Issue No. 319/320 Mar/Apr 2017)
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Automation, digitalisation and the gig economy: Implications for developing
robots and the threat of economic disruption in developing countries
use of automation is threatening mass displacement of jobs everywhere, and
developing countries could be the worst hit.
By Martin Khor
and industrialisation in developing countries
following UN policy brief considers some vital questions about robots and
industrialisation in developing countries.
and the gig economy: Implications for the developing world
they get their act together, the developing countries risk being locked into a
digital dependency which will ultimately impact on their national sovereignty.
By Parminder Jeet Singh and Richard Hill
this!: Delivering resistance in the gig economy
the workplace, automation and technology have tipped the balance of power greatly
in favour of capital but workers are contesting this situation, logging out and
calling the shots.
By Jamie Woodcock
gig economy is a fitting feature of a fly-by-night world in which all human
activity is broken down into simple, measureable tasks: a commodification of
By Jeremy Seabrook
gig economy: hype and reality
Gerald Friedman warns that the much-hyped gig economy is a road to ruin for
By Lynn Stuart Parramore
economy, gig health?
is a need for more research on the health effects of the gig economy as the
loss of what were once accepted as basic workers' rights may have public health
By Chris Yuill
security in the international digital order
only way to ensure security in the emerging digital order is by nation states
entering into an international compact to ban all cyber weapons.
By Prabir Purkayastha
US military is
world's largest polluter
massive jet fuel spill at a US naval station located close to the Atlantic
Ocean has thrown the spotlight on the US military's role in polluting our
By Whitney Webb
of right to water drives call for land reform in Chile
is growing support in Chile for a second land reform which will make water a
public good once more.
By Orlando Milesi
between Scylla and Charybdis: The effects of Greece's loss of sovereignty
complete helplessness and impotence in the face of the fight over its fate
between its creditors is a measure of its loss of sovereignty.
By CJ Polychroniou
Belt and Road Initiative
head of a regional UN development agency says how China’s Belt and Road
Initiative can help to put Asia on a sustainable development path.
By Shamshad Akhtar
Belt and Road Initiative: China's answer to globalisation?
May China held an international forum in Beijing to explain its Belt and Road
By Pepe Escobar
conservatives lose a presidential election and more
analysis of the recent Iranian election's outcome and how President Hassan Rouhani
pulled off his convincing victory for a second term in office.
By Farideh Farhi
and loathing in Turkey
massive crackdown on citizens by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan after
the failed July 2016 military coup has caused widespread disquiet, as has his
decision to steamroll a controversial referendum on changing the country's
By Umit Cizre
sides of the Palestinian coin: Hunger strike/Gaza
international media paid scant notice to the plight of Palestinians in Israel’s
oppressive prison conditions, just as it has pointedly ignored the deepening
crisis facing the people of Gaza.
By Richard Falk
Neocons get almost giddy
President Trump ordered the cruise-missile strike against Syria in April, it
revived the spirits of many of the neoconservative hawks in Washington.
By Jim Lobe
of Africa's indigenous peoples 'seriously threatened'
new report on the state of the indigenous peoples around the globe has
highlighted the serious threats to the life and livelihood of indigenous
peoples of Africa.
By Baher Kamal
years on, Argentina's bravest mothers keep marching
now octogenarian ‘Mothers of Plaza de Mayo’ continue to march demanding full
accountability for their '30,000 disappeared' children at the hands of the
military junta in power 40 years ago.
By Mar Centenera
struggles in India against exploitation bring women to the fore
fair day's wage for a fair day's work has been the main goal of women workers
in rural India. Although this struggle has been bitter and protracted, women
workers have demonstrated great tenacity in fighting and organising themselves
to realise this goal.
By Bharat Dogra
of the Putin-Nazis
look into claims that the Russians are secretly running the White House...
By CJ Hopkins
you’ll just go to sleep
first Latin American winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, this Chilean
poet was especially passionately concerned about the plight of poor children. The
theme of a mother's love is a familiar one in her poetry.
By Gabriela Mistral
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