Tuesday, February 19, 2019

France - la cause du peuple Le Numéro 35 de notre journal est prêt !



Le Numéro 35 de notre journal est prêt !

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Seven workers die in Dongguan paper mill poisoning

Seven maintenance workers died and another two were hospitalised after being trapped in a waste water tank at a paper mill in the southern city of Dongguan on the evening of 15 February. All nine workers were poisoned by toxic fumes whilst inside the tank, according to official reports.
The incident at the Shuangzhou Paper Company in Dongguan’s Zhongtang township was the latest in a series of accidents involving repair and maintenance workers who were trapped in confined spaces and exposed to poisonous gases.

Workers wearing very basic protective gear at a paper mill in Xi'an. (Photo: china.com.cn)  
The risks of carrying out repairs and cleaning work in confined spaces are well-known in China but fatal accidents keep occurring on a regular basis. In July last year, four maintenance workers died and another was injured after inhaling poisonous gas at a water treatment plant in Tianmen, Hubei. Two months earlier, on 24 May, three workers were trapped while repairing a sewage pipeline in Taizhou. When their boss attempted to rescue them, he too became trapped and later died from gas poisoning. In March last year, there were two separate incidents in which three workers died while cleaning gas and sedimentation tanks in Sichuan and Shandong respectively.
China has strict regulations concerning work in confined and enclosed spaces that specify that the work can only be carried out by qualified personnel who have the correct safety equipment, and only after the necessary approvals have been obtained and testing has been completed.
These regulations are routinely re-issued in the wake of tragedies such as the one in Dongguan but to little effect. Many accidents occur when other workers, in clear contravention of regulations and protocol, attempt to rescue their colleagues before the fire department arrives and end up being trapped themselves.
Clearly, simply issuing regulations on repair and maintenance work is no guarantee of worker safety. Stricter enforcement and greater worker involvement in the planning and implementation of safety procedures is necessary. And this is one area where China’s trade unions need to play a far more active role.
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Deaths from coal mine accidents in China fall to new low of 333 in 2018

The number of coal mine deaths in China declined by 13.1 percent last year to stand at 333. It was the first time that China had recorded fewer than 0.1 deaths per million tons of coal produced, officials at a national coal mine safety conference in Beijing reported.
The total number of accidents fell by just 0.9 percent to 224. The majority of these accidents involved less than ten fatalities, and officials noted that there had been no accidents involving more than 30 deaths for the last 25 months.
The last such accident occurred at the Baoma Mining Co. colliery in Inner Mongolia in December 2016. Thirty-two miners were killed in an explosion, while another 149, who were working underground at the time, managed to escape.
However, just a week before the national coal mine safety conference, a roof collapse at a coal mine in Shaanxi on 12 January killed 21 workers. Of the 87 miners working underground when the collapse occurred, 66 escaped.
Death and accident rates in China’s coal industry have fallen consistently over the last two decades (see chart below). Several thousand miners died every year in the 2000s, when the industry’s rapid and largely unregulated expansion powered China’s economic boom. However, in the mid-2010s, demand for coal started to decrease, production levels fell and hundreds of thousands of miners were laid off.

In reality, the decline in accident and death rates in China has far more to do with mine closures and the falling demand for coal over the last five years than the introduction of any new safety measures.
There is always the danger that if the demand for domestic coal does pick up again, mine owners will seek to step up production or even open abandoned mines without taking the appropriate measures to ensure safety.
China Labour Bulletin has consistently advocated giving workers and the trade union a much greater role in the supervision and management of coal mine safety, and in particular giving workers’ representatives at the mine the power to demand a production shutdown when potentially fatal hazards are uncovered.
Government officials however plan to continue emphasizing coal mine inspections and mine consolidation as a means of improving safety. Officials reportedly inspected 159,000 mines last year, ordered 6,210 mines to halt production, cancelled the production licenses of 929 mining operations, and issued fines totalling 1.327 billion yuan.
However, inspections and fines rarely lead to an improvement in work safety. Government interventions are commonly seen by mine owners as an additional cost of doing business and do not inspire any meaningful change in the work safety culture at the mine.

Tropas ianques se mobilizam para cercar território venezuelano - AND Brasil


Chefe do imperialismo ianque, Donald Trump 
Segundo o órgão de imprensa cubano Cuba Debate, os recentes movimentos das tropas reacionárias imperialistas ianques, reportados por veículos de imprensa e fontes públicas, confirmam que o USA está de fato em momento de preparação para desatar uma intervenção militar contra a Venezuela, agressão essa que será realizada com a velha desculpa de “ajuda humanitária”.
Como reporta o jornal Cuba Debate, o governo de Cuba já alertava sobre voos militares das tropas reacionárias do USA pela região do Caribe, desde o dia  13 de fevereiro de 2018, como parte dos preparativos para a invasão ianque na Venezuela.
Segundo o próprio monopólio de imprensa ianque Washington Examiner, o jornalista e perito militar britânico Tom Rogan assinala que “uma importante presença naval e marítima do Estados Unidos está operando perto da Colômbia e da Venezuela. A marinha do Estados Unidos está navegando de

India - book

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Palestine : Rassemblement ce dimanche 24 février à Paris !

Nous vous appelons à un rassemblement ce dimanche 24 février à Paris, pour dénoncer le silence criminel qui entoure les assassinats de manifestants pacifiques, dont de nombreux enfants palestiniens par Israël, notamment à Gaza tous les vendredi depuis près d’un an, ainsi que la collaboration avec un Etat qui a créé un camp de concentration, où sont enfermés 2 millions d’êtres humaines depuis bientôt 12 ans.


Les Nations Unies et l’OMS viennent d’annoncer le chiffre de 295 victimes palestiniennes de l’armée israélienne en moins d’un an, dont 55 mineurs (sans parler des femmes, des secouristes et des journalistes) et de 6400 blessés par les balles explosives des snipers israéliens.
Rien que depuis le 8 février dernier, 3 enfants, dont Hasan Iyad Abd al-Fattah Shalabi, 13 ans, Hamza Muhammad Rushdi Ishtaiwi, 17 ans, et Hassan Nabil Ahmad Nofal, 16 ans, ont été tués, alors qu’ils manifestaient sur leur terre, pour réclamer de ne plus être enfermés derrière des barbelés, et de voir appliquer la résolution 194 des Nations Unies qui stipule le droit au retour dans leurs foyers des réfugiés palestiniens.

Actuellement, c’est un enfant palestinien par semaine qui est assassiné par Israel !
Mais qui s’est élevé contre ce terrorisme d’Etat ?
Aucune pitié pour les milliers de patient(e)s atteints de cancer à Gaza, et condamnés à une mort lente faute de médicaments et d’autorisations de sortie ? (Video : http://www.europalestine.com/spip.php?article15090)

Finkielkraut, agent provocateur raciste

Finkielkraut, agent provocateur raciste


Finkielkraut, qui avait le jour même pondu un article dans le Figaro pour vilipender le mouvement des gilets jaunes, a fait exprès de se pointer à la manif des Gilets Jaunes, en sachant très bien qu’il allait se faire virer. Son visage est en effet connu, étant donné son racisme débridé, étalé dans toutes les chaînes de TV et de journaux. Quelques rappels pour ceux qui n’ont pas honte d’ aller manifester mardi pour ce porte-parole du racisme le plus décomplexé.

Contre les Noirs, les Arabes, les Antillais, Alain Finkielkraut a multiplié depuis une trentaine d’années les pires insultes racistes.
- « Les Noirs et les Arabes ont la haine de la France  » et « ils exercent dans les banlieues une mauvaise influence sur les jeunes blancs »
- « l’équipe de foot de France est ’black-black-black’ et ’elle est devenue la risée de toute l’Europe ».
- Le « philosophe », a une telle haine et un tel mépris des Noirs, qu’il s’est déchaîné quand des Noirs ont osé demander la reconnaissance du crime que fut l’esclavagisme : « Qu’est-ce qu’on leur a fait aux Africains ? Rien que du bien  » . La colonisation a eu le mérite « d’apporter la civilisation à des

Milan Italy against racism and fascist/populist government