End rural slavery in South Africa!

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.

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ICH 17 January 2013: Israel Named “World Humanitarian Leader” in EU Propaganda Exercise

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.



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France and the U.S. Play Tag-Team in Africa By Glen Ford

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.

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Crisis in the Socialist Workers Party reveals a crisis of the left By William Bowles

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’.

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Capitalism, Crises, and a Socialist Alternative: In Conversation With Michael A. Lebowitz By Rebekah Wetmore and Ryan Romard

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?

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2013 and the new Scramble for Africa By Chris Marsden

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.

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VTJP Occupied Palestine and Israel News and Articles 16 January 2013: Making history in Bab Al Shams

16 January 2012 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

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. …

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Black Agenda Report 17 January 2013: Obama / MLK / Haiti / FCC / Africa / Django Unchained…

17 January 2013Black Agenda Report

New this week at Black Agenda Report

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford

If Dr. King were alive today, there might be a Black president, but he or she would certainly not get MLK’s support if he behaved like Barack Obama. Dr. King would oppose Obama’s wars, “make Wall Street scream and attempt to render the nation ungovernable under the dictatorship of the Lords of Capital.”