17 January 2013 — National Security Archive Electronic Briefing Book No. 410
Day: January 17, 2013
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.
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.
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.
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’.
Cedar Walton: 'Body and Soul'
17 January 2013 — Jazz on the Tube
Loved this pianist ever since I first heard him with Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. The Cedar Walton Trio consisting of Cedar Walton (piano), David Williams (bass), and Jimmy Cobb (drums) performs live at Heineken Jazzaldia in 2005. Continue reading
Welcome to the Shammies, the media awards that recognise truly unsung talent By John Pilger
17 January 2013 — John Pilger
Welcome to the Shammies, the media awards that recognise truly unsung talent
There are awards for everyone. There are the Logies, the Commies, the Tonys, the Theas, the Millies (“They cried with pride”) and now the Shammies.
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?
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.
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. …
Black Agenda Report 17 January 2013: Obama / MLK / Haiti / FCC / Africa / Django Unchained…
17 January 2013 — Black Agenda Report
New this week at Black Agenda Report