6 December 2012 — Pambazuka News
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17 November 2012 — The Bullet • Socialist Project • E-Bulletin No. 731
For the past months there has been an intense debate both in Greece but also in international media regarding the rise of the neo-fascist Golden Dawn in Greece. The reason is obvious: for the first time in a European Union (EU) country a political party that in contrast to most of the varieties of the European far Right does little to hide its openly neo-nazi ideology and the culture of the nazi street gang that has been its trademark since the 1990s, has been one of the rising political forces. Continue reading
6 October 2012 — The Bullet • Socialist E-Project e-bulletin No. 707
In Europe we are living in particularly dramatic times. Democracy is in death-agony and we are witnessing post-democratic processes taking over at the national and supranational level. EU leaders have further concentrated decision-making power on public and fiscal policies in the hands of an oligarchy of governments, technocrats and the European Central Bank (ECB), which are subject to the dictates of the financial markets. Neoliberalism, the real cause of the crisis, not only is not dead, but it appears to be in perfect health: it uses the crisis to destroy social rights and workers’ rights and to privatize commons, public goods and public services. Continue reading
5 September 2012 — The B u l l e t • Socialist Project • E-Bulletin No. 693
The <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>massacre of the <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>Marikana/<strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>Lonmin workers has inserted itself within <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>South <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>Africa’s national consciousness, not so much through the analysis, commentary and reporting in its wake. Instead, it has been the power of the visual images of <strong class=’StrictlyAutoTagBold’>police armed with awesome fire power gunning down these workers, together with images of bodies lying defeated and lifeless, that has aroused a national outcry and wave of condemnation. Continue reading
23 August, 2012 — Democratic Left Front statement on the Marikana massacre
On August 16, 2012, post-apartheid democracy lurched into a horror. It was estimated 34 mineworkers at the Lonmin mine in the North West province were brutally gunned down by police, and in total over 70 workers have been injured. The death toll at this stage is still not completely verified, with the community still reporting loved ones missing and not accounted for in official body counts.
23 March 2012 — VTJP
Army Detains A Child At Roadblock Near Jenin
IMEMC – Israeli soldiers detained, on Thursday evening, a 12-year-old Palestinian child at a roadblock close to an illegal Israeli settlement, south of the northern West Bank city of Jenin. …
16 March 2012 — Dissident Voice
When someone within the broad framework of social justice espouses views that are repugnant to others within a social justice movement, disavowal of such views is fair.1 Attacking the holder of the repugnant views would be overstepping the lines of decency. Nevertheless, it is bizarre that mass murderers and war criminals are accorded much more respect that racists, homophobes, or misogynists. How else to explain why no social justice group has formally called for a disavowal of Barack Obama, the Nobel Peace Prize winner complicit in the killing of so many Afghanis, Iraqis, Iranians, Bahrainis, Egyptians, Yemenis, Syrians, Libyans, Palestinians, etc.? Yet when “a musician born in Israel” speaks out against occupation, oppression, and killing and denounces the groups behind the occupation, oppression, and killing, he is excoriated allegedly because of racism against the occupier-oppressor group.
14 March 2012 — The Real News Network
Sonali Kolhatkar: RAWA women do not want any power sharing deal with Taliban but want US out now
Sonali Kolhatkar is a founding Director of the US-based solidarity organization, Afghan Women’s Mission, which raises funds for social and political women-led projects in Afghanistan. She is co-author of the book, “Bleeding Afghanistan: Washington, Warlords, and the Propaganda of Silence”. She is also the host and Executive Producer of Uprising, heard on KPFK Pacifica Radio. Continue reading