Today we take a look at the indictment filed by Turkey’s Chief Prosecutor seeking to disband Peoples Democratic Party (HDP), mobilizations by student workers across the US, the launch of electoral campaigns in Ecuador, protests by Moroccan farmers, and student protests in South Africa
After the deaths of three employees who got trapped in a control room, workers allege that management frequently coerces them to bypass health and safety procedures
Millions of workers took part in the general strike on February 24, according to the South African Federation of Trade Unions which called for the labor action. Demonstrations were held in a number of cities
The South African Federation of Trade Unions, which has called for the strike, has put forward demands for a radical change in policy, including measures such as the nationalization of all strategic monopoly industries and a living minimum wage of at least R12,500 (USD $854)
For 12 hours after the incident, the management of ArcelorMittal, the largest steel producer on the African continent, did not bring in specialists, but used about 10 of its ordinary employees to conduct the search and rescue operation, NUMSA reported
Education minister had announced a ban on members of organizations that called “Israel false and derogatory names.” The ban came shortly after human rights group B’Tselem termed Israel an apartheid state
With around 1.26 million cases, South Africa has the highest concentration of COVID-19 infections on the continent, followed by Morocco, Tunisia and Egypt
Israeli human rights group B’Tselem published a position paper in which it details various laws and policies implemented by the Israeli government which are designed to further Jewish supremacy vis-à-vis Palestinians
We discuss Coronashock and Patriarchy, a study done by Tricontinental: Institute for Social Research, with Renata Porto Bugni to understand the impact of the pandemic on women and the LGBTQIA+ community.
A historic general strike was held in numerous cities and towns across South Africa on October 7 against corruption, job losses, govt failures during the pandemic, and its refusal to honor the wage agreement it had signed with public servants.
The strike was called by the Congress of South African Trade Unions and was joined by the South African Federation of Trade Unions and other organizations. It may set the stage for a new phase of working class unity
COSATU, which has called for a national strike on October 7, is a traditional ally of the ruling African National Congress. The strike raises questions about the future of this alliance