yethu fire watched as their homes were demolished again on Human Rights Day... news24.com/
INTERNATIONAL

The End of the World? In Brazil, It’s Already Here

A constitutional amendment passed by the Senate last month is being called “the end of the world” amendment by its opponents because the consequences of the amendment look disastrous... nytimes.com/

PALESTINE

BNC Statement on Israel’s Ongoing Campaign to Silence Omar Barghouti & Repress BDS

A prominent Palestinian human rights defender and co-founder of the BDS movement, Omar Barghouti, has for years been subjected to intense threats, intimidation and repression by various arms of the far-right Israeli government... bdsmovement.net/

Spy cables expose Mossad South Africa operations

Recently leaked 'spy cables' reveal the activities of a network of volunteers for the Israeli Mossad in South Africa... middleeasteye.net/
NEW TECHNOLOGIES

The Internet's Gilded Age

The rise of the Internet has heralded rapid changes in our society. But this is not the first time we’ve witnessed a period of rapid technological and social change...www.potaroo.net/

The Real Reason You're Not Allowed To Work From Home

Back in 1984, everyone who studied the workplace predicted that most white-collar employees would be working from home or somewhere else by now. Thirty-three years later, the prediction that most white-collar employees would be working from home and/or making their own schedule has not come true... forbes.com/

HISTORY
Lessons of the Paris Commune

18 March marks the anniversary of the beginning of the Paris Commune, where the working class for the first time in history, took power into its own hands... marxist.com/

150 years since the First International was founded - The working class needs a revolutionary International

On September 28 1864, delegates from different countries gathered in St. Martin’s Hall in London. This was the most serious attempt yet to unite the advanced layers of the working class on an international scale... marxist.com/
 
 
 
 
 

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