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South African dairy worker strike continues as inquiry looms over Clover Industries

Unions have intensified their struggle, filing an official complaint against Clover’s retrenchment plans to the Competition Commission and calling for the company to be nationalized

After 141 days on hunger strike, Israeli authorities set to release Hisham Abu Hawwash

Following mass protests and international pressure, Israeli authorities confirmed that Abu Hawwash’s administrative detention order would not be renewed and that he would be released in February

Workers of Clover, South Africa’s largest dairy company, set to intensify resistance

Peoples Dispatch spoke to John Appolis, general secretary of the General Industries Workers Union of South Africa (Giwusa), about the ongoing indefinite strike by workers at the Israeli-owned dairy giant Clover

Clover South Africa Workers of Clover, South Africa’s largest dairy company, set to intensify strike

Since Clover’s takeover in 2019 by MILCO, which is majority-owned by an Israeli company, its production capacity is being destroyed to secure the South African dairy market for imported products from Israel, said General Industries Workers Union of South Africa president Mametlwe Sebei 

Saudi spying Pegasus Saudis used Pegasus to spy on UN investigator looking into war crimes in Yemen 

Saudi Arabia started spying on the chairman of the UN-mandated Group of Eminent Experts weeks before the independent panel released a bombshell report recommending criminal prosecution against members of the Saudi-led military coalition in Yemen

US sanctions on Iran Amid talks to revive nuclear deal, US imposes fresh sanctions on Iranian entities and officials 

The fresh sanctions were imposed citing alleged human rights violations. Iran and at least one other signatory to the nuclear deal have stated that such moves raise serious questions about the Biden administration’s seriousness to revive the deal 

Protests in Nagaland after Indian forces kill at least 15 civilians and other stories

Today we look at protests against civilian killings by Indian armed forces in Nagaland, a brutal mob lynching of a Sri Lankan man in Pakistan, and more

SIPRI report on arms trade Governments buy more weapons in first year of COVID-19 boosting global arms trade 

Data published by SIPRI for the year 2020 shows the world’s top 100 weapons manufacturers increased their overall sales in comparison to previous years as governments chose to increase arms procurement despite COVID-19-related economic hardships

Thousands lead 200 kilometre march in defense of Bolivia’s democracy & other stories

Today we look at the March for the Homeland in defense of democracy in Bolivia, the 7th round of talks on the 2015 nuclear deal in Vienna, and more

Australia bans Hezbollah Australia bans Hezbollah in totality, designates it a “terrorist organization”

Hezbollah is an anti-occupation and anti-imperialist organization with a strong popular base in Lebanon. Australia’s ban may create a diplomatic crisis as Hezbollah is also part of the Lebanese government

Israel threatens Iran again as nuclear deal talks set to resume and other stories

Today we look at Israel’s recent threats against Iran as JCPOA talks resume, a report on Egypt’s use of French intelligence to kill civilians, and more

Saudi moves against Lebanon Saudi attempts to play regional hegemon face tough resistance in Lebanon

Hezbollah’s resistance to Israel and criticism of the war in Yemen has infuriated Saudi Arabia which is now using its economic leverage to punish the common Lebanese people at a time when they are going through the worst crisis in the history of the country since the civil war  

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