My friend Nicholas Wibberley writes: “You may already know about it, but there is a relatively new book published in France [last spring] by Michel Bôle-Richard ‘Le nouvel apartheid’ which looks pretty powerful stuff. He was Le Monde correspondent in South Africa during the apartheid period and later stationed in the occupied territories. He did a piece last Thursday for the paper here which I have given a quick translate (below). The book is not translated into English yet. I am ordering a copy though.” Continue reading →
Winter Storm Wreaks Havoc Across West Bank IMEMC – Ramallah and al-Bireh hit hardest [Saturday, December 14, 2013] (Ma’an) Civil defense forces in the West Bank reported, on Saturday evening, that at least one person has died and 53 have been injured in storm-related incidents over the last four days. …
Not content with sending war signals to Russia and China, Washington has apparently also decided to torpedo the Iranian settlement by announcing new sanctions against companies doing business with Iran.
One noticeable absence from Nelson Mandela’s memorial service was the former President of Libya, Muammar Gaddafi. Arguably, had he not been murdered at the instigation of the West in 2011, it is likely that Gaddafi would have been honoured with an opportunity to commemorate his comrade. Indeed, when Nelson Mandela was released from prison in 1990, he remained loyal to his former Cold War allies, and openly referred to Colonel Gaddafi as the “brother leader” who was a “close friend of South Africa”. Continue reading →