Bulletin: 27 April 2012
E-News Bulletin Friday, 27 April 2012
Mother of all protests is called off: Vavi
The Congress of SA Trade Unions (Cosatu) has put its planned anti-toll protest action for Monday on hold, according to a report on Thursday.
Read report on: www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/Cosatu-puts-anti-toll-protest-on-hold-20120426
Swaziland Democracy Campaign (SDC) Brings Campaign to Heart of South Africa
By Janis Rosheuvel
Swaziland is Africa's last absolute monarchy. Its ruler, King Mswati III, is a pudgy, middle-aged playboy with 13 wives, 27 children and a fortune estimated at more than $100 million.
Read report on: http://www.indypendent.org/2012/04/23/swaziland-democracy-movement-brings-campaign-heart-south-africa
China People's Daily website to be listed on the stock exchange
In an ironic twist to China's capitalist conversion, the website of the "Communist" Party People's Daily has announced it aims to sell 69.1 million shares on the Shanghai Stock Exchange.
Read report on: http://www.marxist.com/peoples-daily-ipo.htm
Scottish TUC delegates join Palestine freedom struggle - unanimously!
The delegates to the Annual Conference of the Scottish Trades Union Congress (STUC), the umbrella group for every trade union in Scotland, today voted unanimously and repeatedly against Israeli apartheid.
Read report on: http://bit.ly/JnCgOG
National Demonstration: March for the Hunger Strikers - March for Palestine
Last week on Palestinian prisoners day, over 1350 Palestinians prisoners embarked on a mass indefinite hunger strike to protest the horrific conditions they face in Israeli jails.
Read report on: http://t.ymlp270.net/bhmanamwujaiaqmaaabyms/click.php
Turkey Feels Sway of Reclusive Cleric in the U.S
By Dan Bilefsky and Sebnem Arsu
When Ahmet Sik was jailed last year on charges of plotting to overthrow the government, he had little doubt that a secretive movement linked to a reclusive imam living in the United States was behind his arrest
Read report on: http://www.nytimes.com/2012/04/25/world/middleeast/turkey-feels-sway-of-fethullah-gulen-a-reclusive-cleric.html?_r=1&ref=world
Post-revolution Egypt cuts gas to Israel
An interview with Ralph Schoenman
"This issue of cutting off natural gas to Israel has to do with the subjugation of Egypt and its dependency upon imperialism and its subordination to the interests of the Zionist state and that is part of the revolutionary struggle of the Egyptian people that is coming to ahead with the cancellation of this agreement."
Read report on: www.presstv.ir/detail/237754.html
Why Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions Should Be Used to Target Israeli Apartheid
By Bill Fletcher
I read with great interest Peter Beinart's recent New York Times op-ed "To Save Israel, Boycott the Settlements." His thesis is straightforward: Beinart believes Israel is a democratic country being undone by the occupation of the Palestinian territories.
Read report on: http://www.alternet.org/story/154908
The KKE and the Greek revolution
By Gabriele D'Angeli
Millions of workers and youth around the world have been observing carefully the current events in Greece. 24- and 48-hour general strikes, mass demonstrations, the sieges of parliament during the austerity votes are all looked upon with enormous sympathy and the role of the Greek Communist Party (KKE) in these events is evident to everybody.
Read report on: http://www.marxist.com/the-kke-and-the-greek-revolution.htm
Overview of Tech & Video Streaming
By Aaron Jacob Willman
A good journalist is now more multipurpose than ever. Everyone carries a camera with them where ever they are, nowadays. Either a video camera, or a mobile device, the power to capture a story in many ways is within your very pockets. now that you have your video, you'll want to go into the post production process.
How Wealth Reduces Compassion
By Daisy Grewal
Who is more likely to lie, cheat, and steal—the poor person or the rich one? It’s temping to think that the wealthier you are, the more likely you are to act fairly. After all, if you already have enough for yourself, it’s easier to think about what others may need. But research suggests the opposite is true: as people climb the social ladder, their compassionate feelings towards other people decline.
Read report on: http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=how-wealth-reduces-compassion