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we need to organize social security for all to create for everyone life in social dignity according to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights

“After the immigrants, you’re next.” That’s what was written on flyers that appeared this week in the gay clubbing district of Athens. As violence against immigrants and ethnic minorities escalates across Greece, supporters of the ultra-right Golden Dawn party have also begun to promote hate attacks on homosexuals and people with disabilities.

Black shirts and Swastikas: The return of European fascism. Laurie Penny: It’s not rhetoric to draw parallels with Nazism: Actual fascists in actual black shirts are waving swastikas and murdering ethnic minorities in Athens. “After the immigrants, you’re next.” That’s … Continue reading

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Marikana mineworkers not wavering from wage demands: Marikana mineworkers attending the funerals of fellow mineworkers who died in the Lonmin Paltinum Mine shootings in the North West have vowed not to give up on their demands to earn a monthly wage of R12 500. The ANC’s leadership was being tested by socio-economic realities, the ruling party’s treasurer general Mathews Phosa said today. “Out of the whole Marikana saga we should be asking ourselves a simple question ‘why have the workers lost faith in the legitimate authorities?”

Marikana mineworkers not wavering from wage demands Saturday 1 September 2012 16:44 SABC Mineworkers of the Lonmin Platinum Mine sit on a hill top during violent confrontations that claimed 34 lives – archive picture (SABC) TAGS: Marikana Lonmin Platinum Mine … Continue reading

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Socialist International Congress in Cape Town: President of Socialist International, George Papandreou says: “We want to regulate tax havens. Tax havens are basically robbing people, robbing countries of resources that they own. There are huge amounts of money, $21 trillion in tax havens.””The voice of the Socialist International must be heard today more than any other time before, particularly, because of the challenges that face the world today – on matters of governance, on matters of rights of people, on matters of democracy, on matters of economic development and indeed on matters of poverty, inequality and unemployment that face the world,” says South African President Zuma.

Zuma urges Socialist International Congress to be more active Saturday 1 September 2012 17:05 SABC South Africa’s President, Jacob Zuma.(SABC) TAGS: Jacob Zuma Socialist International Congress Cape Town Cape Town International Convention Centre Leadership Governance Democracy Economic Development Poverty Inequality … Continue reading

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GUINEA-SIERRA LEONE: Cholera – rising with the downpours – Heavy rainfall is accelerating the spread of cholera in Sierra Leone and Guinea, where existing health risks such as poor hygiene practices, unsafe water sources and improper waste management are believed to have triggered the disease which has killed 327 people and infected more than 17,400 in both countries since February.

GUINEA-SIERRA LEONE: Cholera – rising with the downpours Photo: Nancy Palus/IRIN An aid worker distributes soap and bleach in Guinea’s capital, Conakry, where people have been infected with cholera FREETOWN, 31 August 2012 (IRIN) – Heavy rainfall is accelerating the spread … Continue reading

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Global food prices soared by 10 percent in July from a month ago, with maize and soybean reaching all-time peaks due to an unprecedented summer of droughts and high temperatures in both the United States and Eastern Europe, according to the World Bank Group’s latest Food Price Watch report. From June to July, maize and wheat rose by 25 percent each, soybeans by 17 percent, and only rice went down, by 4 percent. Overall, the World Bank’s Food Price Index, which tracks the price of internationally traded food commodities, was 6 percent higher than in July of last year, and 1 percent over the previous peak of February 2011. Droughts have severe economic, poverty and nutritional effects. In Malawi, for instance, it is projected that future severe droughts observed once in 25 years could increase poverty by 17 percent, hitting especially hard rural poor communities. And in India, dismal losses from droughts occurred between 1970 and 2002 to have reduced 60-80 percent of households’ normal yearly incomes in the affected communities. “We cannot allow these historic price hikes to turn into a lifetime of perils as families take their children out of school and eat less nutritious food to compensate for the high prices,”said Kim. “Countries must strengthen their targeted programs to ease the pressure on the most vulnerable population, and implement the right policies.”

Severe Droughts Drive Food Prices Higher, Threatening the Poor August 30, 2012 In 5th paragraph starting “Sharp domestic price increases…” please read in sentence “…including 113 percent in some markets in Mozambique…” instead of “including 113 percent in Mozambique” (adds … Continue reading

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XXIV Congress of the Socialist International, Cape Town For a new internationalism and a new culture of solidarity: The agenda includes four key themes: ‘For an economy with jobs, growth and social protection: the social democratic response to the financial crisis’; The struggle for rights and freedoms: strengthening representative democracy and gaining new democracies in the world’; ‘For a common road to peace, sustainability and cooperation: the need to secure multilateralism’; ‘For a new internationalism and a new culture of solidarity among people and between nations’.

XXIV Congress XXIV Congress of the Socialist International, Cape Town For a new internationalism and a new culture of solidarity 30 August-01 September 2012   The XXIV Congress of the Socialist International opened on Thursday 30 August 2012 in Cape … Continue reading

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African National Congress (ANC) ANC to host socialist conference: This year’s theme is: “For a new internationalism and a new culture of solidarity”.

ANC to host socialist conference Wednesday 29 August 2012 17:08 SAPA African National Congress is a member of the Socialist International.(SABC) TAGS: Socialist International Congress South Africa colonialism racism poverty patriarchy Gwede Mantashe ANC XXIV Socialist International Congress Cape Town … Continue reading

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