Marikana, where the ANC’s chickens came home to roost By William Bowles

26 August 2012

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The African National Congress (ANC) won a resounding victory in South Africa’s first democratic election in 1994 with a host of promises that it would improve the lives of the Black majority (85% of the population). And whilst there have been gains in some areas, overall, most Black South Africans are materially worse off now than they were under Apartheid.

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Can't you hear the thunder? By Jay Naidoo

22 August 2012 01:09 — The Daily Maverick

The headlines scream ‘Marikana Massacre’; ‘Killing Fields of Rustenburg’. Radio and TV Talk shows and social media all display the anger and expose the psyche of a nation badly wounded. The bloodiest security operation since the end of apartheid has left us shocked and asking what went wrong? The reality is, many things went wrong. Way too many things went wrong, for way too long now. 

The British Siege of the Ecuadorian Embassy: Déjà Vu: Anglo-American disregard for International Law by Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya

23 August, 2012 — Global Research – Strategic Culture Foundation – 2012-08-22

When Iranian student activists occupied the US Embassy in Tehran in 1979 as a result of the Iranian Revolution, the US and Britain condemned the Iranian provisional government of Prime Minister Bazargan even though it was not responsible. The US, UK, and their allies ranted and raved about the sanctity of foreign diplomatic missions, calling the activists “terrorists” and “anarchists.” Continue reading

Julian Assange arrest plan revealed accidentally

25 August 2012The Guardian

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A police officer holding a document apparently saying Julian Assange is to be arrested in any circumstances if he comes out of the Ecuadorean embassy. Photograph: Lewis Whyld/PA

Plans to seize Julian Assange “under all circumstances” the moment he leaves the Ecuadorean embassy in London have accidentally been revealed by a police officer displaying restricted documents outside the embassy.

The document, pictured under the officer’s arm by a Press Association photographer, appears to advocate arresting the WikiLeaks founder whether he leaves the building in a diplomatic bag or in a diplomatic car.

The handwritten plan was recorded at a police briefing and only partially covered by the officer’s arm as he arrived at the embassy in Knightsbridge on Friday.

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Strategic Culture Foundation 19-25 August 2012: Turkmenistan / USA / APEC / Ecuador-Assange / Syria / Kosovo

25 August 2012Strategic Culture Foundation

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25.08.2012 | 00:00 | Melkulangara BHADRAKUMAR
The Turkmenistan – Afghanistan – Pakistan – India gas pipeline project [TAPI] is being taken out of its region for a Road Show in the West in September, prospecting for eligible suitors who would be interested to get engaged with it. Continue reading

VTJP News & Articles 24 August 2012: Israeli lies unchecked, Palestinian perspectives censored on BBC

24 August 2012  — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Police Repeatedly Taser Palestinian Vacationing With His Family
IMEMC – Israeli daily, Haaretz, reported Friday that a Palestinian man from Jerusalem was shocked by an Israeli Policeman with an electric gun five times; the incident took place at a park in Tel Aviv last Tuesday. The man was vacationing with his family and was attacked in front of his five children. … 

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