Rich countries must pay for cyclone devastation in southern Africa By Ian Angus

19 March 2019 — Climate & Capitalism

Climate change, caused by industrialized rich countries, is responsible for the disaster now unfolding in Mozambique, Zimbabwe, and Malawi.

Aerial photo provided by the International Red Cross and Red Crescent shows the scale of the damage caused by Cyclone Idai in the Mozambique port city of Beira.

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Black Agenda Report for 4 September 2013: Obama Warlike as Bush, US Chemical Warfare, Obama's Accomplices

4 September 2013 — Black Agenda Report

This week in Black Agenda Report

by BAR executive editor Glen Ford

Most of the planet recoils from President Obama’s plans to smash the Syrian state – as do a majority of Americans. “The First Black U.S. President now finds himself more alone in the world than George Bush, and with even less support at home.” Continue reading

Zimbabwe: Why Morgan Tsvangirai's MDC 'lost' the election By Munyaradzi Gwisai

7 August 2013 — Links – International journal of socialist renewal

August 6, 2013 — For a good part of his 33 years in power, Robert Mugabe has presided over a ruthless dictatorship. From the thousands killed in the 1980s Gukurahundi massacres and misery for millions under ESAP [structural adjustment plan], Operation Murambatsvina and hyper-inflation of 2008.

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Africa: Imperialism’s High Mark of Conquest in the 21st Century By Glen Ford

10 April 2013 — Black Agenda Report

A Black Agenda Radio commentary by executive editor Glen Ford

The US-NATO military curtain has fallen the length and breadth of Africa. “Zimbabwe and tiny Eritrea are among the few nations on the African continent that have not yet been absorbed into the AFRICOM matrix.” Continue reading

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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Wikileaks/Bradley Manning Newslinks 6-7 December 2012

7 December

2nd Brig Commander Taking Stand in WikiLeaks Case

ABC News

Testimony in the WikiLeaks case resumes with the second of two Marine Corps brig commanders who ordered strict pretrial confinement of an Army private charged with sending classified information to the anti-secrecy website. Chief Warrant Officer 2 …


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Iran vs the Empire: Fighting dollarization By Eric Walberg

31 October 2012 — Eric Walberg

The West’s attempts to destroy the Iranian economy through heightened sanctions—including most imports, oil exports and use of banks for trade operations—is having its affect. According to Johns Hopkins University Professor Steve Hanke, Iran is facing hyperinflation, with a monthly inflation rate of nearly 70% per month and its national currency, the rial, plummeting in value against western currencies. Iran is the latest casualty to be placed on his Hanke-Krus Hyperinflation Index, which includes France (1795), Germany (1922), Chile (1973), Nicaragua (1986), Argentina (1990), Russia (1992), Ecuador (1999) and Zimbabwe (2007), countries which experienced price-level increases of at least 50% per month.

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Wikileaks Newslinks 11 March 2012

11 March


“Wikileaks: Secrets and Lies” director Patrick Forbes talks Julian Assange at SXSW


One of the more interesting documentaries to shake up SXSW this year is “Wikileaks: Secrets and Lies,” a film that seeks to set the definitive factual account of Julian Assange and his rise to infamy thanks to Wikileaks. The 76-minute-long documentary …

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14 November 2011 — Pambazuka News (English edition): ISSN 1753-6839

The authoritative electronic weekly newsletter and platform for social justice in Africa

CONTENTS: 1. Podcasts & Video, 2. Zimbabwe update, 3. African Union Monitor, 4. Women & gender, 5. Human rights, 6. Refugees & forced migration, 7. Africom Watch, 8. Elections & governance, 9. Corruption, 10. Development, 11. Health & HIV/AIDS, 12. Education, 13. LGBTI, 14. Racism & xenophobia, 15. Environment, 16. Land & land rights, 17. Food Justice, 18. Media & freedom of expression, 19. Social welfare, 20. News from the diaspora, 21. Conflict & emergencies, 22. Internet & technology, 23. Fundraising & useful resources, 24. Courses, seminars, & workshops, 25. Publications, 26. Jobs

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Wikileaks Newslinks 17-18 October 2011

18 October 2011 —

18 October 2011

Assange calls WikiLeaks defection reports false
AP LIMA, Peru — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Monday described as nonsense reports of defections from his organization and said his group helped inspire the Occupy Wall Street movement. Addressing a meeting of the Inter American Press …

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Wikileaks Newslinks 6 October 2011

6 October 2011 —

Zimbabwe: Wikileaks Won’t Divide us – ZANU-PF
ZANU-PF will not be divided by revelations by whistle blower website Wikileaks on how some of its members engaged with the “enemy” and is going for its December National People’s Conference a united party, spokesperson Cde Rugare Gumbo said yesterday. …

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Wikileaks Newslinks 3-4 October 2011

4 October 2011 —

WikiLeaks ‘Architect’ threatens site’s future
ABC Online
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange finds himself isolated, fighting extradition and deserted by many of his former partners and friends. His organisation is damaged and cannot receive the leaks that are its lifeblood. Can WikiLeaks survive? …

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Wikileaks Newslinks 21 September 2011

21 September 2011 —

WikiLeaks: Modi aides found Advani uninspiring; wanted Manmohan as PM
Hindustan Times
According to the confidential diplomatic cable sent by the US Consulate at Mumbai during the 2009 general elections, now made public by the WikiLeaks, Modi supporters felt that Advani had failed to generate any enthusiasm. “LK Advani, the BJP leader, …

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Wikileaks Newslinks 15 September 2011

15 September 2011 —

Ethiopian journalist named in WikiLeaks flees country
ADDIS ABABA — An Ethiopian journalist identified in a diplomatic cable released last month by WikiLeaks has fled after being questioned by authorities, a media rights watchdog said Thursday. Argaw Ashine was questioned last week by government …

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Wkileaks Newslinks 12 September 2011

12 September 2011 —

Latest Wikileaks Releases Give Zimbabweans Insights Into Political Parties
Voice of America
11 September 2011 Latest Wikileaks Releases Offer Zimbabweans Candid View of Political Parties The United States embassy for its part strongly condemned the release of the cables. Sharon Hudson-Dean, US Embassy spokesperson, says the disclosures could …

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Wikileaks Newslinks 9 September 2011

9 September 2011 —

Zimbabwe: Parties Speak on Wikileaks Disclosures
MDC-T announced yesterday that it had resolved to absolve senior party officials exposed by Wikileaks mocking their leader. However, Zanu-PF secretary for information and publicity, Cde Rugare Gumbo, on Wednesday implored members of the party named in …

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Libya Newslinks 27 August 2011

27 August 2011 —

In Libya, Gas Prices Rise As Rebels Seek Control
Libyan rebel leaders say they’re negotiating with regime loyalists in holdout towns. Rebel supporters burn books on the philosophy of Gadhafi in Tripoli on Saturday. Libyan rebel leaders say they’re negotiating with regime loyalists in holdout towns. …

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Black Agenda Report 17 August 2011: Save Yourselves, Not Obama / Black Libya City Falls / Prez Bachmann

17 August 2011 — Black Agenda Report – News, commentary and analysis from the black left

It’s Too Late To Save The Obama Administration. Can We Still Save Ourselves?
By BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon
Two and half years into the Obama presidency, some of us spend more time mooning over pretty pictures of the First Family, their beautiful kids and regal mother-in-law than we spend publicly worrying over the fates of millions of families, children and elders we personally know. Why are some of us still trying to “save” the Obama administration. When will it be time to save ourselves from endless war, climate change, joblessness and the other ravages of late predatory capitalism?

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Black Agenda Report 10 August 2011: Barack's Satan Sandwich / Obama Slipping / Black Brits Revolt

10 August 2011 — Black Agenda Report: News, commentary and analysis from the black left

Barack’s Satan Sandwich Only The First Course: Will We Re-Hire the Chef in 2012 Anyway?
Bruce A. Dixon

By BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon
Rep. Emmanuel Cleaver pronounced the debt deal a Satan Sandwich. The CBC is conducting its own “jobs tour,” without any government jobs, and the House progressive caucus is denouncing the series of rolling raids on Medicaid, Medicare and Social Security that the debt deal sets in motion. But will this, or anything stop progressives from re-hiring Chef Obama again in 2012?

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