17 January 2013 — National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 410
14 January 2013 — La Via Campesina
Solidarity statement on the farm workers mobilization in South Africa
During the month of November last year, the world watched farm workers strikes, particularly those working in vineyards in the Western Cape Province, in South Africa. They were protesting against exploitation and poor working and living conditions on farms, demanding an increase in minimum wages.
17 January 2013 — Information Clearing House
By Design: French Mali Invasion Spills into Algeria
By Tony Cartalucci
These very same terrorist forces continue to receive funding, arms, covert military support, and diplomatic recognition in Syria, by NATO, and specifically the US and France.
16 January 2013 — Black Agenda Report
A Black Agenda Radio commentary by Glen Ford
The United States and France, once thought of as imperial competitors, act as military tag team partners in Africa. France puffed up like a hyper-aggressive peacock in the assault on Libya, and now strikes unilaterally against Islamists in Mali. But the junior imperialist’s brashness comes with the confidence that the superpower has its back.
17 January 2013
Hmmm… I’ve been watching the ‘left’ here in the UK tear itself apart literally for decades, and it had been going on for decades prior to my arrival on the scene. What’s difficult to swallow is the attitude expressed below (which I’m reprinting in its entirety), where the writer reacts to the events that are currently tearing the SWP apart, as if it’s something new on the ‘left’.
17 January 2013 — MRZine
Rebekah Wetmore and Ryan Romard (RW/RR): The crisis of world capitalism starting in 2007 was the most severe crisis of capitalism since the Great Depression and thus far the recovery, both globally and within <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>Canada, has been weak at best. With this mind, to what extent is the current crisis cyclical and in what ways is this related to a broader, systemic crisis of the capitalist system?
17 January 213 — WSWS
013 and the new Scramble for Africa By Chris Marsden
France’s <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>military aggression in <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>Mali is only the latest expression of a renewed Scramble for Africa being undertaken by all of the continent’s former imperialist overlords. This involves not only those powers that directly ruled Africa from the late nineteenth century through to the 1960s, such as France and Britain, but above all the United States.
16 January 2012 — VTJP
Army Fires Several Shells Into Central Gaza
IMEMC – Wednesday morning, Palestinian media sources reported that Israeli soldiers fired several artillery shells into Palestinian lands, east of the central part of the Gaza Strip, no injuries were reported. …