I’m continually asked for my opinion on the Israeli/Palestinian conflict. I have strong convictions and i’m appalled by how many people i encounter who show their racism and bias whilst being totally ignorant of facts and reality. For them, somehow, racism is to be avoided in a South African context but is OK in an international context – it isn’t! All that shows is who they really are deep down inside… and that has been particularly uncomfortable for me, on a personal level, to discover about people i like. It is hard for me to hold my tongue but, like … ‘Click here to read full article…’
MotherJones.com is one of the best free magazines online. They describe themselves as “an American magazine featuring investigative and breaking news reporting on politics, the environment, human rights and culture.” Here is a taste of MotherJones.com to entice you, an article about Facebook’s data mining of you and me… and why they’re doing it: Facebook users and privacy advocates erupted in anger recently after New Scientist drew attention to a 2012 study in which Facebook researchers had attempted to manipulate users’ moods. “The company purposefully messed with people’s minds,” one privacy group complained to the Federal Trade Commission.
The Mail & Guardian published a letter from Andile Mngxitama of the EFF, that criticised Richard Branson. It was entitled ‘You’re Buying Stolen Land, Mr Branson’ and you should read that article for context. Richard Branson’s response has being doing the internet rounds though it’s unlikely penned by him because i cannot find the source. However, even if it’s a hoax, it’s absolutely hilarious and clever… and totally upstages Andile whose radicalism shouldn’t make any forget that he’s a smart guy too. You are going to enjoy this (thanks to the subscriber who passed it onto me!): Dear Honorable (Commissar) … ‘Click here to read full article…’
5 months ago, 70 000 workers downed tools on South Africa’s platinum mines. Critics considered their demand for R12 500 plus benefits to be absurd. Mining companies prophesied collapse. Strikers considered it a reasonable call for a minimum, livable wage. It was a violent strike that affected world production as South Africa holds 80% of the metal that is prized for its resistance to corrosion, making it ideal for use in catalytic converters (a device that converts pollutants in motor vehicle exhaust gas), dentistry equipment, jewellery etc. Yesterday, on June 23 2014, it was announced that the strike was over. … ‘Click here to read full article…’