Why does the BBC hide the truth about Jerusalem? By Ameena Saleem

8 April 2014 — Electronic Intifada

The BBC’s reporting around the status of Jerusalem is “of such a low standard it fails to qualify as journalism,” say campaigners.

This argument is the basis of the challenge made last week by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) and Friends of Al Aqsa (FoA) against the BBC’s insistence on referring to the whole of Jerusalem as an Israeli city, in contradiction to international law.

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Ukraine, Russia and China. Why is Putin in Washington’s Crosshairs By Mike Whitney

29 April 2014 — Counterpunch

“Washington wants to weaken Moscow economically by slashing its gas revenues and, thus, eroding its ability to defend itself or its interests. The US does not want an economically-integrated Europe and Asia. The de facto EU-Russian alliance is a direct threat to US global hegemony.”

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South Africa: COSATU: In the eye of the storm By Jay Naidoo

27 April 2014 — Daily Maverick

All these years later, I still sometimes go back to the intoxicating days of 1985. The workers of South Africa had a dream. They dreamt that one day we would walk out of the cold night of apartheid’s tyranny. They dreamt that the sun would shine down on the new democracy. We dreamt of a time when workers would never again be seen as commodities, but as valuable citizens of our rainbow nation. And yet, today we are our own worst enemies, our own worst nightmare.
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Event: Prepare for Troublemakers

29 April 2014 — Bishopsgate Institute

For those of you in London and surrounds, this might be of interest to you:

What is worth the trouble?
Throughout history there have been those who sought to change the world and in doing so were labelled troublemakers. But are they always radical, extreme, revolutionary or even violent? Are they always anti-establishment or left-wing? Has social media changed the way people protest? Continue reading