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Movie Review: Dirty Wars

2013-1028
Brad Forrest

Jeremy Scahill, reporter for such outlets as The Nation and Democracy Now, has come out with the most hard hitting documentary of recent years entitled, “Dirty Wars.” He takes us around the globe from Afghanistan to Yemen and Somalia documenting the crimes of U.S imperialistic foreign policy in tragic detail. The documentary starts off in Gardez, […]

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A Second Wave of Genocide Looms in Congo, with Susan Rice on Point

2012-12-2a
Glen Ford

Susan Rice is a woman of ghastly accomplishments: suppressor of the facts on genocide in Congo, and chief U.S. warmonger in Africa. Yet African American politicians rush to her defense, as a role model for young Blacks, especially women. “Susan Rice has abetted the Congo genocide for much of her political career.” The invasion of […]

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Why is Obama Silent Over the New Congo War?

2012-11-26
Shamus Cooke

The last Congo war that ended in 2003 killed 5.4 million people, the worst humanitarian disaster since World War II. The killing was directly enabled by international silence over the issue; the war was ignored and the causes obscured because governments were backing groups involved in the fighting. Now a new Congo war has begun and […]

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The Marikana Massacre: A Turning Point?

2012-09-02
Martin Legassick

The massacre of 34, and almost certainly more, striking mineworkers at Marikana (together with more than 80 injured) on 16 August has sent waves of shock and anger across South Africa, rippling around the world. It could prove a decisive turning-point in our country’s post-apartheid history. (more…)

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Who is the Real Opposition in Egypt?

Shamus Cooke

The revolution in Egypt erupted like all revolutions do, from the bottom up. It was unemployment and high food prices that propelled working and poor people into action. Now, the media reports that the “opposition” in Egypt is a group of well-to-do folks who have very little in common with the poor of Egypt. This top down takeover […]

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Why Tunisia Changed the World

Shamus Cooke

Tunisia woke up the Middle East with a thundering yawn. After years of domination by western-backed tyrants, the working people of the Arab world are rising from slumber. Once fully awake and aware of their surroundings, they’ll shake off the influence of the western nations with a collective flick of the wrist. The elites of the Middle […]

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Gaza Aid Convoy Attack

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Finian Cunningham

Finian Cunningham This time, the Israeli war machine may have gone too far for international public opinion to stomach. In the early hours of 1 June, before daybreak, Israeli commandos stormed the international civilian aid convoy heading for Gaza. Between 20-24 volunteers onboard have been killed and at least 50 injured, according to various reports, […]

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South Africa: When Liberation Means Enslavement

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Finian Cunningham

Finian Cunningham With only weeks to the start of one of the greatest sporting spectacles — the soccer World Cup — the organisers have an embarrassing problem on their hands. While millions of football fans across the globe will turn on their televisions to enjoy the contest, FIFA officials are worried that viewers may be […]

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Victory for Worker Solidarity

Workers Action

Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) and Palestine Solidarity Committee (PSC) Media Release: The Congress of South African Trade Union is pleased to announce that its members, dock workers belonging to the South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (SATAWU) achieved a victory last night when they stood firm by their decision not to […]

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